Best Seat: Hardcore Hoops with Ben D’Alessandro

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Feb 282007
 

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.

Charlottesville–Right Now: News round-up with Hawes Spencer of the Hook

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Feb 282007
 

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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Best Seat: Who will make the First Team All-ACC?

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Feb 282007
 

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.

The Medical Center Hour: Big Doctoring: Primary Care in America – Essential and Endangered

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Feb 282007
 

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 Announces Increases in Nursing Salaries

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Feb 282007
 

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: What can local governments do?

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Feb 282007
 

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.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Brian Wheeler on Places 29, and the Western By-pass revisited

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Feb 272007
 

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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Charlottesville–Right Now: Kelly Porell of Virginia21 evaluates the 2007 General Assembly session

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Feb 272007
 

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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Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Visits U.Va

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Feb 272007
 

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.

Charlottesville–Right Now: General Assembly Wrap-Up with Shaun Kenney and Jesse Ferguson

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Feb 262007
 

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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Charlottesville–Right Now: Morgan Felchner on the February issue of Campaigns and Elections

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Feb 262007
 

Morgan Felchner is the editor of Campaign and Elections magazine. She joins WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot to discuss the February issue, which features a look at 2006’s nastiest political ads.

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Feb. 26 Headlines: General Assembly concludes, toxic dump charges, Warner endorses McCain

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Feb 262007
 

Monday morning and another installment of the Gateway Virginia Headlines. In these two minutes you’ll get a quick update on how the General Assembly ended, and what to watch out for if you’re speeding on state roads. As always, click play to listen, download the mp3, or subscribe in iTunes.