Jun 272016
 

Coy Barefoot

Local historian and broadcaster Coy Barefoot talks to noted Charlottesville developer and internationally celebrated entrepreneur Oliver Kuttner about how Americans should understand the Brexit referendum and what the results say about the EU and the corporate domination of governments around the world.

Inside Charlottesville is heard on WPVC 94.7 Monday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 262016
 

Steve Rosenfield

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks to Steve Rosenfield, a criminal defense attorney and longtime activist in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. In this interview, Steve talks about the forces of his life that brought him to a career in the law, his crusade against the death penalty, and why it is so important to always have good representation if you ever find yourself in court.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 262016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Virginia Daugherty of Charlottesville NOW about their upcoming production (along with the Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund) of the award-winning documentary, TRAPPED – about the Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers laws that are being enacted throughout the country, and, the director Leslie M. Scott Jones and actors John Allen and Darien Tinsley of Gorilla Theater’s Cleopatra VII talk about their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 252016
 

Tom vonHemert

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with Tom vonHemert, Coordinator of the Jefferson Area Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT trains local law enforcement officers in how to recognize and de-escalate mental health crisis events. According to vonHemert, between 25% and 50% of all police shootings involve the mentally ill.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Jun 192016
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks to journalist Jordy Yager about his story in this week’s C-ville Weekly: Searching for solutions: Why are black kids arrested more often than white kids?

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 192016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Addison Dodds and Cullen Wade from Beldam about their upcoming album Still the Wretched Linger.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 182016
 

Bruce Williamson

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with Bruce Williamson about the Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville courts co-location debate.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Jun 132016
 

Local historian and broadcaster Coy Barefoot talks to Virginia Muslim Coalition For Public Affairs founder Dr. Imad Damaj and former communications director for the Republican Party of Virginia Shaun Kenney about Saturday’s shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Inside Charlottesville is heard on WPVC 94.7 Monday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 122016
 

Paul Freedman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks to Professor Paul Freedman of the UVA Department of Politics and frequent political commentator. Professor Freedman talks about this unprecedented campaign season, how we got here, and where we’re going.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 122016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Curator Leslie Ava Shaw from the New City Arts Initiative about their exhibit “Jeanette Cohen, Stacey Evans: Yearnings,”and, Julie Hamberg, Artistic Director of Live Arts talks about their upcoming 2016/2017 Season.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Jun 082016
 

Meredith Richards speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Across the nation, people are demanding more passenger rail service. Virginia is a national leader in funding rail infrastructure and Amtrak services. Six state-supported Amtrak trains connect Virginia to the Northeast Corridor. These are among the most profitable routes in the nation.

Charlottesville is one of Virginia’s strongest passenger rail markets in terms of ridership. It has direct, daily trains north to Washington, New York and Boston and south to Charlotte, Atlanta and New Orleans, with east-west service to Chicago three days a week. Future expansions of Charlottesville Amtrak service will require major upgrades to the Charlottesville station.

Passenger rail service is improving, but freight rail is a different story. The unprecedented recent decline in demand for coal is having a dramatic effect upon America’s Class I Railroads, which are responding with a policy of retrenchment. This raises questions about the future of rail in Virginia and creates significant public policy challenges for the Commonwealth.

Meredith Richards is a former Charlottesville City Councilor (1996-2004) and vice mayor who has specialized in transportation public policy during her public career. She served three terms as president of Virginians for High Speed Rail and currently serves as its co-chair. Meredith is also president of the Virginia Rail Policy Institute. She formerly served as a member of Governor Mark Warner’s Commission on Rail Enhancement for the 21st Century and was president of the Virginia Transit Association from 1998-2000. While in elective office, Meredith served on regional and statewide boards, including the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development, Virginia First Cities Coalition and the Virginia Municipal League.

Meredith founded and is chairman of CvilleRail, a nonprofit that promotes enhanced passenger rail for Central Virginia, and she established the Piedmont Rail Coalition, a consortium of local governments, economic development authorities, organizations, businesses and citizens throughout Virginia’s US 29 corridor who work together to bring more frequent and accessible passenger rail to the region.

Meredith holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois and is a former faculty member of the University of Virginia and the University of Louisville.

Ms. Richards spoke at the Wednesday June 8, 2016 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 board member Rich DeMong.

Editor’s Note: Following this podcast the speaker advised us that Charlottesville is the largest ridership station in Virginia on the Crescent train, not that Charlottesville has the largest ridership of any station on the entire Crescent route which is incorrect.

Jun 052016
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks to Sue Friedman, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia. Topics include the warning signs and risk factors for Alzheimer’s as well as some of the myths surrounding this debilitating illness.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.