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. 

Jeff Burger and Misa Hopkins

The events in Charlottesville last summer are now part of history, but a local couple is doing something they hope will prevent future fights.  They’ve launched – a multi-media effort called the Beliefs Project to help people understand and talk with those who have different views. 

Senator Tim Kaine toured the Children’s Hospital at UVA today and met with parents who are worried about the failure of Congress to fund CHIP – a federal program that pays for children’s healthcare.  He told them he’s confident lawmakers will come through.

Charlottesville Police do not suspect foul play in  the death of 31-year-old Molly Miller. The Charlottesville resident disappeared last weekend, prompting an extensive search.  

Piedmont Environmental Council

Governor Terry McAuliffe was in Charlottesville Thursday to announce the opening of a new park.  The land for that property has been in state hands for more than eight years, but a Republican legislature refused to fund its development. That prompted McAuliffe to cut an unusual deal.

UVA School of Nursing

At this time of year you can buy calendars featuring cats or cartoons, scenes from the Walking Dead or from our National Parks.  At the University of Virginia, a group called the MAN Club has another offering.