Dec 212010
 

Jim Cobb, History Professor at The University of Georgia joined Coy to discuss his recent New York Times article The Cultural Roots Of Disunion on the buildup to the American Civil War.

Dec 212010
 

Kevin Lynch and Dede Smith of Citizens For A Sustainable Water Supply join Coy to discuss the latest on the water supply plan.

Dec 212010
 

Mark Blaxill of Age of Autism joined Coy to discuss the latest news and research on Autism.

Dec 202010
 

12.20.10 Ed Lengel joined Coy to discuss his book Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder, in Myth and Memory.

Dec 202010
 

12.20.10 of Andrew Windham and Brian Balogh of Backstory Radio joined Coy to discuss the history of Christmas.

Dec 202010
 

12.20.10 Jerry Ratcliffe of The Daily Progress joined Coy to discuss University of Virginia Athletics and Academics.

Dec 202010
 

12.20.10 Lisa Marks Smith joined Coy to discuss the near-death experience she had after receiving a flu shot from a Cincinnati, OH CVS in 2005.

Dec 192010
 

The Grinch

The Grinch

It’s a holiday tradition! Santa visits the Wake-Up Call and speaks to children on his nice list with the help of Sugar Plum Mary, and Rick reads “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Dec 162010
 

Leni Sorensen

Leni Sorensen

Regular listeners of our podcasts 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 designs and hosts Virginia history programs for the Charlottesville Senior Center.

In the fall of 2010, the Senior Center offered one of Rick’s programs entitled “Virginia History 101.” Running from October 7th through November 18th, this six-session lecture series was designed for those interested in Virginia’s fascinating early history. The series focused on some of the big topics that dominated the Old Dominion’s first two centuries, including, Native Virginians, Tobacco, Slavery, the Revolution, George Washington’s Presidency, and Jeffersonian Architecture. The series was followed with a travel session where participants experienced Virginia history first hand.

The lecture for October 21, 2010 was entitled “Foodways of the Enslaved.” It was presented by Leni Sorensen, Monticello’s African-American Research Historian, who besides her duties on Jefferson’s “little mountain,” also teaches rural life skills such as canning, butchering, and cookery. Following an introduction of the enslaved individuals laboring in Mr. Jefferson’s kitchens—at Monticello, in Paris, and at the White House—Sorensen delivered a fascinating talk on the surprisingly complicated, and fashionable, meals they prepared. Previously forgotten by history, these cooks and chefs were talented, amazingly literate, and oftentimes multi-lingual.

This is the third in a six part series for 2010.

Click here to listen to all six lectures in this series:

• December 2, 2010 – The Monacan Nation – Rick Britton
• December 9, 2010 – Tobacco, The First Cash Crop – Susan Kern
• December 16, 2010 – Foodways of the Enslaved – Leni Sorensen
• December 23, 2010 – The Yorktown Campaign – Ed Lengel
• December 30, 2010 – Washington’s Presidency – David Hoth
• January  6, 2011- Architecture in the Jeffersonian Period – Ed Lay

Dec 152010
 

12.15.10 Professor of History at the University of Virginia J.E. Lendon joins Coy to discuss his new book Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins. The new release details the decade of clashes between Athens and Sparta known as the Peloponnesian Wars.  Lendon explains the title of the book, then touches on the process of studying the battle tales of Thucydides before plunging into recreating the bloodshed that was Ancient Greece in the 5th century B.C.

Dec 152010
 

Check out the new episode of the UVA Today Radio Show, a weekly five minute segment on WTJU radio. Look for new editions of the show every Wednesday at 11:55 a.m. on WTJU. Afterward, all of the segments will be posted on iTunesU.

Read more about the stories featured in this week’s program:

New Report Finds Marriage Trouble in Middle America (W. Bradford Wilcox)
Nurses on the Front Line: Credit for the Unsung Heroes (Arlene Keeling)
U.Va. History Professor John Mason Captures Cape Town Carnival in Words, Pictures (John Mason)

•Air Date: 12/15/2010

To download mp3, click here.

Dec 152010
 

12.15.10 Kelly Eplee, Executive Director of the Building Goodness Foundation, joins Coy to discuss the latest in Haiti. The country remains in devastation in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, and Eplee talks about just how much rubble still covers the landscape of the island. The Building Goodness Foundation, based right here in Charlottesville, is still working around the clock through volunteer mission trips to rebuild schools, hospitals, houses, and churches.