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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, an icon among music makers, will be the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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The LAVA MiniFest line-up is here! Enjoy great performances throughout the summer.

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Hurry! There are just a few seats left! Clay Jenkinson, host of The Thomas Jefferson Hour on WHRO public radio, takes the stage on Wednesday, May 10 in a performance reflecting on the current state of Thomas Jefferson in popular culture.

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WHRO Public Media is excited to welcome award-winning journalist Steve Walsh to cover military and veterans in Hampton Roads.

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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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