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In a virtual awards ceremony held on Saturday, WHRO Public Media brought home five Emmy Awards for their exceptional work.

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Do you live in a rural community? We want to hear from you! As part of a new initiative, we are seeking the stories of traditions, diversity, challenges, beauty and history of local rural communities.

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Great Performances at the Met opens its new season with The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and the show features a local connection. Watch the show Friday night on WHRO TV 15.

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Photo by Steve Earley, courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot

A couple years ago we featured former Hampton Roads TV news anchor Jane Gardner and her story of battling four different types of cancer through the years. We learned this week that she lost her fifth and final battle with cancer on Saturday night. To honor her, we will air her compelling story again this Friday.

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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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