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.

Jan 082020
 

Dick Whitehead speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

Hurricane Camille arrived in Virginia on the night of August 19, 1969, one of only three category five storms ever to make landfall in the United States since record-keeping began. One of the worst natural disasters in Virginia’s history, the storm produced what meteorologists at the time guessed might be the most rainfall “theoretically possible.” As it swept through Virginia overnight, it seemed to catch authorities by surprise. Communication networks were not in place or were knocked out, leaving floods and landslides to trap residents as they slept. Hurricane Camille cost Virginia 113 lives lost and $116 million in damages. It also served as a lesson that inland flooding could be as great a danger as coastal flooding during a hurricane.

By ten o’clock on the night of August 19, Camille stretched from West Virginia all the way to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and areas to the north and east of the center of the storm were experiencing very heavy rainfall. The rain landed on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rapidly swelling creeks and exacerbating the effects of the storm. Overnight, rainfall accumulations were measured at about ten inches between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, with Nelson County receiving the brunt of the storm with at least twenty-seven inches of rainfall. So much rain fell in such a short time in Nelson County that, according to the National Weather Service at the time, it was “the probable maximum rainfall which meteorologists compute to be theoretically possible.”

Dick Whitehead, PG, is the resident project representative with Wiley|Wilson, a 100% Employee-Owned engineering firm in Lynchburg. His father, Bill Whitehead, was the Nelson County sheriff during Hurricane Camille. Dick was a teenager during Camille and helped his father look for the bodies of the missing. He will present what he witnessed during and after Camille, and will present archived photos and videos to better convey the massive devastation.

Mr. Whitehead spoke at the Wednesday January 8, 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 Board Member Madison Cummings.

Jan 052020
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with attorney Doris Gelbman of Gelbman Law about legal and care resources for the elderly. Topics include: Elder abuse and how to evaluate an elder care facility.

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

Dec 292019
 

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-up Call producer Dan Gould takes a look back at three stories we ran in 2019. First, Reverend Tyler Daniels talks about religion and politics. Next, Rick Tarbell and friends reminisce on how local music has shaped the Downtown Mall. Finally, cybersecurity expert Angela Orebaugh joins us to talk about some of the biggest security issues on today’s internet.

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

Dec 222019
 

This week on The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore is joined by Santa and Bumble 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 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 212019
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks about why the War on Drugs is killing the Nation and must end if we are to remain a viable country.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local growers and food producers. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Dec 152019
 

Lisa Provence

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore and journalist Lisa Provence share some of the most interesting local stories of the past decade. Topics include: The Monument Fund v. Charlottesville lawsuit brought against Ms. Provence and the local journal C-VILLE Weekly and her 2009 interview with actor and director John Waters.

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

Dec 112019
 

The Honorable John Henry Hager speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

Former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, The Honorable John Hager, talks about his career in politics.

John Henry Hager is an American entrepreneur and politician who served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, assistant secretary of the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and the director of Virginia’s homeland security under Governors Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner.

Hager was born in Durham, North Carolina. He started a neighborhood newspaper in 1945. While an undergraduate at Purdue University he ran a vending machine business, was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and was a member of ROTC. One term, his course load was 25 credit hours – about two thirds more than normal. He graduated with a BSME (mechanical engineering) in 1958. Hager earned his MBA at Harvard and subsequently served in the United States Army, rising to the rank of captain.

In 1973 he contracted polio when his son was vaccinated for the disease with live virus vaccine. As a result, he uses a non-motorized wheelchair for daily ambulation – and competes in wheelchair races.

After his active duty military service, Hager began work for the American Tobacco Company in Richmond, Virginia. The company retired him after his bout with polio, but he returned – beginning at the bottom again. At American Tobacco, he served as a government affairs representative. Hager was forcibly retired from the American Tobacco Company after the company’s sale in 1994.

Hager is married to Margaret Dickinson “Maggie” Chase and they have two sons, John and Henry. Henry is married to former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Jenna.

Mr. Hager spoke at the Wednesday December 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 Past President Bob McGrath.

Dec 082019
 

Sally Hudson

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Virginia’s 57th District Delegate Elect, Sally Hudson, about Virginia state legislative activity planned for 2020. Topics include: Rank choice voting, healthcare and the high cost of prescription drugs in Virginia.

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

Dec 012019
 

Dr. Kim Penberthy

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Dr. Kim Penberthy from the University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences about Altered States of Consciousness and her work at UVa’s Division of Perceptual Studies.

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

Nov 242019
 

Jordy Yager

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks Rick Moore talks with Journalist Jordy Yager, about the African American Heritage Center Mapping Project. Topics include: The Mapping Cville Project and how you can help their efforts to digitize original land deeds.

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

Nov 172019
 

Sarah Bryan

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Sarah Bryan from the University of Virginia Department of Drama on the history of clothing. Topics include: why men wear ties and the history of bathing suits.

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

Nov 162019
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks with Gail-Hobbs Paige of Caramont Farm about cheese making, activism and community.

Each week To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair talks to local growers and food producers. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville every Saturday from 11 a.m. to Noon.