Oct 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David flies solo. Luckily the one consistent thing about Home Grown is that our guests are great. First, Abel Okugawa Wright has thrown on many hats (editor, composer, producer, filmer) to make — with director Aaron Farrington — a new documentary that’s going to be shown at the 2018 Virginia Film Festival, Know Your Neighbor. David talks to Abel about what it was like to make a documentary about Charlottesvillians who’ve come to town as refugees. Wright specifically talks about how they’ve put the film together and why. Then, we welcome back comedians Chris Alan and Winston Hodges, hosts of The Laugh Your Ass Off Host Battle Shows, most frequently at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall. Chris and Winston talk about the two shows they have coming up and about the challenges and benefits of doing comedy in this time. It’s two different types of storytellers this week on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Oct 292017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Stories. Telling true stories. Telling funny stories. Telling stories to connect us. Telling stories to self-express. Today on Home Grown we talk with related but different artistic cousins. First Joel Jones, co-founder of Big Blue Door, returns to the show to talk about the latest incarnation of their class Telling True Stories. Joel’s one of the smartest artists that we know so we always love talking to him, though we always feel like we barely scratch his surface. Next we continue our serious talks (or sort of serious) about being seriously funny. Stand-up Chris Alan returns and brings with him fellow comedian Winston Hodges. They’re going to be hosting The Ante Up Comedy Show (Host Battle Edition), and we take the opportunity to talk about the craft of stand-up. It’s a look at the side of art that’s all about stories. (At least that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.) Of course, all sides of art have a home on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.