Jan 082012

On this week’s edition, Rick’s guest is Orange Dot Project Director, Ridge Schuyler. They discuss the problems and solutions of poverty in the Charlottesville area.

Nov 032010

Tom Wulf joined Coy Barefoot to discuss his film A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story which premiers tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at the Vinegar Hill Theater as part of the Virginia Film Festival.

Oct 262010

10.26.10 Colleen Keller of PACEM and Kaki Dimock of The Haven at First and Market discuss the issue of the Homeless with Coy. Is there a solution besides expanding shelters? Does the community care?

Jul 262010

7.26.10- John Whitehead, CEO and Co-Founder of the Rutherford Institute, joins Coy live on the show.  Today’s topics include John Whitehead’s latest essay entitled “The Body Snatchers”, the Snyder v. Phelps Case,  and poverty.

Jun 232010

6.23.10-Ania Turnier, a rising second year at UVA and native of Haiti, talks with Coy about creating Building Haiti.  An organization which will be building school houses for children who lost their schools as a result of the Earthquake which struck Haiti last January.

Jun 112010

Mayor Dave Norris discusses the latest news in a project to create permanent supportive housing for homeless people in Charlottesville with Coy.  Read more about the planned single resident occupancy facility at Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Jan 202010

Jonna Kanppenberger joined Charlottesville—Right Now! with Coy Barefoot to being in Haiti as the earthquake occurred and the aftermath.

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May 132009

David K. Johnston, author of Free Lunch joined Charlottesville Right Now to discuss his book.

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Oct 222008

Author Kath Weston, an Anthropology PhD from Stanford University, grew up in a working-class family and attended college with the help of financial aid, took her first bus trip alone when she was 16, and that unforgettable trip showed her that traveling on the bus was much more than just a way to get somewhere.

Before joining the University of Virginia faculty this fall, she spent more than five years crisscrossing the nation on buses, chronicling the lives of Americans who travel via the least expensive mass transportation option. She refers to her new book, Traveling Light: On the Road with America’s Poor, as a journey full of unexpected richness. Her new book describes her fellow passengers’ colorful humanity and tackles issues of class, race and dubious access to America’s opportunities.

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog

Aug 282008

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new figures on poverty in America. Michael Cassidy of the Commonwealth Institute joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to break down the numbers in Virginia. (Click here for their report)

“Virginia actually saw a significant increase in the poverty rate, increasing from 9.6% to 9.9%,” Cassidy said. That translates to over 740,000 Virginians making below the poverty threshold as defined by the federal government.

Jun 172008

On May 27, 2008, representatives from Virginia Supportive Housing led an insightful and interactive presentation for the Charlottesville community on Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing for the homeless — a proven, permanent solution to homelessness that’s taking hold in many cities across the country. The presentation took place in the “CitySpace” meeting room at the Charlottesville Community Design Center.

Virginia Supportive Housing, a Richmond-based statewide nonprofit housing provider, recently agreed to work with the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH) and the Charlottesville community to develop and manage an SRO facility in Charlottesville. The May 27 presentation gave members of the public, community agencies, local officials, potential funders and area media a chance to learn more about the SRO concept and to hear about Virginia Supportive Housing’s plans and timeline for opening an SRO in Charlottesville.

A Single Room Occupancy facility typically features several dozen efficiency apartments that are available at low cost to people who have been homeless, with on-site support services and security to help keep the SRO residents stable in their housing. In cities like Richmond, Norfolk, Roanoke, Fairfax and (soon) Virginia Beach, SROs have been successful in moving local residents — many of whom are disabled and/or veterans — off the streets and out of shelters and into permanent supportive housing.

Aug 312007

Shaele Wood started volunteering in college, and is now the United Way Thomas Jefferson Area’s Volunteer Center Director. Shaele shares how to find volunteer opportunities by visiting www.BeAVolunteer.info an online database that allows visitors to search by keyword, issue area addressed, type of opportunity, youth and family opportunities and more. Volunteers can also view an online calendar of special events, training sessions and one-time volunteer opportunities. Produced by Voices of Poverty.