This week on HearSay, October 2 - 5, 2006
Monday, October 2
FROM THE HEADLINES: ROOM FOR CHANGE?
We'll take a look at the top local stories making news in Hampton Roads. William and Mary student government senators are lobbying the school for "gender-blind" housing on the Williamsburg campus. Student Senate Leader Zach Pilchen talks to Cathy about why they're pushing for a policy change. We'll get your thoughts on the issue as well.
Daily Press Article
She was Ireland's first female head of State and her humanitarian journeys and fight for human rights have made her a respected and admired diplomat around the globe. Cathy talks to former Irish President and UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson on today's HearSay.
Mary Robinson Speaking Engagement
Waldo Family Lecture on International Relations
"Human Rights in the 21st Century"
Tuesday, October 10th 7 - 8:30pm
North Cafeteria, Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University Events
Tuesday, October 3
JAMESTOWN 2007: THE NATIVE AMERICAN CONNECTION
Centuries before Europeans first landed at Jamestown in 1607, powerful Native American communities thrived there. As Virginia prepares to celebrate the historic 400th Anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, we'll talk about the tribes that first dominated the territory. Join Cathy and her guests, Upper Mattaponi Chief Ken Adams, Chief Stephen Adkins of the Chickahominy, and Powhatan Owen, member of the Chickahominy Tribal Council and Visiting Specialist for Virginia Advisory Council for Jamestown 2007, for a look at Virginia Native Americans' past, present and future.
Virginia Native American Heritage Events
400 Years of Survival - Virginia Indian Symposium
October 5th -7th
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg
American Indian Intertribal Cultural Festival
July 21st-22nd, 2007
Wednesday, October 4
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
School safety, Standards of Learning, and Sportsmanship - all on the list of concerns for local educators this school year. Our on-going focus on Hampton Roads' public schools continues with a look at the state's second largest school system, Virginia Beach. This fall, Dr. Jim Merrill took the helm as the Superintendent of Virginia Beach Public Schools. He'll take your questions on today's HearSay.
Thursday, October 5
OUT OF THE DARKNESS: YOUTH AND SUICIDE
Suicide ranks as the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15-29 and nationwide, nearly one in five high school students says they've seriously considered taking their own life. Elaine Roberts lost her 15 year old daughter to suicide. She's just one of group of people working to raise awareness of this important and complex issue in Hampton Roads. She'll share her story with Cathy on today's HearSay. We'll also talk with two experts in the field - Chris Gilchrist, a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Survivors of Suicide of Hampton Roads and Neuropsychologist Dr. Susan Vaught whose new book, Trigger, examines a different facet of teen suicide - the aftermath for those who survive a suicide attempt.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, October 21
310 Edwin Drive