May 292012
 

Each spring and fall, the Charlottesville Senior Center’s Encore Players take to the stage to perform a series of one-act plays. This spring the group presented four plays, Henry Aldrich, Ozzie and Harriet, The Bickersons and The Honeymooners.

The Encore Players performing a staged reading of The Honeymooners. From left to right: Alice Hennigan, Ray Jacquin and Levi Miller.

In this podcast you will hear The Encore Players perform The Honeymooners. Ralph and Alice have tickets for a Broadway show but there is a problem. Will they get there in the end or will Alice’s mother interfere? The play was directed by Senior Center volunteer Jean Newland.

The performance took place on Wednesday May 23, 2012 as a part of the Encore Player’s spring performance. (Part 4 of 4)

May 292012
 

Each spring and fall, the Charlottesville Senior Center’s Encore Players take to the stage to perform a series of one-act plays. This spring the group presented four plays, Henry Aldrich, Ozzie and Harriet, The Bickersons and The Honeymooners.

The Encore Players performing a staged reading of The Bickersons. From left to right: Dick Somer and Patricia Gadus.

In this podcast you will hear The Encore Players perform The Bickersons. Will John and Blanche ever get to sleep? Or will the Bickersons live up to their name? Our play is introduced by series director, Jean Newland.

The performance took place on Wednesday May 23, 2012 as a part of the Encore Player’s spring performance. (Part 3 of 4)

May 272012
 

On the May 27 Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks about summer book reading with Sandy MacAdams of Charlottesville’s Daedalus Bookshop, and Lindsay Ideson and Meredith Dickens of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Book’s discussed include Veronica Roth’s Divergent; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; Tina Fey’s Bossypants; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Winston Churchill’s My Early Life: A Roving Commission; World War Z by Max Brooks; A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr; The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins; and W. N. P. Barbellion’s Journal of a Disappointed Man.

May 272012
 

Each spring and fall, the Charlottesville Senior Center’s Encore Players take to the stage to perform a series of one-act plays. This spring the group presented four plays, Henry Aldrich, Ozzie and Harriet, The Bickersons and The Honeymooners.

The Encore Players performing a staged reading of Ozzie and Harriet. From left to right: Glenn Short, Gene Outlaw, Liz Evans and Mark Dryer.

In this podcast you will hear The Encore Players perform Ozzie and Harriet. Listen as Ozzie tries to find the perfect Valentine gift for his wife. The play was directed by Senior Center volunteer Marge Haugen and is introduced by series director, Jean Newland.

The performance took place on Wednesday May 23, 2012 as a part of the Encore Player’s spring performance. (Part 2 of 4)

May 262012
 

Each spring and fall, the Charlottesville Senior Center’s Encore Players take to the stage to perform a series of one-act plays. This spring the group presented four plays, Henry Aldrich, Ozzie and Harriet, The Bickersons and The Honeymooners.

The Encore Players performing a staged reading of Henry Aldrich. From left to right: Jeffery Goodsell, Dick Somer and Elaine McGrath.

Senior Center member Jean Newland introduced the play which she directed.

In this podcast you will hear The Encore Players perform Henry Aldrich. Henry, like so many of us, just needs a little quiet time to himself. But will he be able to find some? Listen in to find out. The play is introduced by its director, Jean Newland.

The performance took place on Wednesday May 23, 2012 as a part of the Encore Player’s spring performance. (Part 1 of 4)

May 202012
 

Rick talks with Sean Tubbs, senior reporter with Charlottesville Tomorrow, about the Rt. 29 Western Bypass.

Sean Tubbs joined Charlottesville Tomorrow in 2007 as its first Program Officer. Now Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Senior Reporter,  Mr. Tubbs began his journalism career in 1992 while working for a Virginia Tech school newspaper. He transitioned to radio news and has worked at both non-profit and public radio stations in Virginia, including a stint as news director at WNRN.  His 2001 documentary on Virginia’s Eugenics Movement won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.  Mr. Tubbs founded the Charlottesville Podcasting Network in 2005 where he pioneered the use of audio podcasts for public media in Central Virginia.

You can read Charlottesville Tomorrow on the web at http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/

 

May 132012
 

On a special Mother’s Day edition of the Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with Renee Branson and Eddie Harris from the Charlottesville Children, Youth, and Family Services about the changing nature of families.

May 122012
 

Preston Coiner points to the spot where a time capsule was buried in 1962. The capsule is to be unearthed on May 27th.

In 1962, local residents buried a time capsule. Now, 50 years later, that capsule is about to be unearthed.

In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society vice president Preston Coiner. Preston, a Charlottesville native, has had a long time interest in local history. Listen as he talks about the historic unearthing to take place on May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of 4th Street NE and East High Street in Charlottesville. The unearthing is a part of Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration taking place this year.

Preston’s extensive research on the capsule has uncovered many interesting facts. Learn about that day back in 1962 when the capsule was buried. Find out who was there that day and who of those will be joining the celebration 50 years later to see the capsule unearthed.

Charlottesville Resident Tom Hartsell’s father took this 8mm film in 1962. In it, city leaders bury the time capsule. In this podcast, listen as Preston Coiner describes the film in wonderful detail. Learn about the boy at the end of the film, and about the woman in the white dress, both of whom will be joining the unearthing ceremony on May 27th.

May 092012
 

Senators Creigh Deeds and Bryce Reeves provided their perspectives on the 2012 legislative session and other current issues facing Virginians.

Senators Bryce Reeves (left) and Creigh Deeds speaking at the Charlottesville Senior Center Wednesday.

Senators Deeds and Reeves spoke at the Wednesday, May 9, 2012 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at the Charlottesville Senior Center. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV President Sue Liberman.

Senator Creigh Deeds

Creigh Deeds represents the 25th Senate District, which includes the counties of Albemarle (part), Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Nelson, and Rockbridge, and the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Charlottesville, and Lexington. He serves on three Senate standing committees: General Laws, Privileges and Elections, and Transportation.

Sen. Deeds’ public service career began in 1987 when he was elected to serve as the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Bath County. In 1991 he ran against an incumbent and won in the 18th District in the House of Delegates. After serving 10 years in the House, Sen. Deeds was elected to the Senate in a special election in 2001. Senator Deeds was the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in 2005 and for Governor in 2009.

Senator Deeds serves on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation, the Virginia Sesquicentennial for the American Civil War Commission, the Small Business Commission, and the State Water Commission. For his work on behalf of crime victims, he was awarded the Warren Stambaugh Award from Virginians United Against Crime. He also has received the Leadership in Public Policy Award from The Nature Conservancy, the Preservation Alliance of Virginia Delegate of the Year, and the Virginia Association for Parks Legislator of the Year. His legislative work and accomplishments have also been recognized by the Fairfax Coalition of Police, the Virginia Conference of the American Association of University Professors, and BikeWalk Virginia.

Senator Deeds attended Virginia’s public schools and graduated from Bath County High School in 1976. After completing undergraduate work at Concord College, he received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1984. Senator Deeds lives in Bath County. He is an attorney in private practice and a visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee University. He has four grown children.

Senator Bryce Reeves

Bryce Reeves represents the 17th Virginia Senate District which includes all of Orange County and the City of Fredericksburg, and parts of Albemarle, Culpeper, Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties. He serves on four Senate standing committees: General Laws and Technology, Courts of Justice, Privileges and Elections, and Rehabilitation and Social Services.

Senator Reeves is President of Bryce Reeves Insurance and Financial Services, and President of Reeves Asset Management Group, a commercial real estate development firm with holdings in Stafford County, Virginia.

Senator Reeves joined the United States Army as an enlisted soldier but ultimately earned the rank of Captain and served as a United States Army Ranger, our country’s oldest elite special operations force. He worked for the Prince William County Police Vice/Narcotics Bureau as a front-line detective and served on a joint jurisdiction drug interdiction taskforce of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Senator Reeves serves his community as a small group Bible study leader and deacon at Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg and is also an International Mission team leader that helped to spread humanitarian aid and resources to the less fortunate in Romania, the Republic of Moldova, and Jamaica.

He served as the regional chairman for Americans for Prosperity.

Senator Reeves holds a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from George Mason University and Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in Industrial Education, a discipline focused on designing optimal manufacturing workspaces to maximize worker efficiency. He lives in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, with his wife Anne and their two children, Nicole and Jack.

May 062012
 

On the May 6 Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore leads a discussion about teens and alcohol with Mary Sullivan of the UVA Teen Health Center and Lori Wood of the Charlottesville Prevention Coalition.

May 062012
 

Steven Meeks

In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Albemarle Historical Society director Steven Meeks about the upcoming Virginia Festival of History.

The Festival begins on May 26th with the unearthing of the 1962 time capsule the next day. It concludes on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd with many activities designed for the whole family.

In this podcast you will learn about the recreation of a planned Civil War encampment and about some of the notable historic figures that are buried in our local cemeteries.

Our podcast concludes with a discussion of the November 12th gala event marking the actual day of the founding of the City of Charlottesville.

Mr. Meek’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 25, 2012.

May 042012
 

In our continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Debra Tuler about the 9th annual Festival of Cultures to be held May 12, 2012.

The Festival is organized by the Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations. If you would like to be a part of the Festival, email Debra.Tuler@ccs.k12.va.us or call 434-245-2819. The festival is a family friendly event.

Ms. Tuler’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 25, 2012.