Aug 212016
 

This week Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the Olympics soccer final, premier league.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman and Jeremy Lamm.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers.

Aug 212016
 

John Unsworth

This week Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks to the new Dean of Libraries at the University of Virginia, John Unsworth.

John may be the new Dean, but he is not new to the University, having graduated in the 1980s, been a lecturer, and then returned in the 1990s to be the founding director of The Institute for Advanced Technology. John brings a broad background in academic libraries and digital humanities, and spoke broadly about the history of scholarship and his plans for the future of the University Library.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is looking for volunteers.

Aug 212016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to  Brooks Wellmon from Lighthouse Studios about their approaching annual film festival, and local stand-up comedian Chris Alan talks about the L.Y.A.O. Comedy Open Mic Nights.

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.

Aug 202016
 

Crescent Halls

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Joy Johnson and Matt Murphy about Crescent Halls, a 105 unit apartment building run by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA). Located at 500 South First Street, near the IX Art Park, the complex is home to a number of low income families, seniors and disabled persons.

Residents are complaining about conditions at the facility, including broken air conditioning, bed bugs, mold, and a variety of other issues, which they say have persisted over a long period of time, despite repeated requests for help.

The CRHA is located in City Hall. Does City Council have any authority over them? Or are they only responsible to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)? How bad is the problem, really, and what can be done?

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

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 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.

Aug 142016
 

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is very pleased to announce a new show for soccer enthusiasts everywhere. This week Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the news from week one of the English Premier League.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman and Jeremy Lamm.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in volunteering.

Aug 142016
 

This week Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks to WPVC Homegrown host Clinton Johnston and station founder Jeff Lenert about the 2016 presidential election. Rick Googles “Trump”, reads Trump tweets and asks how Hillary Clinton thinks it a good idea to hire the woman caught having the DNC knowingly stack the primary against Bernie Sanders.

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.

Aug 142016
 

Mariana Bell

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to  Mariana Bell and Ellis Paul about their music and about their concert on August 19 at The Southern Café & Music Hall.

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.

Aug 102016
 

Jane Dittmar (left) and Tom Garrett speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

The Senior Statesmen of Virginia has sponsored the 5th Congressional District candidates’ forums for many years. All of the candidates for this year’s August forum were invited: Jane Dittmar (D), Tom Garrett (R), Stephen Harmon (Libertarian), and Yale Landsberg (Independent). Only Jane Dittmar and Tom Garrett agreed to participate in this forum.

Jane Dittmar (D) is the immediate past chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and former representative of the Scottsville District. Through her position as supervisor, she served on the Governor’s Broadband Advisory Council.

Jane is a certified mediator for both General District and Circuit Courts and has served as court coordinator for the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit courts of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa.  She is also a principal in the Positive Solutions Group and a business consultant specializing in strategic planning. Jane’s background is business and she has owned and worked with many businesses in the Commonwealth particularly when she served as president of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1992-2000.

Jane became a Virginian when she was six years old, attending Arlington County Public Schools after her family moved from rural Illinois.  She graduated from the University of Virginia where she received a degree in Economics. Since then, Jane attended the UVa Darden School’s Executive Program and Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy. Over the past 40 years, she has lived in Nelson, Fluvanna, and Albemarle Counties, and the City of Charlottesville.

Jane resides with her husband, Frank Squillace, in Albemarle County. They have raised six children (Will, Mary, Virginia, Leia, Jed, and Joe), four of whom are in college.

Tom Garrett (R) is in his second term as state senator representing the 22nd District. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Law Degrees from the University of Richmond, and began his service to our country with six years in the Army. During that service he honed his leadership skills, had an opportunity to work with great American patriots, and fight for the Constitutional rights we hold dear.

In 2007, Tom entered public service in a new way. That year he challenged and defeated a two-term incumbent for the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisa. Tom won that election by 17 percent. It was the first time in decades that an incumbent countywide office holder was defeated – and the first Republican countywide candidate to win since Reconstruction.

In 2011, Tom was elected as the state senator for the 22nd district following a reshuffling of district borders that saw the 22nd moved eastward and into the 5th, 6th, and 7th Congressional districts. Tom won a 5-way nomination contest and subsequently won a resounding general election contest against an accomplished Democrat opponent, despite being outspent nearly 2-to-1.

In the Senate, Tom has focused on expanding liberty, reclaiming our Constitutional rights, fiscal responsibility and restraint, and common sense reductions in the size and scope of government.

Bob Gibson (moderator) is a senior researcher at the Academy for Civic Renewal, a part of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. He has served eight years as executive director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership prior to joining the academy on July 1.

The candidates spoke at the Wednesday August 10, 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.

Aug 072016
 

Dr. Pam Moran

This week Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Dr. Pam Moran, Superintendent of Schools for Albemarle County. Additional guests Rick Kulow talks about The XQ Institute National Competition and Jim Tierney speaks on the November bond referendum.

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.

Aug 072016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Carmel Clavin from Spectacle & Mirth about their Indiegogo campaign for their project The Kettle, and Samantha Gray talks about the McGuffey Art Center’s Incubator Studios.

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.

Jul 312016
 

This week Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Rachael Palm about the Hospice of the Piedmont. Topics include: Hospice funding.

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.

Jul 312016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Janinah Burnett about their first full length Victory Hall Opera show, Der Rosenkavalier, and Local musician Diane Cluck talks about her concert at The Garage on 1st Street in Charlottesville. David Vaughn Straughn talks about local art.

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.