Nov 182018
 

Hawes Spencer

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with author Hawes Spencer about his new book, Summer of Hate: Charlottesville, USA. Topics include: A recap of the most significant events of August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA and the events leading up to that day.

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 182018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome back two artists to the show — one familiar face and one of our earliest guests. First, Ty Cooper returns. His first fiction film Mingle just showed last Saturday at The Paramount Theater, and he brings with him his assistant director Lk Schwendig from Boston and his actor and assistant director Precious Coleman from New York City. Lk and Precious talk about how Mingle started, what it was like working on the film, and what a good collaborative process looks like. Next, it’s local actor/director/singer Shelly Cole. She’s currently the music director for Piedmont Virginia Community College’s upcoming production of a 2017 musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Shelly talks about how this show is a combination of old (Shakespeare) and new (modern music). She also talks about how director Brad Stoller is bringing in different groups in the community. (Shelly also sees how many times she can say, “Hootenanny” on the show.) It’s a big old artistic hootenanny 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.

Nov 172018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Richard Guy Wilson PhD, esteemed Commonwealth Prof. of Architectural History, UVA and Dir., Victorian Society in America’s Summer School, on landmark spaces of all kinds; and Jim Tucker MD, Bonner-Lowry Prof. of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Dir., Division of Perceptual Studies, UVA, on his extensive research into children’s memories of past lives.

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 142018
 

Terry Cooper speaking at The Center in Charlottesville

Senior Statesmen Vice President and Program Chair, Terry Cooper, talked about several trends in politics that have gone largely unnoticed.

Mr Cooper was a long-time Republican political consultant specializing in issues and opposition research. Terry’s current business is political analysis. He is a native of Charlottesville and a graduate of Episcopal High School, Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Notes from Mr. Cooper’s presentation can be viewed here.

Mr. Cooper spoke at the Wednesday November 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. The program was moderated by SSV president Rich DeMong.

Nov 112018
 

Guian McKee

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Professor in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, Dr. Guian McKee about the results of the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Topics include: Was there a blue wave as predicted and what does the record number of elected women mean for Congress.

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 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks art with two more great guests. First, Emily Julia Kresky visits the show for the first time. She’s the organizer of and a featured artist in Women on the Mic: A Benefit for Fight Like a Grrrl at the Front Porch Roots Music School. Emily talks about how she got into songwriting and about what her process is. Next, Adam Nemett comes back on the show. This time he’s wearing his novelist hat to talk about his first fiction novel We Can Save Us All. Adam talks about his 12 year journey writing this novel and gives us a little taste. One way or another art tries to save us, and we’re here to talk about it (and, seemingly, to mispronounce guests’ names) 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.

Nov 042018
 

Jennifer Lawless

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, Jennifer Lawless, about the upcoming midterm elections. Will there be a ‘blue wave’? Will the Kavanaugh appointment influence swing voters?

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 042018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David welcomes two guests to the show for the first time. First, Nathan Gillespie, El Presidente of Charlottesville Tango. Nathan does his turn as ambassador of “the three minute romance” by talking about the history of Charlottesville Tango, the history of tango itself, and their new studio on Water Street — Tango on Water. Next, Tracy Straight, executive director of The Wayne Theater comes on the show to talk about the Wayne and its move to become Waynesboro’s cultural center. Make sure you check out their latest musical in their Broadway series, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It’s two different arts organizations this week 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.

Nov 032018
 

Derrick Borte (left) and Sean McCord

A former computer programmer, Cam (Jim Gaffigan) is now struggling to make ends meet as a personal chauffeur to low-level drug dealer Mazz. Having lost his computer programming job and his family, Cam suffers an emotional breakdown and finds himself in an unrelenting downward spiral of mental health. Desperate to get out of his many financial binds, he kidnaps Mazz’s son in the hopes of collecting a ransom from the dealer. Shot in Norfolk, Virginia, and directed by Virginia native Derrick Borte (London Town, H8RZ), American Dreamer explores how desperation can lead to dangerous decisions.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord (left) with Stephen Winter

In response to Shirley Clarke’s 1967 Portrait of Jason, filmmaker Stephen Winter offers an imaginative look into the making of the documentary. Based on Clarke’s original 12-hour film shoot in her Chelsea Hotel apartment, Winter digs into the complicated power dynamics of the relationship between the documentarian and Jason, a gay Black man. A hybrid of drama, fantasy, and documentary, the film exposes the heightened emotions and power struggles that arose as a part of Shirley Clarke (Sarah Schulman) and Jason Holliday’s (Jack Waters) artistic process.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord (left) with Sam Bathrick and Adam Barton.

Following three inmates at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia, 16 Bars offers a glimpse at a unique rehabilitation program that provides these men with access to a makeshift recording studio. The inmates unearth painful elements of their pasts as they write and create original music. Through the process of collaborating on an album with Grammy-winning recording artist Todd “Speech” Thomas from the iconic hip-hop group Arrested Development, they begin to move forward with their lives. The music of the film serves as a rare testimony to the messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord (center) with Abel Okugawa and Aaron Farrington

Highlighting the essence of nine locals who proudly call Charlottesville their home, Know Your Neighbor offers insight into the lives of refugees who escaped from war.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.