Aug 102019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks with Jeanette Abi-Nader and Richard Morris of CSG and UACC.

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.

Jul 272019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks with Drs. Rebecca Downy, DO and Lindsey Neal, MD

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.

Jul 212019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie talk to two more great guests. First, Kate Bollinger comes to the show for the first time. We talk to her about her new EP I Don’t Wanna Lose. Then Micah Kessel comes on the show to talk about the emersive environmental artistic project that he has co-founded, the Playground of Empathy. How can a giant, sparkly shoe create a space for us to feel our emotions and to take in the emotions of others? We’ve got art giving you questions and answers and then back to questions every week 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 142019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie talk to great musicians doing great music for great causes. First, Angel Metro, Alethea Leventhal – Ships in the Night, and Christina Fleming & Nicole Rimel / Please Don’t Tell come on the show to talk about their joint benefit concert at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. We talk to the quartet about how they came to share the bill on this concert and about their beneficiary — The Women’s Initiative. We also get some thoughts about why it’s so rare to see concerts that only have female acts (and about how it’s not the important thing to just think of them that way). Next, Jaewar from Vibe Riot returns to the show, because it’s time for Vibe Fest 2019: Unity Vibes! This year, Vibe Fest is a part of Charlottesville’s Unity Days. We talk to Jaewar about what he has learned from producing three previous Vibe Fests, about what 2019 holds, and what he hopes the future of Vibe Riot will be. We’ve got your musical options set this coming week 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 132019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks to the Elysium Honey Co. about providing an environment that will sustain pollinators, specifically bees.

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.

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
 

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
 

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
 

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.