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COVID-19 — Just the Facts

COVID-19 — Just the Facts

October 21, 2021

In this issue of Let's Talk Portsmouth, we’re doing a bit of myth-busting, investigating, shedding light, and asking the hard questions about COVID-19. There’s so much misinformation circulating we wanted to take this opportunity to talk with a medical expert that would provide you with Just the Facts about this global pandemic. To help all of us learn more about COVID-19, we interviewed Dr. Parham Jaberi, chief deputy commissioner for public health preparedness with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Dr. Jaberi shares a wealth of knowledge about the pandemic, public health, vaccinations, and credible resources to get accurate COVID-19 information. 

Portsmouth Crime Line: Still Taking a Bite Out of Crime

Portsmouth Crime Line: Still Taking a Bite Out of Crime

October 8, 2021

In episode #3 of Let’s Talk Portsmouth, we talk about Crime Line . . . a crime-fighting tool that’s been around since 1975. Kathryn Hall serves as the secretary for the Portsmouth Crime Line organization and in our interview, she dispels myths about Crime Line and its effectiveness.  

Portsmouth Police Chief Talks About Crime & Solutions

Portsmouth Police Chief Talks About Crime & Solutions

October 7, 2021

Portsmouth Police Chief Renado Prince was sworn-in September 3, 2021, and has more than 38 years of law enforcement experience. Our discussion centers on crime-fighting strategies, police recruitment, community engagement, and more.

A Conversation about Homelessness

A Conversation about Homelessness

September 23, 2021

On this issue of the Let's Talk Portsmouth, we speak with the executive director of Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless Dr. Darlene Sparks Washington. If you're interested in volunteering, donating, or getting involved reach out at 757-399-0200 or write Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, 800 Williamsburg Avenue, Suite B, Portsmouth VA 23704 (check/money order donations) https://www.facebook.com/PortsmouthVolunteersfortheHomeless (electronic donations). 

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