|Ronald Collins, co-author of The Trials of Lenny Bruce, and attorney Robert Corn-Revere discuss the free speech trials of comedian Lenny Bruce, including their successful effort to earn Bruce the first posthumous pardon granted by the State of New York. The presentation was sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center as part of the 2007 Virginia Festival of the Book.|
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| Left to right, Ayana Croff as Bonna, Arrietta Van der Voort as Edna, and Madeline Hermsmeier as Lucy, in The Good Times Are Killing Me, by Lynda Barry.
Photo credit: Jack Looney/C-Ville Weekly
|The 1960′s are known as a time of great change. Live Arts’ latest production captures what it was like to grow up during that tumultuous period. The Good Times Are Killing Me runs March 23 to April 14 in the Downstage Theater. I spoke with director Larry Goldstein this week to find out more.|
Coy and Brian also discuss the C-Ville Weekly investigative story describing the 2006 land transfers by the County to support the expansion of the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC). Mr. Wheeler also described the design competition being managed by the Charlottesville Community Design Center (CCDC) and the potential that contest has to get the public and developers thinking about what might happen to the last open lots near the Downtown Mall between South Street and Water Street across from LiveArts.
Brian Moran of Alexandria is the chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Delegates. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss what Governor Kaine may do with the transportation bill currently before him. He has until March 26th to amend the legislation, which would borrow up to $2.5 billion to pay for new roads.
“He’s got the opportunity to fix the bill,” says Moran. Moran explains why he thinks money for roads should not come from the general fund.
The Orphanage and School at Grison-Garde, Haiti
|Haiti is the topic for the March 2007 Charlottesville-Albemarle Democratic Breakfast.Several doctors routinely travel to the island nation to work at the Tovar Clinic in the rural community of Grison-Garde. There’s also an orphanage there, administered by Dr. Ray Ford. Ford’s son Mike spoke about the region, and was followed by Dr. Mike Dickens, a Charlottesville pediatrician who describes the conditions of many of the patients served by the clinic.