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Now that Virginia schools have closed over concerns about the spread of COVID-19, teachers are scrambling to convert their face-to-face lesson plans into content and activities that will allow students to learn online from home. WHRO Public Media has the tools to help! 

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Jane Batten commits $3 million to WHRO Public Media funding, with the creation of the first statewide Environmental Science online and video course.

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Alvin Gatling and Horrace Savage share a bond that goes all the way back to the 1960s.

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Courtesy of NASA

Local NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101. Her work was featured in the 2016 film Hidden Figures

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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

Let's Eat

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

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