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WNRN Wake-Up Call: Local Housing and Economy

Host Rick Moore talks with Matt Hodges (President of Compass Home Loans ) and Jim Duncan (Nest Reality Group and creator of about what may occur in 2011 based on 2010, such as: more people wanting to not stay put in one location, and an increase in the number renters. However, many people choose Central Virginia as a location to stay put. Also addressed is how someone’s credit score can affect loans that are available, and how loans work in general.

Jack Marshall and Brian Czech discuss limits to growth

Jack Marshall, President of Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population and Brian Czech, President of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville-Right Now!” to discuss the limits to growth, both population growth and economic growth.

Czech describes a Steady State Economy as one that is stabilized and sustainable at an optimum size. He discusses recent national economic troubles as resulting from unsustainable growth. Marshall argues that stabilizing population growth is key to economic and environmental sustainability.

Czech believes that the decline in family farming, urban sprawl, and environmental decline are related to unsustainable growth and will threaten national security, including food and economic security.

Marshall describes the importance of sustainability as meaning that “we should be making choices today that don’t limit the choices of our children and children’s children.”