Mar 252007
 

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.

Mar 252007
 

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, Dr. Vito Perriello – a pediatric physician, and Bob Rannigan – a professional counselor, join Rick to discuss behavioral disorders in kids and teenagers. With ADHD and ADD, society has seen more and more diagnoses in recent years than ever before. Perriello and Rannigan discuss possible reasons for the higher prevalence of these disorders, as well as the different treatments currently available. Are learning disabilities such as ADHD learned in childhood, or are they present at birth? Listen in on some of the current theories on this edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call.

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Mar 212007
 

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.

Mar 212007
 

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow joins Coy Barefoot each week on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss growth and development issues. This week, Brian describes how he sees room for improvement in the County budgeting process. He says the community would benefit from discussing budget approaches earlier in the cycle when the Supervisors receive projected assessment information and set compensation strategy in the fall.

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.

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Mar 212007
 

Coy Barefoot begins a recent program by speaking with Keith Drake, head of the Albemarle County Republican Party, about the recent Town Hall on Taxation sponsored by the party. He asks why county budgets have risen over the past few years, in particular pointing at the school system’s Community Engagement Department. His comments are rebutted by Brian Wheeler, the At-Large Member of the Albemarle County School Board, who offers an explanation.

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Mar 212007
 

Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Preston Bryant joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to give news on Martinsville’s Natural History Museum and the upcoming Environment Virginia conference.

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Mar 202007
 

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.

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Mar 192007
 

On this segment of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now! with Coy Barefoot, guest Keith Drake comments on recent property value assessments. Drake is the Chairman of Republican Party of Albemarle County, and here he discusses the “Truth in Taxation” Town Hall meeting which occurred Monday night. The purpose of the meeting was to “bring more openness, honesty and fairness to the budgeting process.” People came to talk about their own experiences with increasing property values, and how tax rate changes affect them. With millions more in the Albemarle County budget, where does all of the money go? If you missed the meeting, listen to the podcast and find out!

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Mar 182007
 

This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, special host Sean Tubbs takes the mic to lead a discussion about the Virginia Festival of the Book. Nancy Damon and Kevin McFadden, Directors of the Festival, and several moderators of panels this year, John LLhman and Rick Turner, joined Sean in the studio. They discuss some of the guests that will be at this year’s festival, which kicks off events this Wednesday and lasts through Sunday, March 25th. There are 200 free events scheduled over the five day event, which include panels, musical events, and literary readings. More can be found at their website.

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Mar 172007
 


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.