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 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.

Feb 262007
 

Slate Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss a recent article she wrote on the decline of American support for the death penalty – except on the Supreme Court. She also talks about other legal news, including the Anne Nicole Smith case and the Jose Padilla competency hearings.

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Feb 252007
 

Bernard Carlson, Professor of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Virginia, explores the ways that people have used technology to shape history, in “Technology in World History.” In this installment Carlson discusses architect Pierre L’Enfant’s second American city.

Feb 252007
 

This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, it’s the annual Oscars show – where guests discuss the nominees for tonight’s Academy Awards. Two of WNRN’s own 91 Seconds On Film movie reviewers, Ben Nuckols andTom Dumontier, join Adam Greenbaum – the owner of an independent theater in Stanton. Who deserves to win an Academy Award? Who will? Find out by listening to the podcast!

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Feb 252007
 

Allison Hantschel is a blogger and author who posts to the site First Draft. She has a new book called Special Plans: The Blogs & the Faulty Intelligence That Led To War. The book traces the story of Douglas Feith, a key figure in President Bush’s Defense Department in the run-up to the Iraq War. He ran the Office of Special Plans, which was created to collect intelligence on the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.”What Douglas Feith was doing was taking reports from Iraqi defectors who were questionable,” she says. “For example, we were fed a bunch of lines about mobile biological weapons laboratories that were terribly dangerous and could strike us from anywhere. And the main source for that allegation turned out to be an alcoholic cousin to an aid to Ahmed Chalabi.” She adds that Chalabi later turned out to be also shown as less than reliable.

Hantschel is a guest on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot.

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Feb 242007
 

The “ACC Nation” podcast for the weekend of Feb. 23 is now available.

Click here – then visit the “ACC Nation” podcast page to listen.

This week, Mechelle Voepel of The Kansas City Star and ESPN.com joins us to talk ACC women’s basketball. Also on the show – Jeff White of The Times-Dispatch in Richmond talks UVa. basketball, and Ken Pomeroy of KenPom.com gives his thoughts on how many ACC teams will get invites to the Big Dance.

And then in The Sound and The Fury, Chris and Patrick break down the top six contenders for the ACC men’s player-of-the-year award – and share who they think are the frontrunners at this stage in the race. All that and more on “ACC Nation.”

Feb 232007
 

The Virginia Piedmont Technology Council continues its series of Technology Town Halls with a discussion of what it might take to bring more technology jobs to the area. In the first installment, the debate was framed in terms of whether Charlottesville will end up looking more like Austin or Aspen. In this second event, VPTC Chair Gary Henry lays out the groundwork, describing the crossroads that the region faces. He’s followed by Harvey Ring, an Austin-based technology executive and vice chair of the Austin Technology Council. Ring traces Austin’s steps from sleepy university to economic powerhouse.

Feb 232007
 

Susan Carkeek is the new director of human resources at the University of Virginia. She had her first radio interview in Charlottesville on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot. Carkeek talks about the challenges of managing 14,000 salaried employees across the academic and medical departments.

“It’s like a city within a city,” Carkeek says. “We have everything from police officers, food service, grounds, computer technicians, every kind of occupation that you can imagine.”

Meg McEvoy interviewed Carkeek in December for C-Ville Weekly.

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Feb 232007
 

When two students perform the same academic task, the patterns of activity in their brains are as unique as their fingerprints.
- CAST, 2002

One way to approach technology integration is to begin with an educational problem and explore how different tools might contribute to a solution. No greater challenge today facing classroom teachers than the increasing diversity of learners in the classroom. Neuroscience increasingly illuminates how students differ in their learning styles and preferences at the neurological level – and this difference at the individual level is a daunting hurtle to face.

In this show, the GenTech boys consider the three main principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and how technology might address them.

Links:

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age (online book)

Teaching Every Student (links to resources)

Virtual Authors

BubbleShare

The Machine is Us/ing Us – video

And the picks of the week:

Stikkit

Gawker

Geni

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Feb 232007
 

It’s Friday, and thus the final Gateway Virginia Headlines of the week. This daily podcast is a joint project between Media General newspapers in Virginia and the Charlottesville Podcasting Network. Listening will give you a quick update on what’s happening, and will entice you to take a deeper look by reading the articles on the websites of the Daily Progress, the Times-Dispatch, the News-Advance and the Register and Bee.

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