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 112017
 

Jackson Landers

Journalist Jackson Landers, the writing half of the team behind Charlottesville: Our Streets, talked about the events of August 12, 2017 as captured in their new documentary.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 112017
 

Colette Burson

UVA graduate and esteemed filmmaker Colette Burson returns to Charlottesville with Permanent, her new film as writer and director. Permanent centers around a 13 year old and her family, a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong, and a young girl’s plight to fit in small town Virginia in 1983. Burson, also the creator of Hung and The Riches, talks of her transition from the UVA drama department to writing and directing for stage, film, and TV.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 112017
 

Andrew Hamer

Virginia native Andrew Hamer, now a Los Angeles filmmaker, brings his new work as part of the Short Films: Block C. Three Skeleton Key is based on a story by the French author George G. Toudouze and was previously and famously adapted for radio, starring Vincent Price. Hamer’s new short film is a standalone proof-of-concept, and in this interview he talks of his hope of leveraging this into a full feature-length film.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 102017
 

Brian Wimer

Charlottesville filmmaker Brian Wimer teamed with journalist Jackson Landers for Charlottesville: Our Streets, their documentary look at the events of August 12. Filled with original footage of the attack on Charlottesville, Wimer also talks with counterprotestors, clergy, antics, alt-righters, and the militia who converged on our town.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 092017
 

Rebecca Louise Miller

Rebecca Louise Miller is a playwright and now screenwriter whose film One Day Home screens as part of the Short Films: Block A at 3:00 PM Thursday at Vinegar Hill. In the film, Rebecca portrays Frida, and like her protagonist, she just got out of a marriage and goes shopping for a mattress when she meets an inconveniently cute guy and is reminded that a bed is more than just a place to sleep.

The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs from November 9th through November 12th.

Nov 092017
 

Kevin Everson

Kevin Everson has made eight feature length films and over one-hundred and twenty short films. His newest film screens Friday at 1:00 PM at the Violet Crown A. He is Professor of Art at the University of Virginia. In Tonsler Park Everson uses 16mm black-and-white film to observe the democratic process as it unfolded across Charlottesville voting precincts on November 8th, 2016.

Oct 292017
 

It’s time for our annual Sunday Morning Wake-up Call look at the Virginia Film Festival. Host Sean McCord talks with Wesley Harris, Festival Programmer and Operations Manager about the festival. The 2017 Virginia Film Festival runs November 9th through the 12th.

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

Sep 172017
 

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call, host Sean McCord looks at how our community is healing one month after the events of August 12th. Our guests include Rebecca Kendall of the Community Mental Health Wellness Coalition and Dr. Kate Hudgins who, along with her Community Action Healing Team, has created the Recover Charlottesville action.

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

Sep 032017
 

Dr. Frank Friedman

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks with Dr. Frank Friedman, President of the Virginia Piedmont Community College. Dr. Friedman explains all the ways that PVCC aids residents with education, training, workforce development, and preparing for university.

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

Aug 132017
 

Dr. Pam Moran

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks with Dr. Pamela Moran, Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent; Dr. Nick Smith, head of Albemarle School’s new SEAD initiative; and Zadie Electra Lacy, a Monticello High School senior. We pause to take a moment to check in and make sure everyone is safe after the events of August 12, 2017, then discuss equity and access in the schools.

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

Jul 022017
 

Kara McClurken

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Sean McCord talks with Charlottesville resident Kara McClurken whose infant son was diagnosed four years ago with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. Since their son was diagnosed, Kara’s family has become active in the SMA community, advocating for early diagnosis, treatments, and additional research. More information about advancements in SMA support can be found at CureSMA.

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