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This week on HearSay
January 16 - January 19, 2006
Monday, January 16
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: THE UNDISCOVERED EXPLORER: IMAGINING YORK
Tuesday, January 17
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENTS: GOVERNOR KAINE'S TRANSPORTATION AGENDA
Virginia's new Governor has put solving the state's transportation woes at the top of his agenda. Governor Kaine's plan not only calls for more funding for new roads and improvements; he's also urging the General Assembly to pass a law giving local governments better control over development. It's a proposal sure to meet opposition from developers and home builders. We'll talk about it and get your opinions on Tuesday's HearSay.
Wednesday, January 18
What impact have these unseasonably warm days had on the garden? Is it time to prune the roses, cover the palm trees? For answers to all of your gardening questions, join Cathy and our experts York County Extension Agent Jim Orband and Daily Press Gardening and Home columnist Kathy Van Mullekom.
Thursday, January 19
Segment A: WAGING FAIR PAY
The minimum wage in Virginia has not increased since 1997. Now there is a move underway to make sure pay checks of Virginians earning minimum pay increase a dollar an hour over the next three years. We'll look at the proposed Virginia Fair Wage Act and discuss its impact on employees and employers on today's HearSay.
Segment B:DEMOCRACY'S EDGE
How can ordinary citizens bring democracy to life? Frances Moor Lappé examines how to engage regular citizens in problem solving in "Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life. From Jefferson to Eisenhower, presidents from both parties have warned us of the danger of letting a closed, narrow group of business and government officials concentrate power over our lives. Learn how Lappé says we can change our approach to democracy from something we “have” to "what we do".