Dec 252016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Dr. Kristen Swenson about her new book, God of Earth: Discovering a Radical Ecological Christianity, and  Jesse Harper of Love Canon talks about the band’s music and their upcoming New Year’s Eve concert at the Jefferson Theatre. All of that and guest co-host Chris Baumer!

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Dec 202016
 

This is our third in a series of radio plays from Charlottesville’s top playwrights and the talented actors at Live Arts Radio. Each play was written by members of Charlottesville’s Playwright’s Lab.

Our third episode is a metaphysical comedy about fate, choice, and luck. Please be sure to listen on headphones or from two speakers, as this play was recorded in stereo. Accountability was written by Nathan Anderith.

This podcast includes adult language. Listener discretion is advised.

Accountability is the work of the following talented men and women:

Jen Burstein (Clotho, sound effects coordinator) is a local actor, singer, dancer who performs with Gorilla Theatre, PVCC, UVa Jazz, and Etnia Latin Dance Troupe. She has also taught French all around Charlottesville including UVa, Speak! Language Center, and currently at Tandem Friends School where she is a regular guest director in Tandem Friends’ Winter One-Act Play Festival. She has had a blast working with the Playwright’s Lab team podcast!
Lisa Weigold (Lachesis) has been active in the Charlottesville theater community since she was a child. She received a degree in theater in 2014 and has been stage managing and acting since then. Recently she could be seen in Gorilla Theater Productions’ “Pride and Prejudice” as Elizabeth Bennett and Live Arts’ “Electric Baby” as Rozie.
Tracy Durham (Atropos) has performed in a number of stage productions over the years. This is her first podcast performance and if it be her fate, hopefully not the last.
Nathan Anderith (Writer, Co-Founder) has been directing, acting and producing theater for 18 years, from Shakespeare on the Lawn at UVA to drama groups in West Africa. His favorite part of putting together these podcasts is doing his sexy radio voice for the intro and outro.
Lauren Gilroy (Director) is a genial dictator who enjoys handicrafts and aged bourbon.
Cory Capron (Music Composer) is a has written three full-length plays and several shorts, directed and co-directed several shows, and worked in props, sound, costume and creature design. He is a founding member of Gorilla Theater Productions, where he has worked as house composer on many productions. Outside the theater, Cory is a short story author, a singer-songwriter, and occasionally an experimental filmmaker.

The Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab is a free forum for writers of every experience level, in which they share, read, hear, and discuss their work in a community of fellow playwrights. The Lab is dedicated to developing the work of local writers in a fun, creative, supportive setting; and includes opportunities for public staged readings and full productions. The Lab meets on the first and third Monday of each month (except July and August). Whether you’ve been writing for years or are just getting started, there’s a place for you in the Lab! Visit Live Arts The Foundry for more information.

Post production work for Accountability was done by Dan Gould at the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

Dec 182016
 

This week Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes with a lot of merry results to get through! What a seven days it’s been in the Premier League with the table shifting around. Who’s going to be in top spot come January?

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman and Jeremy Lamm.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers.

Dec 182016
 

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 WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Dec 182016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to local arts history as theater artist Geri Schirmer about the now defunct, VIVA and their use of theater to combat acquaintance rape and relationship violence, and local artist Patrick Gibson talks about his current ceramics exhibition at Art on the Trax in Crozet.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Dec 172016
 

To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair and Larry Stopper talk to John Whiteside from Wolf Creek Farm.

To Your Health is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Dec 142016
 

Jim Hobart and Terry Cooper speaking at the Senior Center in Charlottesville.

The results of the 2016 presidential election pleased some, disappointed others and surprised just about everyone. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was supposed to have a lock on the presidency but Republican nominee Donald Trump, who faced not only Democratic opposition but a “Never Trump” movement among Republicans, prevailed by winning a majority of Electoral College votes.

The Senior Statesmen of Virginia hosted two political consultants who fielded questions about the elections, such as:

  • How was a political novice (Trump) able to dispatch more than a dozen seemingly far more qualified Republicans and secure the nomination?
  • Why did Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders perform so well in the Democratic primaries and caucuses yet lose the Democratic nomination to Clinton?
  • Why were voters left with a choice that many described as between the lesser of two evils?
  • How was Trump able to carry states — Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — that were supposedly part of a “blue wall” guaranteeing a Clinton victory?
  • Why didn’t the pollsters and the media see what was coming?
  • And what do the 2016 election results portend for the nation and for the futures of the Republican and Democratic parties?
Jim Hobart is a vice president at the leading Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies.  Jim is a veteran of numerous important campaigns, including four victorious U.S. Senate campaigns and 11 winning U.S. House campaigns in 2014.  He was named Campaigns & Elections magazine’s Rising Star in 2013.
Terry Cooper is a native of Charlottesville and a veteran opposition researcher for Republican campaigns.

Hobart and Cooper spoke at the Wednesday December 14, 2016 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at the Senior Center in Charlottesville. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV Vice President Rich DeMong.

Dec 112016
 

Marnie Allen (Photo courtesy Charlottesville Tomorrow)

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks with Marnie Allen of Community Attention Foster Families, a city-funded agency that works with the Department of Social Services to provide permanency planning in foster care, aftercare services, and emergency placements.

The Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Dec 112016
 

Home Grown hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott Jones talk to Adam Nemett and Emily Gardiner from MIMA Music about how their organization uses collaborative music creation to bring communities together and Emily Hartka from the Charlottesville Ballet talks about their upcoming expanded production of The Nutcracker.

Home Grown is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The station is currently looking for volunteers.

Dec 102016
 

To Your Health hosts M.C. Blair and Larry Stopper talk about green houses in the Australian desert, Ula Tortilla owners, and food as medicine.

To Your Health is heard on WPVC 94.7 Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. The station is currently 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 042016
 

This week Blokes on the Bench host Andy Richardson and the blokes talk about the big results from this weekends Premier League with Manchester city vs Chelsea playing for more than just pride! Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are all chasing the top spot. Plus results from all around the soccer world.

The blokes are Andy Richardson, Ryan Gregg, Mark Coffman and Jeremy Lamm.

Blokes on a Bench is heard on WPVC 94.7 Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The station is looking for volunteers.