Apr 302016
 

DeShon Langston (left) and Anne Posey Hemenway

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with newly minted Charlottesville Voter, DeShon Langston, and President of the City of Charlottesville Board of Elections, Anne Posey Hemenway, about Governor McAuliffe’s April 22, 2016 Executive Order which restored voting rights to over 200,000 Virginians and what it means to the people of Virginia. It’s not just about voting, either.

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

Straight Talk is heard on WVPC 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.

Apr 282016
 

Travis McDonald speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

On March 31, 2016, Travis McDonald presented the fourth and final part of our Thursday series entitled Jefferson’s Legacies.

Travis McDonald is an architectural historian who has directed the restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s villa retreat Poplar Forest since 1989. The restoration has been acknowledged as one of the most authentic such projects in the United States. Mr. McDonald has written and lectured extensively on Jefferson, Poplar Forest and early Virginia architecture. He formally worked for the chief historical architect of the National Park Service for the Colonial Williamsburg foundation and has directed museum restorations in Virginia for more than thirty years. Travis received his graduate degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. In 2011, he was awarded the highest award, The Architecture Medal for Virginia Service by the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his work on Poplar Forest.

Mr. McDonald serves on many historic preservation advisory boards including that for Thomas Jefferson’s buildings at the University of Virginia.

The lecture series was organized by award-winning historian and Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer Rick Britton in conjunction with the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Click here to listen to all four parts of this series.

Apr 242016
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Kaki Dimock about the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. Topics include trends in the number of homeless people in Charlottesville, the use of anti-homeless legislation, the status of the lawsuit of Homeless begging on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall and panhandlers at traffic intersections.

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.

Apr 242016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Sibley Johns, director of the Charlottesville WriterHouse and Kara West, the winner of their most recent poetry contest.

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.

Apr 232016
 

Afton Bradley (left) and Dr. Nancy McLaren.

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with Afton Bradley, Trans Health Services Program Manager at the Fan Free Clinic in Richmond, and Dr. Nancy McLaren, Medical Director of the Teen and Young Adult Health Center at UVA about trans healthcare issues.

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

Straight Talk is heard on WVPC 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.

Apr 212016
 

Rick Britton speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

On March 10, 2016, Rick Britton presented the third lecture in our four part CPN Thursday series entitled Jefferson’s Legacies.

The story of the founding of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation is full of many odd twists and turns. Following his death, the Jefferson estate fell into the hands of private owners. In this podcast, you will learn how the United States third president’s home, Monticello, came to be a public place in honor of its most famous resident.

Rick Britton is a historian of the Old Dominion who specializes in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia history. Two of his main areas of expertise are the American Civil War and the life and times of our third president, Thomas Jefferson. Along with his writing, Rick conducts tours of Civil War battlefields, teaches classes on the history of central Virginia, organizes history programming for the Senior Center in Charlottesville, illustrates maps for history books, and lectures all across Virginia on a wide range of topics. With over 200 published articles and essays under his belt, he’s the author of Albemarle & Charlottesville: An Illustrated History and Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler for which he was awarded a medal for non-fiction at New York City’s Book Expo, the nation’s largest book convention. His newest book, Virginia Vignettes (Vol. 1) – Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History, is the first of a new series featuring some of the men and women who figure large in 18th- and 19th-century American history.

The lecture was presented by Rick Britton as a part of this series and was held in conjunction with the Senior Center in Charlottesville. Click here to listen to all four parts of this series.

Apr 202016
 

J20160420-Josh-Wheelerosh Wheeler, executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, announces the 25th Anniversary Muzzle Awards at a news conference at the Free Speech Monument on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The occasion is also the 10th anniversary of the wall.

Apr 172016
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Kate Acuff, Albemarle County school board chair, and Rosalyn Schmitt, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning about public school funding in the county. How a community balances its needs for progress and innovation against its ability to pay for those improvements is discussed.

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.

Apr 172016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to local hip-hop producer and emcee, Fellowman, joins us to talk about his upcoming CD, Raw Data Vol. 1. and it’s Improv 101 time again! Andy Davis, director of Bent Theatre Improv, visits to talk about Bent Theatre and their improv classes.

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.

Apr 162016
 

André Hakes

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with Maggie Cullinan, Director of the Charlottesville Victim Witness Program and Jeff Lenert, Senior Probation Officer at District 9 Probation and Parole (and a WPVC co-founder), about their work in the criminal justice system.

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

Straight Talk is heard on WVPC 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.

Apr 162016
 

Dr. David Waters

The Mind and Heart Show host Dr. Jeff Fracher talks to Dr. David Waters, one of the most senior psychologists in Charlottesville. Dr Waters talks about his career and his evolution as a therapist over the course of his career.

Dr. Jeff Fracher, an Albemarle County-based forensic psychologist, is the go-to person for a variety of competency, sanity and sex offender evaluations. He is one of about 15 forensic psychologists in Virginia and does more than 250 evaluations a year.

The Mind and Heart Show is heard on WVPC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.