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On WINAs “Best Seat”, Jed has Ben D’Alessandro in studio for the Hardcore Hoops segment. Jed and Ben talk about what Virginia is doing right on the hardwood and what could use some improvement late in the season. They also take listener calls.

 

Hawes Spencer is the editor and founder of The Hook newspaper in Charlottesville. He joined Coy Barefoot yesterday for a round-up and discussion of some local new happenings.

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On WINA’s Best Seat, Jed and Joey talk about who they think will make the First Team All-ACC. They discuss whether a player should be selected on value or talent and also ponder where J.R. Reynolds will end up when the ballots are turned in.

 

Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D., of The George Washington University School of Medicine, discusses “big doctoring,” coordinated, comprehensive care over time, which seems to be disappearing from health care in the U.S. If primary care as a specialty and a systematized type of practice is endangered, what else might be at risk?.

 

Gov. Timothy Kaine addressed a news conference at the University of Virginia School of Nursing during which he announced funding and initiatives to address the low number of practicing nurses in Virginia and the shortage of nursing faculty.

 

Global warming has become such a mainstream concern that it’s attracting the attention of several local groups. The League of Women Voters in Charlottesville/Albemarle chose the topic for its February meeting, with a discussion on what local governments can do to respond to the phenomenon.

The two speakers are former Charlottesville Mayor Maurice Cox, and former Albemarle County Supervisor David Bowerman.

Bowerman served on the county planning commission in the nineteen-eighties before joining the Board of Supervisors in 1989. He chaired the Local Sustainability Council from 1994 to 1998. Maurice Cox served on the Charlottesville City Council for eight years, ending his term in 2004 after a two-year stint as Mayor. He came to Charlottesville to teach architecture at the University of Virginia. He focuses on urban design issues in his teaching, and is a frequent speaker across the nation, extolling the virtues of the city’s downtown pedestrian mall.

 

It’s the Wednesday edition of the Gateway Virginia Headlines, brought to you by the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and Media General newspapers in Virginia. Today, a veto threat from Governor Kaine, a ruling from the Virginia Court of Appeals changes the environment for same-sex couples, and the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States visits the University of Virginia. Take a listen before delving into the full stories in the pages of the Daily Progress, the Times Dispatch and the News and Advance.

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Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, joins Coy Barefoot on the February 27th edition of “Charlottesville—Right Now!” for the weekly growth and development discussion. This week, he and Coy discuss the Places29 Master Plan, proposed grade-separated interchanges on Route 29, and transportation funding plans recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly.

Callers had questions on the number of residential units proposed for the Places29 area and on plans for improving roads around Pantops. Carter Myers, former member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), called in to explain his past support for the Western Bypass for Route 29 and the reason he voted against pursuing grade-separated interchanges at intersections like Hydraulic Road and Route 29.

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a non-partisan community organization that focuses on land use, transportation and community design issues in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Executive Director Brian Wheeler joins Coy Barefoot each week on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to update listeners on growth and development issues.

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Kelly Porell is the Executive Director of Virginia21, the nation’s first “action-tank” that advocates for young people in state government. Kelly discussed the 2007 General Assembly session and how it shaped up regarding higher education funding and keeping a college education affordable.

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His Excellency Mr. Mahmud Ali Durrani, Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S., spoke recently as part of the University’s Ambassador Lecture Series. He spoke about the need for friendship between the two countries.

 

It’s another edition of the Gateway Virginia Headlines, produced by the Charlottesville Podcasting Network in collaboration with Media General Newspapers. Today we’ve got two legal stories, two development stories, and a personnel story. That’s a summary of the news summary you’ll hear if you click the play button below, download the mp3, or subscribe in iTunes.

 

Shaun Kenney, Director of Communications for the Republican Party of Virginia, and Jesse Ferguson, spokesman for Delegate Brian Moran (Chairman of the Democratic Caucus), join Coy Barefoot on the February 26th edition of WINA’s Charlottesville—Right Now to recap this year’s General Assembly session. Topics include the transportation package, the slavery regret bill, re-regulation of Dominion Virginia Power, the success of eminent domain legislation, and the failure of legislation to raise the minimum wage. Shaun and Jesse also share what we might expect from their party’s candidates in this year’s elections.

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