Wake-Up Call: Current Events with Graelyn Brashear

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Dec 142014
 

On the November 30th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks current events with C-Ville Weekly news editor Graelyn Brashear. During they hour, they discuss the Rolling Stone article reporting on sexual assault at UVa.

Wake-Up Call: Historically Important Elections

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Nov 232014
 

On the November 23rd Wake-Up Call Rick Moore is joined by Sidney Milkis, UVa Professor of Politics and Faculty Associate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. During the hour, they discuss changes in the election process historically, critical elections that were influential to American history, and the possibilities for future elections to come.

Wake-Up Call: Honor Code

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Sep 282014
 

On the September 28th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore is joined by UVa Honor Committee Chair Nick Hine to talk about the philosophies, processes, and criticisms of the Honor Code at UVa. Topics discussed include the history of the Honor Code, changes in the Honor system, how Honor offense cases are handled.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jamie Graham joins Coy Barefoot

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Mar 182011
 

3.18.11 UVA Graduate and speaker for NORML Jamie Graham joins Coy for an extended look back at Operation Equinox. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the federal drug raid on a number of fraternity houses. Jamie, an Echols Scholar, was one of the 12 students arrested during the raids, and he was charged with distributing an illegal substance within 1,000 feet of a drug-free school zone. He takes a look back at the situation on grounds, while also making a comparison to the more frequent targeting of African-American communities. Listen in as local callers also share their memories of the events. Graham currently works with the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and he will also be speaking on Monday right here at the University of Virginia in Gibson Hall at 7 P.M.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Brian Balogh joins Coy Barefoot

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Mar 142011
 

3.14.11 Professor in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia Brian Balogh joins Coy to discuss the history of the census. You can also hear Brian as one of the history buffs on Backstory Radio Still want more Balogh? Check out his most recent book A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America.

Charlottesville–Right Now: George Gilliam joins Coy Barefoot

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Mar 142011
 

3.14.11 Assistant Director for Public Programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs George Gilliam joins Coy to discuss upcoming events. The conversation also recaps the recent controversial lecture and q&a session with Elliott Abrams on peace in the Middle East. Before previewing upcoming lectures- including one on the origins of the Peace Corps and another on the value of public opinion polls, Gilliam also talks a little bit about his area of scholarly expertise: Virginia history.

Feb 282011
 

Grace Hale, an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, joins Coy Barefoot to discuss the modern history of unions in America. Her most recent book is A Nation of Outsiders : How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

 

 

Charlottesville–Right Now: Dan Bluestone joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 282011
 

2.28.11 Associate Professor and Director of the Historic Preservation Program in the UVA School of Architecture Dan Bluestone joins Coy to discuss the Meadowcreek Parkway. Bluestone talks about the history of the road, and he also touches on the lawsuit which has brought the Meadowcreek Parkway into the news stream recently.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Rick Britton joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 252011
 

2.25.11 Historian Rick Britton joined Coy for a history discussion and another edition of his history quiz. Call the Senior Center at 974-6538 for more information on Rick Britton’s history class at the University of Virginia.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Ed Murphy joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 232011
 

2.23.11 Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia Ed Murphy joins Coy to discuss the latest news from space. Today’s conversation covers NASA’s development plans for a new spacecraft, and the most recent findings from the Kepler Observatory. Murphy also explains the controversy surrounding the “Tychie” planet discovery down in Louisiana.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Professor Grace Hale joins Coy Barefoot

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Feb 032011
 

2.3.11 Author and Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia Grace Hale joins Coy to discuss her new book A Nation of Outsiders. The rebel, the recluse, and the bad guy have always beloved figures in American society, and Professor Hale has the explanation as to why this fascination is so strong. The full title of Hale’s book is A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Professor Daniel Willingham joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 282011
 

1.28.11 Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia Daniel Willingham joins Coy to discuss the recent New York Times study on childhood education. According to the article in which Willingham is quoted as an expert, students learn better when tested on material before they study it. The UVA professor explains how the research experiment was conducted, at what levels this study can be applied, the benefits of “concept mapping,” and where we go from here. Be sure to check out Willingham’s most recent book Why Don’t Students Like School?.