Our Issues

      Our Issues

      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 68 "An Achievable Dream, Inc."

      Dr. Lee Vreeland, Vice President of Academics, An Achievable Dream, Inc., and Chris Jeter, Tennis Coach & Alumnus, An Achievable Dream, Inc., talk with Rae Pearson Been about how the organization works to help students to excel in academic achievement, to instill respect for themselves and adult leaders, and to teach core human values by providing a social, academic, and moral education in Newport News and Virginia Beach.

      For more information, please visit their website:

      Episode 69 "Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Foundation"

      Helen Kuhns, Executive Director, Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Foundation, talks with Rae Pearson Been about how the foundation was created to conserve the last parcel of wilderness in the Hoffler Creek Watershed for environmental education, research, and recreation consistent with good stewardship in the Hampton Roads area.

      For more information, please visit their website:

      Episode 70 "Dominion Virginia Power & STOP, Inc."

      Tina Gill, President and CEO, and Andrea Long, Chief Program Officer, from The Up Center talk with Rae Person Benn about how the organization is committed to empowering and uplifting individuals and families in times of crisis.

      For more information, please contact:

      Dominion Virginia Power

      1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)

      STOP, Inc.


      Episode 71 "Workforce Development Initiative"

      Dr. Corey McCray, Vice President, Workforce Solutions at Tidewater Community College, and Shawn Avery, President & CEO, Opportunity Inc., talk with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organizations have partnered together to support and develop a globally competitive workforce.

      For more information, please visit the following websites:

      Tidewater Community College

      Opportunity Inc.

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