Apr 182021
 

Kristin Swenson

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with author and Virginia Commonwealth University Affiliate Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Kristin Swenson, about some of the harder to understand stories in the Christian bible. Topics include: How “strangeness” captures the reader and examples of a few of the strangest stories in the Bible.

Dr. Swenson is the author of A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Apr 112021
 

Wyatt Andrews

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Wyatt Andrews from the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia about news media, it’s past, present and future. Topics include: Partisan news media and the evolution of “fake news.”

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Apr 042021
 

Andrew Ferguson (left) and David Walsh

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Andrew Ferguson and David Walsh from the University of Virginia about conspiracy theories and their role in American culture. The Kennedy assassination and moon landing conspiracy theories are discussed.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Mar 212021
 

The Pep Band

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with UVA Magazine Journalist Ed Miller and Speaker and Author Ron Culberson about the history of the University of Virginia Pep Band. Topics include: The vetting of scripts and a joke that got the band in trouble with the Governor of Maryland. Also, the upcoming documentary film about the band.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Mar 142021
 

Michael Gilbert

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Law School Professor Michael Gilbert about the role of Corruption and Bribery in American politics. Topics include: Loyalty oaths as a form of corruption and why Gilbert believes that transparency in government causes the very corruption it aims to prevent.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Mar 072021
 

Rachel Potter

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Politics Assistant Professor Rachel Potter about the role of Presidential Executive Actions in American politics. Topics include: The difference between Executive Orders and Executive Actions and the role of the United States Supreme Court in determining the legality of Executive Orders.

Rachel Potter is also the author of Bending the Rules: Procedural Politicking in the Bureaucracy.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 282021
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Hospice of the Piedmont’s Teresa Haase, Director, Center for Grief Healing and Rachael Palm, Marketing Specialist, about strategies for dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one. Topics include: Services offered by the Hospice of the Piedmont and grieving during COVID.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 212021
 

Jim Duncan (left) and Matt Hodges

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Jim Duncan from Nest Realty and Matt Hodges from Presidential Bank Mortgage about the real estate market in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Topics include: The effect of low interest rates on the real estate market and how broadband internet availability affects the value of your home.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Feb 142021
 

Catherine Bradshaw

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, about bullying in the classroom and elsewhere. Topics include: Is bullying behavior learned? Also, bullying in politics.

Dr. Bradshaw’s book, Preventing Bullying in Schools: A Social and Emotional Learning Approach to Prevention and Early Intervention, is available on Amazon.com.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 312021
 

Lana Swartz

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Media Studies Professor Lana Swartz about money and its journey from simple currency to social media. Topics include: The Biden Government’s plan to put Harriet Tubman on the US twenty dollar bill and Facebook’s new Libre currency.

Ms. Swartz’s most recent book is New Money: How Payment Became Social Media.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 242021
 

Bruce Williams

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Media Studies Professor Bruce Williams about the continuing role of the media in American politics. Topics include: The differences in how the Trump and Biden administration handle the media and the battle over “fake” news.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Jan 102021
 

Richard Schragger

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Miller Center, Richard Schragger about the role of elected officials. Topics include: the trade-off among the constitution, constituents preferences and the elected official’s personal belief. Also, a look at the roles of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton in recent events.

The Sunday Morning Wake-up Call is heard on Real Oldies 97.9 The WREN, Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon.