Apr 282016
 

Travis McDonald speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

On March 31, 2016, Travis McDonald presented the fourth and final part of our Thursday series entitled Jefferson’s Legacies.

Travis McDonald is an architectural historian who has directed the restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s villa retreat Poplar Forest since 1989. The restoration has been acknowledged as one of the most authentic such projects in the United States. Mr. McDonald has written and lectured extensively on Jefferson, Poplar Forest and early Virginia architecture. He formally worked for the chief historical architect of the National Park Service for the Colonial Williamsburg foundation and has directed museum restorations in Virginia for more than thirty years. Travis received his graduate degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. In 2011, he was awarded the highest award, The Architecture Medal for Virginia Service by the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his work on Poplar Forest.

Mr. McDonald serves on many historic preservation advisory boards including that for Thomas Jefferson’s buildings at the University of Virginia.

The lecture series was organized by award-winning historian and Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer Rick Britton in conjunction with the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

Click here to listen to all four parts of this series.

Apr 242016
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Kaki Dimock about the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. Topics include trends in the number of homeless people in Charlottesville, the use of anti-homeless legislation, the status of the lawsuit of Homeless begging on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall and panhandlers at traffic intersections.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Apr 242016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Sibley Johns, director of the Charlottesville WriterHouse and Kara West, the winner of their most recent poetry contest.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Apr 232016
 

Afton Bradley (left) and Dr. Nancy McLaren.

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with Afton Bradley, Trans Health Services Program Manager at the Fan Free Clinic in Richmond, and Dr. Nancy McLaren, Medical Director of the Teen and Young Adult Health Center at UVA about trans healthcare issues.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WVPC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Apr 202016
 

J20160420-Josh-Wheelerosh Wheeler, executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, announces the 25th Anniversary Muzzle Awards at a news conference at the Free Speech Monument on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The occasion is also the 10th anniversary of the wall.

Apr 172016
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Kate Acuff, Albemarle County school board chair, and Rosalyn Schmitt, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning about public school funding in the county. How a community balances its needs for progress and innovation against its ability to pay for those improvements is discussed.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Apr 172016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to local hip-hop producer and emcee, Fellowman, joins us to talk about his upcoming CD, Raw Data Vol. 1. and it’s Improv 101 time again! Andy Davis, director of Bent Theatre Improv, visits to talk about Bent Theatre and their improv classes.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Apr 162016
 

André Hakes

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks with Maggie Cullinan, Director of the Charlottesville Victim Witness Program and Jeff Lenert, Senior Probation Officer at District 9 Probation and Parole (and a WPVC co-founder), about their work in the criminal justice system.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WVPC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Apr 162016
 

Dr. David Waters

The Mind and Heart Show host Dr. Jeff Fracher talks to Dr. David Waters, one of the most senior psychologists in Charlottesville. Dr Waters talks about his career and his evolution as a therapist over the course of his career.

Dr. Jeff Fracher, an Albemarle County-based forensic psychologist, is the go-to person for a variety of competency, sanity and sex offender evaluations. He is one of about 15 forensic psychologists in Virginia and does more than 250 evaluations a year.

The Mind and Heart Show is heard on WVPC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Apr 132016
 

Ashley Deeks and Frederick Hitz speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

The FISA Court (or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court) was established by act of Congress in 1978 to oversee requests for surveillance warrants involving suspected foreign spies within the United States by federal law-enforcement and intelligence agencies, principally the FBI and the National Security Agency.

Senior Fellows at the Law School’s Center for National Security Law, Ashley Deeks and Fred Hitz discuss the FISA Court and its pros and cons.

Ashley Deeks is an associate professor at the University of Virginia Law School. Prior to joining the Law School’s faculty she was the assistant legal adviser for political-military affairs in the Legal Adviser’s Office at the Department of State where, among many other duties, she advised on intelligence issues. She has also served as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Deeks is a cum laude graduate of Williams College and an honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.

Frederick P. Hitz is an adjunct professor at the Law School and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. For more than 30 years, while ostensibly being a lawyer in a buttoned-down private practice, he served in various capacities at the Central Intelligence Agency, both in line positions such as deputy director for Europe in the Directorate of Operations and in staff positions like Inspector General. He has written extensively on espionage and intelligence issues. His publications include “The Great Game: the Myth and Reality of Espionage” and “Why Spy? Espionage in an Era of Uncertainty.”  Mr. Hitz is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Deeks and Hitz spoke at the Wednesday April 13, 2016 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.

Apr 102016
 

NRAO Building in Charlottesville

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks with Charles Blue of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), about a life in science and just what is going on in the universe.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Apr 102016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Miriam Gordon-Stewart from Victory Hall Opera Company about their upcoming show, Amuse-Bouche, and local hip hop artist, Fly Deezy talks about his upcoming set at Richmond’s Coast 2 Coast Live.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.