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Go behind the scenes to see the making of unique performance that came to Hampton Roads in the spring of 2022. The InHEIRitance Project: EXODUS: Homecoming was a play co-created through conversations with the community. Watch the film.

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WHRO Public Media recently won several awards from the Virginia Broadcast Association. We are excited to celebrate these achievements. 

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Sherby Wilks began her career at WHRO Public Media as a clerk/typist, but she has held many positions since then. She recently retired after nearly 37 years of service.

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PBS helps viewers explore and learn from the past by looking at America's history. Check out the collection of programs coming later this summer and into the fall.

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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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