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In light of the tragedy in Virginia Beach, WHRO is suspending our planned membership drive programming this week on TV-15.

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"There are no words to convey the sheer sadness we are feeling for the families involved in yesterday’s tragedy in Virginia Beach," said Bert Schmidt, WHRO President and CEO.

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We now know the names of the victims killed in Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach. City Manager Dave Hansen discussed the tragedy in a morning press conference.

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Through the years, we’ve heard from military families that the characters on Sesame Street, as well as those on numerous PBS Kids’ programs, are one of the unchanging factors that kids can count on as they move from community to community.

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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

Veterans

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

Let's Eat

Cooking Tips • Recipes from Area Chefs • Restaurant Reviews • Seasonal Delights Find out more

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