In the first 30 days of her tenure as Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, Dr. Melinda Boone spent most of her time listening and searching for answers to these questions:
1) What's working well in NPS?
2) What are the most pressing issues in NPS?
3) What are the top 3-5 challenges as we enter the second semester?
She listened to a variety of stakeholders, including citizens of Norfolk. On the next Another View, Dr. Boone joins us to share the results of her listening tour, and outline her plans to ensure that Norfolk Public Schools are able to fulfill the mission that "all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society". Join us for a candid conversation with Dr. Melinda Boone on the next Another View, Friday, February 5 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
We continue our Race: Let's Talk About It Initiative with a candid discussion about the role race plays in the political arena. Another View Host Barbara Hamm Lee is joined by Hampton University Professor Eric Claville, Political Analyst, Jamal Simmons and the Founder of the political action committee Brown Virginia, Jasper Hendricks for an indepth look at race and politics. Claville defines politics as "who gets what, when and how." He goes on to say that "in American politics, race plays a major role in who gets what, when and how." We'll also tell you about a historic event taking place throughout the month of February in Colonial Williamsburg called: "Let Freedom Ring." That's this Friday, January 29th at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or Stream us live on this blog!
Race: Let's Talk About It Town Hall - Thursday, February 4th, Fort Monroe Theatre, Hampton Va. Doors open at 6p, the discussion begins promptly at 6:30p.
The third in a series of four Town Halls - "We the people? Race and Politics in America"
It's been two decades since Black Enterprise magazine dubbed Dr. George Fraser the "New Voice for African Americans." On the next Another View, we'll talk with this best selling author, inspirational speaker and founder of the world's largest black networking organization, FraserNet. What does he think about the financial state of Black America? Throughout his career, Dr. Fraser has written six best selling books including: Success Runs in Our Race and Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure's Blessings . He's also produced an award winning Power Networking Conference that Forbes Magazine named "One of the top five conferences not to be missed in America!" On the next Another View, Dr. Fraser will share his formula for what must be done to close the economic divide between blacks and whites in America. Join the conversation, this Friday, January 22nd at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
Since the earliest days of our nation, churches, synagogues and mosques have been gathering places where people of faith share common bonds… the desire to do good work, to improve our lives and to help others. During this special edition of Another View we explore these bonds and the role of religion in freedom movements. See how the First Baptist Church, founded by enslaved men and women in 1776, has been a part of the struggle for freedom and how the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has brought new life to a long silent part of the church’s history. Another View Producer, Lisa Godley hosts this important conversation with special guests: Reverend Reginald Davis, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg; Linda Rowe, a historian with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Imam Shaykh Ammar Amonette, of the Islamic Center of Virginia; Rabbi David Katz, of Temple Beth El and Balfour Hillel at the College of William and Mary; Reverend Max Blalock, of the Wesley Foundation at William and Mary and Reverend Christopher Epperson, rector of Bruton Parish Church. It’s a conversation about the role of religion in freedom movements. The special hour long broadcast was presented by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and simulcasted live on Tuesday, January 19th at 1pm on WHRV 89.5-FM. "Another View: Let Freedom Ring" will air on WHRO-TV at 3p, Sunday, February 21st and on WHRO-World at 8p, Tuesday, February 23rd.
PBS and WHRO-TV 15 are proud to present "Mercy Street" - a six part series beginning Sunday, January 17 that is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. Filmed on location in Virginia, "Mercy Street" follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, this drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships. On the next Another View on Health, we'll explore the history of medicine and health care during the Civil War with historians Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University,and Audrey Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, along with cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby. It's all on Another View on Health, Friday, January 15 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!