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. 

Virginia Education Association

Thousands of teachers in Arizona were on strike this week, demanding higher pay, and Virginia teachers may not be far behind.  The Virginia Education Association says that by at least one measure their pay is worse than in any other state. 

University of Virginia

School shootings are an unfortunate and all-too-frequent part of American life, and many people may assume they began in the late 20th century.  In fact, the first school shooting in the U.S. occurred in 1840 here in Virginia, and the mystery surrounding it has now been solved by a librarian at UVA.

UVA/ Sanjay Suchak

Comedian Michelle Wolf is catching lots of flak for her caustic words at the National Correspondents’ Dinner, but she is not alone.  Long before Wolf was making headlines, Patrick Oliphant was drawing harsh and sometimes hilarious political cartoons.  Now, a massive collection of his work has come to Virginia.

AP Photo/Ben Finley

A new report gives high marks to Virginia when it comes to serving voters. The wait to cast a ballot is shorter than it used to be. 

Victory Hall Opera

Thomas Jefferson spent much of his life designing, building and rebuilding his home – Monticello.  It’s a house with many tales to tell, and at the end of May a local opera company intends to sing some of them in a first-of-its-kind performance.