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Preview: WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call

WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call

A weekly public affairs phone-in program hosted by Rick Moore, airing every Sunday at 11:00 AM on WNRN in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:51:00 -0500

Last Build Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:51:00 -0500


The Rimland Center: Advocates for Children with Autism

Sun, 11 Nov 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Dr. Elizabeth Mumper joins host Rick Moore to talk about Autism in children. Dr. Mumper just opened the Rimland Center in Lynchburg which serves children on the Autistic spectrum and with other behavior/developmental disorders. She goes over some of the problems Autistic children face - such as digestive problems, sleep disorders, and hypersensitivity to touch and sound - and how parents can try to cope with them. Callers chimed in with their own questions and comments about Autism in general and treatment for the disorder. How do different types of food affect children with

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Producing the Virginia Film Festival

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Richard Herzkowitz, artistic director of the Virginia Film Festival, talks about decisions and challenges of putting together the film festival each year. Terri Allard gives input on "Kid Pan Alley", the songwriting of local elementary school children. Celebrity guests, recruitment, unusual acts and stories from the past round out this hour of the Wakeup Call. Look for more details at and

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The Virginia Discovery Museum

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week's edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore brought out the kid in every listener, with two staff members from the Virginia Discovery Museum in the studio. Peppy Linden, Executive Director of the museum, and Margie Rein, volunteer coordinator, talk about what goes on at their museum on the East end of the Downtown Mall. How do they create exhibits designed for very young children? And how has their relatively small museum managed to rank among the top 50 children’s museums in the country?

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Wake-Up Call: Pete Ronayne on Virginia Politics

Sun, 7 Oct 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Pete Ronayne of the Federal Executive Institute stops by the studio to talk politics with host Rick Moore.

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Buying and Selling Real Estate in Central Virginia

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, two guests from the real estate industry talk about tips and myths of the business, and deal with the recent accusations by the NAACP that Charlottesville has a racial bias in lending rates. Do the quick turnover "Fix This House" schemes really work? And why has Charlottesville been accused of racial bias? Is the Central Virginia market collapsing? Find out the answers to all these questions by listening to the podcast!

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Alternative Transportation in Charlottesville

Sun, 9 Sep 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Zachary Shahan new director of the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation answers questions about ways, besides the private car, to get around the area. Included in the discussion: competition for space on the road which leads to conflicts between the various modes of transportation, as well as the options for expanding infrastructure such as bike paths and lanes and bus routes.

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James Yates on Finding a Meaningful Career

Sun, 2 Sep 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Dr. James Yates, talks about finding a "career with heart." A professional counselor, he explains the importance of having a job that means something to you, and how to go about finding that employment.

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Behind the scenes at WNRN

Sun, 26 Aug 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, management and program directors from WNRN come in the studio to talk about how exactly a radio station works. Anne Williams, Mike Friend, Patrick Allen and Jaz Tupelo - all familiar names to frequent listeners of the station, explain how they decide what songs to play, how technology has become a part of the selection process, and how a song makes it from the recording studio to the airwaves.

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Water and drought

Sun, 19 Aug 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Tom Frederick of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority joins Rick Moore to answer questions about Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s water supply, given the recently declared drought. Frederick explains the drought warning regulations recently enacted by both City and County officials, how the University of Virginia plays into the situation, and plans for addressing the community's water supply by increasing capacity.

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Charlottesville's Music Scene

Sun, 5 Aug 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Bob Girard and Charlie Pastorfield, two veterans of the Charlottesville music scene come on to talk about how local performers have changed over the past few decades. They also discuss the documentary Live from the Hook, about the history of Charlottesville's musicians. The movie centers around Bob and Charlie, from when they met at the University of Virginia though all their musical exploits together since, but is really about all the musicians that have ever played in Charlottesville, and all that are to come. Find out more about the film, and the C'ville music scene in general - only on WNRN's Wake-Up Call.

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What -is- Ix?

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, local artists discuss the Frank Ix Project off the Downtown Mall. The Project will include seventeen acres of residential, business, and retail space, and calls into question the age-old debate about expansion and development. What can we expect from the complex?

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UVA's new policy for seating at Scott Stadium

Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:51:32 -0700

UVA's new policy for seating at Scott Stadium

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Eavesdropping on Girl Talk

Sun, 8 Jul 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Four hot, funny, scary women give a peek into what girls talk about in private. Callers chime in to provide the heat.

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The Growth and Trials of Virginia Vineyards and Wines

Sun, 1 Jul 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Chad Zikaib of Jefferson Vineyards and Shannon Rooke of Whitehall Vineyards talk about the science and art of producing wine in Virginia and selling it around the world. They also discuss the new legislation restricting the sale of wine.

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The Immigration Bill

Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:51:32 -0700

On this week's edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, David Izakowitz, an attorney with McGuire-Woods, and Libby Whitley with Mid-Atlantic Solutions discuss the topic of immigration in the US. Some of the topics covered were border security, so-called "chain immigration," and the different ways to get green cards. There are currently about 12 million immigrants in the United States without citizenship - what would happen to our lives if they were forced to leave? To our economy?

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SNL Founder Reid Nagle

Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore speaks with Reid Nagle - the Chairman and founder of SNL Financial, a information and research firm for the financial sector, with headquarters based in Charlottesville. SNL turns 20 years old this year, and Nagle discusses how his company went from a start-up business struggling to make a profit, to the global firm that it is today with over 700 employees worldwide. They also talk about some of the unique aspects of SNL Financial, such as the almost-absent dress code, and why the company chose Charlottesville for its home.

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Sun, 3 Jun 2007 12:51:32 -0700

On this June 3rd edition of WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks with Bob Gibson, a political writer for the Daily Progress, about the decades-old issue of Charlottesville and Albemarle merging several of their public services. The idea is that certain issues such as poverty and unemployment cannot be solved by either locality’s government alone, and need to team up to tackle them. How far would a merger go?

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Festival of the Photograph

Sun, 20 May 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Organizers of the first Festival of the Photograph Nick Nichols and Andrew Owens join Rick in the studio this morning to discuss the event, which will take place June 7-9. Some topics discussed include how the idea for the festival came about, what events will be available to the public, and "YourSpace" - a place where all festival guests can display their own work.

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Nelson County Humane Society talks about saving pets

Sun, 6 May 2007 12:51:32 -0700

On this week's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, members of the Nelson County Humane Society talk about their no-kill Almost Home Pet Adoption Center. Bette Grahame, Gretchen Price, Sarah Landon, and Tedi Wright, board members and volunteers at the Center, discuss how they became involved with foster pet care, and their desperate need for additional homes. Find out how you can become a foster owner, and help keep these animals from being euthanized. The facility also offers free spaying and neutering two days every month for pets of Nelson County.

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Single-Sex Education in Charlottesville

Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Todd Barnett of the Field School of Charlottesville speaks about his all-boys middle school scheduled to open this fall. Callers discuss the benefits and disadvantages of single-sex education for boys, and how the Field School will attempt to cater to boys' unique needs. Barnett also talks about the difficulties in starting up a school from scratch: the financial needs, attracting teachers, and recruiting students.

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Interacting with Iran

Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore and Professor Emeritus R. K. Ramazani at the University of Virginia discuss the topic of Iran, and the public and foreign policies of that nation. They open things off by talking about the recent seizure of 15 British sailors by the Iran Revolutionary Guard. Why did they do it, and what should it be called? A kidnapping? An arrest? The professor, himself born in Iran, speaks about the interaction between Middle Eastern nations, as well as how our own foreign policy ties into that interaction.

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Keeping Youth Sports Programs Going Strong

Sun, 15 Apr 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, we discuss local recreational sports such as soccer and football, and the dangers of withholding needed funds from organizations like SOCA (the Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle). Dan Rosensweig, the Director of Coaching at SOCA, David Dean from the Charlottesville-Albemarle Youth Football League, and Angie McHugh of the Jefferson Swim League joined Rick Moore in the studio to explain the benefits of non-competitive community sport teams. Rick opened the show with at tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, who passed away last Wednesday.

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Intuitive Analyst Lee Channing

Sun, 8 Apr 2007 12:51:32 -0700

On this Easter Sunday edition of the Wake-Up Call, intuitive analyst Lee Channing joins Rick Moore to discuss callers' careers, relationships, and general energy. People had questions about what paths to take in their lives - Lee gives them advice about where to turn and how best to deal with crossroads in their lives. Lee also hosts her own weekly online radio show every Friday at noon.

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Behavior Disorders in Kids and Teens - Causes and Cures

Sun, 25 Mar 2007 12:51:32 -0700

Pediatrician Dr. Vito Perriello and counselor Bob Rannigan join Rick Moore to discuss behavioral disorders in kids and teenagers. With ADHD and ADD, society has seen more and more diagnoses in recent years than ever before. Perriello and Rannigan discuss possible reasons for the higher prevalence of these disorders, as well as the different treatments currently available. Are learning disabilities such as ADHD learned in childhood, or are they present at birth? Listen in on some of the current theories on this edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call.

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Virginia Festival of the Book Preview

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, special host Sean Tubbs takes the mic to lead a discussion about the Virginia Festival of the Book. Nancy Damon and Kevin McFadden, Directors of the Festival, and several moderators of panels this year, John Johman and Rick Turner, joined Sean in the studio. They discuss some of the guests that will be at this year's festival, which kicks off events this Wednesday and lasts through Sunday, March 25th. There are 200 free events scheduled over the five day event, which include panels, musical events, and literary readings. More can be found at their website.

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Local Theatre Spotlight - Barhoppers

Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:51:32 -0700

The local theatre group Barhoppers come in to the studio to talk about their current season. Barhoppers is made up of local theatre buffs - some professional actors, others new to the stage, but all with a sense of humor. All their skits take place in bars, which is where these actors perform. This year, the lineup includes everything from issues with speed dating to what a bartender hears on bad day, with scripts from both local and published playwrights.

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Drug Use or Drug Abuse?

Mon, 5 Mar 2007 12:51:32 -0700

This week on WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, Jeff Carr and Cara Marinucci, two certified substance abuse professionals, discuss the difference between drug use and drug abuse. As Carr puts it, substance abuse is "when it becomes pretty predictable that you're gonna have a hangover." Some of the topics included the symptoms of substance abuse, the physical and emotional effects of dependence, and what could be considered "acceptable use" of a drug. Also, how does alcoholism compare to dependence on a prescribed medication?

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Environmental architecture in Central Virginia

Sun, 18 Feb 2007 12:51:32 -0700

The green building movement has taken Central Virginia by storm, perhaps in part because of the local presence of former U.Va Architecture Dean William McDonough. On the February 18th edition of WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore explores the environmental architecture with a panel of guests and why you should consider going green for your next home. Bob Pineo is local architect and developer. Betsy Roettger, is professor of architecture at the University of Virginia. Deb Brown is the account manager for Amvic Building Systems, which makes something called insulated concrete forms. Mark Greenfield is a subcontractor who specializes in using ICFs in his work. The panel discusses what makes a building green, how green U.Va is, ways to increase energy efficiency in your home, and the financial costs of green methods. There's also a definition of LEED, a building standard run by a group called the U.S. Green Building Council.

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