Feb 142018
 

Representatives of the Charlottesville Area Alliance discuss the mission and vision of the Alliance, to be the most age-friendly community in the country.

The panel speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Representing the Alliance are:

Marta Keane has been the CEO of JABA since April 2013. JABA works to help people age in community, by providing a Continuum of Caring for the Continuum of Living.  Her entire career has been on helping seniors achieve the highest quality of life, in the place of their choice.  She believes in creating a community that honors and respects the gifts that seniors have to offer.
Brad Sheffield serves as the executive at JAUNT Inc.  He has been working in the transit industry for 16 years, in both public and private transit planning roles. From January 2014 to December 2017, Brad served on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors representing the Rio Magisterial District. He is passionate about helping communities foster the traditional characteristics that make places great to work, raise a family, and retire.
Sunshine Mathon is the executive director of Piedmont Housing Alliance. Sunshine has lead the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia, including some of the highest ever LEED for Homes communities. He is a nationally-recognized leader in the deep green affordable housing sector. Sunshine holds a Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas
Rebecca Schmidt is the population health manager for the Thomas Jefferson Health District serving the City of Charlottesville and the five surrounding counties. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in health policy, program development, implementation and evaluation for nongovernmental agencies and for local, state, federal and international government.  She holds a B.A. from Boston University and an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Peter Thompson has served as executive director of the Senior Center Inc. since 1999.  The Senior Center positively impacts the community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through over 100 programs and scores of partnerships.  Peter received his B.A. from UVa and his MPA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Recent community service includes serving on the Board of Directors of the OLLI at UVa, Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

 

The event took place at the Wednesday February 14, 2018 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 President Rich DeMong moderated.

Feb 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Clinton and Leslie take a look at two different upcoming university theater productions. First, Doug Grissom Associate Professor of Playwriting from UVA’s Department of Drama visits the show for the first time. The UVA Music Library contacted him and asked if he’d like to set some plays in the library as part of their Making Noise Series. That request has led to Welcome to the Music Library: An Evening of Short Plays — short works directed by Grissom and written by his playwriting class. Then Layla Ophelia and Lissa Fulton join us from Mary Baldwin University Theatre. They are both actors in MBU’s upcoming production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette. In between Clinton and Leslie turning a running gag into a marathon, Layla and Lissa talk about what it’s like to play in 18th Century royal France. It’s town talking to the gown here 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.

Feb 102018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Laura Jones, prolific photographer, writer and social activist, on documenting the Civil Rights Movement, uprooting to Canada and advocating for justice; and Richard Guy Wilson PhD, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History and distinguished architectural historian, on why he and Jefferson are so drawn to American art and architecture.

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.

Feb 042018
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and Christian, have an in-depth discussion surrounding a surprisingly busy January transfer window, and the state of all the teams involved. Also what’s going on behind the scenes at Chelsea? Is Antonio Conte on the way out? With Sanchez now at Manchester United, will his move upset the growth of Rashford? Is Arsenal going backwards? Could Tottenham Hotspurs survive losing Kane or Pochettino, and with the Super Bowl being played, what are some memorable Champions league final moments? All that and the weekends results!

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

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

Feb 042018
 

Jordy Yager

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Charlottesville Journalist Jordy Yager talk about the 10th and Page neighborhood and gentrification in Charlottesville. Also: Dealing with city growth and racial targeting.

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

Feb 042018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie abandon Clinton to soldier on all alone. He tries his best. Fortunately he’s got a couple of great guests. First there’s theater powerhouse Linda Zuby. She returns to the show to talk about the musical review that she has conceived and directed for Four County Players, A View from Some Broads. Then bassist Gabe Gavin from Positive Collective visits the show for the first time. Positive Collective is opening for Mighty Joshua at the Third Annual Mighty Marley Celebration at The Ante Room. It’s two different looks at music here 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.

Jan 282018
 

Todd Sechser

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Associate Professor of Politics Todd Sechser about current United States relations with North Korea. Topics include: The Madman Myth.

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

Jan 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and Clinton spend time with two great guests. First, we welcome New York curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray (speaking by phone from the Overcrowded Overpriced Apple). She and her group, The Dance Diaspora Collective have partnered with Dancing While Black to bring their latest work RUN MARY RUN to UVA. RUN MARY RUN utilizes a dance form created by enslaved African Americans called “the Ring Shout,” Bumbray takes 15 minutes out of her rehearsal to talk about how she mixes this old form with modern elements. Then we’re lucky to have the cast and director of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, Live Arts Theatre‘s next play. Gretchen York, Jess Kristensen, Claire Chandler, and director Betsy Tucker chime in on their processes, the issues of the play, and how Churchill’s Thatcher-inspired 80s play is still relevant today. You can always hear artists talking about their art here 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.

Jan 272018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Charlotte Matthews PhD, Assoc. Prof., UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Betsy Cox, director/producer on how writing helps women in and post cancer treatment reclaim their lives; and Julia Lundy, writer/performer/stand-up comic, on why joking around became a serious creative outlet.

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.

Jan 212018
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the rest of the Blokes start the show with the sad news of the passing of Cyrille Regis, a pioneer for black soccer players. We discuss the issue of racism, how it is still unfortunately in the beautiful game and what can be done to eradicate it. Also Watford manager Marco Silva is now out of a job, the Sanchez deal continues to be in the headlines, and how the Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal might just be the best thing for both clubs and player. That and all the weekend Premier League action!

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

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

Jan 212018
 

Michael Suarez

Michael Suarez is the Director of the Rare Book School at UVA, a professor of English, and a Jesuit priest. He will join Sunday Morning Wake-up Call guest host Sean McCord to talk about the study of books, literature, and theology. Topics include: Why e-books will never completely replace printed books.

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

Jan 212018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie talk to two women artists, one mature and one just starting. First, poet Patsy Asuncion returns to the show. Right now she’s working with The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute to organize their upcoming Women’s History Month festivities. (And you know we ask her to read some of her recently published work.) Then singer/songwriter Maria DeHart visits the show for the first time. She’s about to release her first EP. The release concert is at UVA, and we listen to a song from it and talk to Maria about what it takes to step out of the band that she also plays with and put out her own stuff. We’re soldiering on without Delores O’Riordan 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.