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Life in Hampton Roads Survey featured in Media Reports and HearSay Radio Program

Old Dominion University released last week its annual Life in Hampton Roads survey that takes a deep look at social and economic indicators of quality of life in the region. This week, Jesse Richman and Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, director and associate director of the research center, respectively, discussed the survey’s results on “HearSay,” a popular public affairs radio show that is broadcast on WHRV FM 89.5. The one-hour call-in show aired Tuesday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. ( More )





2014 Life in Hampton Roads Survey, Part 4: Tolls and Traffic

Every day, multitudes of drivers traverse the 11 bridges and five tunnels in the Hampton Roads area, commuting for work, family and other activities. Some sit in traffic, some pay tolls, almost all have opinions about the regional transportation infrastructure. The 2014 Life in Hampton Roads Survey collected their views in part four of the five-day series: “The Changing Transportation Picture: Tolls and Traffic.” ( More )



2014 Life in Hampton Roads Survey, Part 2: Economy, Crime and Politics

A “good place to live” often has a vibrant economy, is well governed, and has an effective, well respected police force with little crime. Is Hampton Roads such a place? The 2014 Life in Hampton Roads survey just released by Old Dominion University asked residents their thoughts. Released today, part two of the survey, “A Tale of Many Cities: Economy, Crime and Politics” highlights regional and sub-regional measures of economy, crime and political perceptions.
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St. John’s Latest Book Covers the History of Public Relations

Burton St. John III, associate professor of communication in Old Dominion University’s College of Arts and Letters, joined with historians from around the world to celebrate the arrival of his fourth book in the last five years, “Pathways to Public Relations: Histories of Practice and Profession." ( More )