What happens when your plan is to participate in a full military career and retire after 20 years...but the military has other plans?  How are military members and their families affected by military downsizing?  On the next Another View, we'll examine the effects of involuntary separation.  Our guests include Navy veteran Michael Crockett, and Eric Montalvo, Military Prosecutor and Defense Attorney and a former Marine.  This program is part of the WHRO/WHRV Veterans' Initiative, engaging the community to help support veterans as they transition to civilian life in Hampton Roads. To find out more visit www.whro.org/veterans. Join us for Another View, Friday, October 31 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!



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The holidays are approaching and with them comes the opportunity to "chow down" on some really good cooking - collards, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, ribs, cornbread - food that nourishes the soul but depending on how it's cooked - could damage the body.  On this pledge edition of Another View on Health, we'll share healthy soul food recipes with Chef Wilbert Jones, cookbook author, food product developer, and host of the PBS culinary series, "Healthy Heritage Kitchen".  He'll share techniques for cooking soul food that tastes good and is good for you.  Plus Friday is your chance to show your love for Another View by becoming a member during our show.  A generous anonymous donor will match your donation dollar for dollar up to $2,000! We know with your help we will reach that goal and more!  Join us for Another View, Friday, October 24 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us on this blog! 

                                                   Wilbert Jones Healthy Soulfood Recipes


Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Turkey


2 cups dried kidney beans

1 pound skinless smoked turkey breast, cut into cubes

1 cup chopped onions

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

1 tablespoon Soul Food Seasoning (recipe below)

1 teaspoon celery seeds (optional)

1 bay leaf

2 cups long-grain white rice


Sort and rinse the beans. Place the beans in a pot with the turkey breast, and add enough water to cover completely. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer for about 2 hours. Add the onion, garlic, Soul Food Seasoning, celery seeds, and bay leaf and cook for an additional 45 minute. In a separate pot, bring about 5 cups of water to boil. Add the rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve beans over the rice or combine rice and beans together in a large serving bowl. Serves 8. Calories – 180, Sodium 38 mg, calories from fat 10, carbohydrate 38, protein 26 mg cholesterol 47 mg, fat 1.g.


Soul Food Seasoning:

2 tablespoons ground red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons dark chili powder

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon thyme powder

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Mix all the ingredients together. Store in a sealed container. Makes about ¾ cups. ½ teaspoon = calories 4, sodium 3 mg, calories from fat 1, carbohydrate 1 g, protein 0 g cholesterol 0 mg, fat < 1g


Allspice Applesauce Cake:


2 cups unsweetened applesauce

½ cup sugar

6 egg whites, room temperature

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 ½ teaspoons allspice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nonstick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350F. Using an electric mixer, beat 1 cup of applesauce with the sugar. Beat in the egg whites one at a time. A time. Add the flour. baking powder, allspice and vanilla extract. Mix well. With a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining cup of applesauce until all of the lumps are gone. Pour the batter into a nonstick 10-inch tube pan (or one sprayed with nonstick cooking spray). Bake about 90 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake for about10 minutes before removing it from the pan. Let the cake cook for about 30 minutes before serving. Serves 12. Calories 180, sodium 57 mg, calories from fat 4, carbohydrate 39, protein 5 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fat < 1g


Recipes: Wilbert Jones, author of The New Soul Food Cookbook (Carol Publishing Group, 1996)




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There is no question - tensions abound between many young people, particularly African American males - and the police. Nationwide we see the results - Missouri, Florida, California, even here in Hampton Roads there have been highly publicized confrontations - and some of them come to a deadly end.  African American parents have had "the talk" with their sons and daughters about how to act and react when stopped by police, and there have been several public events lately teaching young people how not to be confrontational. But what about the police side of the story?  Are they overreacting because of misplaced fear? Are there racial overtones to every police stop? What are police doing to make sure their ranks represent the community?  Law enforcement leadership joins us with some perspective on the next Another View - Chief Michael Goldsmith, Norfolk Police Department; Chief Kelvin Wright, Chesapeake Police Department; Chief Cedric Alexander, President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and Lieutenant Daniel Edwards, Durham, NC Police Department..  Join us for healing conversation about race and law enforcement on the next Another View, Friday, October 17 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog! 


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Ebola outbreak, White House break-in, law enforcement steps up and steps out...there's lots to talk about during the October edition of the Another View Round Table.  Join Roger Chesley, columnist for the Virginian-Pilot; NSU political science professor Carol Pretlow; journalist, author and talk show host Wil LaVeist...plus guest panelist, poet, author and ODU English professor Tim Seibles; and guest host Lisa Godley for insightful conversation on these and other topics.  It's all on Another View, Friday, October 10 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!


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Say the name "Ray Rice" and more than likely the image of violence between he and his then-fiancée Janay comes to mind.  There has been a lot of talk about the NFL's response to the issue of domestic violence, but we all know domestic violence is not new - nor is it limited to sports figures.  According to the Black Women's Roundtable's recent report, "Black Women in the United States, 2014", domestic violence is the leading cause of death for African American women ages 15-35. Black women comprise 8 percent of the population, yet they are 29% of domestic abuse victims and  22% of domestic violence homicide victims. African American women are two and a half times more likely to be murdered by domestic violence than white women.  Domestic violence is not a racial issue, it can affect women of all economic levels, races, ethnicities and religions.  However, it is impossible to ignore the impacts of racism, class, economic security and cultural differences when it comes to violence against women.   On the next Another View our experts will share their experience and knowledge of domestic violence with the hope of helping women to help themselves.  Our guests include Ruth Jones, Executive Director, YWCA-SHR; Larissa Sutherland, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Samaritan House; and Natalie Purdie, a domestic violence survivor.  Please join us for a conversation that could literally save someone's life,  Friday, October 3 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live from this blog!