Joel Barrett, a resident of South Bend, Indiana, recently flew to NYC with his partner David to get married on their 7th anniversary. He is working on a book about his experiences of growing up “godly” but gay in a conservative Baptist home and of his struggles of going through 2 1/2 years of ex-gay therapy. He discussed some of his thoughts with reporter, Deepak Singh.
The project is a multi-year study comprised of on-line surveys and face to face interviews, examining the treasured hopes, deepest fears, and most pressing challenges of today’s parents. The goal is to understand the climate in which children are being raised today. Some topics covered: What does it mean to be a “good parent” or a “good child” in this era. What challenges exist in parenting and how is parenting different now than in previous decades.
*Due to technical difficulties only the first forty minutes of the program were recorded.
On November 29, 2012, Clifford Garstang, author of What the Zhang Boys Know, discussed the literary form of “novel-in-stories” with editor and writer Katherine McNamara.
Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker and The Reckoning. The Taker was selected by the American Library Association/Booklist as one of the top ten debut novels of 2011, and translation rights have sold in a dozen languages. She is a graduate (MA) of the Johns Hopkins writing program and an alumna of the Squaw Valley Writers Conference.
Enrique Urueta is a queer Colombian-American playwright from South Boston, VA whose award-winning plays Learn to Be Latina, The Danger of Bleeding Brown, and Forever Never Comes have been presented across the country.
What does George Benford, Kool & the Gang and JPJ have in common? All three will be coming together on November 11, 2012 to celebrate Charlottesville’s 250th birthday.
CPN’s Dan Gould spoke with Mr. Benford outside JPJ on Wednesday. The event, also known as Charlottesville’s Grand Gala punctuates a year of celebrations with a big bash at John Paul Jones Arena. While the event’s headliner, Kool & The Gang is reason enough to attend, Mr. Benford promises that the event will be much more than that.
“I want people to understand that this is not just Kool and The Gang, this is a once in a life time celebration,” said Benford.
Tickets are still available for the event from John Paul Jones Arena or from Ticket Master. For more information about the event or to find out how local businesses can purchase tickets in bulk for employees or customers you may contact Mr. Benford through Celebrate!250.
In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, photographer Ed Roseberry talks with CPN’s Dan Gould about his collection of historical photographs.
Listen as Ed tells the fascinating story of how he became one of Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s most noted photographers. Then, preview three photographs from his CitySpace exhibit with Ed as your personal guide.
Photographs discussed in this podcast. To view the entire collection visit the Roseberry exhibit at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The exhibit will be officially dedicated this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes at the end of July.
The photographs used in our story are courtesy of Trumbull Photography and Ed Roseberry and are used here with permission. For more on Ed Roseberry visit Steve Trumbull’s Charlottesville Then and Now website. Our interview was recorded on July 9, 2012.