Apr 262007

Lecture by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, who has long had a ministry to death row inmates in Louisiana and who received international acclaim for her book “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the US” (1993) which was made into a major motion picture starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. She is also the author of “The Death of Innocents: An Eye Witness Account of Wrongful Executions” (2004).

Apr 262007

Plantation houses across the South often contained spaces devoted to various household tasks and the preparation, preservation, and storage of food and drink. These were often separate structures, or outbuildings, arranged near the main house. Such work areas at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, called the Dependencies, were located mostly out of the sight of visitors and the main house, as they were situated below the terraces and in the cellars. Sean Tubbs reports.

Apr 252007

Arin Sime is a Libertarian candidate for Virginia Senate in the 24th District where incumbent Republican Emmet Hanger is facing a primary challenger from conservative Scott Sayre. Arin shares his take on the recent General Assembly session, discusses the proper role for government in encouraging business, and talks taxes.

Apr 252007

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow joins Coy for the Tuesday growth and development discussion. Issues this week include elections in Albemarle County and Charlottesville, the site of the proposed new YMCA facility, and an interesting situation in the Woolen Mills. Brian also provides an update on the major development projects throughout Central Virginia in this week’s “Speed Round.”

Apr 242007

Shaun Kenney is with the Virginia Republican Party and Mark Bergman is with the Virginia Democratic Party. They join Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss state politics in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre last week. Kenney says it’s important to avoid using the incident for political gain. Bergman agrees, and says Virginians are still in shock and helping the Tech community regroup.

Other conversations include preparations for this year’s elections, when all 140 seats in the General Assembly will be decided.

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Apr 242007

David Gies is the director of Semester at Sea, a program that’s recently been taken over by the University of Virginia. GiesDavid Gies joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss how the program will benefits its students, as well as the challenges of getting the program in the water. The first voyage under U.Va administration will take place this summer and will make stops from Mexico to Nicaragua.

Apr 242007

Bob Gibson of the Daily ProgressBob Gibson of the Charlottesville Daily Progress joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss how Virginia will be different in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Blacksburg. For starters, Bob says the rivalry between U.Va and Virginia Tech will never be the same. But, he also says the state will look at ways to prevent mentally ill people from having easy access to firearms. Bob also discusses his Sunday column in which he described the emotional toll the shootings have take on the state.

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Apr 232007

On April 23rd, 2007, the Miller Center for Public Affairs held a forum to ask the question: “Are Western Leadership Concepts Appropriate in Islamic Cultures?” We bring you this now here on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.
Steffen Schubert, a banker who serves as managing director of Tejoori Limited, previously was chief executive officer of the Dubai International Finance Exchange.

Moustapha Ismail Sarhank, a scholar in the interdisciplinary field of leadership, psychology, and religion, is honorary chairman of Sarhank Group for Investments, a holding company with headquarters in Egypt and Geneva.

David E. Martin is the founding chief executive officer of M-CAM, Inc., the international leader in intellectual property-based financial risk management. Dr. Martin is also a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

This event is co-hosted with the International Business Society at Darden.

Apr 222007

This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore and Professor Emeritus R. K. Ramazani at the University of Virginia discuss the topic of Iran, and the public and foreign policies of that nation. They open things off by talking about the recent seizure of 15 British sailors by the Iran Revolutionary Guard. Why did they do it, and what should it be called? A kidnapping? An arrest? The professor, himself born in Iran, speaks about the interaction between Middle Eastern nations, as well as how our own foreign policy ties into that interaction.

Rick opens the show with a brief statement about the tragedy at Virginia Tech last week.

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Apr 202007

Above, from left to right: Jeremy Weiss, Kate Hancock, Maggie Brown, Rhiannon O’Coin, Gigi Gay, Richard Drake (Photo: Jack Looney/C-VILLE Weekly)
The results of a Live Arts program to train teenagers in the various aspects of theater is culminating this month with presentation of The Servant of Two Masters. The Teen Theater Team is Live Arts most intensive and focused training program for young people between the ages of 14 and 19.

The Servant of Two Masters is an 18th century comedy by Carlo Goldoni and for almost 300 years audiences have recognized themselves in its timeless characters and situations. Clever servants, grasping masters, lovelorn youth, buckled swashes, drawn swords, interrupted weddings, slapsticks, and chases are all in day’s work for Truffaldino, the titular servant. With rich language and physical hijinks, our teens will draw on their clown training to make a show that leaps from silly to sublime. The play runs on Live Arts Upstage Theater from April 20 to May 5, 2007.

I stopped by Live Arts to talk about the play with director Daria Okugawa and produced this five minute feature.