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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Wildlife Center of Virginia
4:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Waynesboro's Busiest Restaurant & Hotel

Virginia offers a range of hotels and restaurants that cater to summer travelers, but none quite like the one in Waynesboro where about 3,000 guests came to stay last year. 

Squirrels and possums, raccoons and deer, birds and bears spent time at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, getting medical treatment and training for a return to the wild.

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Wildlife Center of Virginia
1:45 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Taking Care of Virginia's Stray and Injured Bears

Credit Wildlife Center of Virginia

Virginia’s human population is growing – and so is the number of black bears in the state.  That sometimes means trouble, but the Wildlife Center of Virginia is working to ensure that things don’t end badly for either species. 

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has long cared for injured birds, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and possums, but last year President Ed Clark decided to get into the bear business.

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Health & Medicine
7:46 am
Mon April 28, 2014

VA Company Touts New Approach to Treating Alcoholism

Credit www.alcoholic.org

For decades, doctors have told patients with a drinking problem to join Alcoholics Anonymous - that only by giving up booze could they recover, but the science of treating alcoholism is changing.  There are drugs to help you quit, and a Virginia company has something it says will make it possible for some alcoholics to drink moderately. 

Dr. Gerry Moeller has been treating patients with addiction problems for 20 years, and the chairman of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Addiction Psychiatry says  Alcoholics Anonymous is still the best bet for some.

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Medicaid Expansion
8:04 am
Wed April 23, 2014

VA Medicaid Expansion a Lively Topic in Charlottesville

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity organized a public forum in Charlottesville this week to discuss Medicaid expansion.  The featured speakers were two Republican Delegates who strongly oppose the idea, but it seemed they had come to the wrong place, as supporters packed the auditorium.  

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Filmmaking in Virginia
7:33 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Making of the Film: "Field of Lost Shoes"

Credit Richmond Times-Dispatch

Next month, as it does every year, the Virginia Military Institute will honor ten cadets who were killed at the Battle of New Market - boys who were not supposed to fight, but ended up filling a gap in the confederate line. 

They and 237 other cadets get credit for winning that battle and keeping union troops out of the Shenandoah Valley.  Now they’re the subject of a surprising film - written and produced by a man with no movie-making experience.    

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