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Charles Dew, author of The Making of a Racist, recently spoke with HearSay's Cathy Lewis about racism in America and the pivotal moments that helped him outgrow the views instilled in him as a child raised in the deeply segregated South. 

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April is national volunteer month, and there has never been a better time to start volunteering in your community. Whether you'd like to mentor children, assemble care packages, or do office work, local organizations are looking for people to help them. 

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When an international crisis such as natural disasters, war, poverty, and famine occurs, many people feel the need to give back globally. Learn what questions to ask when preparing to volunteer internationally, and discover best practices to make sure your global efforts truly help the people they are intended to reach.

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This spring, rediscover all the beauty and excitement that Virginia Beach has to offer. Local writer Toni Guagenti shares ideas from her book 100 Things To Do In Virginia Beach Before You Die.

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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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