Sandy Hausman

WVTF/RADIO IQ Charlottesville Bureau Chief

Sandy Hausman joined our news team in 2008 after honing her radio skills in Chicago.  Since then, she's won several national awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Radio, Television and Digital News Association and the Public Radio News Directors' Association. 

Sandy has reported extensively on issues of concern to Virginians, traveling as far afield as Panama, Ecuador, Indonesia and Hong Kong for stories on how expansion of  the Panama Canal will effect the Port of Virginia, what Virginians are doing to protect the Galapagos Islands, why a Virginia-based company is destroying the rainforest and how Virginia wines are selling in Asia.

She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Michigan. 

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Public hostility was palpable last night as a former U.S. attorney summarized the evidence gathered during a 90-day probe of what went wrong in Charlottesville on August 12th.  

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The city of Charlottesville,Virginia is reviewing a 207-page report on what went wrong when white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters there last summer.  The author – a former U.S. Attorney – outlined more than a dozen mistakes before, during and after that deadly event and faulted the University of Virginia for its handling of a tiki-torch rally on campus the night before.

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Prescription painkillers and their chemical cousin, heroin, killed more than 1,400 people in this state last year alone. Experts blame doctors for prescribing too many addictive pills, but another group of professionals that bears some responsibility for this epidemic and some power to prevent future deaths.

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Later this week, former U. S. Attorney Tim Heaphy is expected to report on his investigation of what happened in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th.  Meanwhile, the man who organized the ill-fated Unite the Right rally is apparently organizing another rally for the one-year anniversary.

Much has been written about the decades when America’s baby boomers came of age.  Now, as children raised in the 80’s step into leadership roles, some are looking back on that decade, and the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond is hosting a new show.