Dan Gould

Dan has been a regular contributor to the Charlottesville Podcasting Network since 2008. He has produced over 450 feature length podcasts for the site.

Mar 112020
 

Peter Thompson speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

The Center at Belvedere, opening April 18, 2020, will offer all the key ingredients for aging well including programs to promote social, physical and intellectual wellness. In this podcast, The Center Executive Director Peter Thompson shares his plans for the new facility.

Peter Thompson joined The Center in 1999. A resident of Charlottesville for more than 40 years, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his MPA with a concentration in nonprofit management from VCU. While serving from 2006-2012 on the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) Delegate Council, a part of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Peter chaired a national task force on New Models of Senior Centers; the resulting report was published in the Journal for Applied Gerontology. He serves as a NISC accreditation reviewer and standards trainer. Recently, he worked with a small group of his peers to found the Virginia Association of Senior Centers within the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society. This association gives senior centers a greater voice in helping Virginia and its localities prepare for the age wave. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVA, and Madison House. He was a founding director for the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO), serving two years as chair, and for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) in Charlottesville. In 2010, the United Way Thomas Jefferson Area selected Peter for the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership award.

Mr. Thompson spoke at the Wednesday March, 11 2020 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV President Jeff Gould. A copy of Mr. Thompson’s slides can be found here.

Mar 082020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Courtney Cacatian about Tourism in Central Virginia, the job of the Director and the Bureau, and some of the exciting adventures those folks living here might overlook.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Mar 072020
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Dr. Lindsey Neal and Dr. Rebecca Downey of Charlottesville Direct Primary Care about why DPC is the best way to develop partners in health. Plus the corona virus and how to prepare and stay healthy.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local farmers, chefs, and healthcare professionals. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Mar 012020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Carl Knoblock of the US Small Business Administration and Brady Behrman of PunchOut2Go about the challenges associated with running a small business. Topics include: The small business life cycle and low interest disaster loans.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 232020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore learns about depression from University of Virginia’s School of Medicine’s Dr. Kim Penberthy and Rational Therapeutics clinical psychologist Dr. Nile Wagley. Topics include: Myths about depression, the demographics of depression and getting help.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County resources for help with depression mentioned in this podcast: Charlottesville Free Clinic, Region 10 and The University of Virginia Psychiatric Medicine Northridge.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 162020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Jim Duncan from Nest Realty and Matt Hodges from Presidential Bank Mortgage about the local economy and real estate market in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 122020
 

Annie Marrs speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

Alzheimer’s Association Family Services Director Annie Marrs spoke at the February meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia about the more than 5 million individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers in the United States alone. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. Alzheimer’s is not normal aging and no one has to face this disease alone or without information.

The Alzheimer’s Association has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed:

  • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
  • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
  • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.
  • Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
  • Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Annie Marrs is the family services director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, celebrating over 12 years with the organization. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Annie serves individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in many ways. Annie provides direct services such as facilitating support groups, presenting in the community and to our first responders, as well as providing family and individual care consultations to help navigate the progression of this disease. Annie also provides volunteer training and support to new volunteers joining the Cause to share their own gifts of support, public speaking, event assistance, and more.

Annie lives in Louisa with her husband and two young children. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, taking photographs, and hiking through our state and national parks.

Ms. Marrs spoke at the Wednesday February 12, 2019 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV board member Sue Friedman.

Feb 092020
 

Jennifer McKeever

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Jennifer McKeever, Board Chair of Charlottesville City Schools, about strategic planning and some differing needs from County schools.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 022020
 

Miles Coleman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Miles Coleman from the University of Virginia Center for Politics about the changing GOP, both before and during the Trump administration.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 012020
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Fenton Fadeley about getting healthy at home through a home garden using regenerative agriculture techniques. Also, CBD production for family and as an income opportunity.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local farmers, chefs, and healthcare professionals. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Jan 192020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Riverbirch Restaurant’s Executive Chef Trish Dombrauskas, Hamilton’s Restaurant’s owner Bill Hamilton, Fellini’s Restaurant’s Front of House Manager Lorena Kush and Root 29 Restaurant’s Executive Chef Jabari Wadlington about this year’s Restaurant Week.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 112020
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Melanie Dorion of SanaVi Health about nutrient deficiency, how to test for it, and the foods we need to restore optimum nutritional levels.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local farmers, chefs, and healthcare professionals. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.