Charlottesville Right Now: 3-2-10 Thom Hartmann

Nationally syndicated radio host, Thom Hartmann joined Coy to discuss current affairs- including the debate on health insurance reform and the historically accurate meaning of the Boston Tea Party. Thom Hartmann can be heard Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on WINA’s sister station Progressive Talk 1450 WVAX.

From the Gallery to the Street: Artists Talk Politics

On Friday, September 26, 2008, the Arlington Arts Center held a discussion to supplement Picturing Politics 2008, an exhibit which explores the relationship between contemporary art and politics.

Director of Exhibitions Jeffry Cudlin moderates a panel that includes:

  • Rex Weil, Curator of the Exhibit
    Kriston Capps, arts writer for Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Art Papers, and countless other publications–including his own influential arts blog, Grammarpolice.
  • Welmoed Laanstra, public art projects curator for Arlington. As an independent curator, Laanstra is known for the Found Sound and Street Scenes public art projects she organized in Washington, D.C.
  • Josh Shannon, professor of contemporary art history and theory at the University of Maryland, College Park. His book, The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City, 1960, will be published by Yale University Press in Spring, 2009.

Topics discussed: What’s the difference between political expression out in the world and inside the gallery environment? Is political speech in the gallery protected? Does it have teeth, or does it exist simply to be consumed or marginalized? How does contemporary art speak to pop culture and to the media–and vice-versa?

Lynn Sanders and Vesla Weaver on Charlottesville Right Now

Lynn Sanders, an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, and Vesla Weaver, an Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, joined Coy Barefoot to discuss politics. The pair are part of a panel discussion on race and gender being held tonight at the Miller Center from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Netroots Rising with Lowell Feld

Lowell Feld is the founder and editor of Raising Kaine and the co-author of Net Roots Rising: How a Citizen Army of Bloggers and Online Activists Is Changing American Politics. In this July 7, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot,” Feld talks about how he got his start online, and why Virginia’s blogosphere is a little different, and predictions on the presidential race.

Wake-Up Call: The 2008 Presidential Election

This week’s edition of WNRN’s Wake-Up Call is a discussion about politics – specificially the 2008 Presidential Race. Three guests: Bonnie, Thalia, and Jim, give their opinions on questions such as, “Should Clinton drop out?” “Which Democratic candidate would do better against McCain?” and “How does ageism/racism/genderism play into the equation?”

The conversation then moves to each candidate’s specific policies. How does each one stand on domestic affairs? Foreign policy? What policies are popular with the voters? They also discuss the college vote – what college-age voters care about, and how that could affect the general election this November. Callers also chime in with their opinions on the issues.

Plus, how did you feel about the discussion? Post your comments on the show and let us know!