Nov 192006
 

How clean are the waterways in our area? If the answer is no, that doesn’t just affect the quality of life in Central Virginia. That’s because rivers and streams in our area eventually empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Pat Calvert of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Chris French of the Rivanna Conservation Society join Rick Moore on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call to talk about the state of the bay, how pollution affects marine life, and potential solutions.

Nov 182006
 

thumbnail decorationIn this week’s episode of the Darden BusinessCast, Ken White interviews Idea Crossing’s Director of Product Management, Adhithi Padmanabhan, about the 4th annual Innovation Challenge.

Nov 172006
 

Charlottesville City Manager Gary O’Connell celebrates his 25th year as a city employee this week. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about his career. He talks about how the city has changed during his tenure. There have only been three city managers in Charlottesville in the past 65 years.

Nov 172006
 

Two life sentences in Ellis murder case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Mistrial declared in case of woman accused of denying son HIV drugs (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

LU debate coach to work with McCain committee (Lynchburg News and Advance)

Worth the wait, PS3 buyer says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Fans camp out for console’s release (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
PS3: Is it worth it? (Culpeper Star-Exponent)

The Gateway Virginia Headlines podcast is a collaboration between the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and Media General newspapers across Virginia. This brief summary of the headlines is produced daily at the studios of WNRN in Charlottesville. Today’s episode is sponsored by RedInked.com.

Nov 172006
 

Steve Safran is the editor and founder of lostremote.com, a website dedicated to tracking the new media revolution. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about the latest developments. Microsoft’s released the Zune, its own portable mp3 player, available for $249. Coy and Steve talk about a move afoot to replace the term “podcast”, as Safran says we’re in an era when people don’t quite know if podcasting is a viable medium or not, because a podcast downloaded is not necessarily a download listened to or watched.

“Everyone should challenge the numbers they hear, especially from the people who own the sites,” says Safran. “Everybody’s numbers are off, but that’s okay, because the Nielsen ratings on television are notoriously fuzzy, too.”

Nov 162006
 

On WINA’s Best Seat, Jed talks with Miami coach Larry Coker. Coker discusses the effect that the death of Brian Pata has had on his team as the Hurricanes prepare to come to Charlottesville this weekend.

Nov 162006
 

This week, Several dozen Charlottesville residents spent three days eating below the poverty line, living on two dollars and eighty-three cents a day for food. That’s the average amount that a recipient of food stamps to spend.

Michael Strickland is a junior at Charlottesville High School who took part in the Poverty Diet Experience, a project put together by the Monticello Area Community Action Agency to raise awareness of issues of poverty. Michael kept an audio diary of his experiences, which we bring you here. His monologue lasts for about ten minutes, and then features comments from Carol and Leonard Lohman, who talk about how they were able to stay under a budget of $17 dollars for three days. Charlottesville Delegate David Toscano also talks about what he learned.

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network wants your ideas for stories. Send a line to stories@cvillepodcast.com and let us know what you’d like to hear.

Nov 162006
 

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow joins Coy Barefoot on the November 14th episode for a weekly conversation on growth and development issues. He talks about recent moves in Loudon County, Virginia and Montgomery County Maryland to stop new construction because of a lack of infrastructure. It’s also already time to begin thinking about the three Board of Supervisor seats up for election in Albemarle County. Brian also catches us up on new projects at the Fontaine Research Park, Biscuit Run.

Nov 152006
 

Courtney Stuart of the Hook joins Coy Barefoot on the November 14th installment of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about William Beebe’s plea to charges aggravated sexual battery in connection with a 1984 rape. Beebe contacted his victim last year to apologize, and she turned him in. Stuart reports the rape charges were dropped, and that Beebe will now help police find possible other assailants who also participated in the sexual assault of the victim.

Note the use of the YouTube link on the Hook site. They also have it linked on cvillenews.com. I was under the impression that WordPress didn’t like the embed code. Is there a plug-in I don’t know about?

Nov 152006
 

Plea deal provides twist in rape case (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

AEP rate hike faces resistance (Lynchburg News Advance)

Fire in delivery truck spreads to Utz warehouse in Richmond (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Immigration evokes emotion (Culpeper Star-Exponent)

Biodiesel making its way to Orange (Culpeper Star-Exponent)

Judge appoints Henry Co. sheriff (Danville Register & Bee)

The Gateway Virginia Headlines podcast is a collaboration between the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and Media General newspapers across Virginia. This brief summary of the headlines is produced daily at the studios of WNRN in Charlottesville. Today’s episode is sponsored by RedInked.com.