May-Lily Lee

May-Lily Lee is the host of Virginia Conversations, produced and distributed by Virginia Public Radio.

Many listeners remember May-Lily as the senior producer and host of “Virginia Currents” on public television stations statewide. She has covered gubernatorial inaugurations for public broadcasting dating back to Governor Doug Wilder's inauguration and has hosted weekly programs from the state capitol during General Assembly sessions.

Before her career in public broadcasting, May Lily was news director and morning news anchor for Richmond commercial station WTVR-FM.
 

Virginia Conversations
4:35 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Culinary History

  As you prepare your Thanksgiving Day meal, have you ever wondered what the early American settlers sat down to at their special feasts? On this edition of  Virginia Conversations,  a look at that colonial menu with our guests including a woman who literally wrote the book on early Virginian cuisine as well as an interpreter from the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation who brings colonial culinary history to life. Join us with host May-Lily Lee.

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Virginia Conversations
3:38 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Doug Wilder

On this episode of Virginia Conversations, host May-Lily Lee talks with Doug Wilder, one of Virginia’s most-influential and groundbreaking African-Americans.   The first black Governor of  Virginia– and first black governor of any state since Reconstruction– Wilder discusses the political road that led him to the state’s top job.

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Virginia Conversations
3:29 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

School Security

On this edition of “Virginia Conversations,” the topic is school security. It’s being discussed from PTA meetings, to the General Assembly, and around kitchen tables everywhere.

Host May-Lily Lee talks with guests from two organizations representing school principals and superintendents, a Police Chief, and a member of the Governor’s Task Force on School Safety.

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Virginia Conversations
12:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Remarkable Childhoods

Starchild Abraham Cherrix with his mother, Rose Cherrix.

On this edition of  “Virginia Conversations”  we track down two young people who found themselves in the national spotlight several years ago: Starchild Abraham Cherrix - the Virginia teen who went to court over his fight for alternative cancer treatment…And Callie Conley – one of the two babies accidentally switched at birth back in the 1990’s. 

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