Charlottesville–Right Now: Jennifer Niesslein joins Coy Barefoot

3.15.11 Co-Founder of Brain, Child Magazine Jennifer Niesslein joins Coy to discuss her new study on how other people’s parenting affects your own. Niesslein talks about how “the unthinkable can become thinkable” when people within circles close to you change. She also tells stories of how she has witnessed child spheres of influence first hand.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Gary Kessler joins Coy Barefoot

3.15.11 Editor of the Virginia Writers Club’s Blue Ridge Chapter Gary Kessler joins Coy to discuss the new volume of The Blue Ridge Anthology poetry collection. Kessler talks about the contents of the 2011 edition, and he also previews the upcoming Virginia Festival of the Book. For a complete schedule of the festival’s various events, click here!

Charlottesville–Right Now: Bob Holsworth joins Coy Barefoot

3.14.11 Founder and President of Virginia Tomorrow Bob Holsworth joins Coy to discuss all things Virginia politics. Today, Holsworth addresses the chances of a Tim Kaine v. George Allen election, and he also comments on all of the press the Tea Party has been receiving over the past week. You can hear all of that and more, right here.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Brian Balogh joins Coy Barefoot

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

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.