May 312011
 

Unfortunately, many pets get into toxins — even toxins that were meant to get rid of pests like mice and rats. An extremely common type of toxicity is rodenticide, or rat poison. There are three main groups of rat poison used, and they can all be very toxic to dogs and cats (and even our exotic pets, too).

Patients that usually have the best prognosis from this type of toxicity are those that are actually seen eating the rat poison by their owners, who then bring them in for treatment right away.

May 292011
 

Chef Angelo Vangelopoulos began his restaurant career at a very young age working for his father, Thomas, a Greek immigrant who came to the United States in search of the American dream. Angelo continued working for his father through high school and decided to pursue a career in cooking. In 1990, Angelo graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. His first position was as a line cook at Washington, DC’s award-winning La Colline under the tutelage of a “Master Chef of France”. It was here that Angelo refined his skills in classical French cuisine and learned more about the workings of a fine dining establishment. Angelo next took a position as Sous Chef of Cilantro’s: A Southwest Restaurant and Marketplace, a local favorite in Del Mar, California where his cooking took on a southwestern flair. Angelo’s culinary travels brought him back home to Washington, DC as saucier of Galileo da Roberto Donna with James Beard Award winner Chef Roberto Donna. The refined cuisine of Piemonte, Italy was now the focus of his daily pursuit of perfection.. He continued his food education with trips to France, Italy, and Greece, learning about the culture of food and wine in Europe. In 1995, Angelo and his father went into business together and purchased The Ivy Inn Restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Restaurant uses the finest ingredients available from the central Virginia region and around the world. Angelo thoughtfully composes a daily menu of locally-inspired seasonal American cuisine, showcasing his classical training and cooking heritage. Angelo has developed wonderful relationships with many of central Virginia’s fine farmers and growers, and helps to promote the idea of sustainable farming. Now the father to a wonderful son, he is interested in and pursues educating children in fresh and healthy foods.

Produced and recorded in the studios of Charlottesville Radio Group, in conjunction with Chef Craig Hartman, Chew the Fat is the podcast that gives you totally raw interviews with leading chefs, restaurateurs, wine makers and other food artisans. These interviews are unscripted and outside the realm of publicists, conducted by accomplished Chef Craig Hartman. Hartman delivers these interviews with ease, sensitivity and a sense of insider savvy. The goal of these interviews is to expose the heart and soul of these sensitive, artistic and driven people. This podcast is for anyone who loves food and wine, especially those that want to know every aspect about who is behind the artisan food and wine.

May 292011
 

On the May 29 Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with realtor Jim Duncan and home loan officer Matt Hodges. Topics include questions of renting vs. owning, mortgage loans, and the changing real estate market.

May 272011
 

Can your talent or energy can contribute to films on the way to Hollywood’s silver screen? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ according to guests Director/Primary Instigator Brian Wimer and Writer/Actor Trevor Przyuski of The Filmmakers Republik. Take a look inside a virtual studio of media and film artists who participate in shared projects, both commercial and artistic, for the advancement of film making in Central Virginia. Find out what happens when a community collaborates to produce and promote local films like Billy Barnwell’s Favorite Friends. Folk music from The Photographers accompanies an intelligent discussion of film making, fun, courage and ambition. Everyday people make exciting choices on The Wendy Edwards Show.

Of special note: Wendy will podcast live from the Scottsville Farmers’ Market on Thursday, June 16th! Surprise Guest to be announced. Musical guests The SeeDz!

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May 262011
 

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 on Wednesdays at 11:55 a.m. and Fridays at 3:55 p.m. and are archived on the UVA Today website. All of the segments are posted on iTunesU.

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

University of Virginia Enters Dining Hall Into EPA Energy Contest (Nina Morris)
Road Trip Preparedness (Marge Sidebottom)
New Course Uses HBO’s ‘The Wire’ To Examine Urban America (Bruce Williams and Kamille Seward)

•Air Date: 5/25/2011

To download mp3, click here.

May 262011
 

A monster Memorial Day  weekend is coming up here in Charlottesville!  Listen to the Suzy Scoop to get the heads up everything going on.  Find Suzy Said online at http://www.suzysaid.com/charlottesville

Amy Eastlack – aka SuzySaid – gives you the scoop on what’s happening in
and around town this weekend.  From activities with the kids – to a night
out with the girls – to a romantic dinner with your special someone – and
everything in between – Suzy has the Scoop on when and where you need to be

On facebook at http://www.facebook.com/suzysaidcharlottesville  

On Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/suzysaidcville

May 262011
 

A weekly forum of everything running. With your host Mark Lorenzoni, a community running expert who has been directing hundreds ofarea “not-for-profit” footraces and coaching thousands of runners for the past 30 years. This week’s edition of “RunCast” was brought to you by The Ragged Mountain Running Shop. Central Virginia’s Community running and walking family partner since 1982. Convenietly locatd on the historic UVa Corner with free parking at their doorstep. Visit them at www.raggedmountainrunning.com or friend them on Facebook

May 252011
 

Join the guys from The Snow Knows Gardening Show as they give you tips on how to get your garden in perfect shape with spring finally here! Its raining non stop outside and the Snow Knows guys are ready to help!

The Snow Knows Gardening Show is the longest running gardening show in America. The Snows will talk gardening, answer your questions and will have a lot of fun along the way. You can visit their store online at: www.snowknows.com

Stop by the store in person: 1875 Avon St. Charlottesville, VA. 22902
Phone Number: 434-295-2159

May 232011
 

Giardia…cha cha cha…

Diarrhea has a number of causes, but one that we saw quite a bit in our patients this summer is Giardia, a parasite that is transmitted in stool (Giardia can be transmitted to humans in this way, but people most often get this parasite from contaminated water). Once a pet is infected, it will typically take 5-12 days in dogs and 5-16 days in cats for the parasite to be found in the stool — however, diarrhea can occur before the parasite actually shows up in the stool.

To diagnose Giardia, your veterinarian will need a fresh stool sample from your pet. As this parasite cannot be detected by the naked eye, the doctor will examine the sample under a microscope. Sometimes the test may need to be repeated, as this parasite can shed intermittently — so while an initial test may come up negative, further tests may come up positive. A newer variety of test is the “snap test,” which tests for Giardia proteins in the stool. The snap test does help improve diagnosis; however, while almost all veterinarians have the capability to look at a stool sample under the microscope, the snap test is less readily available, and not all veterinarians will be able to offer it.

Find them online at http://www.greenbrier-emergency.com/

For even more information go to their new blog: http://www.greenbrier-emergency.com/blog/

May 222011
 

Chef Todd Grieger of Maya Restaurant in Charlottesville gives us his take on how one becomes a successful chef.

Listen in as Todd opens up to Craig and gives us a truly candid interview. Todd’s rise to chefdom is inspirational and shows us all that we can achieve what we put our mind to. Maya Restaurant is well known for their straightforward, locally inspired food and Todd is proud to be manning the range. Remember, it’s all here on Chew the Fat!!

 

Produced and recorded in the studios of Charlottesville Radio Group, in conjunction with Chef Craig Hartman, Chew the Fat is the podcast that gives you totally raw interviews with leading chefs, restaurateurs, wine makers and other food artisans.  These interviews are unscripted and outside the realm of publicists, conducted by accomplished Chef Craig Hartman. Hartman delivers these interviews with ease, sensitivity and a sense of insider savvy. The goal of these interviews is to expose the heart and soul of these sensitive, artistic and driven people. This podcast is for anyone who loves food and wine, especially those that want to know every aspect about who is behind the artisan food and wine.

(This article is used as a citation on cvillepedia)

May 222011
 

Rick Moore speaks with Cale Jaffe (Senior Attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center) about uranium mining and the negative aspects of mining in Virgina. Uranium mining was banned in 1982 by the Virginia general assembly. Uranium is radioactive and can be very dangerous, especially to bodies of water during major storms, and it has been linked to cancer.

Find out more about the Southern Environmental Law Center at cvillepedia.

May 202011
 

Bill Ferraro speaking before a packed house at the Charlottesville Senior Center Wednesday.

Bill Ferraro speaking before a packed house
at the Charlottesville Senior Center Wednesday.

Regular listeners of our podcasts might know Rick Britton. He’s an award-wining 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 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Bill Ferraro —a former Editor with the Papers of U. S. Grant— delivered a fascinating talk on the life and military career of General Grant.

Bill Ferraro

Bill Ferraro

Born in Ohio in 1822, and an 1843 graduate of West Point, Grant finished the Mexican War as a captain with citations for gallantry and meritorious conduct. After leaving the Army in 1854, he worked hard but nonetheless failed at a number of civilian undertakings. In the Civil War, however, Grant rose steadily in the ranks —from Colonel to General-in-Chief of the Armies— and, after coming east to take on Robert E. Lee and his seldom-bested Army of Northern Virginia, demonstrated his great inner strength and an iron-willed determination to grind down Confederate forces: two qualities sorely missing in previous commanders. Who was this successful Western General? Listen to find out why.

This is part two of a six part series for 2011. You can listen to all six parts of this series here.