|Del. John Cosgrove represents the 78th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, which covers parts of the city of Chesapeake. He talks with Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now! about several proposed bills in the General Assembly that would affect the Tidewater area.Some issues discussed were HB2951, which would allow for tolls on Route 17, the use of light rail systems in the Hampton Roads area, and the legality of “Payday Lending” loans.Three bills were also rejected today which would have given open access to webcasts of House proceedings. Cosgrove gives his opinion on the issue. He also expresses hope that legislation will be approved to allow cities and counties to install cameras to catch red light-runners.|
nation and dissects how his alma mater, Duke, is playing well despite not having the big name players that Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski is accustomed to having.
Teen convicted in killings of father and daughter (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Woman gets 25 years in fatal stabbing (Lynchburg News Advance)
House committee OKs bill on payday lending (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
City’s property values increase (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
Casteen touts debt funding (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
|Dr. Bruce Perry is a child psychiatrist and Senior Fellow at the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas. On this edition of Charlottesville–Right Now! with Coy Barefoot, Perry talks about his new book: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing.
The book contains stories about children Perry has worked with, including children involved in the ATF raid on Waco, Texas, and a boy who had never learned to function as a human. Perry discusses how some of his patients have moved on from traumatic experiences, how these events have affected their later lives, and the importance of getting children the help they need after such events.
Political Blogger Shaun Kenney and Democratic Party spokesman Bergman speak on Charlottesville–Right Now! about House Bill HB2857. The now-dead bill, supported by Del. Brian Moran of Alexandria, would have authorized stem cell research in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The rejected bill to require subcommittee meetings to record the votes of delegates was also discussed.
The Democratic Party of Virginia also recently released the website Assembly Access, a blog for news and updates from the Democrats in the 2007 session of the state legislature. Will the Republican Party follow suit? Find out, on this edition of Charlottesville–Right Now!
This was supposed to be a General Assembly session that dealt with transportation. After an original declaration of a compromise between Republicans in the House and Senate, things are a little less clear.
“It’s still fragile, and no one knows exactly what’s going to come out,” says Bob. “They have a deadline of Thursday this week for committee action on the two bills.” At issue is how any road projects should be paid for. Taxes or debt financing? Follow the compromise on Richmond Sunlight.
There’s also an update on Sen. Creigh Deed’s anti-gerrymandering bill, which passed the Senate and now awaits action in the House. Waldo Jaquith has posted YouTube video of Deeds speaking just before passage. Coy and Bob also discuss efforts to shore up Virginia’s DNA database for criminals, and the selection process to replace Judge Peatross.
Man will face charges of child neglect (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Man gets 10-year sentence in marijuana case (Lynchburg News-Advance)
Two UVa women attacked, police investigating (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
Slavery apology language altered (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
County asks more of developers (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
Have you ever wondered about Molecular Gastronomy? What it is, why it is? Why people bother? The Food Geek explains all about Molecular Gastronomy in the latest podcast episode. If you’ve ever been curious, or if you’ve never heard of it and now want to know what I’ve been going on about, take a listen.
Mark Washington, Satch Huizenga and Michael Horan star in The Pillowman at Live Arts Feb 2 through Feb 17. Photo: Jack Looney/C-VILLE Weekly
What happens in the real world when you tell a story? That’s one of the questions explored in The Pillowman, a two-act play that makes its debut at Live Arts this Friday. Lydia Horan directs a cast of eight through this piece by Martin McDonough. Live Arts website describes the Pillowman this way:
A seriously disturbing play about the role of the artist in society, The Pillowman was a critical and audience favorite in New York and London. Kafka, Grimms, and Tarentino intersect in an interrogation room in an unnamed police state, where an unpublished author meets a good cop and a bad cop who probe the connection between his stories and a gruesome series of murders. The Pillowman is for mature audiences. Under 17 may only attend if accompanied by parent or guardian, or their written permission.
I stopped by during rehearsals to find out more about the play, and spoke with Lydia Horan and Satch Huizenga. Take a listen by clicking the arrow below, or downloading the mp3 here.