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.

Feb 192017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: A special edition of the show. Since we have no Premier League games to review this week, we run through the teams and talk a little more about the clubs.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman, Jeremy Lamm and Alex Gomaa.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers.

Feb 192017
 

Reverend Erik Walker Wikstrom

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with The Reverend Erik Walker Wikstrom of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church – Unitarian Universalist. Topics include: Religious freedom and the banning of people from certain countries from entering the United States. Also: How Donald Trump secured the Evangelical Christian vote.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 192017
 

Home Grown hosts Leslie M. Scott Jones and David Vaughn Straughn talk to Boomie Pedersen from the Hamner Theater about Tom Howard, one of her actors in their upcoming all-male production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, and, filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson talks about his upcoming documentary, Albemarle’s Black Classrooms.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 182017
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair  talks to Mike Clark and Leslie Jenkins from Planet Earth Diversified about the importance of soil  health and diversified holistic farming practices. Also: Feeding the microbes.

To Your Health is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 182017
 

Apropos of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk to immigration attorney Edward Summers, Community Engagement Coordinator Edgar Lara and activist and scholar Mimi Arbeit, Ph.D. Summers and Lara talk about the deportation crisis facing immigrants across the country, both from a legal and community perspective. Arbeit details the importance of one’s gender empowerment and offers ways to do that, starting in high school.

Why Apropos of Something? Because these queasy times call for humor and information. Co-hosted by Ellen Daniels in the Charlottesville studios of WPVC and Nancy Laurence in New York City, the program covers the hottest issues with a focus on world events, and especially Charlottesville’s local resistance efforts.

Apropos of Something is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 132017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: Chelsea still in the lead, the top six is very congested. With two points now separating 2nd to 6th spot, it’s now a close race to finish in the top four. Also we welcome the return of champions league starting this coming mid week!

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman, Jeremy Lamm and Alex Gomaa.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers.

Feb 122017
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with former Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris about Equity and Progress in Charlottesville (EPIC), an organization that believes that Charlottesville can demand better of our elected officials in serving the public and in meeting the needs of our community.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 122017
 

Home Grown hosts Leslie M. Scott Jones and David Vaughn Straughn talk to Lady Taij about her upcoming hip hop showcase at Harrisonburg’s Golden Pony, and, our man-with-the-plan Ty Cooper re-visits the show to give an update on his documentary, America’s Darkest Future and some of the myriad other events he’s producing. Also, local musical duo, Lowland Hum talk about their upcoming CD release concert.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 112017
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair  talks to Jeanette Abi-Nader and Aleen Carey from City Schoolyard Garden who are working to effect a positive impact on students, teachers, and the community.

To Your Health is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 112017
 

Apropos of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk to Indivisible Charlottesville co-founders Ken Horne and Leanne Fox. Also, comedians Trae Crowder, and Corey Ryan Forrester. You may know Trae as the “Liberal Redneck” from his hilarious and viral YouTube videos.

Why Apropos of Something? Because these queasy times call for humor and information. Co-hosted by Ellen Daniels in the Charlottesville studios of WPVC and Nancy Laurence in New York City, the program covers the hottest issues with a focus on world events, and especially Charlottesville’s local resistance efforts.

Apropos of Something is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Feb 082017
 

Kristen Suokko speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Local Food Hub is a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food. They provide the support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities that connect people with food grown close to home.

Local Food Hub grew out of a community-supported discussion that identified a need for greater linkages between small family farms and institutions seeking local food. Farmers were being locked out of the institutional market due to missing infrastructure, delivery minimums, insurance requirements, and time. Institutions and businesses found it challenging to access a consistent supply of local produce, and were looking for one number to call to source locally.

Since its founding eight years ago, Local Food Hub has made strides in its mission to make fresh, farm sourced food available to everyone. Locally sourced food is now accessible to school kids and seniors, hospitals and universities, and restaurants and retailers. Community partnerships and programs ensure that we not only feed but also educate a new generation about the value of eating fresh and local. Family farms, the environment, public health, and the local economy all benefit as a result.

Kristen Suokko

Kristen Suokko served as chairwoman of the Local Food Hub Board of Directors in 2012, and in 2013 became executive director. Kristen maintains a wealth of experience in environmental philanthropy and nonprofit excellence, as well as environmental planning and sustainability. She began her career in Washington, D.C., working for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Kristen has lived in Charlottesville for over 15 years and previously held positions with the W. Alton Jones Foundation and the Blue Moon Fund. Kristen received a degree in Russian from Middlebury College and is from New England.

Ms. Suokko spoke at the Wednesday February 8, 2017 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at the Senior Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV board member Madison Cummings.

Feb 052017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: Liverpool’s shocking loss to Hull City, the London derby Chelsea Vs Arsenal. Who’s creeping up and who’s sliding down the Premier League table? Plus bonus mid week games from Tuesday and Wednesday!

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman, Jeremy Lamm and Alex Gomaa.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers.