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WHRO President and CEO Bert Schmidt

WHRO’s CEO and President Bert Schmidt was recently elected as Professional Vice Chair of the board of America’s Public Television Stations.

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WHRO and Zeiders American Dream Theatre present the next Race Let’s Talk About It—this time through song. Join us this Saturday, March 2.

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Courtesy of Atlantic Shores

This recipe is simple, yet impressive for any holiday gathering. It also works with other proteins.

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Photo courtesy of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Arts lovers in Hampton Roads, rejoice! It’s time for hot cocoa, seasonal decorations, and all of your favorite Tidewater holiday performances. Looking for a fun, moving show this December? Our list outlines where to go for a variety of performances, from dance and theatre to classical music and interactive concerts.

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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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