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A look at the U.Va Jewish Community with Brian Cohen of U.Va Hillel. This originally aired on Coy Barefoot’s program on WINA, which airs from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM weekdays.


Recognizing her extensive work in engineering consulting services and her lifelong commitment to encouraging women to pursue engineering, the University of Virginia Women’s Center presents its 2007 Distinguished Alumna Award to Jill S. Tietjen. Tietjen is a 1976 graduate of U.Va.’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) who also majored in applied mathematics and earned an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


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).


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.


Rebecca W. Rimel, President and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts, delivers the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s annual Catherine Strader McGehee Memorial Lecture in McLeod Hall Auditorium. Rimel is a graduate of the nursing school and a former faculty member of the UVA Department of Neurosurgery.


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.


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.”


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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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.


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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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.


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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