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 312021
 

Lana Swartz

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Media Studies Professor Lana Swartz about money and its journey from simple currency to social media. Topics include: The Biden Government’s plan to put Harriet Tubman on the US twenty dollar bill and Facebook’s new Libre currency.

Ms. Swartz’s most recent book is New Money: How Payment Became Social Media.

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

Jan 242021
 

Bruce Williams

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Media Studies Professor Bruce Williams about the continuing role of the media in American politics. Topics include: The differences in how the Trump and Biden administration handle the media and the battle over “fake” news.

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

Jan 132021
 

James Hingeley (left) and Joe Platania speaking via Zoom.

Speaking at the January 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorneys from Albemarle and Charlottesville, James Hingeley and Joe Platania discussed the recent changes in law as passed by the 2020 General Assembly and some of the proposals being put forward for the upcoming Session.

The men agreed that their backgrounds led them to better understand why crimes were committed and addressing those challenges would reduce criminal behavior. They see their roles as prosecutors as balancing the safety of the community with the rights of the defendants. They are both known as “progressive prosecutors” and hope that their philosophy will lead to criminal justice reform.

Hingeley and Platania reviewed new laws passed in the 2020 General Assembly including the banning of police from executing unannounced warrants, using choke holds, or conducting searches based on the smell of pot. Other new laws include empowering localities to form police civilian review boards with the power to subpoena and impose punishments. Juries will decide guilt or innocence, but no longer be imposing sentences. Judges will assume sentencing as they can have more knowledge and a better understanding of the law. Also, in certain categories, prisoners can earn good time credit and reduce their sentences.

In response to questions about the effect of the pandemic, both men agreed that trying to reduce jail population has been a goal. A collaborative group including attorneys, jail personnel, judges, OAR, and clerks as well as program services providers are working together to find alternatives to serving jail time. Other topics included: Prosecuting pot infractions, judges deciding sentences rather than mandatory sentencing for convictions.

The two spoke at the Wednesday January 13, 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV President Jeff Gould.

Jan 102021
 

Richard Schragger

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Miller Center, Richard Schragger about the role of elected officials. Topics include: the trade-off among the constitution, constituents preferences and the elected official’s personal belief. Also, a look at the roles of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton in recent events.

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

Jan 032021
 

Tina Thomas (left) and Marie Kolendo

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Central & Western VA Chapter Senior Executive Director, Marie Kolendo and Senior Director of Programs, Tina Thomas, about their work in helping families with Alzheimer’s Disease. Topics include: The warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and caring for Alzheimer’s patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 support hotline, 800-272-3900, is discussed.

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

Dec 272020
 

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-up Call producer Dan Gould takes a look back at three stories we ran in 2020. First, host Rick Moore talks with writer, journalist, editor and filmmaker Sierra Bellows about the University of Virginia’s 1970 transition from an all male institution to co-ed. Next, Doris Gelbman of Gelbman Law and Beth Norton from Norton Health Law join us to talk about the role of the law in protecting elder health as it pertains to COVID-19. And finally, Superintendent Colonel Martin E. Kumer joins the show to talk about crime, rehabilitation and the jail in the year of COVID-19.

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

Dec 202020
 

This week on The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore is joined by Santa and Jangle 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 132020
 

Richard Bonnie

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Richard Bonnie, Harrison Foundation Professor of Law and Medicine, Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science, and Director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, about the role of elections in determining America’s public policy on drugs. Topics include: The War on Drugs and the November 2020 election day outcome as it pertains to drug policy in the United States.

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

Dec 092020
 

Thomas Frampton (top left), Chief Ron Lantz (top right) and Chief RaShall Brackney speaking at the December 2020 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

 
Charlottesville Police Chief Dr. RaShall Brackney and Albemarle Police Chief Ron Lantz explore current policing issues in this podcast from the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

Lantz explained that since 2012 the county has been divided into two geographic based districts with each staffed by its own officers in order for the community and officers to get to know each other better. As a result, there has been a 30 percent decrease in crime and police response times, and there is increased trust between the police and community. Brackney emphasized relationship building with citizens in order to determine what they want, need and deserve.

The effect of COVID-19 on police policy has both departments relying more on phone or online reporting from citizens which has been beneficial in some instances and may be used more in the future. There has been a decrease in violent crimes and traffic stops. On the other hand, there have been concerns about increases in domestic violence, homicides and suicides as well as an illicit underground economy with so many unemployed.

The two spoke at the Wednesday December 9, 2020 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by Thomas Frampton, University of Virginia Law professor and expert on criminal law and constitutional procedure.

Dec 062020
 

Tom Chapman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Executive Director Tom Chapman about the role of the society in preserving our local history. The Mapping Cville Project and Ask a Genealogist programs 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 222020
 

David Germano

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with the University of Virginia’s Department of Religious Studies Professor David Germano about the UVa Contemplative Sciences Center. Topics include: the Student Flourishing Initiative and the Compassionate Schools Project.

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

Nov 152020
 

Daniel Gingerich (left) and Justin Kirkland

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Politics Professors Daniel Gingerich and Justin Kirkland about the 2020 US Presidential Election. Topics include: Challenging the Biden presidential win and what happened to the “Blue Wave.” Also, the Electoral College vs. the popular vote.

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