Dec 132017
 

Richard Balnave, (left) Edward Lowry and Robyn Jackson speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Edward B. Lowry, Richard D. Balnave and Robyn Jackson talk about the mediation process and how it helps resolve differences in a way more effective than that of the court.

Edward B. Lowry engages in a statewide commercial litigation practice. He has been with the law firm of Michie-Hamlett since 1971. His litigation experience includes business torts, construction law, securities arbitration, employment, contract, real estate and banking laws. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation and the Virginia Law Foundation. He has been president of the Virginia State Bar and the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Associations. Ed was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law where he taught a course in trial advocacy until 2013. Ed has participated in many meditations both as mediator and attorney for parties. He virtually always recommends mediation to his clients as it provides an opportunity for clients to resolve disputes without the uncertainty and expense of litigation.
Richard D. Balnave came to the University of Virginia Law School in 1984 to direct the Family Law Clinic following eight years of practice in Pennsylvania.  An expert in the areas of domestic relations and children’s law, he served on the board of governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Council of Domestic Relations Section of the Virginia Bar Association. He has lectured to Virginia circuit and district court judges and the Virginia Court of Appeals about issues in Virginia domestic relations law. Richard is a past president of the board of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Legal Aid Society and a former board member of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association. He has assisted the Virginia General Assembly studies concerning child support guidelines and  mediation of child custody disputes.
Robyn Jackson is the founder of The Civility School, which teaches social skills, modern manners, and professional etiquette to all ages. The Civility School’s battle cry is “for the comfort and convenience of others.” Cultural awareness, flexibility, and empathetic intention are the keys to its method. Robyn’s background in teaching, counseling, and mediation combine to create a deep treatment of the often superficial world of etiquette. Robyn lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Brian, and their three sons.

The event took place at the Wednesday December 13, 2017 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. SSV board member Bonnie Brewer moderated the forum.

Dec 102017
 

Blokes on the Bench Host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes discuss all the weekend fixtures starting with a surprising victory at London Stadium, as West Ham hammered Chelsea. Spurs thrashed Stoke at Wembley, Swansea got a much needed victory against West brom. Hudderfield take on Brighton at the John Smith Stadium and beat them! Crystal Palace drew to Bournmouth, Burnley beat Watford at Turf Moor. Meanwhile, in Tyneside land, Mike Ashley hasn’t said “Why aye man!” to a take over of the club by Amanda Staveley, but did treat her by taking her out for a curry! That didn’t help Newcastle though, they got beat at St. James by Leicester City, Southampton drew to Arsenal, and, of course, what everyone had been waiting for, the Mersyside Derby in which Liverpool were expected to win but drew to Everton, and the Manchester Derby, where Manchester United was beaton by Manchester City!

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa, Christian Galdencio and Daniel Rothamel.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 102017
 

Shawn Decker

Shawn Decker first appeared on the Wake-Up Call in 2006 upon publication of his memoir My ‘Pet Virus’. He comes back now to talk with host Sean McCord about his life ten years later as a sexual health advocate and musician. Topics include: Living with AIDS as a child and meeting Depeche Mode.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 102017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie both have been pulled away, so we bring in the big guns with guest host Chris Baumer. As far as our guests are concerned, the third time’s a charm with one of our favorite people, Carmel Clavin, Staunton’s Empress Empressaria. It’s time for her and her crew to start collecting artist submissions for the Third Annual Shenandoah Fringe Festival. We talk to her about how the Fringe Fest has gone in the past three years and maybe get her to drop a few bon mots about art and culture. Then … we rock out with Bianca Vee and David D from Butterfly Vendetta. Their third album Loud and Clear is out. We play a couple of songs from it and talk about their writing process. Three is definitely a magic number on this week’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dec 092017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with James Coan PhD, Prof. of Clinical Psychology & Dir., Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, on why friendships are essential to good health; and Warren Craghead III, prolific artist and creator of TRUMPTRUMP vol. 1., on illustrating social commentary.

Apropos Of Something seeks out guests who are passionate about the arts, politics and society at-large. Co-hosts Ellen Daniels in Charlottesville and Nancy Laurence in New York City chat with experts, activists, and the most interesting people they can find. We guarantee every show will be Apropos Of Something.

Join Ellen and Nancy on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Dec 032017
 

Blokes on the Bench Host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes have a lot of results to get through, with midweek games including the Manchester City Vs Southampton thriller, with Raheem Sterling star of the late late show again! Are they unstoppable? Also, Arsenal smash Huddersfield at the Emirates, Stoke get thumped by Liverpool, Everton come back from the brink with Rooney the star of the show, plus Ashley Young the man of the match for Manchester United as they beat Watford at Vicarage Road. Then this weekends results: Chelsea beat Newcastle at Stamford bridge and Hazard in top form this season, West Brom get a draw against Crystal Palace, Brighton host Liverpool who walk all over them and the game of the weekend Arsenal took on Manchester United. That and all the rest of the fixtures, plus World Cup draws to talk about.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa, Christian Galdencio and Daniel Rothamel.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 032017
 

Bob Gibson

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Communications Director Bob Gibson about the big Democratic win in Virginia in November 2017. Topics include: Why Virginia is turning blue. Also, gerrymandering and the declining effectiveness of polling.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 032017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we talk to artists from two very different plays. First, local pastor Xavier Jackson from Chapman Grove Baptist Church visits the show. He’s part of the cast of Justice on Trial: Black Lives Matter Too and talks about what it’s been like to be part of a show that’s Broadway bound. Next, we greet a trio of artists from Live Arts’ current production of Sweet Charity. Director, Maria Reiff, Musical Director Kristin Baltes, and Costume Designer Miriam Halpern grace our airwaves to give us the ins and outs of bringing a 1966 musical about taxi dancers to life on our town’s favorite small stage. It’s another theater double shot on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dec 022017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Larycia Hawkins PhD, Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, on the fragility of justice, one year out from the 2016 election; and filmmaker Doug Bari shares his candid and humorous ‘Scenes with Ivan’ which chronicles his son’s life from birth to the present.

Apropos Of Something seeks out guests who are passionate about the arts, politics and society at-large. Co-hosts Ellen Daniels in Charlottesville and Nancy Laurence in New York City chat with experts, activists, and the most interesting people they can find. We guarantee every show will be Apropos Of Something.

Join Ellen and Nancy on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Nov 262017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes discuss this weekend’s action,which started on Monday with a thriller of a match with Brighton taking on Stoke at the Amex stadium, then the weekend games kicked off with West Ham taking on Leicester city at the London Stadium, where at least David Moyes managed to nick a draw, and therefore a point! Yay West Ham! Spurs had an odd game by drawing at Wembley Stadium against the mighty West Bromwich, Swansea played Bournemouth for a draw, Watford came to St James’ park, and done over Newcastle proper! Manchester United continue their run of exciting football by beating Brighton 1-0, Crystal Palace beat Stoke at Salhurst park, Liverpool drew with Chelsea with a pretty even game, Southampton do over Everton, who continue to look like an out of control dumpster fire, Burnley fall at the last second to Arsenal at Turf Moor, and then finally Huddersfield put up a brave fight, but fail to stop the unstoppable Manchester City at John Smiths Stadium. All these games plus our Twitter polls, and Alex’s car alarm going off! It was a busy week of results to get through!

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa, Christian Galdencio and Daniel Rothamel.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Nov 262017
 

McCaul Dempsey

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with McCaul Dempsey from Southern Smash about the organization she founded and its role in supporting people with eating disorders.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Nov 262017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Sarah Hamfeldt, the Reference and Adult Services Manager at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library returns to the show talking about how the Humanities can enrich our lives. Specifically, she’s talking about how a UVA professor and the JMRL put together UVA students and Murray High School students with classic Russian Literature. It’s Connecting Lives through Literature: Russian Classics. Next, our man Jamal Millner brings his knowledge and talent to the show. He’s joining with Robert Jospe and Pete Spaar to do a Tribute to Jimi Hendrix on His 75th Birthday. Neither sleep deprivation nor allergies keep us from celebrating the celebration of art on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.