Jan 192009
 

Professor Edwin T. Burton of the University of Virginia Economics Department spoke on the current economic crisis at a Senior Statesmen of Virginia forum on January 14, 2008. Professor Burton is a well known economic expert who is a frequent guest on WINA. He is the former head of the Virginia Retirement System and is the author of the Burton Finance Blog.

Burton received his B.A. in Economics from Rice University in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 1971. He is currently professor of economics at the University of Virginia, a post he has held since 1998. He is also currently a trustee of Virginia Retirement System. His past positions include head of Investment Banking and Municipal Finance at Interstate Johnson Lane from 1994 to 1995, president of Rothschild Financial Services, Inc. from 1987 to 1994, senior vice President of Smith Barney from 1975 to 1984 and assistant and associate professor of economics at Cornell University from 1969 to 1979.

The topic of today’s presentation is “The Financial Crisis – Which Inning Are We In?”. Bill Davis, SSV board member and secretary, moderated today’s program.

Jan 182009
 

On the January 18 edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick talks with Marnie Allen, director of transitional housing and the soup kitchen for the Salvation Army in Charlottesville. They discuss the increased call for services due to the current economic conditions, the role of transitional housing (in contrast to homeless shelters), and what the Salvation Army does when not ringing bells in front of stores during the holidays.

Jan 162009
 

Yarn

Yarn

Yarn dropped into WNRN’s Acoustic Sunrise this morning for an interview with Anne Williams, fresh from their show at IS Venue last night. They are playing at Clementine Cafe in Harrisonburg on Saturday. They treated is to some live songs from their album “Empty Pockets”. Videos are up at youtube.com/WNRNradio.

Jan 142009
 

Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, joins Coy Barefoot every Tuesday at 5:00 PM for a discussion of growth and development issues in Albemarle County and Charlottesville.

Walt Whitman recounted by VQR Editor Genoways; preview of next issue

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Jan 112009
 

Ted Genoways has recently been on sabbatacial from the Virginia Quarterly Review to write a book about Walt Whitman’s life from 1860 to 1882. Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America’s Poet during the Lost Years of 1860-1862 will be published by in July 2009 by the University of California Press. Ted was a guest on the January 7, 2009 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot. They also discussed the upcoming issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review.

UVA Astronomy Professor Ed Murphy with the top 8 space stories of 2008

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Jan 112009
 

Ed Murphy is a professor of astronomer at the University of Virginia, and he joined Coy Barefoot on the January 7, 2009 edition of the WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to review the top space stories from the previous year.

Wake-Up Call: Challenges of the new White House

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Jan 112009
 

On the January 10 edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with Pete Ronayne and Jim Sofka of the Federal Executive Institute on the political challenges faced by the incoming Obama administration.

Rivanna Ramber #118: You, Me and Stormwater

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Jan 092009
 

The City of Charlottesville, along with Albemarle County, UVA, and PVCC, are all submitted renewal applications for the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) General Permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4’s).  The permit describes how these entities will manage stormwater in their jurisdictions, but much of the management really rests on you and me and how we manage the stormwater that we create because of our modern lifestyle.

(Read more at the Rivanna Rambler’s website)

Top 10 growth and development stories according to Charlottesville Tomorrow

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Jan 092009
 

2008 was another big year for growth and development stories in our community, according to Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow. For the third year in a row, he listed the top ten stories on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” with Coy Barefoot. Visit Charlottesville Tomorrow to see the full list.

Jim Duncan on the problems with Charlottesville’s housing market

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Jan 082009
 

On Thursday, Jan 8th, 2009, real estate analyst Jim Duncan of RealCentralVA, joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville– Right Now” to discuss the troubles with the community’s housing market. Will it get worse before it gets better? Duncan doesn’t know, and says that no one really knows because the fundamentals of the market are still in flux.

Other topics:

Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press on Virginia’s race for governor

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Jan 082009
 

Chris Graham is the publisher of the Augusta Free Press and he joined Coy Barefoot on the January 5, 2009 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” Topics of conversation include the topsy-turvy price of gas, Governor Tim Kaine’s appointment to chair the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy to replace Kaine, Brian Moran’s campaign to do the same, as well as Senator Creigh Deeds bid. Graham predicts Deeds will be at a disadvantage because he cannot fundraise while the General Assembly is in session.

Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris on Facebook, the Meadowcreek Parkway and affordable housing

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Jan 082009
 

Dave Norris

Dave Norris

On Monday, January 5th 2009, Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris joined Charlottesville Right Now to talk about City Council’s agenda for the coming year. They begin that talk by discussing their mutual discovery of Facebook and then move on to Forrest Marshall’s request to rename the Meadowcreek Parkway after John Warner. Norris is a staunch opponent of the road and says it would be disingenuous to weigh in on what it should be called. Coy and Norris then move on to having a philosophical discussion of affordable housing, workforce development and the City’s upcoming budget cycle. Norris said that the City will not need to raise its property taxes this year.