Dec 112011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan talks to Rick about how a Civil War army on the move fed itself. Learn about the “mess”, the basic cooking unit of a marching army, and about “the cat that would not boil”.

Click here to listen to all the episodes in this series.

Dec 082011
 

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In this edition of the RunCast, Mark Lorenzoni updates listeners on the last few races of 2011. He recaps the results of the Monticello Holiday Classic 5K and Three Bridges Marathon and Half-Marathon. Particularly worth noting is the description of the feast provided by Michael Gaffney at the end of the marathon. Mark also reminds listeners that it’s not too late to participate in the 10 Miler Training Program.

 

Dec 082011
 

Join the guys from The Snow Knows Gardening Show as they have some tips on how to fight through some of this cold weather!  There are also tips on how to decorate your Christmas trees. What’s better for you? Artificial trees or cut trees? Callers weigh in with their suggestions.

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

Dec 072011
 

Tremorgenic mycotoxins produced by molds on foods are a relatively common, and possibly under-diagnosed, cause of tremors and seizures in pet animals. Because of their relatively indiscriminate appetites, dogs tend to be most commonly exposed to tremorgens. These toxins are produced from a variety of fungi, however tremorgens produced by Penicillium spp. are the most commonly encountered. These molds grow on practically any food, including dairy products, grains, nuts, and legumes; compost piles may also provide a source of tremorgens. Tremorgens have a several different mechanisms of actions: some alter nerve action potentials, some alter neurotransmitter action, and while others alter neurotransmitter levels. The overall affect is the development of muscle tremors and seizures.

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

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

Dec 062011
 

Hi! I’m Rita Smith, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. I’ve been working in the field of nutrition and disease prevention for over 35 years, and currently work at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. I look forward to chatting with you each week on various nutrition topics –  from using dietary approaches for cholesterol reduction to managing the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Nutrition is ever-changing and can even be confusing. I hope to make sense of current nutrition topics and provide reasonable, healthy-eating tips for you and your family to be well and stay well. Of course, for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment and care, be sure to work with your own health care provider.

For more great tips check out Rita Smith’s blog: http://www.marthajefferson.org/nutrition/

Dec 052011
 

Chef Hart gives us the run down on his journey from doing dishes at The C&O Restaurant to running his own kitchen at the appropriately named, The Local in Charlottesville, Virginia. The story of a local boy, who starts on the ground floor and with hard work, dedication and a passion for their craft, becomes successful, will inspire you.  You will learn about the birth of  an idea , a restaurant and a cuisine. Listen in to hear Matthew declare his fondness for his wife, son, mentors, friends and local farmers! 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.

Dec 042011
 

On the December 4 Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with staff and talent from Charlottesville’s Live Arts Theater. On hand are Live Arts Artistic Director Julie Hamberg and directors Will Rucker and Leslie Baskfield in a far-ranging discussion about why and how to participate in the Central Virginia live theater scene.

Dec 022011
 

Hi! I’m Rita Smith, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. I’ve been working in the field of nutrition and disease prevention for over 35 years, and currently work at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. I look forward to chatting with you each week on various nutrition topics –  from using dietary approaches for cholesterol reduction to managing the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Nutrition is ever-changing and can even be confusing. I hope to make sense of current nutrition topics and provide reasonable, healthy-eating tips for you and your family to be well and stay well. Of course, for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment and care, be sure to work with your own health care provider.

For more great tips check out Rita Smith’s blog: http://www.marthajefferson.org/nutrition/

Dec 012011
 

A weekly forum of everything running. With your host Mark Lorenzoni, a community running expert who has been directing hundreds of area “not-for-profit” footraces and coaching thousands of runners for the past 30 years. A new episode of “RunCast” is available every Thursday morning but always online to download! 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. Conveniently located on the historic UVa Corner with free parking at their doorstep. Visit them at www.raggedmountainrunning.com or friend them on Facebook.

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Dec 012011
 

Dennis Bigelow speaking at the Charlottesville Senior Center.

Rick Britton is a Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer. An award-winning historian, Rick also organizes history-related lecture classes in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

On October 11, 2011, Fifth President James Monroe – in the flesh! – presented the final lecture in a new series entitled “Virginia History 201: Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, A Dynasty of Friends.” Monroe, of course, passed away in 1831 (on the Fourth of July), but historical interpreter extraordinaire Dennis Bigelow – in his period clothing, and possessed of a fascinating amount of historical detail – is the personification of our fifth president. (A Vietnam veteran and well-trained thespian, Mr. Bigelow portrays James Monroe for Ash-Lawn Highland, the president’s restored “cabin castle.”) Listen and learn about Monroe’s amazing political career.

This is the final part of our five part series. Click here listen all five parts of this series.