Wake Up Call:Children and Divorce

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Sep 082013

On the Sept. 8th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with Prof. Robert Emery, UVa Prof of Psychology, Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, and Author of The Truth About Children And Divorce. Prof. Emery will discuss the truths and myths how divorce affects children, and various other aspects of how children cope with to divorce and separation.

Wake-Up Call: Services for families and children

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Feb 142010

Rick Moore (host) and Sean McCord (producer) talks with Erin Garvey (Development Director of Children, Youth, and Family Services of Charlottesville), Meg Hewbeck (PR chair of the Junior League of Charlottesville), and Olga Arouca (Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia).

Material World

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Apr 302008

In last week’s show we examined the research of we examined the works of Tobias Lear, secretary to George Washington and envoy to North Africa for President Thomas Jefferson.

In today’s show, adapted from an article recently published on the Oscar Web site written by Melissa Maki, research communications coordinator for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, we look at the research of Allison Pugh, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, and her study of how families deal with the increasing demands of a consumer culture…

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog.

Smart Beginnings: The Importance of Early Education

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Apr 282008

Smart Beginnings is a program in Central Virginia (1 of 4 in the state) sponsored by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of education provided to pre-K children. Miriam Rushfinn, Kathy Flanders, and Shaele Wood join host Rick Moore in the studio this week to talk about Smart Beginnings, and the importance of quality education early in life. Why is it important to educate children before Kindergarten? Who bears the cost? How can we ensure the quality of the curriculum? Find out the answers to these questions, and find out what parents and community members have to say as they call in with their own questions and comments.

Find out more about Bright Beginning and similar initiatives across the state by visiting their website.