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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Music by the Bedside
8:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Music Program Makes for a Peaceful End of Life

Kate Tamarkin
Credit Cole Geddy/UVA

In western culture, the afterlife is often depicted as a place where angels rest on clouds and harps play soothing music. 

Here in Virginia, some people hear that music even before death.  A program called Music by the Bedside is making for a peaceful passing.

It’s a sunny afternoon in an old Victorian house near downtown Charlottesville, and Kate Tamarkin, conductor of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra – is using her spare time to play the harp at Hospice of the Piedmont. 

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Anti-Terrorism Project
7:23 am
Fri October 18, 2013

UVA Student Project Gains International Attention

Credit www.virginia.edu

College students hand in millions of papers each year, and most end up in the trash, but a University of Virginia undergraduate was surprised and honored when her 26-page paper was given to hundreds of experts on counter-terrorism.

                   
Rachel Schwartz is a junior at the University of Virginia - a double major in biology and foreign affairs, so it was no surprise that she found the subject of chemical weapons interesting.

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What Would TJ Think?
12:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Meditation on the Lawn: UVA Contemplative Sciences Center

UVA/ Sanjay Suchak

There was a surprising event at the University of Virginia this week. About 500 people gathered to hear from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders and one of the nation’s new media moguls.

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Trump Winery Plans Expansion
8:02 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Trump & Co. In for a Fight Over Proposed Golf Course

Credit www.usatoday.com

The Trump Winery hosts a public meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss plans for an 18-hole golf course next to its vineyards, but opponents are lining up to give Donald and his son Eric a fight.

Donald Trump’s organization owns 14 golf courses, including Trump National in Loudon County, and son Eric - who oversees the Albemarle County winery acquired last year - says it’s the perfect site for 18 holes, but local environmentalists beg to differ.  Rex Linville is with the Piedmont Environmental Council.

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Environment
12:44 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Managing Virginia's Deer Population: Part 2

White-tailed deer cause an estimated 50,000 car crashes in Virginia each year, do millions of dollars in damage to farm crops, trees and gardens.  

Under ideal conditions, the deer population can double every year.  The state counts on hunters to help keep the number of deer in check, and officials are now looking at other ways to promote healthy living with deer. 

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