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3.25.11 President and Treasurer of Preservation Piedmont Melissa Thackston and Eryn Brennan join Coy to discuss Preservation Week. Thackston and Brennan first explain what their non-profit, grass-roots organization does for the community before providing some details about the newly-expanded events taking place in honor of Preservation Week.
3.24.11 Associate Professor of Government at Christopher Newport University Quentin Kidd joins Coy to discuss the latest in Virginia Politics. He talks about the significance of the newly proposed redrawing of district lines, and he talks about the process of potentially implementing the plans. Kidd also provides his thoughts on the possible Kain vs. Allen race.
3.24.11 Personal Trainer at ACAC Fitness and Wellness Adam George joins Coy to preview this weekend’s Charlottesville Ten Miler. George talks about the process of preparing one’s endurance for such a long run, and he also gives some eating and sleeping advice to those who will be running on Saturday.
3.24.11 Best-selling author and local historian Rick Britton joins Coy to continue their conversational series on the lifetime contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In today’s installment of “TJ’s Greatest Hits,” Britton recounts the Governorship of the Founder of the University of Virginia. Rick also has a quiz on some little known facts and trivia about Mr. Jefferson.
3.24.11 Former news director on News Radio 1070 WINA Mike Gleason joins Coy to recount the best stories in Charlottesville history which he witnessed first hand. Gleason held the position back in the mid-1960’s, but spent time covering news in Central Virginia for decades both with the Daily Progress and as the first television newscaster in CVille. Among the stories recounted today are the student protests at UVA, the Vietnam War, and the city’s Bicentennial celebration.
3.18.11 Founder and Editor of The Hook Hawes Spencer joins Coy for another edition of “Fun Fridays with Hawes!” Per usual, no topic is off limits, and some of the discussion points on today’s agenda include Charlie Sheen, the Operation Equinox story, the disappearance of Pat Collins from UVA in 1986, and much more. Also, what is “tripe,” and does Hawes recommend it? Find out here.
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.
3.17.11 Senior editor and star reporter over at The Hook Courteney Stuart joins Coy to discuss all of the latest local news stories. Today, she talks about her research into the chances of a nuclear disaster taking place right nearby at the Dominion North Anna Power Station. Stuart also explains a recent story she wrote about the controversy surrounding the Haven homeless shelter in downtown Charlottesville.
3.15.11 Founder and Editor of The Hook Hawes Spencer joins Coy to discuss a variety of local news stories. However, as always, no topic is off limits when these two get together. On today’s agenda: stink bugs, direct flights from Charlottesville to Chicago, Coy’s bartending days, and much more.
3.15.11 Chair of the Charlottesville chapter of The Links, Incorporated Joyce Lewis joins Coy to discuss her involvement in the Virginia Festival of the Book. Lewis gives some background on her organization as a national entity and explains what the Charlottesville Chapter is all about. For a complete schedule of the Festival’s events this week, click here!