Nov 192017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes are back with two weeks without any Premier League, that’s 14 days or 336 hours! Thankfully the weekend got off to a bang with the North London derby between Arsenal and Spurs at the Emirates. Tottenham were the favorites going into this fixture, but got thumped 2-0, Chelsea continue to silently make their way up the table with a 4-0 spanking of West Brom, Liverpool steamroll Southampton while Manchester City continue on their winning ways, by taking on and beating Leicester City. Crystal Palace played Everton in an exciting 2-2 draw, while Burnley get all 3 points at home against a Swansea side in trouble. Bournmouth beat Huddersfield 4-0, Manchester United have Pogba and ZLatan back in a 4-1 thriller against Newcastle at Old Trafford, and Watford out played West Ham 2-0 at Vicarage Road, Plus our twitter polls, and looking ahead to Mondays clash between Brighton and Stoke at the Amex Stadium.

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.

Nov 192017
 

Joel Jones and friends from Big Blue Door join Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call host Rick Moore for some improvisational fun.

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

Nov 192017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, our man Greg Brown returns and brings the guitar phatness!. He’s got so many irons in the fire we almost confused him for a blacksmith. We take the entire hour to talk about a bunch of his projects — everything from his previous post-cancer rock project Chemobrain to his classical CD Wanderings that he releases 11/17/17 to January’s Chemobrain follow up Another Dose to next year’s thrash metal project Age of Fire. We talk about Greg’s creative process, his inspriations, his multiple genre personality, and more. On top of it all, we play tracks from many of his projects, and even have Greg playing live. If you don’t like music, you need to come back for another episode. For the rest of us, our only regret is that Greg didn’t bring his ukelele. It’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.

Nov 182017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Melvyn Leffler PhD, Edward Stettinius Prof. of American History and faculty fellow at UVA’s Miller Center, on ensuring national security thru foreign policy; and Kyrill Kunakhovich PhD, Asst. Prof., Corcoran Dept. of History, on the pernicious connection between nationalism and authoritarianism here and abroad.

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.

Nov 122017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the rest of the blokes take a break from the EPL as its International break time. Topics include: N.Ireland and the penalty awarded to Switzerland during the first leg of their World cup qualifier, England taking a risk against Germany plus a run down of all the other games taking place. Plus, just who is the Worlds best football manager? We find out in our Twitter quick show poll and Andy adds pepe (whoever he is) to the shortlist.

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.

Nov 122017
 

Jenny Wales

Jenny Wales, the new Artistic Director of UVA’s Heritage Theatre Festival, is a UVA Drama Department graduate who graces Charlottesville again after a successful career in theater and academia. She joins host Sean McCord to talk about her life in the arts, what it means to return, and what we might expect from Heritage in the future.

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

Nov 122017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David’s day job steals him away from us yet again, but Clinton and Leslie soldier on with two different directors of two different types of musical performance. First, Home Grown says hello to Benjamin Rous the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director. We jump right into the weeds talking about why he loves symphonic music and the difference between invention and interpretation. We also talk about the CSO’s latest offering in its series of masterworks The Americans. Next, Geri Carlson Sauls returns to the show representing Four County Player’s. She’s directing their holiday show, A Christmas Story: The Musical giving us a chance to talk both about working with material that is both familiar and new. It’s more artists talking about their art 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.

Nov 112017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with Barbara Brown Wilson PhD, Prof. of Urban and Environmental Planning, on designing community-driven spaces that inspire; and Jackson Landers, writer/producer of the documentary ‘Charlottesville: Our Streets,’ on how a local park was transformed into a national flashpoint.

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.

Nov 052017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: With all eyes focused on Sunday’s games, some entertaining games got underway Saturday: Crouchy helps Stoke pull back a draw against Leicester City, Swansea continuing their bad form at home to Brighton, Newcastle were unlucky to lose to Bournemouth, and problems still riddling Bilic at West Ham lose at home to Liverpool, and that’s just the Saturday games. Spurs kicked off Sundays games with a win at home to Crystal Palace, a club in the middle of the relegation zone, Manchester City with another convincing win, this time over Arsenal, and even with rumors surrounding Conte leaving Chelsea, and a loss in Europe midweek, still beat Manchester United, but saving the best game until last, Everton come from two goals down to beat Watford, so lots 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.

Nov 052017
 

Meg Heubeck

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Director of Instruction, Meg Heubeck from UVA’s Center for Politics, about this Tuesday’s election. Topics include: Why more people than ever are running in this election and the polarization of modern politics. Also: The Youth Leadership Initiative.

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

Nov 052017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown we soldier on through another show without David by talking about some dance, some theater, and some music — variety, bitches! First it’s been way too long since we’ve talked to The Charlottesville Ballet. Operations Manager Nina Staeben takes care of that talking about how their upcoming performance UpFront: Satute! moves both the audience and the dancers. Next it’s time to dip into what Leslie does in her free time when Brandon Lee, Kevin Minor, and Chiquita Melvin join her to talk about Seven Guitars opening soon at UVA. It’s an intense and fun interview where black theater people talk about being black and in theater. Finally, it’s artistic collaboration time with The Bridge PAI and UVA’s McIntire Department of Music. Bridge director Alan Goffinski and UVA’s Technical Director of Composition & Computer Technologies Travis Thatcher visit the show to talk about the Bridge/UVA joint, monthly, new music series Telemetry. Alan, especially, drops some knowledge about what art can do, aaaaaand they bring pickles! It’s a show packed full of fun 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.

Oct 292017
 

Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the world of soccer. This week: Super sub Martial wins it for Manchester United against Spurs to keep the title run going, City just keep on winning, Kolasinac lead Arsenal to come from behind against Swansea, Zaha scores in the 97th minute to earn Palace a point as questions about Bilic continue, Liverpool bounce back against Huddersfield, Chelsea earn their first win on the road since the Palace shocker, and Claude Puel gets his first win as Leicester manager as turmoil continues at Everton.

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.