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. 

Vaping 360 / Creative Commons

E-cigarettes have solved the problem of second hand smoke, allowing people to consume tobacco without imposing on others.  Now, police say those so-called vaporizers or vape pens have created a new problem for them-people smoking illegal drugs in public without being detected. 

Victory Hall Opera

The market for opera is a small one, and most companies are based in big cities, where they can draw large enough crowds to pay for it, but a new company in Virginia is taking the opposite approach - keeping things small and letting singers run the show. 

Associated Press

While the University of Virginia was celebrating victories on the baseball field, a small team of students was cleaning up in another contest - beating more than 150 other schools with a campaign to sell Snapple.

Visha Angelova / Creative Commons

There’s good news today for about 400,000 students planning to attend state colleges and universities in the fall.  Tuition and fees are up 3.6% on average -- the lowest increase in 15 years. 

Associated Press

This week’s Democratic National Convention clearly addressed a variety of people, but when it comes to political strategy, some are more important than others. For the election of Hillary Clinton, the party is moving aggressively to reach them.