This week on HearSay,
February 13 - February 16, 2006
Monday, February 13
Segment A: GENERAL ASSEMBLY HEADLINES
Cathy and guests Daily Press reporter, Hugh Lessig and Margaret Edds from the Virginian - Pilot talk about all of the latest General Assembly news and take your questions and comments.
Segment B: WOMEN’S AFFAIRS
Merangiz Kar is an Iranian human rights attorney and writer who was imprisoned for attending an international conference and whose husband was tortured for her activities. Cathy spoke with her about her story and the state of women in Iran in anticipation of an appearance at ODU. Also, we talk to Farideh Goldin, author of Wedding Song: Memoirs Of An Iranian Jewish Woman, an unflinching personal story of family, religion, and community that shows the horror of growing up in the shadow of religious fundamentalism. Join as we talk with two extraordinary women about their lives and lessons.
Tuesday, February 14
Segment A: GOVERNOR TIM KAINE
Our first talk with the new Governor of the Commonwealth since his January inauguration. Governor Kaine is once again hitting the road to talk traffic. Now that state lawmakers have nixed his initial proposal, we'll talk to the Governor about alternatives to ease gridlock and find out what you have to say about the state of transportation.
Segment B: AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
This Valentine's Day we're talking relationships. Whether you are living single or in a state of matrimony, dealing with relationships takes a lot of work. Join us as we talk about the struggle with love. Cathy's guest are Ilena Silverman, editor of ”I Married My Mother-In-Law: And Other Tales of In-Laws We Can't Live With - and Can't Live Without” and Jillian Straus, author of Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still Single
Wednesday, February 15
When it comes to cursing, everything is fair game, from “yo mama” to your class, race, religion, and sexuality. Today on HearSay, Cathy talks smack with Professor Paul Gilje about “The Language of Jack Tar” and swearing like a sailor in the age of the American sail. Wit, however, can be more devastating that vulgarity, we find in Dr. Mardy Grothe’s latest book, Viva la Repartee: Clever Comebacks and Witty Retorts from History’s Greatest Wordsmiths. We’ll also hear about National Engineer’s Week and the effort to bring more people into the engineering fold.
Thursday, February 16
HearSay Classic: ALTERED STATES – NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES
On today's HearSay we look to "the other side" and examine the white lights and dark tunnels experienced by one third of adults who have died and lived to tell about it. We talk to some survivors about what is a "typical" experience, what are the aftereffects, and what the medical community says about these experiences.