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WHRO Public Media has undertaken a new initiative to address issues surrounding race and the history of race in the communities of South Hampton Roads. Explore coverage from our reporters and see how you can get involved. 

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WHRO Public Media has been named once again as a Top Workplace in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. What a great way to continue celebrating 60 years!

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As we celebrate our 60th anniversary this year, we’ve heard well wishes from many of our community partners, underwriters and long-time employees. Thank you to everyone who is helping us celebrata!

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Even though our offices and hallways have been quieter than usual with many staff members working from home, our membership team has been working hard to stay connected with members throughout the pandemic. 

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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. Find out more

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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