Dec 142014
 

Host Rick Moore is joined by UVa Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy. Honored with the UVa Alumni Association Distinguished Professor award, Ed Murphy has worked on the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) and runs the public night program at the McCormick Observatory. Topics discussed include the Rosetta and Kepler Missions, the cosmic calendar, and the future of NASA launches.

Dec 142014
 

On the November 30th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks current events with C-Ville Weekly news editor Graelyn Brashear. During they hour, they discuss the Rolling Stone article reporting on sexual assault at UVa.

Dec 072014
 

Rick is joined by David Toscano, VA House of Delegates Democratic Leader, from the 57th District. He’s in his fifth term and a member of the committees of Courts of Justice, Transportation and Rules. Focusing on new rules on ethics in the aftermath of former Governor McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges. Recent sexual assault issues in Virginia and the Hannah Graham case, Delegate Toscano is putting together a bill to expand the DNA database in the state.

Nov 232014
 

On the November 23rd Wake-Up Call Rick Moore is joined by Sidney Milkis, UVa Professor of Politics and Faculty Associate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. During the hour, they discuss changes in the election process historically, critical elections that were influential to American history, and the possibilities for future elections to come.

Nov 162014
 

A conversation on synthetic biology with students from Renaissance School. Anna Minutella from the Science Department joins Rick Moore with students Alli Ambrosini, Anders Beaurline, and Konstantina Damvakaris. Modifying e. coli to solve different problems like cheap anti-malarial drugs. Competing internationally with other High School age groups. Have teamed up with UVA for research and Synbio night. Discussing the ethics of modifying genes. GMOs and mass producing food.

Nov 092014
 

This week Rick Moore is joined by Bob Gibson, the executive director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Post Election conversation to discuss what Tuesday’s vote means for Virginia and throughout the country.

Nov 022014
 

On the November 2nd Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks to Festival Director Jody Kielbasa, Programmer Wesley Harris, and Podcaster Sean McCord about the 2014 Virginia Film Festival. During the hour, they give an overview of the films included in this year’s festival schedule, how these films were selected, and information about the program overall.

Oct 262014
 

Rick talks with Intuitive Analyst, Lee Channing, discussing work, life and well being. Lee delves into color; black is for protection, green for emotion, yellow intuitive. Conversation about major decisions, based on fear or love. Energy shifts that happen during the change of season. Lee Channing’s latest book is Intuitive Color Awareness Guide.

Oct 192014
 

On the October 19th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks with Emily Renda, UVa Student Affairs’ program coordinator and member of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Task Force, J. Lynn Windsor, a student at Lynchburg College, and Claire Kaplan, Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change program at the UVa Women’s Center. Topics discussed include the right way to report, handle, and investigate an instance of sexual assault, the resources available to students, and the institution’s role in handling perpetrators.

Oct 122014
 

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness month and Rick Moore is joined by Rick Vrhovac, Principal at Sutherland Middle School. The discussion includes the difference between bullying and teasing. What to do if you’re being bullied and warning signs for parents and teachers. How cyber bullying has put a new spotlight on bullying.

Oct 122014
 

This week Rick Moore is joined by Teri Kent, founder and executive director of Better World Betty. The pair discuss recycling, all-in-one vs. single stream. Tips to reduce the junk mail with receive and reducing styrofoam containers from restaurants. Along with living green in your kitchen and bathroom.

Sep 282014
 

On the September 28th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore is joined by UVa Honor Committee Chair Nick Hine to talk about the philosophies, processes, and criticisms of the Honor Code at UVa. Topics discussed include the history of the Honor Code, changes in the Honor system, how Honor offense cases are handled.