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From the CEO

As I write this it is cold and rainy outside, but the arrival of April promises that spring is on its way. Spring is always an exciting time in Hampton Roads. It’s when we start to see flower and garden shows, art festivals, and craft fairs. WHRO has always been a big proponent of the arts in our community, and this month is no exception to our exciting lineup of arts coverage.

This month is Women’s History Month, a time to recall and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. For me, I celebrate the role of women in my life every day.

February is typically a month that offers great reasons to stay inside — cold temperatures, televised football games, and Valentine’s Day. For those days you choose to stay in and relax, we have some great programs planned.

In 1961, the Norfolk and Hampton school boards got together to figure out how to use television for educational purposes. They created Home Room One to offer distance learning. A teacher would be set up in front of a camera and teach multiple classrooms at the same time. Home Room One eventually became WHRO, now owned by 19 school divisions.

Growing up in upstate New York, December always meant snow, cold, more snow, and more cold. And then some more snow. It also meant having a nice break from school and more time with my family.