Talk Shows

Engaging, Informative and Insightful

A wide range of WEHC talk shows provides listeners with locally sourced programming that seeks to connect the people of Southwest Virginia to the larger issues of our region and our world. Show hosts are passionate, both about the topics they cover and the people who are affected by them.

  • Against the Wind: Every other Friday, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.

    A show that challenges our perceptions of today’s important issues, using critical economic and media studies as our guides. This is a show where we will explore our world and the ideas that will inform our decisions. Hosted by Associate Professor of Mass Communications, Mark Finney and Assistant Professor of Economics, Deborah Spencer. 

  • A-town Low Down: Monday, 6:30 p.m.

    Join Sara Saavedra as she interviews guests who provide the “low down” on events and trends in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia, a cultural centerpiece for Southwest Virginia.

  • All Things Considered: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Get the best of NPR news for two hours every weekday. All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, and Melissa Block present the program’s trademark block of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and off-beat features.

  • Art Speaks: Thursday, 1 p.m.

    Hosted by The William King Arts Center, Art Speaks is a cognitive reaction that is specifically directed at the individual viewer that it often can say more than any written word. Art is language, communication, and sensory movement.

  • Church Service: Sunday, 11 a.m.

    WEHC is pleased to present the church services of Emory First United Methodist Church on a one week delay. Sermons can be heard from Pastor David Jackson as well as Chaplin Mary K. Briggs.

  • Do The Right Thing: Tuesday, 1 p.m.

    WEHC is proud to bring you Do The Right Thing, a show in connection with the Emory & Henry College Philosophy Department. Do The Right Thing, hosted by former Emory & Henry professor Dr. Ed Damer and Dr. Taylor Stone, is a program that will take on issues that could be current, controversial, ethical, political, and complex and provide discussion and rational thought to help guide us towards doing the right thing.

  • Heart & Mind Mondays at 6 p.m.; Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

    Heart & Mind is a show produced by the School of Health
    Science students at Emory & Henry.  You will hear about community
    programs, research, education, and the stories of people promoting civic
    engagement through healthy living, hosted by student Physical Therapist, Emily Brittingham.

  • Life On Purpose: Sunday, 10 a.m.

    Join host Matthew Chapman as he guides you through Biblical text that you can relate to everyday life and activities.

  • Local Lens Wednesday’s 1:30 pm; Friday 2:30pm

    Local Lens focuses on the current events in our world and region through the eyes of local observers. We talk with a variety of contributes from Southwest Virginia with a background in a wide range of topic areas. From politics to government, religion to education and from environment to the economy. As the news happens, local lens seek to evaluate its impact and responses from the people of Southwest Virginia.     

  • Out of this World: Friday, 11 pm

    Clayton Trout, host of Out of this World  offers you a weekly exploration into the unfamiliar, with interviews and news that take us beyond the natural world. It is a look at the culture of story telling, myth and science that captures our thoughts and challenges the way we we think and leaves us entertained. 

  • Poets and Writers: Sunday, 12:30 p.m.

    Henry McCarthy believes that we write poems in our hearts and are often afraid to share. The purpose of the show is to promote community among poets and writers–particularly the “little people.”

  • Power of And: Friday, 2 pm

    Join the Ampersand Staff, every Friday at 2 pm ,as they talk to Emory & Henry college students about how they are connecting what they learn and care about through implemented projects in our community and world.   

  • Progressive Spirit: Sunday, 12 p.m.

    WEHC is pleased to present Religion For Life with your host Rev. John Shuck. Religion For Life explores the intersection of religion, social justice, and public life. It features interviews with local and national figures from a variety of religious tradition and from a variety of perspectives, and addresses the effects of religion -both positively and negatively- on public file.

  • Theatre Matters: Friday, 1:30 p.m.

    WEHC brings you your weekly half hour of news, information, stories and fun from one of America’s oldest and most respected theatres, Barter Theatre, in Abingdon, Virginia.

  • This Conversation: Wednesday, 6 p.m.

    Teresa Keller, General Manager of WEHC and Carnegie Foundation/CASE Virginia Professor of the Year, introduces a program where it’s time to talk. On This Conversation, audiences will get to meet fascinating people with interesting stories to tell. Ranging from a local or someone across the globe, you’re guaranteed to be intrigued in whatever conversation is happening.

  • Together to Get There: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

    This show is dedicated to a dialogue about the economic challenges and opportunities facing Southwest Virginia. The show explores many ways people are joining energies and resources to grow the economy and improve lives throughout the region. Hosted by Dirk Moore.  

  • Your Weekly Constitutional: Sunday, 1 p.m.; Thursday, 6 p.m.

    Your Weekly Constitutional is a show about the Constitution produced in partnership with the Home of the Constitution, James Madison’s Montpelier. Your host, Stewart Harris, talks about the hot-button issues you see in the media every day, from gay rights to gun rights. Stewart interviews interesting people in plain English, and he’s always up for a good story or a humorous anecdote. But the issues are serious, and Stewart discusses them with authority:  a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he teaches Constitutional Law at the Appalachian School of Law, where he has won multiple awards for teaching and scholarship. He has also taught at the University of Tennessee College of Law’s summer session for a number of years. Please join him for a lively constitutional conversation.