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: Wednesday at 1:30/Sundays at 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. 

  • 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.

  • Appalachian Overlook Show Monday 6:30/Thursday 2:30

    Join Sara Saavedra for a metaphorical journey on winding mountain roads as we get to the overlook to explore topics and ask questions about what it means to live a good life in Appalachia.

  • 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: Monday, 6 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.

  • On the Duck Pond Wall: Thursday, 6:30 p.m./Sunday at Noon.

    WEHC is pleased to bring you On the Duck Pond Wall in a partnership with the Emory & Henry Alumni Office. Host Monica Hoel, Director of Alumni Affairs at the College, will reconnect with just a a few of the alumni that make E&H proud. Join her Thursdays at 6:30 pm, and Sunday at Noon.

  • Poets and Writers: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m./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.”

  • Red, White, and Confused: Thursday 6pm

    Politics at the local and national level is often confusing and difficult to understand, but politics plays a huge role in our daily lives. If you are unhappy with American politics today, or simply want to know more about how the government works, listen to “Red, White, and Confused,” hosted by Heather K. Evans, John Morton Beaty Professor of Politics at UVA Wise. 

  • She Walks: Wednesday 2pm

    She Walks is hosted by Rev. Sharon Bowers and Carleigh Blaylock who look at various subjects through an intersectional feminist lens. We are life-long learners and consult experts to learn more about our communities and ourselves. We commonly discuss matters related to gender & gender expression, race, sexuality, class, equity, justice and the multidimensional lived experiences of women.

  • Soundtracks

    SOUNDTRACKS features songs from movie soundtracks. Join host, Doug Pote as he explores Pop/Rock styles through various musical eras, but also include Reggae, Latin, Blues, Soul, Broadway, Disney, Country, and Folk music.  When exploring the music of popular films, the sky’s the limit!

  • This Conversation: Wednesday, 6 p.m./Sunday, 2 p.m.

    Teresa Keller,  founder and former 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.  

  • With Good Reason: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

    With Good Reason brings together higher education institutions and Virginia Humanities to make scholarly research accessible to all. Each week, we share exciting discoveries, rigorous debates, and new knowledge, with ever-curious host Sarah McConnell guiding the conversation.