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.

Jul 072019
 

Rick Britton

In recognition of this year’s 200th anniversary of the University of Virginia, Sunday Morning Wake Up Call producer Dan Gould talks with historian Rick Britton about the founding of Mr. Jefferson’s university.

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

Jul 072019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to a group of artistic organizers and to one of our favorite arts educators. First, (organizer) Rachel Gendreau, (performer / organizer) Mariana Bell, (performer / organizer) Tucker Rogers, and (promoter / organizer) Jeyon Falsini are the quartet behind Harmonia II: A Benefit for Migrant Families & Children at the Ix Art Park. We talk to Rachel, Mariana, Tucker, and Jeyon about the origins of this benefit concert and the structure of this year’s concert. We also talk about what it takes to put on a benefit concert and about how art can help you step out of a box where you feel powerless. Next, Bernard Hankins returns to the show. He’s teaching Freestyle Hip Hop and poetry classes for kids for PVCC’s KidsCollege at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We talk to Bernard about how he uses the classes to teach kids, most importantly, how to think creatively, how to work “out of the box.” It’s art for a purpose and one purpose behind art this Sunday 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.

Jul 062019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Richard Collins about his home garden and various vendors at the City Market.

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.

Jun 302019
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Central Virginia Beekeepers’ Association Vice President John Gooch about bees, their myths, legends and importance in today’s world. Topics include the differences between wild and domestic bees and starting your own hive.

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

Jun 302019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Though we always try to provide a variety of artists, sometimes the gods of scheduling demand a double dip. Today on Home Grown, it’s the superstars of Charlottesville community theater, Four County Players and Live Arts Theatre, back to back! First, it’s Lydia Underwood Horan and Tim Read, respectively director of and performer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Four County’s return to Shakespeare at the Ruins. Lydia and Tim talk about how this 400 year old show remains magical and continues to speak to them and what they’re dong to make it entertain their upcoming audiences. They also talk about the challenges of producing a show outdoors at the Barboursville Ruins at Barboursville Vineyards & Winery. Then director Ti Ames joins her band director Julian Brass and Thaddeus Land, one of her actors, in talking about the Live Arts Teen Theater Ensemble’s production of Rent: School Edition. Ti, Thaddeus, and Julian opine on why this show continues to speak to youth. Ti also talks about how she is applying her specialty, the Black Theater Aesthetic, to this show. It’s a Theater double shot this Sunday 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.

Jun 292019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to Michael Reilly of Slow Money and local farmer Renard Turner about how zero interest micro loans can assist small local farms in building a sustainable regional food system. Also, teaching children not only how to grow but also how to manage the soil and farming as a sustainable business model.

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.

Jun 232019
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Katie Caverly, Managing Director at IKOR of Charlottesville and attorney Doris Gelbman of Gelbman Law PLLC about some of the laws governing elderly care. Topics include: Legal advocacy for the elderly and determining mental capacity.

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

Jun 232019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie keep pace with a packed show. Three! We have three great guests! First, poets Irene Mathieu and Annie Kim bring their wit, wisdom, and poetry to us. They’re doing a shared reading at New Dominion Bookshop, which gives us an excuse to talk to Irene and Annie about their poetry — their inspirations and their structures — and to hear a poem from each of them. Then, from the University of Virginia we welcome Jenny Wales, current artistic director of the Heritage Theatre Festival to talk about it’s 45th season, which is just about to get underway. We ask Jenny what Heritage is today, which leads us into a discussion about the challenges of and the need to see Theatre, in general (and classic Theatre, in particular) through new eyes and evolving sensibilities. Finally, we round off the show with Alexa Beal and Nico Scopelliti, the director and president, respectively, of the Jeffersonland Chorus — Charlottesville’s all-male barbershop chorus. We start with the stereotype of what barbershop is and then talk about how Alexa and Nico are working to change the rules for this 50 year old organization. Three guests, no waiting 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.

Jun 162019
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Michael Reilly co-founder of Slow Money CVA, Mark Jones of Sharondale Farm and Renard Turner of Vanguard Ranch about our local farms and access to the capital needed to keep the local food supply vibrant. Topics include: Qualifying for a Slow Money farm loan and recent changes to the local food market.

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

Jun 162019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we are lucky enough to have one of our guests not come through, because this means David gets to spend the entire show with UVA professor and nationally revered poet Gregory Orr. Greg’s next book is The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write, and he’ll have a launch event on June 18 at New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Greg about lyric poetry in general and about his lyric poetry in particular. We talk teaching it, writing it, the power of language, the effect of experience, being young, growing old, and how Greg makes us simultaneously week and find courage. It’s a lover of language fighting for its power here 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.

Jun 152019
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Jane Alison, UVA Prof. of Creative Writing, novelist, memoirist, on why her work takes its cues from nature; and Daniel Fairley II, Youth Opportunity Coordinator, City of Charlottesville, on how fostering achievement, celebrating diversity strengthens a community.

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.

Jun 122019
 

Nicole Hemmer speaking at The Center in Charlottesville.

The images of torch-lit marches and white-power terrorism that flowed out of Charlottesville in August 2017 shocked the nation. But for many Charlottesvillians, it was not unexpected: the city had been under siege for months during what anti-racists activists called “The Summer of Hate.” Why did this group of neo-Nazis and alt-right activists target Charlottesville? How did they build a base here? And where do they fit in the city’s history of black life, white supremacy, and progressive politics?

Nicole Hemmer, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, covered the events of August 11 and 12 for Vox, where she is a columnist. She is the creator, producer, and host of the podcast series “A12: The Story of Charlottesville,” named by The Guardian as one of the best podcasts of 2018.

Hemmer is an expert on the history of American politics and media. As an assistant professor in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, she works on a wide-ranging set of projects, both scholarly and public. She works in the Presidential Recordings Program, focusing on the Nixon administration and its media relations. Her broader scholarship focuses on the history of conservatism and media. Her first book, Messengers of the Right, Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, charts the history of conservative media activism in the United States, and her current work-in-progress is a history of conservatism in the 1990s.

Hemmer is also an active public intellectual, appearing frequently in print and on air. She is founder and editor of the Washington Post’s “Made by History” blog, a contributing editor to Vox, and she also writes as a syndicated columnist for Fairfax Media in Australia. She co-hosts and produces the popular history podcast Past Present. Her commentary on U.S. politics has appeared in numerous national and international outlets, including the New York Times, Politico, Atlantic, New Republic, Vox, Los Angeles Times, and NPR’s Morning Edition. She provides regular analysis to Australian and American broadcast outlets, on both radio and television.

Hemmer holds an appointment as a research associate at the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in 2011-12. She received her PhD in U.S. history from Columbia University, and previously taught at the University of Miami. In 2015, she was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Ms. Hemmer spoke at the Wednesday June 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.