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On the August 17th edition of WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore hosts Mike Fietz, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with the Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, as they take calls and talk about modern treatment for pets. The conversation ranges from acupuncture for pain management, to cost containment when dealing with serious illness.a

James Jackson Toth at WNRN

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Aug 292008
 

James Jackson TothJames Jackson Toth swung by the WNRN studios this afternoon for a chat and some songs with Ronda Chollock before his show at Gravity Lounge with The Duchess and the Duke. Videos are coming soon.

91 Seconds on Film: Tropic Thunder

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Aug 292008
 

Ben Stiller, auteur? Ill-Informed Gadfly Ben Nuckols examines the evidence in this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film.

Catch Tropic Thunder at the Carmike 6.

91 Seconds on Film: Traitor

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Aug 292008
 

Don Cheadle “communicates restless intelligence” in the new thriller Traitor, according to Ben Nuckols in this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film.Traitor is now playing at the Carmike 6.

Michael Cassidy of the Commonwealth Institute on Virginia’s poverty rate

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Aug 282008
 

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new figures on poverty in America. Michael Cassidy of the Commonwealth Institute joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to break down the numbers in Virginia. (Click here for their report)

“Virginia actually saw a significant increase in the poverty rate, increasing from 9.6% to 9.9%,” Cassidy said. That translates to over 740,000 Virginians making below the poverty threshold as defined by the federal government.

St. Maarten’s Cafe turns 24: Jim Roland tells the story

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Aug 282008
 

St. Maarten’s Cafe, a staple of the Corner, is celebrating it’s 24th anniversary this month. On this installment of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!”, owner Jim Roland tells the story of how the restaurant came to be, and explains the secret of his success. He also comments on the Amethyst Initiative, a proposal to lower the drinking age back to 18.

Growth and Development Update with Brian Wheeler (8-26-08)

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Aug 272008
 

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow joins Coy Barefoot every Tuesday on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the latest in growth and development issues in Albemarle County and Charlottesville. This week on the show:

New Method for Processing Rape Kit Evidence

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Aug 272008
 

In today’s show, adapted from an article written by Fariss Samarrai, senior news officer for UVa’s Office of Public Affairs, we discuss the research of Jessica Voorhees Norris, a Ph.D. candidate in forensic chemistry at UVa, who has developed a method for handling rape kit evidence that reduces part of the DNA analysis time from 24 hours to as little as 30 to 45 minutes.

With approximately 250,000 items of sexual assault evidence mired in three- to 12-month backlogs as they await analysis in U.S. forensic laboratories, there is an alarming nationwide need for a time-efficient way to get this work done. And according to Jessica Voorhees Norris, a Ph.D. candidate in forensic chemistry, she has found a better way. She developed a method for handling rape kit evidence that reduces part of the DNA analysis time from 24 hours to as little as 30 to 45 minutes and improves the sperm cell recovery rate by 100 percent. If her method is adopted by forensic labs – and the results accepted by courts – the backlog could potentially be reduced within months.

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog.

WriterHouse hosts poets Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan

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Aug 262008
 

Kevin McFadden

Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan presented an evening of poetry and letterpress at WriterHouse on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Kevin McFadden is the author of Hardscrabble, an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry series. Originally from the Cleveland area, he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia and now lives in Charlottesville. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Fence, Kenyon Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Poetry, and in other publications.

Angie Hogan

Angie Hogan received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hoyns Fellow as well as the recipient of a Javits Fellowship. Her poems appear in The Antioch Review, Bellingham Review, Harpur Palate, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, Third Coast, and The Virginia Quarterly Review among other journals. Originally from East Tennessee, she now  works at the University of Virginia Press.

McFadden and Hogan read from their works and discussed the writing life and the art of letterpress in a question-and-answer session following their reading.

Peter Bradley Adams at WNRN

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Aug 262008
 

Peter Bradley Adams made a guest appearance with Anne Williams on Acoustic Sunrise at WNRN. He talked about his tour, his songwriting process, the music that he’s listening to now and his days with Eastmountainsouth. He even played a bunch of songs. You can check out the videos here.

An examination of Buy Local, Eat Local in Charlottesville

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Aug 242008
 

This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call the conversation is all about the ‘Buy Local, Eat Local’ food scene. Area restaurateurs Kate Collier (Feast!) and Will Richey (Revolutionary Soup) join Melissa Harris and Jennifer Seidel from the new Flavor magazine along with host Rick Moore to discuss independent farms and sustainable agriculture. How do current Virginia laws help the large, industrial food system while hurting area farmers? How is it financially viable for a small restaurant to use better tasting but more expensive foods? Exactly what is a super-model vegetable and why are they to be shunned? What can you do to help this concept continue its growth?

Aug 242008
 

Regular listeners of our podcast or our live streaming feed might know Rick Britton. He’s a historian and cartographer and a frequent guest on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now with Coy Barefoot. Rick also organizes a Civil War lecture and day-trip series in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

On August 20, 2008, one of the speakers—Scott Harris—appeared at the Senior Center to talk about the May, 15th, 1864 Battle of New Market in the Shenandoah Valley. Scott received his B.A. with honors in History and Historic Preservation from Mary Washington College in 1983, and got his Master in History and Museum Administration from William and Mary in 1988. He is currently the director of the New Market Battlefield Park which commemorates the fascinating battle and highlights the participation of the 257 Virginia Military Institute cadets who helped capture a Union battery of artillery.