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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 137 "Hampton University Museum"

Dr. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Director, and Crystal Johnson, Associate Curator and Director of Membership & Community Programs, with the Hampton University Museum, speak with Rae Pearson Benn about how the museum was established and the impact it brings to the community by providing knowledge, understanding, and respect for diverse cultures and traditions.

For more information, please visit their website: https://home.hamptonu.edu/msm/


Episode 139 "The Muse Writers Center"

Michael Khandelwal, Executive Director, The Muse Writers Center, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization provides creative writing classes and seminars for beginning, experienced, and professional writers. The Muse Writers Center offers classes for adults, teens, and pre-teen writers in the Hampton Roads area.

For more information, please visit their website: https://the-muse.org/


Episode 140 "Teens with a Purpose"

Andre Love, Creative Program Manager, and Malik Jordan, Alum and Creative Program Facilitator for Teens with a Purpose, speak with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to create a platform that empowers young people to use their voice, creativity, reflection and action to affect personal growth, transform lives and impact communities in a safe environment.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.twp-themovement.org/


Episode 103 "Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia"

Chris Tan, CEO, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to provide comprehensive, compassionate services, and collaborates with community partners and advocates for those in need to empower and enrich lives.

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


Episode 99 "Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center"

Don Miller, Assistant Director, Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center at ODU, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization provides entrepreneurial development services to eligible veterans who own or are considering starting a small business.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.odu.edu/iie/vboc


Episode 112 "PORTCO, Inc."

Mark Wilson, President and CEO, PORTCO Inc. II, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization helps to eliminate barriers to inclusion by increasing access to opportunities and independence for persons with disabilities.

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


Episode 113 "Mercy Drops Dream Center"

Joe Friszolowski, Chief Dream Officer, Mercy Drops Dream Center, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization exists to bring good out of the chaos that can trouble life – whether the chaos is in a person, family or neighborhood – they are there to reach out.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.mercydrops.life/




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