Charlottesville–Right Now: Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling joins Coy Barefoot

1.18.11 Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Bill Bolling joins Coy to discuss the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Arizona. The conversation addresses the tone of today’s political discourse, and to what degree, if any, it was responsible for the tragedy. Bolling takes a look at how rhetoric has changed over generations, and he also touches on the recent questions surrounding the authorities of the office of the Attorney General.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Ted Rall joins Coy Barefoot

1.10.11 Best-selling author, columnist, and political cartoonist Ted Rall joins Coy to continue today’s discussion of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. The conversation efforts to truly understand the root cause, or causes, of the tragedy which occurred in Arizona over the weekend, and among those suggested are the state of gun control, political rhetoric from both extremes of the spectrum, and disturbed individuals doing crazy things. Rall likens today’s hate-spewing political atmosphere to driving, saying the fact that we don’t have more accidents than we do despite how little attention individuals behind the wheel pay to the road is miraculous.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Bob Holsworth joins Coy Barefoot

1.10.11 Founder and President of Virginia Tomorrow Bob Holsworth joins Coy to discuss the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. The tragedy over the weekend was an obvious display of mental illness, but Coy poses the question as to what extent political rhetoric played a role in the events playing out as they did. In today’s brief conversation, Holsworth gives his opinion on what lead to what took place in Arizona this weekend, and so do the fired up callers. What is the root cause of such violence at political events? Get the expert opinions, here.