On the February 8th Wake-Up Call, Rick is joined by Upper James Riverkeeper Pat Calvert and Upper James Outreach Coordinator Rob Campbell of the James River Association to discuss the storage and transportation of toxic materials in the area. Throughout the hour, they discuss recent accidents involving toxic materials, if our methods for transportation of toxic materials are out of date, and the most effective solutions to prevent future incidents. To learn more about how you can help protect the James River through the Our River at Risk campaign, visit riveratrisk.org.
Rick Moore is joined by Jackie Bright, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Rick and Jackie discuss the process of matching a kid and a Big by interviewing the child, their family and also doing background checks and then spending time finding the right pairing.
The purpose of Big Brothers Big Sisters, creating individualized support for children that are likely living in poverty so that they can get experiences outside of their communities.
A new pilot program has begun with the Alliance for Black Male Achievement where black male teens are paired with Bigs for mentoring and for workshops which include Soft Scale development, hygiene, conflict resolution.
On the January 18th Wake-Up Call, Rick talks about the Community Investment Collaborative with CIC president Stephen Davis and two CIC graduates: Jessica Hogan of FARMacy, a home-based super food smoothie delivery service, and Mike Cantwell of Cloud Cabin Arts, an independent woodworking business that specializes in handmade furniture and cabinetry using local lumber. Throughout the hour, the group discusses the origins of their businesses, the greatest rewards and challenges of being a business owner, and how CIC helped make their small businesses possible.
This week on the Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore is joined by Bill Pratt, PVCC Assistant Professor of Business and vice president of The Money Professors. Topics discussed include how to work towards financial security, the difference between “approved” and “afford,” and how to interpret your credit report.
Host Rick Moore is joined by UVa Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy. Honored with the UVa Alumni Association Distinguished Professor award, Ed Murphy has worked on the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) and runs the public night program at the McCormick Observatory. Topics discussed include the Rosetta and Kepler Missions, the cosmic calendar, and the future of NASA launches.
On the November 30th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks current events with C-Ville Weekly news editor Graelyn Brashear. During they hour, they discuss the Rolling Stone article reporting on sexual assault at UVa.
On the November 23rd Wake-Up Call Rick Moore is joined by Sidney Milkis, UVa Professor of Politics and Faculty Associate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. During the hour, they discuss changes in the election process historically, critical elections that were influential to American history, and the possibilities for future elections to come.
On the November 2nd Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks to Festival Director Jody Kielbasa, Programmer Wesley Harris, and Podcaster Sean McCord about the 2014 Virginia Film Festival. During the hour, they give an overview of the films included in this year’s festival schedule, how these films were selected, and information about the program overall.
On the October 19th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks with Emily Renda, UVa Student Affairs’ program coordinator and member of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Task Force, J. Lynn Windsor, a student at Lynchburg College, and Claire Kaplan, Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change program at the UVa Women’s Center. Topics discussed include the right way to report, handle, and investigate an instance of sexual assault, the resources available to students, and the institution’s role in handling perpetrators.
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness month and Rick Moore is joined by Rick Vrhovac, Principal at Sutherland Middle School. The discussion includes the difference between bullying and teasing. What to do if you’re being bullied and warning signs for parents and teachers. How cyber bullying has put a new spotlight on bullying.
This week Rick Moore is joined by Teri Kent, founder and executive director of Better World Betty. The pair discuss recycling, all-in-one vs. single stream. Tips to reduce the junk mail with receive and reducing styrofoam containers from restaurants. Along with living green in your kitchen and bathroom.