Aug 242014
 

On the August 24th Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by intuitive analyst Lee Channing. During the hour they talk about major life decisions, loss, and finding ways to move forward with positive energy and color awareness.

Aug 222014
 

2013-12-13-1-JarrettOn December 13, 2013, award-winning poet TJ Jarrett discussed her book Ain’t No Grave, and ways of entering the historical poem as means to a greater understanding of history, as well as the pitfalls of inserting the self into the historical moment. Thanks to our moderator, poet Amy Woolard.

Aug 172014
 

On the August 17th Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by veterinarian Dr. Mike Fietz. During the hour they talk about cats and dogs, taking calls from the community about their own pets. Topics covered include dogs who drink excessive amounts of water, cats with allergies, and quality of life for elderly pets.

Aug 142014
 

Andrew Wyndham speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Andrew Wyndham is the director of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Media Programs and creator and executive producer of the national weekly public radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys. He also executive produces With Good Reason—a public radio program that features teachers and scholars from Virginia’s public colleges and universities. In this podcast, he talks about the role of the humanities in society.

The coordinating administrator and fund-raiser for BackStory, Mr. Wyndham is responsible for hiring and for personnel and programming oversight and evaluation; proposal writing in support of the project; distribution and promotion; and communication with media consultants, press, and cooperating organizations and agencies. He works to guide the development of the program, with an eye to broad issues of mission and accessibility. With a national consultant, he coordinates BackStory’s promotion to stations, and he works with staff to support the development of digital strategies. He also manages BackStory’s live programming and other special events.

Andrew developed and served as project director for the 2003 Re-Imagining Ireland international conference and festival, which featured more than 130 scholars, journalists, politicians, artists, and citizen activists from Ireland. This program, which was opened by then-President Mary McAleese of Ireland, won the 2004 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, awarded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Andrew also executive-produced and directed the nationally and internationally broadcast, one-hour Re- Imagining Ireland video documentary and edited Re-Imagining Ireland, a collection of essays published in 2006 by the University of Virginia Press.

Mr. Wyndham also conceived and organized the 1996 international conference and festival, Irish Film: A Mirror Up to Culture, which was opened by Ireland’s Minister for Arts and Culture, Michael D. Higgins (now President of Ireland) and featured 40 Irish filmmakers, writers, and scholars. For fourteen years, he coordinated the Southern Humanities Media Fund, which supported outstanding documentary films and radio programs on the Southern U.S. He earned a B.A. degree with honors at Washington and Lee University and an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, where he also pursued doctoral studies.

Born in England of Polish-Irish parents, he lived in Ireland from the age of five, coming to the U.S. and Virginia when he was thirteen.

Mr. Wyndham spoke at the Wednesday, August 13, 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 Vice President John McCauley.

Aug 112014
 

2014-07-27-1On July 27, 2014, author Josh Weil talked to UVA Slavic studies professor Andrew D. Kaufman about the challenges, both internal and external, of breaking far away from yourself in your fiction, and the ways in which doing so can bring you closer to your core project at the same time. He also discussed his relationship with Russian culture and his current fascination with humanity’s efforts to bring light into darkness.

Aug 102014
 

On the August 10th Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by immunologist Dr. Scott Commins and two parents Karen Brooks-Fox and Kelly Jackson. During the hour they discuss food allergies: what are their causes, where are the cures, and how they affect children and their families.

Aug 032014
 

On the August 3rd Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by two superintendents of local school districts, Pam Moran(Albemarle) and Jeff Comer(Nelson). During the hour they discuss school safety, budget cuts, anti bullying, changes to the SOL tests, and other topics related to the changing role of education.

 

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