An up-close look at the people, performances and programs featured on the Another View radio broadcast.
RAISING THEM SPECIAL
Remember the excitement that accompanied bringing a newborn into the world? What does the future hold for this precious life? Will my child be a musician? A professional athlete? Or president of the United States? Now imagine your dreams of this great future being turned upside down when you learn your child has special needs. Well, this happened to Mark and Dawn Lawrence, not once but twice. And they’ve written a book in hopes of helping other parents with special needs children maneuver through the challenges. The Lawrence’s recently spoke with our Lisa Godley about “Raising Them Special.”
COVID-19 AND SPORTS
COVID-19 has changed the way we do just about everything: from how we work to how our children learn. Another area that has been transformed is how we are entertained. And the wild world of sports is definitely no exception. So far this year we have witnessed everything from quarantined players to empty arenas to rescheduled games. Our Lisa Godley recently sat down with a sports reporter for the Boston Globe who graciously shared a little of what he witnesses each and every day. Gary Washburn gives us an inside look at the impact the pandemic is having on sports, the athletes and the fans who cheer them on.
There are very few Virginia schools named after an African American, and the number of those buildings dedicated to black women is even smaller. But right here in Hampton Roads… on Burns Drive in Newport News… sits Watkins Early Childhood Center, named after educator and activist Dorothy Watkins. Our Lisa Godley takes a look at her life and legacy.
"COME TOGETHER" EXHIBITION
In an effort to address the global pandemic and period of social unrest, the Chrysler Museum is hosting a new exhibit called "Come Together." It explores four themes: Celebration, Purpose, Justice and Love. The Justice theme opens doors for you to share your experiences. Our Lisa Godley takes a closer look at this community-based exhibition.
THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION MAY SEEM OBVIOUS. BUT, I’M GOING TO ASK IT ANYWAY. WHO WOULD BE THE BEST PERSON TO HELP DEVELOP SOLUTIONS IF A COMMUNITY IS A CRISIS? SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE AREA OR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE OR SOMEONE WHO IS EMOTIONALLY VESTED IN THE COMMUNITY, THE PEOPLE WHO CALL IT HOME AND THE CHALLENGES THEY ENCOUNTER ON A DAILY BASIS? WELL, YOU’RE ABOUT TO MEET TWO PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT THE LATTER IS THE KEY WHEN IT COMES TO BETTER PREPARATION AND RECOVERY FROM NATIONAL DISASTERS. AND AS OUR LISA GODLEY FOUND OUT, THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS TO MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS!
IT SLOWED HER DOWN BUT DIDN’T STOP HER! THAT’S HOW SHERRIKKA MYERS DESCRIBES THE CHILDHOOD STUTTER THAT WAS THE CATALYST FOR A CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES. MYERS RECENTLY SPOKE TO OUR LISA GODLEY ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF HER YOUTH, HER WORK AS AN AUTHOR AND ENCOUNTERS THAT HAVE ALLOWED HER TO GROW HER MESSAGE.