Charlottesville–Right Now: Ed Murphy joins Coy Barefoot

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: Hawes Spencer joins Coy Barefoot

2.22.11 Founder and Editor of The Hook Hawes Spencer joins Coy to discuss a variety of local news stories. Today’s conversation covers the weird winter weather, the brush fires throughout central Virginia, Peter Chang finally bringing a restaurant to Charlottesville, why Hawes got suspended from school as a kid, and, on a related note, the proper way to use a stink bomb. Finally, as always, Coy and Hawes play a few rounds of the game sweeping America, Dead or Alive.

Charlottesville–Right Now: John Whitehead joins Coy Barefoot

2.22.11 Founder and President of The Rutherford Institute John Whitehead joins Coy to discuss the story of a young man who recently committed suicide after being expelled from school. Whitehead is representing the family of the Fairfax County boy, Nick Stuban, whose punishment arose from the purchasing of one tablet of a legal drug. The Rutherford Institute is now calling for the school system to rethink its current drug policy.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jody Kielbasa joins Coy Barefoot

2.22.11 Director of the Virginia Film Festival Jody Kielbasa joins Coy to preview the upcoming Oscars. Films included in today’s conversation are The Social Network, Black Swan, True Grit, and 127 Hours, among others. The Paramount Theater is hosting an Oscar Night in America screening this Sunday, February 27th, and you can buy your tickets (which include food, wine, and soda) here.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Brian Katulis joins Coy Barefoot

2.22.11 Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Brian Katulis joins Coy to discuss the ongoing crisis in Libya. Katulis, whose expertise lie in Middle Eastern politics, compares the events surrounding Muammar Gaddafi to the events surrounding Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and he also explains what Americans should be taking away from both situations.