Sep 232017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Priscilla Mendenhall, an equity activist and educator, on immigrants’ advocacy in the Charlottesville area and their new normal; and Inaki Alday, a University of Virginia Professor of Architecture whose commitment to ecological and urban design helped inspire The Yamuna River Project in Delhi, India.

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.

Sep 172017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: Will the Arsenal vs Chelsea London derby live up to its name? Who will sit on top by Sunday?

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa and Christian Galdencio.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Sep 172017
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call, host Sean McCord looks at how our community is healing one month after the events of August 12th. Our guests include Rebecca Kendall of the Community Mental Health Wellness Coalition and Dr. Kate Hudgins who, along with her Community Action Healing Team, has created the Recover Charlottesville action.

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

Sep 172017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

It’s another Sunday morning talk about upcoming art on Home Grown except this time, David and Clinton attempt to do it without Leslie’s class and charm. First, we welcome to the show for the first time Beryl Solla, Professor of Art from Piedmont Virginia Community College and curator of their art galleries. Both their North and South galleries have shows opening up, but David and Clinton get so sidetracked immediately talking art with Beryl that we almost don’t get to them. Fortunately our next guest is an old friend of the show, Edward Warwick White from Four County Players, and he knows how to keep us on track … somewhat. (There was the moment where Clinton and David pitched their musical version of Othello.) Four County’s about to launch their anniversary show The Best of Barboursville: A 45th Anniversary Musical Revue. It’s two great guests that guest great together as David and Clinton struggle to get the Facebook Live Feed to work in the background. That means it’s just another Sunday morning 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.

Sep 162017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with David Vaughn Straughn, community organizer and Solidarity Cville member, on how to dismantle the underlying systemic racism in Charlottesville; and Philip Zelikow, a White Burkett Miller Prof. of History and Fmr. Exec. Dir. 9/11 Commission, on understanding constitutional law as it applies to free speech.

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.

Sep 132017
 

Candidates for the contested House of Delegates seats representing Albemarle and Charlottesville shared their positions and responded to questions from the audience.

Candidates speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

The following candidate information is excerpted from the candidates’ campaign websites.

Steve Landes (R): Serving his eleventh term, Steve has been an able steward of taxpayer resources in the House of Delegates. During his tenure, he has focused on promoting economic development, fostering education innovations, and increasing healthcare choice, access and affordability. He has been a steady voice of reason heard above the noise that all too often clouds our political discourse. Steve serves as a House Budget Conferee. He is a Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates, representing the House of Delegates, serves on the Education Commission of the States; and serves on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. He is also Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education; and on the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia.
Angela Lynn (D): This is a decisive moment in our Commonwealth. We need assertive leadership with the courage to stand up to entrenched interests in Richmond and do what is right for Virginia. I’m running for the General Assembly because I believe I can provide that leadership. As our government today gerrymanders the state to ensure their own power, and education and health care are at risk for our most vulnerable, we need representatives in government who understand our needs and will fight for the interests of the community. My family have been proud Virginians since the 1700s. After my husband’s career in the military, he and I moved here 25 years ago to raise our five children. I’ve worked as a higher education administrator and led efforts to improve our community. I’m running for the General Assembly to support and protect my home state.
Rob Bell (R): grew up in a Navy family.  He attended the University of Virginia on scholarship, and graduated with honors from both the college and law school.  Rob served as a state prosecutor in Orange County for five years, where he prosecuted over 2,400 cases, working with the police and crime victims to bring criminals to justice. Since his election as a Republican to the Virginia General Assembly, Rob has written laws that crack down on repeat-offense drunk driving and keep sex offenders off school property. He has also worked to close loopholes in Virginia’s mental health laws after the shooting at Virginia Tech.  More recently, he wrote laws to expand Virginia’s protective orders and to require life in prison for those convicted of raping children. In 2015 he wrote the law to address sexual assaults on on college campuses, and in 2016 expanded Virginia’s stalking laws.
Kellen Squire (D): I’m a husband and a father to three beautiful children.  I’m an emergency room nurse and a proud graduate of the University of Virginia.  I’m a Christian, an avid outdoorsman, and a hard-working, middle-class American who’s fed up with the political system today. We’ve almost killed the working class in this country.  Wages have been stagnant for more than three decades.  Our government seems to work more for lobbyists and special interests than for ordinary people.  The worst kind of toxicity in our politics, pitting some groups of Americans against others, is a disease that threatens the future of our country. That disease is spread by political operatives and career politicians, some of whom have spent decades in office by gerrymandering themselves into comfortable little districts so that they never have to run against a serious opponent.

 

The event took place on Wednesday September 13, 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 Terry Cooper.

Sep 102017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: Back after international break, will Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool continue with their great form? Also lots and lots of Arsenal that Mark wants to get of his back.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman 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.

Sep 102017
 

Nikuyah Walker

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Charlottesville City Council Independent Candidate Nikuyah Walker about the Alt Right rally which took place in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. The role of government in protecting its citizens is discussed.

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

Sep 102017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Home Grown gives you a show that makes white supremacists throw up! First, Estela Knott and Dave Berzonsky from LUA do their best impressions of ethnomusicologists when talking about their ongoing attempts to explore and bring together Mexican, Appalachian, South American, and Jewish roots music. (Oh, and they play a couple of songs too!) Then writer Amanda Korman returns to the show — this time in her role as Communications and Outreach Coordinator for The Women’s Initiative. They are currently accepting submissions for their Challenge into Change Writing Contest, and to that end, Amanda brings by Aerial Perkins, winner of last year’s contest to read her winning essay, “Pretty Brown Girl” on the air. Your hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott-Jones try to take a page from Aerial and not “put fear on the table” all on this week’s 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.

Sep 092017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Jalane Schmidt Ph.D., Prof. of Religious Studies and BLM activist, on Charlottesville’s implicit and explicit racism, from its parks to its policies; and William Shobe Ph.D., Prof. of Public Policy and Economics, on reducing VA’s carbon emissions while expanding renewable technologies.

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.

Sep 032017
 

Dr. Frank Friedman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks with Dr. Frank Friedman, President of the Virginia Piedmont Community College. Dr. Friedman explains all the ways that PVCC aids residents with education, training, workforce development, and preparing for 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.

Sep 032017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Home Grown welcomes you to another Sunday morning in the new woke C’Ville. First, it’s our final preview for the Six Pack Songwriter Showcase. Mark Roebuck visits the show for the first time to play a tune and talk about what it’s like to record his upcoming album. Then Leslie and David examine a new theater opportunity in town. Playwright Sean McCord (with his director Joncey Boggs) introduces us to The Charlottesville Playwrights Collective. They’re a collection of self-producing playwrights and their first season begins with McCord’s play (directed by Boggs), Moving.. Finally, Light House Studio Giving Director Brooks Wellmon returns to the show to talk about Light House’s 16th Youth Film Festival. If you ever wondered what Light House actually does, here’s your chance to find out. It’s all that plus a bag of your hosts David Vaughn Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones, all 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.