Jul 292014
 

Cecilia_LlompartOn May 22nd, 2014 Cecilia Llompart discussed her new book The Wingless and explored what it meant to be an artist, specifically that it may require feeling you’re on the “outside” at one point or other in your life. The discussion went into whether differing languages have different beauties, and what it’s like to live as an artist and to attempt to make a living as an artist.

Cecilia Llompart was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida. Her first collection, The Wingless, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in the spring of 2014. She is the recipient of two awards from the Academy of American Poets, and her poems have appeared inTriQuarterly, The Caribbean Writerpoets.org, and other journals. Most recently, she served as guest editor for Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary, and she will be teaching high school students while serving as chair of creative writing for BLUR: The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists in June 2014.

 

Jul 272014
 

On the  July 27th Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by Sean Tubbs, senior reporter for Charlottesville Tomorrow. During the hour they discuss various  upcoming plans, changes, improvements, and legal battles regarding route 29 and the local bypasses.

Jul 202014
 

On the July 20th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore is joined by Graelyn Bashear, News Editor at C-ville Weekly. During the hour they discuss a natural gas pipeline and Spectra Energy’s PA to NC with connections in Orange, Louisa, and Madison counties. Rick and Graelyn also discuss the case of a woman being sued by the UVA Medical Center for unpaid bills.

Jul 132014
 

On the July 13th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore is joined by Frederick Hitz, ex CIA operations officer, Statutory Inspector General and author of  The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage . During the hour they discuss the veiled history of Intelligence, from real-life cases to fictional spies, the definition of espionage, means of recruitment, methods of spying, and more.

Jul 122014
 

James Magruder reading from his novel, Let Me See It, at WriterHouse

James Magruder reading from his novel, Let Me See It, at WriterHouse

On June 26, 2014, James Magruder, who started his first short story in 2001 after sixteen years in show business as a dramaturg, translator, and musical book writer, discusses of his new story collection, Let Me See It, and how his career in professional theatre has both warped and enhanced his writing. Thanks to our moderator, Gare Gailbraith

Jul 062014
 

On the July 6th Wake Up Call, Robyn Jackson, Director of the Civility School, returns to the show to talk with Rick about a number of topics related to manners and etiquette such as the history and importance of utensil placement,lunchroom behavior, interview tips,cell phone etiquette, continue or end a conversation, introducing people, taking a compliment, babysitting etiquette and more.

Jun 292014
 

On the June 29th Wake Up Call, UVa professor of Public Health Sciences and author of If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo, Lois Shepherd. During the show, they discuss her book as well as various aspects of the Schiavo case, the factors involved in “End of Life” decisions, Right to die Vs. Right to live, Late recoveries, such as the story of Terry Wells, and more.

 

Jun 152014
 

On the  June 15th wake up call, Rick is joined by UVA professor of environmental policy and politics Vivian Thomson, author of  Sophisticated Interdependence in climate policy: Federalism the United States, Brazil, and Germany. Together they discuss various aspects of green energy and related politics, such as Partisanship, Va being passive in the fight against climate change, new EPA regulations,Federalism in the USA and more.

Jun 142014
 

The work of Congress has largely ground to a halt. It seems to be unable to address the problems and opportunities we face in a meaningful way. That same gridlock seems to be invading our state legislature more and more. Leigh Middleditch and Terry Cooper are part of a group that’s trying to do something about that. OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting, is a nonpartisan group that believes that a major cause of our legislative gridlock is partisan gerrymandering, the drawing of legislative districts’ lines for the purpose of partisan advantage.

OneVirginia2021 is seeking to amend Virginia’s Constitution to take that power away from the legislators and delegate it to an independent, nonpartisan commission of Virginia non-politicians who will have to draw the district maps in strict compliance with common sense, nonpartisan standards — like respect for city, county and voting precinct boundaries, compactness and contiguity.

Leigh Middleditch (Left) and Terry Cooper speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

 

Terry Cooper

Terry Cooper does political research, principally opposition research for Republican candidates. He is a graduate of Episcopal High School, Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was research editor of the Virginia Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court Team and elected to the Order of the Coif, the law-school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. He practiced law with the Wall Street firm Sullivan & Cromwell and held executive positions with three Fortune 500 companies before founding his firm, Terry Cooper Political Research, in 1982. Terry has taught opposition research at the Republican National Committee’s Campaign Management Colleges, at American University’s Campaign Management Institute, at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, at the University of Florida and at training programs sponsored by the state Republican parties of Virginia, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Washington State.

Leigh Middleditch

Leigh Middleditch is a vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting where his practice is now concentrated in the nongovernmental and exempt organizations fields. Leigh has previously served on the Board of Visitors and as the legal adviser to UVa and was a founder of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. He also held the position of university lecturer in the Law and Darden Graduate Business Schools and is co-author of Virginia Civil Procedure. Leigh has been chair of the University’s Health Services Foundation; Virginia Health Care Foundation; Charlottesville-Albemarle Chamber of Commerce; Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, and a member of the ABA Board of Governors. He has also served as a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce; trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello); and University of Virginia Law Association. He currently is on the Board of the Montpelier Foundation; the U.Va. White Burkett Miller Council and Foundation for the Study of the Presidency; and is a Trustee of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. Leigh served on active duty with the United States Navy from 1951-1954 and retired as a Captain USNR.

Middleditch and Cooper spoke at the Wednesday, June 11, 2014 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at the Senior Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV President Bob McGrath.

Jun 082014
 

On the June 8th wake up call,  local mechanics Rusty Cempre and Steve Bullock  join rick for the hour to take caller question, give auto advice,   and share their combined 50+ years of experience.

Jun 012014
 

On the June 1st Wake Up Call, Rick talks to Dr. Chris Winter of the Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine. During the Hour they discuss good vs. bad sleep habits, what is a “Good Nights Sleep”, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, caller questions, and more.

 

May 292014
 

Beth Parnicza speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

On April 17, 2014, Beth Parnicza presented the fifth and final lecture in our Thursday series entitled The Civil War Through Different Lenses (2014).

How does a culture view its past and how does it present itself through a museum forum? How do we understand a society through its museum exhibits? This and many other questions on how we perceive the American Civil War are answered in this interesting podcast.

Beth Parnicza is an historian with the National Parks Service at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park where she supervises the Chancellorsville Battlefield Center and manages volunteers and social media. A 2011 graduate of West Virginia University, her research interests focus largely on the human element of the Civil War, particularly in understanding the steps taken by individuals toward a harder kind of war and their motivations to do so.

The lecture series was organized by award-winning historian and Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer Rick Britton in conjunction with the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Click here to listen to all five parts of this series for 2014.