Dan Gould

Dan has been a regular contributor to the Charlottesville Podcasting Network since 2008. He has produced over 1000 feature length podcasts for the site.

Jan 232022
 

Lloyd Snook

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook about the current state of the City of Charlottesville. Topics include: A discussion of the recent turn over of City employees; and land use within the City.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 162022
 

Christopher Ali

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Professor Christopher Ali from the University of Virginia Department of Media Studies about his recent book, Farm Fresh Broadband on the deployment of broadband Internet in rural and urban areas. Topics include: The importance of fiber as a long term solution for broadband and how the FCC measures broadband deployment.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 122022
 

Ngiste Abebe (left) and Peyton Williams (moderator)

Ngiste Abebe, vice president of Columbia Care, a leading cannabis company, spoke at the January 2022 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

Ms. Abebe focused her presentation on the legalized/decriminalized use of marijuana in Virginia. Currently marijuana’s primary use is for pain, anxiety and insomnia when prescribed by a certified practitioner. Registration at the Board of Pharmacy is necessary for individuals or medical personnel to prescribe the drug. The nearest available resource to Charlottesville is Salem, Virginia. Legal adult recreational use is now up to one ounce and four individual cannabis per adult in Virginia.

Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level.

Ms. Abebe spoke at the Wednesday January 12, 2022 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville and simulcast on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV Vice President Peyton Williams.

Jan 022022
 

Doris Gelbman (left) and Katie Caverly

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with attorney Doris Gelbman of Gelbman Law PLLC and Katie Caverly, Managing Director at IKOR of Charlottesville about guardianship of adults. Topics include: Defining Legal Guardianship vs. Conservatorship and how a person can become a ‘ward of the court’ without knowing it.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 262021
 

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-up Call, producer Dan Gould takes a look back at three stories we ran in 2021. First from March, Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talked with University of Virginia Magazine Journalist Ed Miller, and Speaker and Author, Ron Culberson, about The Story and Tales of the UVA Pep Band.

Next you’ll hear portions of our September interview with University of Virginia Professors Andrea Press and Fiona Greenland as they discuss 50th Anniversaries Throughout US Culture.

And finally will take another listen to our June interview with University of Virginia Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, Shilpa Davé, about Learning from the Muppets and the role that The Muppets have played in modern culture.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 192021
 

This week on The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore is joined by Santa and Peppermint the Elf who call several lucky boys and girls to find out what’s on their Christmas lists for this year.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 122021
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Virginia Institute of Autism President and CEO, Ethan Long, and VIA Admissions and Family Support Services Coordinator, Hilary Nagel, about the work their organization is doing to help people on the autism spectrum. Topics include: The three levels of autism, and services offered by the VIA.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 082021
 

From left to right: Peter Thompson, Kim Volker, George Worthington, Jeff Gould and Sue Friedman

Peter Thompson, Executive Director of The Center and a founding leader of the The Charlottesville Area Alliance (CAA), George Worthington the dementia services coordinator for Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and Kim Volker manager of Virginia Care is There, a geriatric care management company, spoke at the December 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

Peter presented an overview of CAA whose mission is to lead the advancement of an age friendly community which is good for everyone. CAA has been accepted as a partner in the WHO/AARP age-friendly network, which gives the group access to a global network of advisors and groups working toward similar goals. There are eight standards for successful communities including outdoor space, transportation, housing, social inclusion and health services.

George Worthington spoke on age and dementia friendly perspective working together and including a dementia friendly aspect to its plans such as dementia friends’ initiative to keep individuals involved in the community. He also presented information of the CAA’s social participation action plan to increase participation and education to foster the understanding of aging and dementia and CAA’s housing efforts.

Kim Volker provided information on CAA’s new alliance: citizen advocates to increase the engagement of citizens in legislative priorities identified by CAA. The final topic was the CAA goals for transportation such as bus stop improvements.

The three spoke at the Wednesday December 8, 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville and simulcast on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was introduced by SSV President Jeff Gould and moderated by Vice President Sue Friedman.

Dec 052021
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Renee Branson and Bass Wolf of SARA – The Sexual Assault Resource Agency about their organization’s work helping survivors of sexual assault. Topics include: What to expect when calling the SARA 24/7 crisis hotline and a review of the organization’s many services.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Nov 142021
 

Jennifer Lawless and Paul Freedman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Jennifer Lawless from the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Commonwealth Professor of Politics and Paul Freedman from the University of Virginia Department of Politics Program in Environmental Thought and Practice about the 2021 governors race in Virginia. Exit polls and voter demographics are discussed.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Nov 102021
 

William Shobe

William Shobe, professor at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, spoke on the energy transition initiative that Virginia reduce electricity carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 and the pathways to reach this goal cost effectively. He discussed not only the opportunities to accomplish this, but also the roadblocks to getting there. Professor Shobe spoke at the November meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

In this podcast Shobe points out that in 2006 Virginia reached the peak of carbon emissions and there has now been a considerable drop off. The reason behind this decline is the decrease in coal use and the increase in natural gas. After years of minimal usage of renewable energy sources, there is now a growing interest in hydro, solar and wind energy production. Since 2010 the importation of electricity into Virginia has decreased reducing carbon emissions. Since 2016 solar production has become increasingly popular. Currently the cheapest new resource to build is solar. According to Shobe, in 2021 Virginia has produced the same amount of energy from solar as coal,

Professor Shobe is hopeful that costs will come down in some energy sectors and new technologies will be available to make products more affordable. In the end, he feels with advance planning and cooperation a zero-carbon emission goal may be accomplished.

Professor Shobe spoke at the Wednesday November 10, 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville and simulcast on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was introduced by SSV President Jeff Gould and moderated by SSV Past President Bob McGrath.

Nov 072021
 

Zach Carey

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with journalist Zach Carey from Streaking The Lawn about University of Virginia sports and sports reporting. The 2021-22 UVA football and basketball seasons are discussed.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.