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Another summer, another raunchy comedy from Judd Apatow. Ben Nuckols has seen Stepbrothers, the movie with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in which two middle-aged slackers become family. What is the ultimate destination of a movie like this? Listen in, or read Ben’s review on the Ill-Informed Gadfly.

 

Commander Paul Galanti (right) retired from the U.S. Navy after a career that saw him receive many awards and allocations. Now, Galanti is the Chairman of the Virginia Veteran’s for McCain, and is working to elect the Arizona Senator this November. He spent time as a prisoner of war with McCain, and describes what that experience was like.

 

Chris Graham, founder and publisher of the Augusta Free Press, joins Coy Barefoot on the July 30th edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to discuss the possibility of Governor Tim Kaine as Senator Barack Obama’s vice presidential candidate.  Graham has also been writing recently about the effects of oil speculation on the high cost of a barrel of crude.

 

Vivek Kundra is the Chief Technology Officer for Washington, D.C. and formerly the Assistant Secretary for Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He joined Coy Barefoot on the July 28, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now” to talk about the transition from Richmond to D.C., what he does in is position, and how he’s helping transform the way D.C. does business.

 

Former Governor and Republican Senate candidate Jim Gilmore joins Coy Barefoot on the July 28 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” Gilmore is touring the state as part of his Working Families tour, and will be in Charlottesville at Sam’s Kitchen at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 30. He says that people are hurting from high gasoline prices, and that he’ll work to address that issue when he’s Senator. “We’ve got to have more domestic oil production and energy production, we’ve got to drill in ANWR and bring that oil in, and we’ve got drill off-shore,” Gilmore said. He said his opponent, fellow former Governor Mark Warner, won’t support those things.

 

Mike Hogewood joins the guys this week to talk ACC football. Find out why something Al Groh said surprised Mike, his thoughts on Duke’s David Cutcliffe, why he thinks Patrick is bold (and perhaps crazy) and his surprise team in the ACC this year, plus much more.

 

What is sustainable forestry and how does it affect our region environmentally and economically?  This lecture organized by the James River Green Building Council Charlottesville Division will answer that question and many others as part of a series of lectures dealing with the LEED Green Building Rating System.

We have assembled three speakers who together give a very balanced view of the issue.

The first speaker, Dr. John Munsell, is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and a Forest Management Extension Specialist.  In his presentation Dr. Munsell introduces sustainable forestry practices and analyzes one of the field’s major certification bodies, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Next is Dr. Brian Bond, an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech’s Department of Wood Science and Forest Products.  Dr. Bond describes the market for FSC certified products and presents some intriguing research into consumer demand.
Completing our lecture on sustainable forestry is Mr. Charlie Becker from the Virginia Department of Forestry.  Mr. Becker draws from over 20 years of experience to give an overview of forestry practices in Virginia.  He also discusses how forest certification programs such as FSC uniquely affect Virginia landowners.

 

Wendy Fournier of the National Autism Association joined Coy Barefoot on the July 22, 2008 episode of “WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the recent comments made by talk show host Michael Savage blaming autism on bad parenting. Later on, WINA permanently pulled the host from its airwaves. This podcast begins with a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner from Whitman, Coy’s six-year-old autistic son.

 

On the July 27th edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call on WNRN, Sean McCord, Joe Crisp and UVA adjunct professor Pete Ronanye were Rick Moore’s guests for a round table discussion on politics. Some of the issues discussed were the Presidential race, the Iraq War, the reasons for rising gas prices, whether offshore drilling will alleviate the problem, Senator Obama’s visit to Iraq and methods of campaigning. For details, listen to the podcast and express your opinion by commenting after the show!

 

Jonathan Rintels is the executive director of Center for Creative Voices in Media, a non-profit organization that advocates the rights of writer and artists to express themselves freely in film and television. He recently joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the recent U.S Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision which overturned the FCC’s $550,000 fine for the Janet Jackson incident at the 2003 Superbowl. Rintels is also concerned about the increased role internet providers such as Comcast are playing in deciding what you can download. He says net neutrality is needed to protect consumers.

 

Former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has written what promises to be one of the most explosive, powerful, and important books in many years: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Bugliosi spoke with Coy Barefoot on the July 14, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!”

“Why did I write this book?” Bugliosi asks. “I wrote this book…out of anger. I do not want this guy, George Bush, to get away with murder.”

Jul 262008
 

Adam NelsonThis week, Ken speaks with Darden second year student Adam Nelson who is headed to Beijing for the Summer Olympics, where he will “go for the gold” as part of the American team in the shot put event. Adam previously earned a silver medal in both the 2000 and 2004 games.

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