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Author: Sean Tubbs
The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is a service of Town Crier Productions, a company formed by journalist Sean Tubbs to produce informaitonal content for audiences that mainly focus on the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. This website was created in 2005 and was the first of many experimental outlets that seek to expand the public realm.
Hello! I’m Sean Tubbs, the creator of this website. Last year I got the website back but I’ve not really done too much with it. But say hello in the comments if you read this! 2023 is the new 2005.
This is an audio story created as part of November 11, 2023 edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement. That’s a newsletter and podcast that is only possible because of the existence of what would go by the acronym CPN.
I’m not sure of this website’s future, but I know its past is where I was able to experiment. I am grateful to Dan Gould for his maintenance of the site over the years.
After spending several hours on two rezonings under the city’s existing development rules, the Charlottesville Planning Commission spent 80 minutes on continued deliberations about what they would recommend to City Council. Would they make a recommendation?
We are excited to welcome back local Avenue Realty realtor Stasia Rice to discuss rent-friendly home improvement projects! Rentals are increasingly popular around the Charlottesville area, but some may be hesitant to know how to make it feel more like home while still meeting rent requirements. In this episode, Stasia gives us excellent tips on possibilities for your space!
Please note; some of the advice in this episode may be location-specific. Please consult your local realtor and/or property manager before getting started.
Not sure what blinds and shades are right for your space?
Hunter Douglas provides countless options for the rooms you spend the most time in, such as your office, living room, and kitchen. In this episode, Maggie talks with Hunter Douglas specialists Judy Wagoner and Ally Catlett to help you find the right solution.
From the very beginning of this website, audio recordings of speeches and panel discussions have been a hallmark. There are hours and hours of recordings from the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.
There’s been a pause in those recordings but starting now I’m hopeful I’ll be able to bring you the audio of future events which touch on all manner of topics about our community.
On August 9, 2023, the Senior Statesmen of Virginia gathered at Westminster Canterbury on Pantops to ask: How Safe is Our Community?
They invited the police chiefs of the three area jurisdictions to answer that question and other matters related to public safety. In attendance were:
Tim Longo, Associate Vice President and Chief of Police at the University of Virginia
Sean Reeves, Chief of the Albemarle County Police Departmen
Michael Kochis, Chief of the Charlottesville Police Department
The program was moderated by Bob Beard of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.
Timeline for the audio:
02:00 – Chief Tim Longo speaks first
06:00 – Chief Sean Reeves speaks second
12:30 – Chief Mike Kochis speaks third
18:45 – First question: Can the uptick in crime be attributed to schools being closed in the early days of the COVID pandemic?
23:30 – Second question: What laws would you deploy to reduce guns on the street?
29:15 – Third question: Would Albemarle County follow Charlottesville’s example and create a gun buy-back program?
33:00 – Fourth question: What should I do to protect myself when I am traveling to unsafe areas?
39:00 – Fifth question: Question about landlords of large residential developments requesting police refrain from patroling certain places
46:00 – Sixth question: Is it harder to be a police officer today than before cellphones? l
52:00 – Seventh question: Do any of the police department hers allow ride-alongs?
52:30 – Eighth question: How can the public support the police department and the mental health of officers?
56:30 – Ninth question: Do you ever get involved in computer scams?
58:15 – Tenth question: How can we help you do your job?
Not sure what blinds and shades are right for your space? Hunter Douglas provides countless options for the rooms you spend the most time in, such as your office, living room, and kitchen. In this episode, Maggie talks with Hunter Douglas specialists Judy Wagoner and Ally Catlett to help you find the right solution.
In the mood to paint but don’t want to take on too big of a space? As we wrap up our paint series, Maggie talked with Steve Smith from our Crozet location to discover small paint projects that don’t take a lot of paint and supplies but can impact your space.
For many, there might be an urge to jump in and start painting a space. Maggie talks with Michael Freeman about why that is generally not the best idea and some points you should consider as you prepare to paint your space.
On this episode, Maggie talks with Michael Freeman from our Crozet store about finding the right Benjamin Moore paint for your project. With so many different surfaces, it can be hard to narrow down what you need for your project and how all of the options differ.
It is sometimes said that kitchens are the heart of your home. While some use it as a major hub for entertaining, it is more often a gathering place for family and friends alike. Because we spend so much time in this area, it is worthwhile to make it your own. We talked with Dianna Campagna, a Certified Interior Decorator and Kitchen and Bath Designer with over 16 years of experience, to discuss some of the new trends in kitchens and what you can do to increase their value.
In our previous episodes, we talked with some of our Cardinal experts about ensuring you choose the best materials when building your home. We stopped by our Greenbrier Drive location in Charlottesville to talk to Judy Wagoner and Dianna Campagna, two of our design specialists.