Dec 312017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s a special First Night Virginia Show, where we talk to two of the acts that you can catch tonight Downtown during the First Night festivities. First, our fast and furious friend of the show Andy Davis from Bent Theatre Comedy Improv returns to the show. We talk about what it’s like to do improv with First Night audiences and talk @#$% about Jeff Sessions and traitor-to-the-people FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Next, singer-songwriter Chloe Ester visits the show for the first time. She’s a new singer-songwriter, who is nice enough to talk about how she started down that path and how such sad songs can come from such a cheery young person. She also shares a song with us. Remember, even though there’s no booze during First Night, you can always turn our show into a drinking game. We’ll start — drink every time David has to work on Sunday mornings. Speaking of which, welcome to our new guest host, Brandon Lee! Usher in the Georgian calendar new year with this week’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 232017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence cap the end of 2017 with a live re-broadcast of their show with Christine Mahoney PhD, Prof. of Public Policy and Politics & Founder of the Alight Fund, on investing in refugees to affect positive change; and Phil Jason, a grad student in UVA’s Creative Writing Program and winner of the prestigious Henfield Prize, whose unique personal story empowered him to publish not perish.

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 172017
 

Blokes on the Bench Host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes discuss a very busy week in football, with midweek fixtures again, and special guest David Deaton from Aromas Cafe FC joining us in the studio, we have a crammed 90 minute Special show! We start midweek with Burnley, the star of week 17, moving into 4th spot by Wednesday’s end, could they hold a top four position over the weekend? City having another massive score line against, Crystal Palace continue to find their form against Watford, Leicester enjoy a high scoreline against Southampton, Liverpool drew against West Brom, as did West Ham who faced Arsenal,and Manchester United won a less than convincing game against Bournemouth. Moving into the weekend Leicester got run over by Crystal palace, Huddersfield beat Watford at Vicarage Road, Chelsea played Southampton, Brighton drew to Burnley, Arsenal beat Newcastle, Stoke got done over by West Ham, and Manchester City steam rolled over Spurs, which begs the question, can anyone beat City right now? Manchester United get a win away at West Brom, Liverpool, show everyone why they can be so deadly with a great performance over Bournemouth. That, and the rest of the results!

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa, Christian Galdencio and Daniel Rothamel.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 172017
 

Photo: Paul Kelly (Creative Commons)

This week WPVC’s Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Santa who calls several lucky boys and girls to find out what’s on their Christmas lists.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 172017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie get on the phone to talk to two great sets of guests. First, Kristen Chiacchia Executive Director and Chief Curator of Second Street Gallery sits in the studio while New York/C’Ville artist Ivy Nate calls in from the Big Apple. Ivy is one of 12 local artists in Second Street’s current exhibit, Drawn to Charlottesville. With Kristen fresh from NYC and Ivy bouncing back and forth between us, we have a great chance to discuss the difference between big city and small town art. Then David and Leslie call over to Richmond to catch C’Ville ex-pat Sarah White after her first cup of coffee and before she heads over here to rehearse for this year’s Sarah White and Friends Christmas Show at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Sarah’s been doing the show for fifteen years or more making it a bona fide Charlottesville holiday tradition. Who says we can’t get into the holiday spirit in between strident attacks at racism. Remember, say “Okay” to a white Christmas but “No Way!” to white supremacy. We’re keeping it holly jolly real on this week’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 162017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Price A. Thomas, Director of Marketing & Communications at James Madison’s Montpelier, on why our shared history must be ever-present; and Richard Schragger PhD, Perre Bowen Prof. of Law at UVA, on the healthy Constitution of local government.

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 102017
 

Blokes on the Bench Host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes discuss all the weekend fixtures starting with a surprising victory at London Stadium, as West Ham hammered Chelsea. Spurs thrashed Stoke at Wembley, Swansea got a much needed victory against West brom. Hudderfield take on Brighton at the John Smith Stadium and beat them! Crystal Palace drew to Bournmouth, Burnley beat Watford at Turf Moor. Meanwhile, in Tyneside land, Mike Ashley hasn’t said “Why aye man!” to a take over of the club by Amanda Staveley, but did treat her by taking her out for a curry! That didn’t help Newcastle though, they got beat at St. James by Leicester City, Southampton drew to Arsenal, and, of course, what everyone had been waiting for, the Mersyside Derby in which Liverpool were expected to win but drew to Everton, and the Manchester Derby, where Manchester United was beaton by Manchester City!

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa, Christian Galdencio and Daniel Rothamel.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 102017
 

Shawn Decker

Shawn Decker first appeared on the Wake-Up Call in 2006 upon publication of his memoir My ‘Pet Virus’. He comes back now to talk with host Sean McCord about his life ten years later as a sexual health advocate and musician. Topics include: Living with AIDS as a child and meeting Depeche Mode.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Dec 102017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie both have been pulled away, so we bring in the big guns with guest host Chris Baumer. As far as our guests are concerned, the third time’s a charm with one of our favorite people, Carmel Clavin, Staunton’s Empress Empressaria. It’s time for her and her crew to start collecting artist submissions for the Third Annual Shenandoah Fringe Festival. We talk to her about how the Fringe Fest has gone in the past three years and maybe get her to drop a few bon mots about art and culture. Then … we rock out with Bianca Vee and David D from Butterfly Vendetta. Their third album Loud and Clear is out. We play a couple of songs from it and talk about their writing process. Three is definitely a magic number on this week’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 092017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with James Coan PhD, Prof. of Clinical Psychology & Dir., Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, on why friendships are essential to good health; and Warren Craghead III, prolific artist and creator of TRUMPTRUMP vol. 1., on illustrating social commentary.

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 032017
 

Blokes on the Bench Host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes have a lot of results to get through, with midweek games including the Manchester City Vs Southampton thriller, with Raheem Sterling star of the late late show again! Are they unstoppable? Also, Arsenal smash Huddersfield at the Emirates, Stoke get thumped by Liverpool, Everton come back from the brink with Rooney the star of the show, plus Ashley Young the man of the match for Manchester United as they beat Watford at Vicarage Road. Then this weekends results: Chelsea beat Newcastle at Stamford bridge and Hazard in top form this season, West Brom get a draw against Crystal Palace, Brighton host Liverpool who walk all over them and the game of the weekend Arsenal took on Manchester United. That and all the rest of the fixtures, plus World Cup draws to talk about.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Mark Coffman, Alex Gomaa, Christian Galdencio and Daniel Rothamel.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 032017
 

Bob Gibson

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Communications Director Bob Gibson about the big Democratic win in Virginia in November 2017. Topics include: Why Virginia is turning blue. Also, gerrymandering and the declining effectiveness of polling.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.