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.

Nov 142018
 

Terry Cooper speaking at The Center in Charlottesville

Senior Statesmen Vice President and Program Chair, Terry Cooper, talked about several trends in politics that have gone largely unnoticed.

Mr Cooper was a long-time Republican political consultant specializing in issues and opposition research. Terry’s current business is political analysis. He is a native of Charlottesville and a graduate of Episcopal High School, Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Notes from Mr. Cooper’s presentation can be viewed here.

Mr. Cooper spoke at the Wednesday November 14, 2018 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 president Rich DeMong.

Nov 112018
 

Guian McKee

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Professor in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, Dr. Guian McKee about the results of the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Topics include: Was there a blue wave as predicted and what does the record number of elected women mean for Congress.

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 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks art with two more great guests. First, Emily Julia Kresky visits the show for the first time. She’s the organizer of and a featured artist in Women on the Mic: A Benefit for Fight Like a Grrrl at the Front Porch Roots Music School. Emily talks about how she got into songwriting and about what her process is. Next, Adam Nemett comes back on the show. This time he’s wearing his novelist hat to talk about his first fiction novel We Can Save Us All. Adam talks about his 12 year journey writing this novel and gives us a little taste. One way or another art tries to save us, and we’re here to talk about it (and, seemingly, to mispronounce guests’ names) on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nov 042018
 

Jennifer Lawless

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, Jennifer Lawless, about the upcoming midterm elections. Will there be a ‘blue wave’? Will the Kavanaugh appointment influence swing voters?

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 042018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David welcomes two guests to the show for the first time. First, Nathan Gillespie, El Presidente of Charlottesville Tango. Nathan does his turn as ambassador of “the three minute romance” by talking about the history of Charlottesville Tango, the history of tango itself, and their new studio on Water Street — Tango on Water. Next, Tracy Straight, executive director of The Wayne Theater comes on the show to talk about the Wayne and its move to become Waynesboro’s cultural center. Make sure you check out their latest musical in their Broadway series, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It’s two different arts organizations this week on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nov 032018
 

Derrick Borte (left) and Sean McCord

A former computer programmer, Cam (Jim Gaffigan) is now struggling to make ends meet as a personal chauffeur to low-level drug dealer Mazz. Having lost his computer programming job and his family, Cam suffers an emotional breakdown and finds himself in an unrelenting downward spiral of mental health. Desperate to get out of his many financial binds, he kidnaps Mazz’s son in the hopes of collecting a ransom from the dealer. Shot in Norfolk, Virginia, and directed by Virginia native Derrick Borte (London Town, H8RZ), American Dreamer explores how desperation can lead to dangerous decisions.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord (left) with Stephen Winter

In response to Shirley Clarke’s 1967 Portrait of Jason, filmmaker Stephen Winter offers an imaginative look into the making of the documentary. Based on Clarke’s original 12-hour film shoot in her Chelsea Hotel apartment, Winter digs into the complicated power dynamics of the relationship between the documentarian and Jason, a gay Black man. A hybrid of drama, fantasy, and documentary, the film exposes the heightened emotions and power struggles that arose as a part of Shirley Clarke (Sarah Schulman) and Jason Holliday’s (Jack Waters) artistic process.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord (left) with Sam Bathrick and Adam Barton.

Following three inmates at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia, 16 Bars offers a glimpse at a unique rehabilitation program that provides these men with access to a makeshift recording studio. The inmates unearth painful elements of their pasts as they write and create original music. Through the process of collaborating on an album with Grammy-winning recording artist Todd “Speech” Thomas from the iconic hip-hop group Arrested Development, they begin to move forward with their lives. The music of the film serves as a rare testimony to the messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord (center) with Abel Okugawa and Aaron Farrington

Highlighting the essence of nine locals who proudly call Charlottesville their home, Know Your Neighbor offers insight into the lives of refugees who escaped from war.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord with Director Tommaso Mottola and actor/producer Gorild Mauseth

When Norwegian actor Gorild Mauseth receives an offer from the Primorsky Regional Drama Theater in Russia to play Anna Karenina, she agrees, and the role becomes an all-consuming venture. To reach the theater in Vladivostok, she travels along the Trans-Siberian Railway, learning Russian and trying to understand why Tolstoy (Liam Neeson) wrote his acclaimed novel Anna Karenina. As she travels through Russia, Mauseth can feel herself slowly becoming Anna, and begins to hear Tolstoy’s voice in her head. Bringing together documentary and narrative elements, Mauseth works to break free from her character by confronting her traumatic past.

Karenina and I runs Saturday at 8:30 pm.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Sean McCord and Michelle Jackson

As part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1936-1938, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed more than 2,300 former slaves to gain first-hand accounts of slave life. Featuring a multiracial cast, Another Slave Narrative showcases performances of the original transcripts of these federal interviews in the former slaves’ own words.

The 2018 Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2018.

Nov 032018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with award-winning, investigative journalist/author Hawes Spencer, about objectively documenting the tragic events in his new book, Summer of Hate: Charlottesville, USA; and Indivisible Charlottesville Steering Committee member Ken Horne, on their strategy for creating a blue wave in the very gerrymandered state of VA.

Apropos Of Something seeks out guests who are passionate about the arts, politics and society at-large. Co-hosts Ellen Daniels in Charlottesville and Nancy Laurence in New York City chat with experts, activists, and the most interesting people they can find. We guarantee every show will be Apropos Of Something.

Join Ellen and Nancy on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.