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. 


You might not expect a professor of engineering to report advances in medicine, but at the University of Virginia that’s what’s happening.  Daniel Quinn might revolutionize care for people with asthma.

Scientists have developed many models to predict what will happen as the world’s climate changes, but it’s not always easy for community planners to use them.  That’s why the Nature Conservancy developed an online tool that combines the best of those models to show likely problems in coastal cities and rural areas between now and the year 2100. 

Tickets are on sale for the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville, November first through the fourth.  Many of this year’s movies focus on issues of race.

Eliza O'Connell

It’s been 150 years since Little Women went on sale, and while the publisher of Louisa May Alcott’s classic didn’t think it would sell well, the novel has been in print ever since.  It’s been translated into dozens of languages, turned into wven films, a musical, an opera and several plays.  This year one Virginia school celebrated the story – finding themes still resonate in the 21st century.

If you’ve stayed at a hospital in Virginia, you may have noticed  some of the nurses were from the Philippines.  Thousands have come to this country over the years and a Virginia man has set out to explain why.