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Our Issues Hampton Roads focuses on the issues affecting Hampton Roads. Watch every Sunday morning at 6:00 as the host, Rae Pearson Benn, interviews experts and everyday citizens to identify problems and present resources.

Episode 75 "United Way of South Hampton Roads"

Carol McCormack, CEO, United Way of South Hampton Roads, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization influences the region’s quality of life in the Hampton Roads area.


For more information, please visit their website: https://www.unitedwayshr.org/


Episode 76 "Heroin and Opioid Crisis"

Chief Kelvin Wright, Chesapeake Police Department, and Chief Terry Sult, Hampton Police Department talk with Rae Pearson Benn about the impact of the Heroin and Opioid crisis in the Hampton Roads region, as well as how the police are working to solve the issue.

For more information, please use the following resources:

Hampton Police Division Website

http://www.hampton.gov/256/Police

Chesapeake Police Department Website

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Police-Department.htm

Phone Numbers

Emergency: 911

Greater Hampton Roads Crime Lines (Call, Click, or Text a Tip): 888-LOCK-U-UP

*This is a citizen based program in cooperation with local law enforcement. All callers remain anonymous and no caller is ever asked to testify in court.


Episode 77 "Volunteer Hampton Roads"

Kate Meechan, Executive Director, and Susan Pleasants, Nonprofit & Business Development Manager, with Volunteer Hampton Roads talk with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works as a comprehensive volunteer center for the nonprofit sector in the Hampton Roads area.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.volunteerhr.org/


Episode 78 "Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia"

John Skirven, CEO, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to support and enrich the lives of seniors and their families through advocacy, education, information and comprehensive services in the Hampton Roads area.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.ssseva.org/


Episode 79 "CIVIC Leadership Institute"

Cathy Lewis, President and CEO, CIVIC Leadership Institute, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization connects executive leaders through service to improve life in the Hampton Roads area.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.civichr.org/


Episode 80 "Virginia Beach GrowSmart"

Members of Virginia Beach GrowSmart talk with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization exists to promote and improve the healthy development, school readiness, and reading proficiency of young children from ages 0-8.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.vbgrowsmart.com/Pages/default.aspx


Episode 81 "Together We Can Foundation"

Tom Crockett, Executive Director, Together We Can Foundation-Smart Transitions, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to help disconnected youth by providing success skills training and opportunities to improve their circumstances and achieve a fulfilling life.

For more information, please visit their website: http://www.twcfoundation.org/



Email us at: ourissueshamptonroads@mytvz.com

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