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This week on HearSay,
March 20 - March 23

FROM THE HEADLINES: TRANSPORTATION, EQUALITY RIDE AT REGENT, AND MORE
We'll take a look at the top stories of the week and open our lines to the voices of Hampton Roads.  Tune in to hear what your neighbors and friends have to say about today's headlines.

Tuesday, March 21
Segment A: NCAA HOOPLA!

It's the big dance college basketball fans can't get enough of when 64 of the nation's best in men's and women's college basketball take the court to compete for number one.  Even non-fans are on the edge of their couches to see if their bracket picks survive another round.  We'll talk about the phenomenon of the road to the final four with sports writer John Feinstein, author of Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four and Virginian Pilot Sports Columnist Tom Robinson.

Segment B: ON EAGLES' WINGS
A very different hoop dream took place eight miles above the Arctic Circle.  That's where a high school basketball tradition lit up winter's darkness and a team of native Alaskan boys who knew "no quit" played their game.  Cathy talks with author Michael D'Orso about his new book, Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska that tells the story of the Fort Yukon Eagles and their quest to the 2005 state championship.


Wednesday, March 22
THE DEADLY MIX: SPRING BREAK AND ALCOHOL
It's supposed to be a time of sun and fun, but Spring Break can also be dangerous, especially when mixed with underage drinking.  Alcohol is involved in the vast majority of arrests, accidents, violent crimes, rapes, and deaths suffered by American students on Spring Break.  Join Cathy and guests David Jernigan, research director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University, and Randy Haveson, founder of The Hero House, an alcohol treatment facility for college students, as they discuss this dangerous trend.  We'll also hear about an alternative Spring Break program that has students from Virginia Commonwealth breaking a sweat for a worthy cause.


Thursday, March 23
CHALLENGING THE CHALLENGED
Today on HearSay, we talk with three professionals who are challenging the misconception of the mentally disabled, Tom Swanston, Executive Director of Chesapeake Service Systems, Paul Atkinson, CEO of Eggleston Services, and Carol McCarthy, Program Manager for Mental Retardation Services at the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.  We’ll learn about the resources available in Hampton Roads to help people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible.  We'll also hear about two remarkable programs that gives dignity and self-esteem back to its clients. 


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