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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

Aug 262008

The ACC Nation Podcast for the week of August 25th is now available. Visit the ACC Nation for more information.

0:46 — Opening: Patrick and Q talk about their fantasy ACC teams, plus could the SEC’s recent TV deal hurt Raycom and the ACC?

8:44 — Listener questions: Which are the top units in the ACC and which coach would you bring to a party?
25:45 — Around the ACC: Larry Williams of the Post and Courier talks Clemson football, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel discusses Randy Shannon’s decision to suspend Miami quarterback Robert Marve, and Ken Tysiac of the Charlotte Observer and News and Observer gets us ready for NC State at South Carolina.
39:18 — Beat the Bloggers: Brian of Tar Heel Fan faces off against listener Brian Potere in the first installment of this segment.
1:05:40 — Closing: The guys wrap up the show with news on N.C. State’s starting quarterback and the USA’s win in Olympic basketball. Speaking of basketball, the guys ask the question, If he was offered the job, should Roy Williams try to follow Coach K as Olympic basketball coach?

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?