Philosopher Leder explores Aging and Spirituality, Challenges and Opportunities

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Oct 302007
 

On October 19, 2007, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging hosted a one-day conference called Crafting Intentional Communities: Cooperative Living Along Life’s Journey. The event was designed to explore new housing and living innovations for seniors to live, grow and age in community.

The first speaker was Dr. Drew Leder, a professor of Western and Eastern Philosophy at Loyola College in Maryland. His latest, Sparks of the Divine: Finding Inspiration in Our Everyday World (Sorin/Ave Maria Press, 2004) explores the spiritual lessons hidden within the things of the natural and human-constructed world. Dr. Leder was stricken with back pain shortly before the conference, and he shares that experience with the audience as he discusses Aging and Spirituality, Challenges and Opportunities.

Dr. Leder spoke about our current models of “successful aging,” and a spiritually-informed alternative view drawn from wisdom traditions the world over. These traditions teach that the aging process can present unique graces and opportunities meant to bring the soul’s journey to fulfillment. Dr. Leder discussed four different archetypes of the spiritual elder, and their implications for our later-life communities.

Oct 302007
 

On October 29, 2007, more than four thousand people braved the cool night and paid $29 to cram into Charlottesville’s Downtown Pavilion to listen to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The Illinois Senator spent about 50 minutes talking to the crowd on issues ranging from health insurance, the Iraq War, and education. He was introduced by Governor Tim Kaine, a fellow graduate of Harvard Law.

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The Virginia Sentinal has the story, as does The Hook. For more coverage, Mandy Owen and Helena Cobban both attended as well and have reports on their sites.

Update: As noted below in the comments, C-Ville Weekly also has coverage.

City Council Candidates Forum

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Oct 292007
 

The five candidates for three open seats on the Charlottesville City Council participated in a forum on October 3rd and answered questions about transportation, affordable living choices, and City-County cooperation. The event, which was held in Council Chambers, was co-moderated by Neil Williamson of the Free Enterprise Forum and Sean Tubbs of Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Visit Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Election Watch 2007 website for even more detailed information on the candidates including, bios, campaign finance reports, other videos and podcasts, and the schedule of upcoming candidate forums. A full transcript of this candidate forum is also available.

ACAC’s Gambel on changes in the fitness industry

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Oct 292007
 

Grant Gambel is a senior vice president at the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club, and he joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about changes in the fitness industry, and about the My ACAC program.

Delegate John Cosgrove

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Oct 292007
 

Delegate John Cosgrove (R-78) joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about his campaign for re-election. Some issues he’s addressing on the stump include transportation and illegal immigration.

Lowell Feld of Raising Kaine explains the net roots

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Oct 282007
 

Lowell Feld is the founder and editor of the blog Raising Kaine, and the co-author of a forthcoming book called Netroots Rising: How a Citizen Army of Progressive Bloggers and Online Activists is Changing American Politics. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about how the Internet is having an effect.

Delegates Bell and Toscano speak at Chalkboard

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Oct 282007
 

On Wednesday, August 22, at 7:00 pm, Virginia General Assembly Delegates Rob Bell (R-58) and David Toscano (D-57) participated in a community forum to address audience questions on past and future legislative sessions. The forum will be moderated by WINA Radio host Jane Foy.

The event was held at The Community Chalkboard and Podium: Charlottesville’s Monument to the First Amendment, located on the downtown mall outside City Hall. In the case of rain, an event will be moved to The Charlottesville Pavilion. The forum is sponsored by The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Thomas Jefferson Center at 434-295-4784.

24th Senate District Candidate Arin Sime talks with Coy Barefoot

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Oct 272007
 

Libertarian Arin Sime is the Democratic candidate for the 24th Senate District seat currently held by Republican Emmet Hanger. The other candidate in the race is Democrat David Cox of Lexington. In this installment of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot, Sime talks about his campaign.  (Photo by George Loper)

24th Senate District Candidate David Cox talks with Coy Barefoot

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Oct 272007
 

David Cox is the Democratic candidate for the 24th Senate District seat currently held by Republican Emmet Hanger. The other candidate in the race is Libertarian Arin Sime. In this installment of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot, Cox makes his case to the 24th, which covers some of western Albemarle County.

“People are not happy with Richmond ,” Cox said. “My parents and their generation left me and my generation with the best schools, the best roads, a health care system that covered far more percentage wise of the population than now.”

Jennifer McClellan joins Coy Barefoot to talk about her campaign

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Oct 272007
 

Richmond area Delegate Jennifer McClellan (D-71) joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about her campaign to win a second term. She is running unopposed.

Historian Britton tells the tale of Albemarle’s Moon Ghost

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Oct 272007
 

Local historian and cartographer Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot to talk about what he considers Albemarle County’s most famous ghost story, the Moon Ghost, who haunted the Glendower area south of Scottsville around the time of Reconstruction.

U.S. Public Service Academy 101 with Chris Myers Asch

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Oct 262007
 

Chris Myers Asch is one of the co-founders of the U.S. Public Service Academy, a proposed national university designed to train public servants. According to the institution’s website, the Academy will be “a flagship institution designed to build a “more perfect union” by developing leaders of character dedicated to service in the public sector.” That’s the subject on this installment of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot.