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Local students will enjoy more Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) activities at school thanks to a generous donation.

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WHRO Public Media took home four Public Media Awards at the recent National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference. The station won first-place awards for marketing and content, as well as the industry's top award in education. 

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Join us for a preview screening and panel discussion of Ken Burns' new film The American Buffalo. We'll also hear from members of the local Nansemond Indian Nation about which local resources they rely on and how they are working to conserve them.

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WHRO Public Media is nominated for nine awards in the upcoming 55th annual Public Media Awards. 

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities.

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

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