Dec 302018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie talks to two musicians who are showing different musical sides of themselves. First, singer-songwriter Wendy Repass sets down her guitar and sets up her turntables as she prepares to DJ Women’s Dance Cville at the Ix Art Park. Wendy talks about the idea behind a Women’s Dance, what led to it, and the challeges of being a DJ. Next, guitar man Greg Brown returns to the show. Recently Greg has dusted off his Metal persona, Age of Fire, and has released a CD, Obisian Dreams. Leslie talks to Greg about the switch from Classical to Metal as we listen to a couple of tracks. We’re here to rattle the caffeine in your veins 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.

Dec 232018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, a look at two different musicians who have shows coming up at the Ix Art Park. First, vocalist Davina Jackson comes on the show. After having been behind several benefit performances, she now finds herself the subject of one in the Funky Jackson Family Fundraiser. David talks to Davina about her recent housing disaster and about her new band Wild Common and its “New Appalachian” sound. Then, ZacMac and Gordo Kai, Hip-hop duo Equally Opposite are in the studio to have David talk to them about how they started and where they’re at. Where they will be is at the Hip-hop Showcase at the Ix Art Park. It’s two genre bending artists on today’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.

Dec 162018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s an entire show dedicated to National Novel Writing Month with two guest authors. First, David welcomes teen author and two year veteran of NaNoWriMo Diana Kim. He talks to Diana about how she became involved with NaNoWriMo, what it was like to do it, how writing doesn’t have to be a solo pursuit, and how difficult it is to beat the Writing Goblin! Next, we talk to M.K. England. The book that she started during the 2014 NaNoWriMo is about to be published by HarperCollins. It’s a Young Adult Science Fiction Space Opera called The Disasters. M.K. also talks about her NaNoWriMo experience and then goes on to talk about what it was like to work on her book after NaNoWriMo was over. We’ve been lucky enough to have a bunch of writers on the show recently, yet this Sunday it’s a novel experience 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.

Dec 152018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Kyrill Kunakhovich PhD, UVA Asst. Professor, Corcoran Dept. of History, author, editor, on what life is like in dictatorships; and Kelley Fanto Deetz PhD, Dir. of Programming, Education and Visitor Engagement, Stratford Hall, historian, author, on taking our slave history out of the shadows.

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.

Dec 092018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie get into it with two artists newly into their artistic careers, who’ve come to our lovely, nazi-convicting town from other countries. First, we welcome Uzo Njoku. She is a visual artist working in paint and a fourth year student at UVA, originally from Nigeria. We talk about her technique and subject matter (black women) at her current show, Uzo Njoku: Out of the Shadows which has just opened at New City Arts. We also talk about Uzo’s emerging artistic philospophy. Next, we head over to the world of writing with Helen Chandler. She’s originally from Ireland and lives and writes here now. She’s recently taken a turn towards non-fiction essays, and we talk about what’s behind that move. We also talk about her current project — a book about her aunts. You can hear some of that work when she shares the bill with Sam Bush at the Charlottesville Reading Series at New Dominion Bookshop. It’s two artists outside of their home cultures talking about how they’re working thoughts about those cultures into their work. So never say you don’t get some culture 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.

Dec 082018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Angela Taylor MD, Assoc. Professor, UVA School of Medicine, Dir., UVA Medical Center’s Cardiometabolic Network, on her concerted efforts to improve the physical health and food health of those living in the Dominican Republic; and Alexis Mason, ESTEAM Summit for Girls co-founder, Gifted Resource teacher, on giving kids the tools to chart their own career path.

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.

Dec 022018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie field two call-in guests. First, it’s time again for Let There Be Light at Piedmont Virginia Community College. We talk to local artist and curator James Yates as well as Beryl Solla Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at PVCC. James and Beryl have been doing Let There Be Light for twelve years, and we talk about the show’s inception and what it has grown into. We also talk about the artists involved and what it’s like to make a piece for Let There Be Light. Then, we talk to improv performer L.E. Zarling. She’s leading a Trans and Non-Binary Improv Workshop and then following it with her one-person show, Wisconsin Laugh Tripast the Ix Art Park. We have a great talk with L.E. that starts with Wisconsin Laugh Trip and continues into a discussion about how improv helped her find herself as trans and then how she finds being out as trans and doing improv for other people. We swear we didn’t plan it, but it’s another show about art bringing people together 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.

Dec 012018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Warren Craghead III, prolific artist and creator of TRUMPTRUMP Volumes 1 + 2 on what’s between the lines of his bold illustrations; and Larycia Hawkins PhD, UVA Asst. Professor, Depts. of Politics and Religious Studies, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture on the possibilities for multifaith solidarity in today’s divisive climate.

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.

Nov 252018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie throw down with two more great guests. First, musician Alice Clair visits the show for the first time. She is organizing the second annual Femme Funk: A Female Musician Showcase at The Ix Art Park benefitting Planned Parenthood. Alice talks about what led her to start the showcase, what it’s been like to organize it, and its genre-hopping line up. Then graphic novel artist Laura Lee Gulledge returns to the show. She’s taken her artistitc inspiration book, Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist and has turned it into a Sketchbook Dares Workshop at New Dominion Bookshop. Laura Lee talks about what a sketchbook is, about promoting creativity, and about shutting away that inner critic. It’s all about getting the art out there 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.

Nov 182018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome back two artists to the show — one familiar face and one of our earliest guests. First, Ty Cooper returns. His first fiction film Mingle just showed last Saturday at The Paramount Theater, and he brings with him his assistant director Lk Schwendig from Boston and his actor and assistant director Precious Coleman from New York City. Lk and Precious talk about how Mingle started, what it was like working on the film, and what a good collaborative process looks like. Next, it’s local actor/director/singer Shelly Cole. She’s currently the music director for Piedmont Virginia Community College’s upcoming production of a 2017 musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Shelly talks about how this show is a combination of old (Shakespeare) and new (modern music). She also talks about how director Brad Stoller is bringing in different groups in the community. (Shelly also sees how many times she can say, “Hootenanny” on the show.) It’s a big old artistic hootenanny 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.

Nov 172018
 

To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks with Richard Morris about Charlottesville schoolyard gardens and food security.

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.

Nov 172018
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Richard Guy Wilson PhD, esteemed Commonwealth Prof. of Architectural History, UVA and Dir., Victorian Society in America’s Summer School, on landmark spaces of all kinds; and Jim Tucker MD, Bonner-Lowry Prof. of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Dir., Division of Perceptual Studies, UVA, on his extensive research into children’s memories of past lives.

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.