Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris on Facebook, the Meadowcreek Parkway and affordable housing

Dave Norris
Dave Norris

On Monday, January 5th 2009, Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris joined Charlottesville Right Now to talk about City Council’s agenda for the coming year. They begin that talk by discussing their mutual discovery of Facebook and then move on to Forrest Marshall’s request to rename the Meadowcreek Parkway after John Warner. Norris is a staunch opponent of the road and says it would be disingenuous to weigh in on what it should be called. Coy and Norris then move on to having a philosophical discussion of affordable housing, workforce development and the City’s upcoming budget cycle. Norris said that the City will not need to raise its property taxes this year.

Dr. John Maas discusses Tarleton’s 1781 Raid on Charlottesville

Dr. John Maass, an historian with the Contemporary Studies Branch of the U.S. Army Center of Military History at Fort McNair in D.C., joined Coy Barefoot to discuss Tarleton’s 1781 Raid on Charlottesville during The Revolutionary War.

The Albemarle County Historical Society is organizing a tour related to the raid on September 27, 2008.

Wake-Up Call: Art and Life

On the August 3rd edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call on WNRN, Rick Moore discusses the artistic life with Beryl Solla, Chair of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Art Dept. and Gallery Curator; Laura Parsons, Arts Editor for The Hook, and Maggie Guggenheimer, Executive Director of the Piedmont Council of the Arts. In a wide-ranging conversation, these leaders in the local art scene explain how our lives and community are enriched by the arts, and why it is important to support local arts organizations.

Mincer’s celebrates its 60th anniversary

Mincer’s on the Corner just celebrated its 60th anniversary, and Bob Mincer joins Coy Barefoot on the July 19, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” He and Coy talk about the many stories in Mincer’s history, beginning with how the mainstay got its start selling tobacco pipes in a small space in the location that’s now Littlejohn’s kitchen.