Jan 282017
 

Straight Talk hosts Ellen Daniels and Jeff Lenert talk about the Charlottesville Woman’s March.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The station is looking for volunteers.

Dec 102016
 

Amy Laufer

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Amy Laufer, Chair of the Charlottesville City School Board, and Founder and Chair of Women Leaders of Virginia about women in politics.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Dec 032016
 

Arik Bjorn

Straight Talk host Jeff Lenert talks to Congressman hopeful Arik Bjorn.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Nov 052016
 

Dahlia Lithwick

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Slate Magazine contributor Dahlia Lithwick about Tuesday’s US Presidential election.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Oct 222016
 

Nancy Carpenter

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Nancy Carpenter, a city resident and community advocate on poverty and homelessness issues about the controversial changes to City Council’s public comment procedures, which were implemented after the most recent local election. The new procedures are significantly more formal than those used in the past. Supporters feel that the new procedures are contributing to a more orderly and efficient meeting process, but some community members strongly oppose the new measures, saying they limit individual citizens’ access to local government, and the public’s right to know what is going on at the meetings.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Oct 152016
 

Dena Imlay

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Dena Imlay, Director of Voter Services for the Charlottesville Area chapter of the League of Women Voters. Topics include: the history of voting in the United States, women’s franchise specifically, and issues in the upcoming election, including the upcoming debate in Greene County on Tuesday, October 18, between Jane Dittmar and Tom Garrett, the 2 constitutional amendments on the ballot, the Albemarle County bond issue on the ballot, and how to get a ride to the polls.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Oct 082016
 

Dr. Jeff Fracher

Straight Talk host Jeff Lenert talks with Dr. Jeff Fracher about the sex offender population in Charlottesville.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Sep 242016
 

Kevin Lewis-Morris

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Kevin Lewis-Morris, founder of Impulse Gay Social Club in Charlottesville about growing up gay in VA, the drag scene, the history of Charlottesville gay bars from the Silver Fox to Tryangles to Club 216, and where we go from here. We’ll also touch on the Homecoming Parade Thursday night in Mineral, VA, where the GSA kids got a police escort, and their own fan club.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Sep 102016
 

André Hakes

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Charlottesville-based attorney Edward Wayland about consumer advocacy.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers.

Aug 272016
 

André Hakes

Straight Talk host André Hakes and guests talk about the Criminalization of Poverty.

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Aug 202016
 

Crescent Halls

Straight Talk host André Hakes talks to Joy Johnson and Matt Murphy about Crescent Halls, a 105 unit apartment building run by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA). Located at 500 South First Street, near the IX Art Park, the complex is home to a number of low income families, seniors and disabled persons.

Residents are complaining about conditions at the facility, including broken air conditioning, bed bugs, mold, and a variety of other issues, which they say have persisted over a long period of time, despite repeated requests for help.

The CRHA is located in City Hall. Does City Council have any authority over them? Or are they only responsible to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)? How bad is the problem, really, and what can be done?

André Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.

Jul 232016
 

From Left to Right: Jeff Lenert, Eddie Harris and Herb Dickerson

Straight Talk  host Jeff Lenert talks to Herb Dickerson and Eddie Harris about the heroin epidemic, recovery and the status of the Charlottesville community from their perspective.

Straight Talk is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.The station is looking for volunteers. Apply here if you are interested in working with the station.