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. 


Law & Crime
4:00 am
Mon May 18, 2015

One Month After Death of UMW Student, Feminists United File Complaint

University of Mary Washington

It’s been a month since 20-year-old Grace Mann was murdered in her Fredericksburg home.  The University of Mary Washington student had been active with a group called Feminists United, which had been the target of threatening posts online.  Now, a national group has filed a complaint with the federal government – charging the school did too little to protect women on campus. 

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Health & Medicine
10:30 am
Fri May 15, 2015

For a Healthy Brain, Don't Sit Out

U.S. Army Flickr
Credit Creative Commons,

Publicity surrounding head injury and sports has alarmed some parents, prompting them to pull kids out of contact sports.  At the University of Virginia, some doctors say that’s not necessary.  They say the lack of exercise is a bigger problem than the risk of injury. 

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Arts & Culture
9:21 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Ancient Race Relations Explained through Art

A Greek Head Vase recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Credit VMFA

There’s big excitement in Richmond over a surprising find - a work of art that carries an important message from the cradle of Western civilization.  Here’s what the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts bought from a dealer in London. 

In modern times, it’s common to hear conversations about race relations, but less is known about how people who looked different got along in ancient times. 

Now comes a work of art that offers an important clue. Peter Schertz is a curator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Government & Politics
4:00 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Letters from Martha Washington

In 1968, the University of Virginia decided to partner with Mt. Vernon to publish the papers of George Washington. Copies of about 140,000 letters and documents are now in storage at UVA’s main library.

After he died, Washington’s wife burned the letters he had written to her, but a large collection of letters written by Martha remain, and those will also be published.

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One Night Only
7:37 am
Mon May 4, 2015

VCCA Multi-Media Art Show


Central Virginia is preparing for a happening this weekend – a multi-media art show featuring wood frames set on fire and music that incorporates historic hymns with modern bugs.

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