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Hosts Chris Graham and Crystal Graham highlight local news and newsmakers on Viewpoints, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press, ESPN3 baseball broadcaster and the author of five books. Crystal Graham is the award-winning former host of WVPT's Virginia Tonight
The Augusta Free Press, an online news source based in Waynesboro that debuted in 2002 and draws more than a million weekly page views and boasts the largest social media presence of any news organization in Virginia. Both Grahams have won multiple awards for Journalism Excellence from The Virginia Press Association, and both are published authors.
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Viewpoints explores the growth of the billion-dollar Virginia craft beer industry with Craig Nargi, the owner of StableCraft Brewing, and Sheryl Wagner, the director of tourism in Staunton and the head of the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.
Viewpoints talks with Tracy Straight, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, which opened this year after a 16-year effort to breathe new life into the historic 90-year-old structure.
Andrew Phillips, curator, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and Robin von Seldeneck, CEO, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, join Viewpoints to compare and contrast the 1916 presidential election in which President Wilson was elected to a second term, and the 2016 presidential election.
Dr. Bobbi Gentry, political science professor, Bridgewater College, joins Viewpoints to help us preview the final presidential debate of the 2016 election season.
Navy Captain Mark E. Black was named the 12th Superintendent at Fishburne Military School this summer. Black joins Viewpoints to talk about private school education.
Terry Short Jr. and Elzena Anderson were recently elected to Waynesboro City Council. They join the show to talk about the issues facing the new council including funding issues surrounding policing, the future of Waynesboro High School, economic development including the Exit 96 industrial park and the controversial funding move for the Wayne Theatre.
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The Zika virus is making its first appearance in the continental United States, and with its spread across the South American continent impacting the Rio Olympics, it’s time to learn more about Zika. Viewpoints tackles the mosquito-borne virus with Laura Kornegay, the health director of the Central Shenandoah Health District in Staunton, and district epidemiologist Jonathan Falk.
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Jason Perdieu and Angie Engleman from the Salvation Army of Waynesboro join Viewpoints to talk about the creation of Ms. Angie’s Fund, an effort to raise money for the provision of emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in Waynesboro and Augusta County.
Sue Friedman, president and CEO of the Central and Western Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, talks with Viewpoints about the latest in Alzheimer’s research, and ongoing local efforts to raise money and awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s and the resources that are available for those caring for family members with Alzheimer’s.
Mary Baldwin President Pamela Fox comes to Viewpoints to discuss what is behind the name change from Mary Baldwin College to Mary Baldwin University, and the growth at the school that is at the heart of the name change.
On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, Viewpoints examines 9/11 from two aspects. Bob Johnson, a local police chaplain, joins the show to talk about his experience serving on the front lines with police, fire and rescue personnel in New York City in the aftermath of the attack. The show will also consider how America has changed since 9/11, with two ongoing wars in the Middle East and a seemingly endless war on terror among the points being reviewed.
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton is marking its 15th birthday this month. We talk with folks from ASC to learn more about the operations and the future of Shakespeare in the Valley
Shirley Ramsey, the president of the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, comes to Viewpoints to talk about ongoing efforts to prevent suicide in America, including a recent push to increase funding for suicide prevention research, and the alarming increase in suicide among military veterans.
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