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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 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: http://achievabledream.org


      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: http://www.hofflercreek.org


      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

      https://www.dom.com

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


      STOP, Inc.

      http://www.stopinc.org

      757-858-1360


      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

      http://www.tcc.edu

      Opportunity Inc.

      http://opp-inc.org


      Episode 72 "The Salvation Army"

      Major James Allison, Leader, The Salvation Army in Hampton Roads, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization is actually an international movement determined to meet human needs, and how the organization works to keep the Hampton Roads area to be a place where people of all ages live in safe and sustainable communities in which differences are respected and people are empowered to learn, work and worship in freedom.

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


      Episode 73 "Operation Smile"

      Kathy Magee, Co-Founder & President, Operation Smile, along with Jennifer Krzenwinski, Associate Vice President of Student Programs, and Reginald Land, Student Volunteer with Operation Smile, talk with Rae Pearson Benn about how the medical charity is providing life-changing procedures and empowering students to get involved to aid in the organization’s mission.

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


      Episode 74 "Hope House"

      Lynne Seagle, Executive Director, Hope House, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the foundation works to provide supportive living services to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities to attain independence in the Hampton Roads area.

      For more information, please visit their website: http://www.hope-house.org



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