Charlottesville–Right Now: Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris joins Coy Barefoot

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Nov 222010
 

11.22.10 City of Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris joins Coy to discuss the recent deadline placed on the replacement for the Ragged Mountain Reservoir Dam by the state of Virginia. The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board in Richmond wants a brand new dam. The alternative choice, which has been unanimously approved by the Charlottesville City Council, calls for an approach that will phase in expansions on the existing dam. Dede Smith from Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply also chimes in with her thoughts.

Nov 222010
 

Lili Powell

Lili Powell

This week we are joined by Darden Professor Lili Powell, who discusses the World Peace Game. This simulation was the subject of a recent award-winning film, “World Peace… and other 4th-grade achievements.” In this week’s headlines: “Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Darden at Number 11,” Winners of the Concept Competition,” and “The Mergers & Acquisitions Competition.”

Wake-Up Call: Parenting in an age of Technology

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Nov 212010
 

On the Nov. 21 Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore focuses on the challenges to parenting in an age when children are constantly connected to and distracted by mobile technology and social media. Joining Rick are Nura Yingling, Upper School Director at Tandem School; Dr. Yvonnes Chen, Professor of Communication at Virginia Tech; and Tim Roesch, Charlottesville parent of two teenagers and a ‘tween’.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Eric Strucko from the Albemarle County School Board joins Coy Barefoot

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Nov 192010
 

11.19.10 CFO of the UVA Health Services Foundation and member of the Albemarle County School Board Eric Strucko joins Coy to discuss the new scheduling system.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Historian Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Nov 192010
 

11.19.10 Historian and author Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their discussion of the 25 most important Civil War battles. Today on the program, the discussion zeroes in on the Battle of Sayler’s Creek. The fight took place in Amelia and Prince Edward Counties in April of 1865, and today’s conversation describes how General Robert E. Lee was forced to evacuate Petersburg and Richmond before the retreating Confederate troops were cut off by Union soldiers led by General Sheraton. Hear the whole story recreated, here.

Nov 182010
 

11.18.10 Former Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Virginia Rick Sincere joins Coy to discuss the TSA full-body scanners. Special Bonus Guest: Coy’s brother Bo Short. These newly implemented search techniques in airport security are creating serious backlash from citizens, and the conversation addresses a wide range of issues including the heavy costs, the reactionary attitude being taken, and the racial/ psychological profiling tactics. In addition, a local connection as made when Coy compares the scanners to the new red-light camera in Charlottesville.

Charlottesville–Right Now: UVA Professor of Media Studies Bruce Williams joins Coy Barefoot

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Nov 172010
 

11.17.10 Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at UVA Bruce Williams joins Coy to discuss the state of journalism today as compared to the press of old. The conversation addresses the death of real news in favor of opinion, the exciting new developments in information technology, the increase in concentration and conglomeration, and the declining revenue streams media outlets are facing. Listen to all of the expert reflections, here.

Nov 172010
 

11.17.10 Founder and President of the Rutherford InstituteJohn Whitehead joins Coy to re-open their conversations about airport security and the red-light cameras. Whitehead is fired up about TSA searches getting out of hand, and he also invites all victims of the Rio Road red-light fines to give the Rutherford Institute a call.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Author and Rutgers Professor Norman Cantor joins Coy Barefoot

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Nov 172010
 

11.17.10 Rutgers Professor of Law and Justice Norman L. Cantor joins Coy to talk about the details of his new book After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver. Cantor discusses his motivation for writing on the topic, the origin of living wills, and what really does happen to our bodies after we die.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Professor Dan Bluestone from the UVA School of Architecture joins Coy Barefoot

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Nov 172010
 

11.17.10 Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Virginia School of Architecture Dan Bluestone joins Coy to discuss the completion plans for the Meadowcreek Parkway. The conversation addresses how the original plans stack up the progress to date. One side of the project has taken care of their portion, while the other has yet to get rolling. In addition, Professor Bluestone has an idea that he says can save the city and county millions of dollars- find out what it is here.

Nov 172010
 

Episode 12 of Outside The Box with Mike and Leon features the guys discuss Leon’s snoring, their grades in high school sex ed class, an opportunity for you to win a gift certificate, Facebook’s new email system, TSA’s usage of body scanners, and Leon tries to forcast the weather vs. this guy and more. Follow the show on Twitter: OTBwithMikeLeon and on Facebook: Outside The Box with Mike and Leon and spread the word to your friends!

Charlottesville–Right Now: Dede Smith talks water supply plans with Coy Barefoot

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Nov 162010
 

11.16.10 Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan’s Dede Smith joins Coy to talk about the proposal she gave before the City Council last night. Coy and Dede discuss how the results of the 2006 plan have stacked up with ciziten expectations and the counselors’ reaction to her new ideas. The conversation takes stock of where the community stands at present in order to then look at what changes need to be made.