On the November 17th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with free lance journalists Hawes Spencer and Barbara Nordin about The story of Patrick Collins, a UVA student gone missing in 1986, The history and latest news on the case and also a look at the missing person stories of Alicia Showalter Reynolds and Katie Worsky.
3.18.11 Founder and Editor of The HookHawes Spencer joins Coy for another edition of “Fun Fridays with Hawes!” Per usual, no topic is off limits, and some of the discussion points on today’s agenda include Charlie Sheen, the Operation Equinox story, the disappearance of Pat Collins from UVA in 1986, and much more. Also, what is “tripe,” and does Hawes recommend it? Find out here.
3.17.11 Senior editor and star reporter over at The HookCourteney Stuart joins Coy to discuss all of the latest local news stories. Today, she talks about her research into the chances of a nuclear disaster taking place right nearby at the Dominion North Anna Power Station. Stuart also explains a recent story she wrote about the controversy surrounding the Haven homeless shelter in downtown Charlottesville.
3.15.11 Founder and Editor of The HookHawes Spencer joins Coy to discuss a variety of local news stories. However, as always, no topic is off limits when these two get together. On today’s agenda: stink bugs, direct flights from Charlottesville to Chicago, Coy’s bartending days, and much more.
2.22.11 Founder and Editor of The HookHawes Spencer joins Coy to discuss a variety of local news stories. Today’s conversation covers the weird winter weather, the brush fires throughout central Virginia, Peter Chang finally bringing a restaurant to Charlottesville, why Hawes got suspended from school as a kid, and, on a related note, the proper way to use a stink bomb. Finally, as always, Coy and Hawes play a few rounds of the game sweeping America, Dead or Alive.
2.18.11 Founder and Editor of The HookHawes Spencer joins Coy for “Fun Fridays with Hawes.” When Coy and Hawes get together, no topics are off limits, and today is no different. The conversation in this installment opens with a debate over some outdated technologies: 8 tracks vs. cassettes, before moving on to address the closing of Padow’s Deli in Barracks Road, the fattening of America via all-you-can-eat buffets, Hawes the alleged smoothie master’s blender issues, and the local Donald Trump story. Finally, it wouldn’t be “Fun Fridays” without a few rounds of America’s favorite game you haven’t heard of yet: Dead or Alive.
2.16.11 Co-Founder and Director of Field CampTodd Barnett joins Coy to discuss his attempt to purchase the Blue Ridge Swim Club. The pool, located in Ivy, is over 100 years old, and Barnett wants to incorporate the site into his summer camp while keeping it open to the public. Todd also runs the Field School, an all-boys Middle School program in Crozet.
2.16.11 Founder and Editor of The HookHawes Spencer joins Coy to discuss what Donald Trump representatives were doing in Charlottesville today. As it turns out, the real-estate tycoon and television personality wants to buy all of the former Kluge properties in Albemarle County recently lost by Patricia Kluge. Included on the property is a historic mansion called the ‘Albemarle House’ which went on the auction block Wednesday morning. Spencer was present at the events today, and he gives his insights as to what the Donald might have in store for the property.
2.14.11 Founder and Editor of The HookHawes Spencer joins Coy to discuss the latest local news stories. Spencer previews an upcoming story in the weekly newspaper about smokers, who have already been exiled from public places, potentially being kicked out of their own homes. The conversation also touches on the story behind John Whitehead’s upcoming appearance on The View tomorrow morning: a 14-year old Honor student being expelled for shooting a spitball. Naturally, Barefoot and Spencer recount their spitball talents from the elementary school days.
2.8.11 Star journalist from The HookCourteney Stuart joins Coy to discuss the latest news in the Morgan Harrington case. DNA evidence has linked a man wanted for committing rape in Fairfax to the Harrington crime scene. This unsettling new information confirms that a serial criminal is behind this tragic event. Also in today’s conversation, Stuart addresses some of the areas where police have recently “filled in the blanks.” Stuart’s latest story will be on the cover of the upcoming edition of The Hook, and you can pick one up in the red boxes around Charlottesville.