Jul 042021
 

Paul Humphreys

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Department of Philosophy professor Paul Humphreys about the role of philosophy as artificial intelligence becomes an important factor in our day-to-day lives. Topics include: Should society put limits on the growth of artificial intelligence? Also, can artificial intelligence become truly creative?

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

Jun 272021
 

Shilpa Davé

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, Shilpa Davé, about the role the Muppets have played in reflecting modern culture. Topics include: The Muppets and Sesame Street and Disney’s decision to place a content advisory on 18 episodes.

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

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Jun 192021
 

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Jun 132021
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Master Beekeeper and current President of the Central Virginia Beekeepers Association, Ken Hall, about the state of beekeeping in Virginia. Topics include: Some of the myths about Honey Bees and tips on starting your own Honey Bee farm.

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

Jun 092021
 

Top row Jeff Gould (left) and Norman Dill. Bottom row Evan Feinman.

Evan Feinman, Governor Northam’s Chief Broadband Internet Advisor, joins the Senior Statesmen of Virginia to talk about broadband and internet access in Virginia. In 2018 Governor Northam set a 10-year goal to reach universal broadband coverage to all Virginians for social and economic reasons.

The Broadband Committee recommends policy changes to promote broadband development and created the Commonwealth Connect Coalition, a group of 125 organizations which is fully committed to the concept and funding for universal broadband coverage.

Mr. Feinman spoke at the Wednesday June 9, 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was introduced by SSV President Jeff Gould and moderated by SSV board member Norman Dill.

May 302021
 

Chris Meyer

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Local Energy Alliance Program Executive Director Chris Meyer about some of the benefits and challenges of residential solar energy. Topics include: Shared solar and getting started with home solar energy.

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

May 232021
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Jefferson Madison Regional Library Collections Manager Meredith Dickens and JMRL Young Adult Librarian Jess Moore about their recommendations for summer reading. Topics include: The increase of graphic novels as a way to encourage reading in young people plus tips on selecting a book for summer reading.

The library has returned to its normal pre-COVID hours. Members of the public are invited to visit their local branch of the JMRL.

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

May 162021
 

Rachel Wahl

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia School of Education Associate Professor Dr. Rachel Wahl about polarization in politics and ways to make dialog across the political spectrum more constructive.. Topics include: Has contentious politics in America made productive dialogue impossible? Also, the art of constructive conversation.

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

May 122021
 

Senator Creigh Deeds (top left), Delegate Chris Runion, Sue Friedman (moderator), Delegate Rob Bell (bottom left), Delegate Sally Hudson. Not pictured: Matt Fariss

The Senior Statesmen of Virginia presented their annual recap of the recently concluded session of the Virginia State General Assembly with reports from local legislators Senator Creigh Deeds and Delegates Rob Bell, Matt Fariss, Sally Hudson and Chris Runion. Topics included: Criminal justice reform, broadband access, the pros and cons of Zoom including changing role of lobbyists, the death penalty, redistricting, and passenger rail.

The legislators spoke at the Wednesday May 12, 2021 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held on Zoom. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV Vice President Sue Friedman.

May 092021
 

Alexandra Meador

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Augusta County Commonwealth Attorney Alexandra Meador about her work in prosecuting child sexual abuse cases. Topics include: Reducing the trauma experienced by child victims during the legal process and catching online sexual predators.

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

Apr 252021
 

Portia Boggs (left) and Kristen Suokko

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Charlottesville’s Local Food Hub Executive Director, Kristen Suokko and Director of Advancement and Communications, Portia Boggs, about their efforts to get locally grown food to consumers during the COVID pandemic. Topics include: The Fresh Farmacy Program and tips for using the drive-through market.

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

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.