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.

Jun 092019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two sets of guests about a classic of modern theater and about the classics of Hip-Hop. First, actors Clarence Finn, Gretchen York, and Jacquie Patteson come to us from Staunton, where ShenanArts is putting on a production of Angels in America: Millennium Approches. We talk to Jacquie, Gretchen, and Clarence about what it means for them to do this iconic play and what it means for ShenanArts to do it. Next, we welcome DJ Bovay to the show for the first time. He’s spinning an all-vinyl, pre-2000 Hip-Hop show at Holly’s Diner. We talk to him about his dedication to vinyl and the need to keep knowledge of Hip-Hop’s history alive. Two groups dip back into the 80s and 90s to make sense of today 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 022019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie spend the entire show talking to “Music’s Mad Scientist” Eli Raybon. Raybon takes a love of analog synthesizers and a particular affinity for 80s New Wave and puts out his own brand of Retro-futurist Synth Pop. We talk with Eli about how he developed his sound, the trials of music categorization, navigating the Spotify playlist, the use of lab coats and brains on stage, and a whole bunch of other things. Plus, we listen to a couple of his tunes. Check out how an artist can look backwards, forwards, and still speak for today 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 012019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair talks with John Hill and his 96 year old activist aunt who got fresh vegetables on the dining menu. Also, growing and eating fresh vegetables for a healthy lifestyle.

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.

May 262019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s barely managed chaos as David and Leslie talk to two sets of musical guests producing two differnt musical experiences. First, singer-songwriter Jim Bingler visits the show for the first time with his cousin and collaborater Tim Bingler. They both have worked on Tim’s latest CD Willow. The CD release concert is this coming week at The Front Porch Roots Music School. Next, we have two returning guests working together for the first time. Jen Hoyt Tidwell and Paige Naylor have collaborated with three other performers on Jen’s original show, The Near Misses: An Experimental Electro-pop Opera, which will be playing at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall and at Live Arts Theatre. The Near Misses looks at women’s stories of surviving near death experiences. We talk to Jen and Paige about the thought and the work behind the show and about what the final product looks like. Sometimes chaos is not just a theory, but we muddle through 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.

May 252019
 

This week on To Your Health host M.C. Blair returns to talk with Jamie Barrett of Bellair Farm and Bellair Farm CSA. Topics include: Leasing to a grass-fed beef producer and a sheep’s milk cheese making operation so that the soil is perfect for a clean food 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.

May 192019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie spend time with artists who tread different paths through classical music while trying to make the work more accessible than it traditionally has been. First we welcome to the show David McCormick, Artistic Director of the Early Music Access Project and the Executive Director of The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. McCormick talks about both groups (and about Alkemie, his New York City based medieval music group), about different baroque instruments, about making the old new, but mostly about the Access Project’s upcoming production, Murder in Messina. Next, Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Brenda Patterson from Victory Hall Opera return to the show. They talk about their upcoming show Sally on West Main, a multi-media opera at the Music Resource Center inspired by a little known period in Sally Hemings’ life when she left Monticello and lived on West Main Street. It’s a fascinating piece that leads us into discussions of artistic inspiration and cultural representation in the arts. Two artists working to make their art accessible and we’re working to make them accessible to you 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.

May 182019
 

Amy Laufer

Hosts Jeff Lenert and Bob McAdams talk with Democratic candidate Amy Laufer about her run for Virginia State Senate.

A 94.7 WPVC special presentation.

May 122019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie gets to lean on both her theater and music sides with two groups of guests. First, A.D. Carson and John Conover talk about Live Arts Theatre’s upcoming production of The Royale, for which they are, respectively, the sound designer and dramaturg. John talks about the subject of The Royale — turn of the century heavyweight prizefighter Jack Johnson and his championship fight with Jim Jeffries — and A.D. talks about the original music that he has designed for the production. Next, Emily Julia Kresky returns to the show with bandmates Niko Cvetanovich and Sean Bracken. Together, they are the core of Dropping Julia. Leslie talks to them about their insane work ethic and schedule, about their upcoming CD, Wake Up, and about what it’s like being a new band. We try to take you behind the scenes of people who are making the scene 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.

May 112019
 

Ben Hixon

Hosts Jeff Lenert and Bob McAdams talk with Democratic candidate Ben Hixon about his run for Virginia State Senate.

A 94.7 WPVC special presentation.

May 112019
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Susan Elliott, Cville Climate Protection Program Manager, Div. of Environmental Sustainability, on the city’s multi-pronged plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions; and Eduardo Montes-Bradley, award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, author, on illuminating people and places with his signature provocative pov.

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.

May 052019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, It’s an entire show dedicated to two poets — the first place runner-up and the winner of the 2019 Jefferson-Madison Regional Library / WriterHouse Adult Poetry Contest. First, Clay Moldenhauer reads his poem “Make Fire”, then winner Ronald Berube reads from his poem “A Differential Calculus of My Feelings”. We talk to both Clay and Ronald about these individual pieces as well as about their thoughts on poetry, in general. Are their poems meant to be heard? Read? Both? What’s the role of the reader? How do they attack wrting poems? This Sunday we increase the piece (See what we did there?) 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.