This Week on HearSay
February 20 - February 23, 2006
Monday, February 20
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: WHILE THEY’RE AT WAR
Kristin Henderson’s world was turned upside down when she watched her husband, a Navy Chaplain, go off to war twice. She realized that there was a growing gap between the civilian and military culture and that most Americans didn’t know what it was like to send a loved one to war or the sacrifices required on the homefront. Today on HearSay, we talk with Kristin about the experiences of military families during war captured in her new book, While They’re at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront.
Tuesday, February 21
ISRAEL ON THE APPOMATOX
Long before the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, a community of liberated blacks lived on Israel Hill, Prince Edward County. There, ex-slaves established farms, navigated the Appomattox River, and became entrepreneurs. Free blacks and whites did business with one another, sued each other, worked side by side for equal wages, joined forces to found a Baptist congregation, moved west together, and occasionally settled down as man and wife. Today on HearSay, we talk with Professor Melvin Ely, Newton Family Professor of History and Black Studies at the College of William and Mary and author of Israel on the Appomatox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790's to the Civil War, about this remarkable community and it’s legacy.
Wednesday, February 22
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY: FORT MONROE
Our favorite historian John Quarstein joins Cathy in the studio for a look at the rich history of Fort Monroe. Tune in for a fascinating conversation about this historic landmark.
Thursday, February 23
LIVING CULTURE: THE ASIAN MYSTIQUE
Gwen Stefani, The Mikado, PF Chang's, karate, yoga, Zen Buddhism, and China chic are all parts of the West's long standing fascination with the East. But so are fetishism, stereotypes, as well as cultural exchange and broadened horizons. Today on HearSay, we continue our "Living Culture" series in partnership with PortFolio Weekly by examining America's fascination with the East and its complex effects even in Hampton Roads.