Dec 202007
 

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” every Tuesday to talk about growth and development in area. This week, a look at the run-up to the budget cycle coming up in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. The County is moving to a five-year budget this year, and Brian explains what that means. Also:

Dec 192007
 

Police Chief Tim Longo joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk for the first time about the incident where a wheelchair-bound man was ticketed after being struck by a Albemarle County police cruiser. While he could not talk about the particulars of either that case, or the second case which occurred earlier this month, Longo was able to talk about department policy.

“These decisions as to whether charge or not charge are made in the field, made in real time by the person who is tasked with the responsibility of investigating the accident,” Longo said.

Photo by George Loper

The Hook’s Courteney Stuart on the recent rash of wheelchair collisions

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Dec 182007
 

Courteney Stuart joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about recent cases involving people in wheelchairs being ticketed after being struck by vehicles – one of them was hit by an Albemarle County Police Officer. The events prompted many citizens to appear before City Council on December 17, 2007 to speak out in support of pedestrian safety. Stuart was also recently subpoenaed to appear as a witness in the case of two people accused by City Police of being drunk in public during a September 28th incident.

Dec 182007
 

On October 19, 2007, the organization hosted a one-day conference called Crafting Intentional Communities: Cooperating 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.

In this panel on cohousing communities, Peter Lazar of Blue Ridge Cohousing & Shadowlake Village Cohousing and Janaka Casper of Community Housing Partners tell the story on the creation of three Virginia cohousing neighborhoods. They explore the topics of affordability, accessibility and sustainability in communities.

Peter spoke from the perspective of a current cohousing homeowner creating a new community with future neighbors. Janaka spoke from the perspective of the developer and promoter of affordable community-oriented housing. Janaka’s company was builder of Shadowlake Village Cohousing in Blacksburg, and ElderSpirit in Abingdon, and is currently developing a wheelchair-accessible cohousing community in Crozet, Virginia. A rezoning application for Blue Ridge Cohousing was recently approved by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

Jon Kukla explores Mr. Jefferson’s Women

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Dec 182007
 

Jon Kukla received his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and from 1973 until 1990 he directed historical research and publishing at the Library of Virginia. He then followed up as curator and director of the Historic New Orleans Collection, before becoming the director of Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial in Charlotte County. Now he lives in Richmond, and recently published a book called Mr. Jefferson’s Women. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to discuss the new book.

JABA: Innovations for Aging in Community

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Dec 172007
 

On October 19, 2007, the organization hosted a one-day conference called Crafting Intentional Communities: Cooperating 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.

In this “thinking outside the box” panel, three Charlottesville-area panelists share information and ideas about concepts and environmental factors (buildings, neighborhoods, community design, etc) that offer new and innovative ways to give individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, businesses, etc additional options to address needs and hopes for aging in community.

Moderated by Gordon Walker of JABA, the panel consists of: Frank Stoner, Vice President of Business Development, Stonehaus; John Quale, U.Va. Assistant Professor of Architecture, ecoMOD Project Director; Chris Murray, My Home for Life (JABA).

This is the fifth in a series of podcasts. Check the JABA category for the rest of the events. Also check out the conference’s website to learn more about the participants.

Dec 162007
 

On October 19, 2007, the organization hosted a one-day conference called Crafting Intentional Communities: Cooperating 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 panel discussion of the day explored how many of the concepts discussed in early sessions can be applied. How are these kinds of communities created? How can we learn from the experiences of others? How do different types of intentional communities function?

The panel is moderated by Dene Peterson of the ElderSpirit Community and panelists include: Marione Cobb of Twin Oaks; Monica Abbleby of the ElderSpirit Extension Project; Zev Paiss, co-founder of the Elder Cohousing Network; Marty Klaif of Shannon Farm; and Carolyn Ohle, Director of Innisfree Village.

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts. Check the JABA category for the rest of the events. Also check out the conference’s website to learn more about the participants.

#68 The Old Mill Trail Below Pantops is for Everyone

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Dec 162007
 

The Rivanna at Pantops shows modest buffer in the summertime. Old Mill Trail starts at the bridge on the county side.

“The Rivanna Rambler” airs weekly from 11:55 am-noon on WTJU 91.1 and ithis episode is from December 13, 2007.

Jefferson Society: Renewable energy expert discusses ethanol

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Dec 162007
 

On November 16, 2007, the Society hosted Larry Peck, formerly the Vice President for Global Fuels Technology for BP, and the current Chief Operating Officer of Cilion, a new biofuels company. Peck talked about efforts to develop renewable energy sources. His experience spans agricultural and fuel markets as well as ethanol technology.

Dec 162007
 

On the December 9th edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, Commonwealth Attorney-elect for Albemarle County Denise Lunsford joined Rick in the studio. She talks about her experiences with running in the highly contested race against Jim Camblos, and more generally about life in the public eye.

Rick opens the show with a monologue about gift giving.

Wake-Up Call: Population Growth in Albemarle

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Dec 162007
 

Is there a level at which Albemarle County should stop growing? That’s the assertion of Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population (ASAP), a group that is studying how many people the area’s natural resources can support. Board members Jack Marshall , Tom Olivier, and Jeff Sobel join Rick Moore on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call to talk about a sustainable population can be maintained, and how what ASAP is doing affects other counties. Callers also chime in with their questions and concerns as well.

ACTA’s Mitchell on William and Mary’s new bias reporting system

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Dec 132007
 

Charles Mitchell is the program director at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, and he joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the new bias reporting system at the College of William and Mary. ACTA is a group that represents alumni groups who are dissatisfied with the way current operations at their alma mater.