Jan 202019
 

Sid Milkis

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Professor Sid Milkis about presidential history and the effect of the 2-year-old Trump administration on the presidency. Topics include: President Trump’s judicial appointments and the Federal Government shutdown.

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 202019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we’re back after the snow turned one week off into two! That’s okay. David and Leslie are primed and ready to welcome two new guests to the show. First we have a whole crew to talk about Live Arts Theatre’s upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Director Bryan Close and actor Mendy St. Ours join Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Adult Services Librarian Evan Stankovics to talk about this unique British book that people said could never be successfully adapted. We ask Close and St. Ours about the challenge of performing an unorthadox script based on an unorthadox novel. Next, it’s Angel Metro in the studio! She’s just released her new album DARK DAYS BRIGHT LIGHTS. We talk to Angel about the transition from playing in the Goth Rock band Gild the Mourn to doing this solo eletronic music project. We also talk to members of her live band Tom Lynch and Chad VanPelt about what it took to bring Angel’s sonic vision to life. And somewhere in the midst of all this, David adopts a new crimefighting personna! It’s a new year, and there’s new art to bring to you 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 192019
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Leslie Hubbard, Program Director for Student Learning and Initiatives at UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center, on the value of adding mindfulness and meditation to a course syllabus; and Gregory Lewis, Head Sous Chef at Cville’s Maya Restaurant, on creating a menu steeped in southern style.

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 132019
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with local chefs about this year’s Restaurant Week. The chefs also answer questions about cooking in the home. Joining the program are Brasserie Saison General Manager Will Curley, The Clifton chef Matthew Bousquet, Three Notch’d chef Patrick Caroll and Farm Bell Kitchen chef Jabari Wadlington. Topics include: Restaurant Week menus and the chefs’ favorite cooking spices and pizza toppings.

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 122019
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Tish Jennings PhD, Assoc. Professor at UVA’s Curry School of Education about her internationally recognized work fostering compassion in the classroom, including her latest book, The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom; and Frank Dukes PhD, Distinguished Institute Fellow, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, exec. dir. UCARE at UVA, on his expertise mediating conflicts in collaborative change projects, be they environmental, economic or social.

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 092019
 

Kate Acuff speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

Albemarle Schools are ranked #3 in the state but continue to have significant disparities in achievement and discipline. Although Albemarle County had a very successful school referendum two years ago (with 75% voter approval) and the last of those projects will be completed in a few months, Albemarle Schools are still working to catch up with our capital needs after the last recession and a decade of under funding capital during which 1000+ students were added to the rolls. Topics discussed include the legality of regulating symbols and hateful words on clothes in schools and Albemarle Tech, an innovative learning environment for our high school students

Kate Acuff was elected to the Albemarle County Public School Board in November, 2013, as the representative from the Jack Jouett Magisterial District. Ms. Acuff, who is a health policy consultant, serves on the Board of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, on the Board of Mental Health America-Charlottesville/Albemarle and on the Steering Committee of the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition. She previously was a consultant to the Virginia Supreme Court’s Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, an adjunct assistant professor in Emory University’s School of Public Health and a vice president of policy and education with the National Public Health and Hospitals Institute.

Ms. Acuff is a strong advocate for providing safe and healthy learning environments in schools. Among her priorities is to support collaborative programs among students, parents, school staff and other members of the community to continue the division’s progress in its bullying prevention programs. Ms. Acuff also believes that access by students to pre-K instruction should be expanded to reduce the opportunity gap among children in Albemarle County.

A native of the Midwest, Ms. Acuff is a graduate of the University of Tulsa. She received her Master’s in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Colorado and her Ph.D. and a M.P.H. in Public Health and Public Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She also earned a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Ms. Acuff spoke at the Wednesday January 9, 2018 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV president Rich DeMong.

Dec 302018
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call producer Dan Gould takes a look back at three stories from 2018 that are still relevant today.

In November 2018 residents of the state of Florida voted 65% to 35% to restore the rights of felons who have served out their prison time. But in Virginia, even after serving their time in prison, felons still cannot vote.

In our first story, Claire Gastanaga talked with Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore about her work with the Virginia Chapter of the ACLU to restore voting rights for Virginia felons.

Our second story comes from Carmenita Higginbotham who talks with Rick about the mysteries and history of the Disney corporation.

We close the program with three eye witness accounts from the August 12, 2017 Unite-The-Right rally in Charlottesville. Christina Rivera, Eze Amos, and Lynn Windsor recall their memories from that difficult 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.

Dec 302018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to two musicians who are showing different musical sides of themselves. First, singer-songwriter Wendy Repass sets down her guitar and sets up her turntables as she prepares to DJ Women’s Dance Cville at the Ix Art Park. Wendy talks about the idea behind a Women’s Dance, what led to it, and the challeges of being a DJ. Next, guitar man Greg Brown returns to the show. Recently Greg has dusted off his Metal persona, Age of Fire, and has released a CD, Obisian Dreams. Leslie talks to Greg about the switch from Classical to Metal as we listen to a couple of tracks. We’re here to rattle the caffeine in your veins 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.

Dec 232018
 

Photo: Paul Kelly (Creative Commons)

This week WPVC’s Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Santa who calls several lucky boys and girls to find out what’s on their Christmas lists.

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

Dec 232018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, a look at two different musicians who have shows coming up at the Ix Art Park. First, vocalist Davina Jackson comes on the show. After having been behind several benefit performances, she now finds herself the subject of one in the Funky Jackson Family Fundraiser. David talks to Davina about her recent housing disaster and about her new band Wild Common and its “New Appalachian” sound. Then, ZacMac and Gordo Kai, Hip-hop duo Equally Opposite are in the studio to have David talk to them about how they started and where they’re at. Where they will be is at the Hip-hop Showcase at the Ix Art Park. It’s two genre bending artists on today’s 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.

Dec 162018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s an entire show dedicated to National Novel Writing Month with two guest authors. First, David welcomes teen author and two year veteran of NaNoWriMo Diana Kim. He talks to Diana about how she became involved with NaNoWriMo, what it was like to do it, how writing doesn’t have to be a solo pursuit, and how difficult it is to beat the Writing Goblin! Next, we talk to M.K. England. The book that she started during the 2014 NaNoWriMo is about to be published by HarperCollins. It’s a Young Adult Science Fiction Space Opera called The Disasters. M.K. also talks about her NaNoWriMo experience and then goes on to talk about what it was like to work on her book after NaNoWriMo was over. We’ve been lucky enough to have a bunch of writers on the show recently, yet this Sunday it’s a novel experience 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.

Dec 152018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Kyrill Kunakhovich PhD, UVA Asst. Professor, Corcoran Dept. of History, author, editor, on what life is like in dictatorships; and Kelley Fanto Deetz PhD, Dir. of Programming, Education and Visitor Engagement, Stratford Hall, historian, author, on taking our slave history out of the shadows.

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.