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Why You Mad
Uplifting Fun Light Episode Not Really

Why You Mad

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 71:32


We talk about rape culture, fascism, Chris Cuomo, Lis Smith, Disco Elysium, comics, facebook, Charlottesville, writing books, free speech, and more! EMAIL US AT whyyoumadpod@gmail.com PATREON patreon.com/WhyYouMad

The I Love CVille Show With Jerry Miller!
Former Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris Joined Jerry Miller On The I Love CVille Show!

The I Love CVille Show With Jerry Miller!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 51:38


Former Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris joined me live on The I Love CVille Show! The I Love CVille Show airs live before a worldwide audience Monday – Friday from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm on The I Love CVille Network.

Bold Dominion
49 - Can states fight political gridlock?

Bold Dominion

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 30:00


Episode Notes Last month, we had what felt like a national election only in Virginia. These were state elections, but the focus was on national concerns. When Bold Dominion launched in 2019, we were struck by how many people closely follow national politics but know very little about how our own state government works. Or the power of state government to impact people's lives. David Toscano has written a book about exactly this: Fighting Political Gridlock: How States Shape Our Nation and Our Lives. He's the former Democratic leader in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 57th District from Charlottesville. This week on Bold Dominion, we talk about the power of state legislatures, how citizens can engage with them, and how states can shape national priorities.

Charlottesville Community Engagement
December 1, 2021: Virginia's recycling rate increased in 2020; few details on next steps in city manager search

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 15:49


What’s another month in a year that’s already had eleven of them? Another turn of the earth, and each of us is another day closer to the solstice, the holidays, 2022, President’s Day, and so many more milestones that are worth noting somewhere. Perhaps not on this installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement, which is intended to capture a few things that happened around the time of December 1, 2021. Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To ensure new posts come out as frequently as possible, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber!On today’s show:More details on what happens next in the top executive position in CharlottesvilleThe Albemarle Board of Supervisors seeks patrons for bills on photo-speed camera expansion and more Virginia’s recycling rate increased in calendar year 2020 In today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out: The Rivanna Conservation Alliance is looking for a few good volunteers for a couple of upcoming events. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the RCA will team up with the James River Association to plant trees along the Rivanna River and Town Branch in the Dunlora neighborhood to serve as a riparian buffer. In all, they’re hoping to put in 9 acres of trees. On Sunday, the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon takes place, and the Rivanna Conservation Alliance is the beneficiary! They’re looking for people to help put on the race. Learn more about both events and the organization at rivannariver.org. COVID updateThe Virginia Department of Health reports that the seven day average for new COVID cases has increased to 1,548 cases a day, and the seven-day percent positivity has increased to 6.7 percent. A month ago on November 1, the percent positivity was 5.5 percent. There were 746 more reported deaths in Virginia in the past month. The Blue Ridge Health District reports an additional 58 new cases today and the seven-day percent positivity is 6.1 percent. There were 26 reported COVID deaths in the health district in November. The Jefferson Madison Regional Library has distributed 631 rapid COVID tests in the past week as part of a pilot program with the Virginia Department of Health. Learn more at jmrl.org. Executive vacancyMarc Woolley will not start today as Charlottesville’s City Manager. Or any other day, for that matter. The former business administrator of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has opted to not take the position of running the city’s executive functions. The City Council met in closed session for over three hours yesterday to discuss the withdrawal. Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker addressed the public afterward to say she had known since before Thanksgiving. “On November 21, Mr. Marc Woolley reached out to me,” Walker said. “We had a planned meeting scheduled for early in the week that had been postponed to that day and he informed me that he for personal reasons would not be taking the job in the city of Charlottesville.”Walker said Council tried to get the notice of Woolley’s withdrawal out before the Thanksgiving holiday.“And we were unable to do that and we apologize to the community for that confusion but we did want to give more time than the notification that happened today,” Walker said. “So we have known for a little over a week and this was the first opportunity for us to get together to explore other options and kind of just brainstorm where we are and where we’re headed.” Councilor Heather Hill had a few more glimpses into what happens next.“Council is considering going into a contract with a firm for interim services,” Hill said. “We’re going to be working through with staff on what the best and most efficient process would be for that. We have made no decisions in that matter.”In the meanwhile, Deputy City Managers Ashley Marshall and Sam Sanders will continue to serve with extended duties. Hill said more information about a search firm will be released in two weeks. City Councilor-Elect Juandiego Wade will be sworn into office at on December 15 at 9:30 a.m. on the City Courthouse steps. He’ll be sworn along at the same time as three members of the School Board. City Councilor-Elect Brian Pinkston will be sworn in on December 23 at 10 a.m. on the Courthouse. However, their terms do not officially begin until January 1. Solid waste planningThe recycling rate in Virginia increased in the year 2020, as reported by 71 planning units across the Commonwealth. Of the 11 million tons of municipal solid waste processed, 5.3 million were reported as recycled. “However, some planning units faced recycling challenges due to the COVID 19 pandemic, lack of recycling markets in their regions and difficulty in obtaining recycling information from private businesses,” reads the executive summary of a report generated by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Of that 5.3 million tons, 3.9 million were classified as principal recyclable materials and 1.4 million were in the form of credits. Recyclable materials include: Paper, metal, plastic, glass, commingled materials, yard waste, waste wood, textiles, waste tires, used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, inoperative automobiles, batteries, electronics and other.Credits refers to: Recycling residues, solid waste reused, non-MSW recycled (includes construction and demolition material, ash and debris) and source reduction initiatives. Under Virginia code, localities or the regions they are within must develop a solid waste management plan. In this area, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District does that work on behalf of Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, and Fluvanna. The towns of Scottsville and Standardsville are also covered by the TJPDC which reports a recycling rate of 41.9 percent. Louisa County runs its own sanitary landfill and is its own solid waste planning unit. They report a recycling rate of 29.5 percent. The Lunenberg County solid waste planning unit reported a 78.8 percent recycling rate, the highest in the state. Lee County in Southwest Virginia reported the lowest at 10.4 percent. Virginia code requires localities to be above 15 percent. The report singles out Arlington County for improving the recycling rate by prohibiting glass from the single-stream recycling system. Instead, Arlington set-up five drop-off locations to ensure glass would not be contaminated by other materials. Over 1,429 tons of clean glass was collected. “The removal of glass from the residential curbside recycling program had the added benefit of boosting the overall value of a ton of the single-stream recycling significantly,” reads the report. To learn more about Arlington’s program, visit their website.On Thursday, the operations subcommittee of Albemarle’s Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee meets.  On the agenda is an update on efforts to increase the market for glass recycling to attract interest from a processing company. I wrote about this topic back in January and will be interested in getting an update. (meeting info)See also:  Group seeks information from beverage producers on glass recycling, January 26, 2021You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement, supported in part by subscriber supported shout-outs like this one: The Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign, an initiative that wants you to grow native plants in yards, farms, public spaces and gardens in the northern Piedmont. The leaves have started to fall as autumn set in, and as they do, this is a good time to begin planning for the spring. Native plants provide habitat, food sources for wildlife, ecosystem resiliency in the face of climate change, and clean water.  Start at the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Facebook page and tell them Lonnie Murray sent you!Legislative prioritiesThe General Assembly convenes six weeks from today. Across Virginia, local officials are seeking ways to get Delegates and Senators to carry specific bills. The Albemarle Board of Supervisors held a meeting on Monday to explain their three legislative priorities. County Attorney Greg Kamptner said the first is a request to allow localities to treat some violations of local ordinance with civil penalties as opposed to being criminally punished. Albemarle wants to be able to establish a schedule of fines that exceed what can be charged now. “The initiative would authorize a schedule of civil penalties of up to $500 for the initial summons, with increasing amounts of up to a total of $5,000 in aggregate under the same operative facts,” Kamptner said. Kamptner said the current penalty of $200 for the first violation and $500 for additional ones is too low.“Those amounts are unchanged since 2007 and the county has found that some zoning violators see those payments as the cost of doing business which prolongs the enforcement process for those localities that have opted to pursue civil penalties,” Kamptner said. Both Delegate Sally Hudson (D-57) and Delegate Rob Bell (R-58) and expressed interested in being a sponsor for that legislation.Albemarle’s second legislative request is to expand the use of photo-speed cameras to enforce violations of the speed limit. The General Assembly passed legislation in 2020 that allow the cameras to be used in highway in highway work zones and school crossing zones. (HB1442) (current state code)“A photo-speed monitoring device is equipment that uses RADAR or LIDAR in speed detection and produces one or more photographs, microphotographs, video tapes, or other recorded images of vehicles,” Kamptner said. “The enabling authority is self-executing. No ordinance is required and local law-enforcement offices can have the devices installed in those zones.”Kamptner said Albemarle would like to be able to use the cameras on rural roads where speeding has been identified as an issue. “The roads would be selected by the governing body based on speeding, crash, and fatality data,” Kamptner said. Delegate Bell said he would want to talk to someone at the Albemarle Police Department before deciding whether to carry the bill. “I’m reading what is drafted and it’s not exactly what is being described by some of the speakers for what they are looking for,” Bell said. Both Delegate Hudson and Delegate Chris Runion (R-25) both said they would also like to hear from law enforcement. Hudson had concerns. “Historically sometimes automated enforcement devices have been disparately positioned throughout communities and might appreciate some language or guardrails in the bill that would require some kind of public analysis about where they’re going to go,” Hudson said. Albemarle’s third legislative request would be to require agricultural buildings at which the public will be invited to conform to the state’s building code. Currently there is no inspection process or minimum standards for barns and other structures where large events might be held. “The use that would be subject to requirements as such having an automatic fire alarm system, emergency lights and exits, panic hardware at all required exit doors, portable fire extinguishers, and a maximum occupancy of 200 persons,” Kamptner said. Albemarle County cannot currently regulate construction of such buildings due to state law, but a 2018 review of building codes for agritourism and businesses suggested such minimum standards would be beneficial to public safety in an era when many of these buildings are used for breweries, wineries, and other destinations. (read the review)“Many people who go to these properties have no idea that these buildings are not expected and that they don’t meet the building code,” said Supervisor Ann Mallek. Delegate Hudson said she would be willing to request the Division of Legislative Services prepare a draft based on this request. Delegate Chris Runion (R-25) had some concerns about unintended consequences of the requirements and suggested there may be another way to address the issue. “The other area I think is probably a new area of conversation is the limit for 200 people,” Runion said. “I thought there was a limit at 300 previously Also at Monday’s meeting: The Thomas Jefferson Planning District puts together a regional legislative program. TJPDC Deputy Director David Blount serves as legislative liaison and says this year’s regional wishlist is very similar to last year’s.  ‘We’ve added some language to support the expansion of allowing the uses of electronic meetings outside of emergency declarations,” Blount said. “I think we’ll see some legislation on that in 2022.”Charlottesville City Council will be presented with the TJPDC legislative program and their own program at their next meeting on December 6. End notes:Thanks to Grace Liz Cerami, Lisa Edge, Lloyd Goad, and Grace Reynolds for their narration assistance in the podcast. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Otherppl with Brad Listi
744. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Otherppl with Brad Listi

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 84:08


Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is the author of the debut story collection My Monticello, available from Henry Holt & Co. Johnson's writing has appeared in Guernica, The Guardian, Phoebe, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. Her short story "Control Negro" was anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018, guest edited by Roxane Gay, and read live by LeVar Burton as part of PRI's Selected Shorts series. Johnson has been a fellow at Hedgebrook, Tin House Summer Workshops, and VCCA. A veteran public school art teacher, she lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Support the show on Patreon Merch www.otherppl.com @otherppl Instagram  YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sojourner Truth Radio
Dr. Peniel Joseph On Ongoing Trials & Racial Justice

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 20:06


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pivotal case that could result in the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The 1973 landmark decision protects a woman's right to have an abortion. Since the Supreme Court decision, forces on the right have been organizing to repeal it, and with the top court stacked with conservative judges, including Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, who were put in place by Donald Trump. Women across the nation are worried that they will lose the right to abortion. According to a 2021 Gallup poll, 58 percent of people in the United States are opposed to overturning the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, while only 32 percent are in favor of overturning it. Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to affirm its legislatures judgment banning abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Our guest is Dolores Huerta, a mother, grandmother, and icon in the women's movement. Also, Dr. Peniel Joseph joins us to discuss the outcomes of the Charlottesville, Kyle Rittenhouse, and Ahmaud Arbery murder trials, as well as the latest on the murder of Malcolm X. Dr. Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book, "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.," was published by Basic Books in April 2020.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: December 1, 2021 - Roe v. Wade, Malcolm X & Ongoing Trials

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 57:10


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pivotal case that could result in the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The 1973 landmark decision protects a woman's right to have an abortion. Since the Supreme Court decision, forces on the right have been organizing to repeal it, and with the top court stacked with conservative judges, including Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, who were put in place by Donald Trump. Women across the nation are worried that they will lose the right to abortion. According to a 2021 Gallup poll, 58 percent of people in the United States are opposed to overturning the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, while only 32 percent are in favor of overturning it. Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to affirm its legislatures judgment banning abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Our guest is Dolores Huerta, a mother, grandmother, and icon in the women's movement. Also, Dr. Peniel Joseph joins us to discuss the outcomes of the Charlottesville, Kyle Rittenhouse, and Ahmaud Arbery murder trials, as well as the latest on the murder of Malcolm X. Dr. Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book, "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.," was published by Basic Books in April 2020.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: December 1, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 5:24


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pivotal case that could result in the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The 1973 landmark decision protects a woman's right to have an abortion. Since the Supreme Court decision, forces on the right have been organizing to repeal it, and with the top court stacked with conservative judges, including Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, who were put in place by Donald Trump. Women across the nation are worried that they will lose the right to abortion. According to a 2021 Gallup poll, 58 percent of people in the United States are opposed to overturning the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, while only 32 percent are in favor of overturning it. Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to affirm its legislatures judgment banning abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Our guest is Dolores Huerta, a mother, grandmother, and icon in the women's movement. Also, Dr. Peniel Joseph joins us to discuss the outcomes of the Charlottesville, Kyle Rittenhouse, and Ahmaud Arbery murder trials, as well as the latest on the murder of Malcolm X. Dr. Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book, "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.," was published by Basic Books in April 2020.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Dolores Huerta On Roe V. Wade & Women's Right To Choose

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 17:50


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pivotal case that could result in the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The 1973 landmark decision protects a woman's right to have an abortion. Since the Supreme Court decision, forces on the right have been organizing to repeal it, and with the top court stacked with conservative judges, including Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, who were put in place by Donald Trump. Women across the nation are worried that they will lose the right to abortion. According to a 2021 Gallup poll, 58 percent of people in the United States are opposed to overturning the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, while only 32 percent are in favor of overturning it. Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to affirm its legislatures judgment banning abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Our guest is Dolores Huerta, a mother, grandmother, and icon in the women's movement. Also, Dr. Peniel Joseph joins us to discuss the outcomes of the Charlottesville, Kyle Rittenhouse, and Ahmaud Arbery murder trials, as well as the latest on the murder of Malcolm X. Dr. Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Political Values and Ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book, "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.," was published by Basic Books in April 2020.

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 30, 2021: Woolley withdraws as City Manager; Scottsville utilizing DORA for holiday event this Saturday

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 16:33


The final day of November is upon us, but will soon give way to December. Eleven named for nine becomes twelve named for ten. Path dependence shows up in mysterious ways. In any case, this is the edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement with a time stamp of November 30. I’m your host, Sean Tubbs.Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.On today’s show:Scottsville prepares to use its Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area license for A Holiday HappeningMore on the preparation of Albemarle County’s capital improvement program Charlottesville City Council will again look for an interim city managerThe first bills of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly have been filedIn today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. Emergency meetingCharlottesville City Council no longer has an interim city manager on the way. Marc E. Woolley had been expected to begin work tomorrow. Council went into closed session at 12:30 p.m. today for an emergency meeting to discuss a personnel matter. Councilor Heather Hill read the motion.“Pursuant to § 2.2-3712 of the Virginia Code, I hereby move that City Council close this open meeting and convene within a closed meeting as authorized by Virginia Code… for the purpose of discussing of the withdrawal of the appointed city manager and the discussion, consideration, or interviews of perspective candidates for appointment or employment by City Council,” Hill said. Woolley had been expected to fill the vacancy left when former City Manager Chip Boyles resigned in late October. Boyles had been hired in January to replace former City Manager Tarron Richardson, who resigned at the end of September 2020 after about a year and a half. Earlier this month, Richardson sued the city for breach of contract related to a non-disparagement clause in his severance agreement. Richardson had replaced Maurice Jones, whose contract was not renewed in 2018 after nearly eight years in the job. Along the way, two other people have served as interim city manager.After publication of this newsletter, Daily Progress reporter Ginny Bixby reported that Woolley sent a letter to Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker last week.“I am writing to inform you and your fellow Council members that after careful consideration and in consultation with my family, I am withdrawing my application to become the Interim City Manager of the City of Charlottesville,” Woolley wrote. “This was not an easy decision for me and I want to thank the Charlottesville City Council for the opportunity and wish the residents of Charlottesville all the best.”Last week, the Planning Commission held a work session on the capital improvement program for fiscal year 2023. Charlottesville has a AAA bond rating that reflects a well-run and stable city. Commissioner Hosea Mitchell asked if that would continue based on the string of leadership vacancies and he’s answered by Krissy Hammill, a senior budget and management analyst. “Will the high turnover of city level management impact our bond rating?” Mitchell asked.“They do look at management as part of that analysis,” Hammill said. “To date that has not really been at the forefront of a lot of those conversations keeping in mind that the single-most goal of a bond rating is to assess out ability to pay our debt.”The city is currently being managed by Deputy City Managers Ashley Marshall and Sam Sanders. Council next meets on December 6. See also: January 14, 2021: Charlottesville hires Chip Boyles as City ManagerOctober 14, 2021: Boyles resigns as Charlottesville City Manager; Friendship Court agreement reauthorized by EDACouncil selects Marc Woolley as the latest interim City ManagerUnite the Right organizers owe millions in damages; Former City Manager Richardson sues the city over disparagement clauseFirst 2022 bills filedThe General Assembly doesn’t begin for another six weeks, but the first bills have been pre-filed. Two of three bills filed in the House of Delegates are charter requests for two towns to amend their charter to move municipal elections from May to November, and a third would remove the sunset date for a sales exemption on the sale of gold, silver, and platinum bullion. In the Senate, there are five bills so far. One would require the Virginia Employment Commission to establish a family and medical leave program, one would require school principals to report incidents to law enforcement, and another would require absentee ballots to be sorted by precinct. Another would limit the time a Governor’s executive orders could last under an Emergency Declaration, and another would require votes of the Parole Board to be individually recorded under the Freedom of Information act. The General Assembly convenes on January 12. (view pre-filed bills)Scottsville Holiday HappeningEarlier this year, the General Assembly adopted legislation allowing localities to create Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORA) where ABC licenses can be granted in the public realm. That means people can move from establishment to establishment while carrying alcoholic beverages in a designated cup. Several localities across Virginia have passed local ordinances allowing such events. This Saturday, the Town of Scottsville will offer this ability during A Holiday Happening. According to Town Administrator Matt Lawless, this is the third time the DORA has been used. “I was interested to kind of follow the progress of this setting up in state law,” Lawless said. “It originated with a neat mix of communities around the state from far Southwest to Richmond looking at how they could promote tourism and support their Main Street businesses.”Lawless said Scottsville has so far held an event to promote an art opening in September. “We had a Virginia of the Arts grant for installations in vacant storefronts,” Lawless said. “Folks can take out the food and drink and stroll around outside.” A second event held at Halloween for a puppy parade on Valley Street and Main Street. Lawless said these are not tailgate parties, and people can’t bring their own beer. The permit just allows people to consume beverages off premises. “So maybe what you’ve seen in the past on these events is like an outdoor event with a strict perimeter defined like with a snow fence,” Lawless said. “We don’t have to do that anymore. The drinks are labeled where they came from in a disposable container. So if we were checking on what is that and where did you get it, you could point to the licensed restaurant where you got it.”Lawless said sandwich boards suffice to mark the boundaries of the DORA. This Saturday’s event runs from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. with the ABC permit in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m“If you’re ever visited a European Christmas Market, it might be kind of like that where we’ve got have the special farmer’s market with special arts and craft sales, musicians playing on sidelots, and then hot cider and mulled wine for sale at our restaurants that you can take up and down the street,” Lawless said. Lawless said a safety plan is created for each event and reviewed by ABC to make sure there are enough people on staff to help with public safety. In the summer, Charlottesville City Council was briefed on the idea but it was met with a lukewarm response with some Councilors concerned with unequal treatment. This story came about due to a story in the Cardinal by Megan Schnabel that takes a look at how Danville, Roanoke, and the town of Tazewell have used this ability for events. (read the story here)Let’s have a second Patreon-fueled shout-out. Colder temperatures are creeping in, and now is the perfect time to think about keeping your family warm through the holidays. Make sure you are getting the most out of your home with help from your local energy nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round, and offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!Albemarle capital planningAlbemarle County’s budget process for Fiscal Year 2023 continues on Friday with another meeting of the Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee. The group consists of two Supervisors, two School Board members, a Planning Commissioner, and a member of the public who happens to be a former Planning Commissioner.  (view the presentation)“I suspect that each of us have items on the not-included plan that we’d like to see moved up but it is a balance,” said Supervisor Donna Price of the Scottsville District. “We cannot do everything.” Perhaps when you think of capital projects, big items like schools and sidewalks come to mind. The next CIP in Albemarle will likely have an item called Core Systems Modernization which will seek to speed up how the county does business. Andy Bowman is the chief of budget in the Finance and Budget Office. “The technology systems that we use across the county government are disjointed, they’re antiquated, and they don’t allow the community to interact with our government in a way that we expect,’ Bowman said. “Over the next few years, we’re going to be embarking on new financial systems, new human resources systems, and new community development systems related to systems that are connected and enhance our customer and our employee experience.”The job of the CIP Advisory Committee is to help staff develop the five-year program. There’s a target of about $131 million in funding that may be available through FY2027. “For funding in Fiscal Year 2023 to 2027, there is a total of $457 million in projects that was requested,” Bowman said.The budget chief also gave a status report on projects under way. “There is $151 million in projects that are currently appropriated and underway from prior years that extend into Fiscal Year 2023 and beyond.”Those projects include sidewalk installation, the Southern Convenience Center in Keene, and upgrades of the county’s General District and Circuit court in downtown Charlottesville. Future projects that are waiting to be funded include further phases of Biscuit Run Park, future school capacity expansion, and a convenience center in the northern section of Albemarle. Supervisor Bea Lapisto-Kirtley suggested one item she wanted more information on.  “As far a project, I would like to make sure that at Darden-Towe our soccer fields are taken care of, upgraded, and when I say upgraded, regarding natural grass and putting in what needs to be done there to make sure that that’s a good playing field,” Lapisto-Kirtley said. Assistant County Executive Trevor Henry said a previous project had anticipated replacing the natural grass fields with artificial turf and adding lighting. Darden-Towe is jointly owned by Charlottesville and Albemarle.“Eventually that request was discussed in the calendar of 2018 and that was approved and bundled as part of the Parks’ quality of life projects,” Henry said. Henry said $2.5 million was approved for the project, with $2 million of that going for the installation of turf and the rest for the lighting. “That CIP request assumed use of cooperative contracts, meaning existing contracts in the state for both the turf project and the lighting project,” Henry said. “On a December 4 meeting of 2019,  a concern was raised by a Board member about the procurement methodology and several series of questions around the efficacy of turf, environmental concerns.”Henry said staff returned with more information later that winter, but the pandemic put a hold on further consideration of the effort. “The majority of capital projects were paused or deferred,” Henry said. When some of the projects were unpaused, the Darden-Towe project was not one of them. “And it’s back in the queue of all the other unfunded projects that have been requested or formally requested through this process,” Henry said. Since then, the Parks Department request has placed further funding of Biscuit Run as a higher priority. The Parks Department has asked for $8.5 million for the next four years to move into further phases of that future park’s development. After being told by Henry that the natural fields are well-maintained, LaPisto-Kirtley said she would support continuing that practice. School Board Chair Kate Acuff made the pitch for funding to modernize the existing high schools, something that she did not see within the draft CIP presented to the committee. The county in recent years has invested in two high school “centers” rather than a fourth stand-alone facility.“Because a new high school would be $150 million and we were able to craft this plan that including upgrading all of our schools  — Albemarle High School is 70 years old  — as well as the Centers for a fraction of that cost,” Acuff said. “It’s disappointed to me to see that has dropped out.” Acuff also said that over a hundred classrooms are in trailers. She said the county needs at least three more elementary schools.“We’re over capacity at Baker-Butler [Elementary] which is a northern feeder pattern [school] and construction of Brookhill [Elementary] would address that,” Acuff said. There are also overcrowding issues at Mountain View Elementary. A 27,000 square feet addition is underway at Crozet Elementary but Acuff said a third school in the western part of the county will be necessary soon. Of that $131 million, the schools will have access to $77.2 million according to Chief Financial Officer Nelsie Birch. The next meeting of the group will take place on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Sons of Saturday: The Podcast for Hokies, by Hokies.
We came, We raised hell, We stormed your field, We left | Hokies keep the Commonwealth Cup

Sons of Saturday: The Podcast for Hokies, by Hokies.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 85:25


The gang breaks down the Hokies EPIC win over the Hoos in Charlottesville on rivalry weekend. 

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 29, 2021: Charlottesville PC briefed on next capital budget

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 14:00


As of the typing of these words, there are 22 days until the solstice when our portion of the world will slowly begin illuminating a little more each day. This is the 333rd day of this year. What significance might there be in the number 4,444? Stick around for enough editions of Charlottesville Community Engagement, and that figure may one day show up. I’m your host Sean Tubbs, tracking the trivial and monitoring the memorable. On today’s show:Charlottesville’s Planning Commission gets a look at the preliminary capital budget for fiscal year 23University Transit Service buses return to full capacity More news about the transition team of Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin Let’s begin today with two Patreon-fueled shout-outs. The first comes a long-time supporter who wants you to know:"Today is a great day to spread good cheer: reach out to an old friend, compliment a stranger, or pause for a moment of gratitude to savor a delight."The second comes from a more recent supporter who wants you to go out and read a local news story written by a local journalist. Whether it be the Daily Progress, Charlottesville Tomorrow, C-Ville Weekly, NBC29, CBS19, WINA, or some other place I’ve not mentioned - the community depends on a network of people writing about the community. Go learn about this place today!As the week begins, the Virginia Department of Health reports a seven-day average of 1,377 new cases and the seven-day percent positivity is at 6.1 percent. On Friday, the VDH reported the first fatality of a child from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. In the Blue Ridge Health District, there are another 55 new cases today and a seven-day percent positivity of 5.8 percent. There have been two more fatalities reported since Wednesday. Last week, the Jefferson Madison Regional Library entered into a partnership with the Virginia Department of Health to distribute at-home COVID-19 testing kits. The pilot program offers rapid antigen tests that are guided by a virtual assistant. “The test kits must be used away from the library, via an internet-connected device with a camera (including smart phones) with digital test results available within 15 minutes,” reads a press release. “Library staff cannot assist with administering tests, and tests cannot be taken inside any JMRL location.”Today marks the first day in a year and a half that passengers on University Transit Service buses will board from the front door. UTS has ended rules that required riders to board from the middle door. Capacity restrictions have also been dropped, meaning buses will be able to fill to standing. However, masks and facial coverings are still mandatory. The University Transit Service will also restore service to stops at Garrett Hall and Monroe Hall whenever UTS is serving McCormick Road. Those stops had been dropped to help UTS manage the capacity restrictions. Visit the UTS website to learn more about specific details.To learn more about transit, consider attending the Regional Transit Partnership’s meeting on Thursday at 4 p.m. On the agenda is a look at the Regional Transit Vision plan that is in development by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. (agenda)Jaunt buses returned to 100 percent capacity earlier this year. There are a few local names on what Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin is calling his transition landing teams. The “landing teams that will coordinate with the cabinet secretaries from the current administration and conduct due diligence across all agencies so that the Youngkin administration will hit the ground running and begin delivering on its promises on Day One,” reads a press release from Wednesday.Senator Emmet Hanger (R-24) will serve on the Agriculture and Forestry team and Delegate Rob Bell (R-58) is on the Education team. Bell will also serve on the Public Safety and Homeland Security team. Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17) will be on the Veterans and Defense Affairs team. For the full list, take a look at the full press release. In today’s second subscriber-supported public service announcement: The Charlottesville Jazz Society at cvillejazz.org is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and perpetuation of all that  jazz, and there’s no time like now to find a time to get out and watch people love to play. The Charlottesville Jazz Society keeps a running list of what’s coming up at cvillejazz.org. Sign up for their newsletter today. The Charlottesville Planning Commission got a look last week at a preliminary budget for the capital improvement program for the fiscal years 2023 through 2027. Council will vote next spring to approve the first year of spending, but decisions for future years would be for future versions of Council. (November 23 presentation) (watch the meeting)But first, what is a capital improvement program? Krissy Hammill is a Senior Budget and Management Analyst for the City of Charlottesville. “It’s basically a five-year financing plan that contains infrastructure type projects that usually cost more than $50,000,” Hammill said. “They’re generally non-recurring and non-operational and they generally have a useful life of five years or more.” Major items are usually funded by debt the city takes on in the form of bond sales. Investors front the money in exchange for a steady and guaranteed return. Like Albemarle County, Charlottesville has a AAA bond rating that is both attractive to investors and has a low interest rate. The latter results in a lower debt-service payment for the city. “We are actually part of a very small group of localities that have that rating,” Hammill said. “It is the premiere marker of a locality’s financial stability in strength.” In recent years, Council has increased the amount of spending on affordable housing initiatives, directly funding redevelopment of public housing and Friendship Court. In the past budget cycle, Council expressed a willingness to fund the configuration of City Schools. “We had a placeholder for that project at $50 million and based on Council’s direction from a meeting in October, that has now been increased from $50 million to $75 million,” Hammill said. “The funding has been moved up from FY25 to FY24. We also know that in doing this there will need to be additional revenue enhancements to pay for the additional debt service that will be required.”Revenue enhancements can be translated as “tax increase” and Hammill has previously told Council and the public that the equivalent of a 15 cent increase on the property tax rate may be required to cover the cost. There’s the possibility of the next General Assembly allowing Charlottesville voters to decide on a sales-tax increase with proceeds going toward schools. Even with that possibility, the city may not be able to make any new investments for some time. “We know that our debt capacity will be exhausted for some period of time,” Hammill said. In the current fiscal year, debt service is just under five percent of the $192.2 million General Fund Budget. That amount does not include the amount of general fund cash used for capital projects. That number will increase. “The plan put before you has debt service basically doubling from just over ten million to just over $20 million within a very short period of time, about four years,” Hammill said. A draft of the next Capital Improvement Program won’t be officially presented to Council until late February or early March. Hammill documented several other revisions to the preliminary budget. At Council’s direction, $18.25 million in city funds for the West Main Streetscape were transferred to the school reconfiguration project as well as $5 million from a parking garage on 7th and Market Street. In December 2018, a previous City Council  signed an agreement with Albemarle County to provide parking as part of a multimillion project to locate a joint General District Court downtown. Subsequent Councils have opted to not build a new parking garage to honor the terms of that agreement. (read the agreement)“We don’t have any specifics right now,” said Chris Engel, the city’s economic development director. “We’re in the midst of conversation with the county about the fact that we’re not going to build a structure and what the agreement leaves them with regard to their options and trying to figure out what’s best for both parties.” Pre-construction of the courts facility is underway. Another adjustment in the city’s preliminary capital improvement program is additional funding for a comprehensive plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. “This would be to look at Parks and Rec programs,” Hammill said. “This is not the normal master plan for the parks per se master planning process, but more of a programmatic master plan.” There are also programs for drainage issues at Oakwood Cemetery and McIntire Park as well as funding to assist the removal of dead Ash trees in the city. Council has also approved a housing plan that asks for $10 million a year on affordable housing initiatives. Hammill said not all of the funding for that initiative would come from the capital improvement program budget. City Council will review the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund at its meeting on December 6. Another item not in the capital budget is private funding for a sidewalk on Stribling Avenue. Southern Development has offered to loan the city $2.9 million to cover the cost of the project as part of a rezoning in Fry’s Spring area. The Charlottesville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the preliminary CIP on December 14. Finally today, the second shout-out for today specifically asked you to check out a local news story. Here’s one to begin with. Last week, Carly Haynes of CBS19 reported on the intersection of Preston Avenue and Grady Avenue in Charlottesville. Charlottesville was awarded $7.743 million in a Smart Scale project to alter the intersection. Learn more in this report from November 23rd.Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here!. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

TechSideline.Com — The TSL Podcast
Virginia Tech Beats Virginia and Keeps the Cup: Episode 212

TechSideline.Com — The TSL Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 81:08


Going over the Hokies thriller in Charlottesville, and a tough week for the basketball team.

AM in the AM
#385. Heads I win, tails you lose!

AM in the AM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 51:21


(Recorded November 26, 2021) This Week: (1) Charlottesville Civil Suit; and (2) the news round-up.

Legal AF by MeidasTouch
Justice Served: Arbery Murderers convicted, Charlottesville judgment, Trump Lawyers Sanctioned, & More!

Legal AF by MeidasTouch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 120:35


You come for the law and stay for the truth. The top-rated weekly US law and politics news analysis podcast -- LegalAF -- produced by Meidas Touch and anchored by MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, is back for another hard-hitting, thought-provoking, but entertaining look in “real time” at this week's developments.  On this episode, Ben and Popok analyze: 1. The Georgia jury verdict against the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery on felony and malice murder charges against all 3 defendants. 2. The prosecution and arrest of the FORMER prosecutor of the defendants in the Arbery murder trial for felony violation of her oath of office and obstruction based on her failure to arrest and prosecute. 3. The Virginia jury verdict against the white supremacists in Charlottesville who led the “Unite the Right” rally that led to the murder of a peaceful counter-protester and injury to scores of others. 4. The current DOJ's settlement with the families of Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Florida) for the FBI's failure to prevent the mass shooting that murdered 17 people that occurred on Trump's watch. 5. The efforts by convicted and sentenced Jan6 insurrectionists to appeal their convictions and overturn their sentences. 6. The monetary sanctioning of attorneys who filed a meritless case against Facebook, Dominion Voting Systems, and 4 states in Colorado federal court to overturn the election. 7. The imaginary lawsuit prepared by the Pillow Guy seeking to overturn last year's election that has no plaintiff, no attorneys and no chance of success. 8. New moves by Bannon concerning the public disclosure of documents in his federal prosecution for criminal contempt of Congress. And so much more! Support the Show! Calibrate -- Your weight doesn't reflect your willpower. Get back in control with Calibrate. Get $50 off the one year metabolic reset when you use promo code LEGALAF at https://JoinCalibrate.com Aura Frames -- Aura digital photo frames offer the highest resolution display on the market. The auto‑dimming screen wakes each morning and goes to sleep at night. Your photos will always be the ideal brightness. There's never been a better time to buy. Take advantage of Aura's best deals of the year, with Black Friday/Cyber Monday pricing now through November 30. Visit https://auraframes.com now to get gifting. Use code LEGALAF to take $30 off Aura's best selling digital picture frames Fiverr -- Receive 10% off your first order by using our code LEGALAF at https://Fiverr.com. Cubii -- Making Wellness Approachable for All Ages, Abilities, and Lifestyles. Click to Learn More! Stay Home & Get Fit While You Sit. Go to https://www.cubii.com/legalaf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Passing Judgment
Charlottesville White Supremacists Liable for Substantial Fine in Civil Trial After Deadly Rally

Passing Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 6:47


On August 12th 2017, during two days of protests and counterprotests surrounding the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a man named James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a group of counterprotesters, severely injuring several of them and killing a 32-year-old woman named Heather Heyer. Fields was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison, plus 419 years. In public statements about the violence, then-President Donald Trump kicked off a political firestorm when he failed to immediately denounce the white nationalists, saying there were “...very fine people on both sides.” In the conclusion of the civil trial that arose in the aftermath of that bloody weekend, a jury this week ruled that the white nationalist organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville must pay more than $26 million in damages. In this episode of Passing Judgment, Jessica and Joe discuss the civil trial and how the outcome may impact future activities by white supremacist organizations. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross
Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross: November 27, 2021

The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 82:18


On this week's episode of ‘The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross:' The lawyers of Travis and Gregory McMichael and William ‘Roddie' Bryan plan to appeal their guilty verdicts for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Alex Jones and Roger Stone are just two of nearly dozens of newly issued subpoenas by the January 6th House Select Committee this week. COVID cases are once again on the rise, and Tiffany discusses a new variant first identified in South Africa. All this and much more on this week's episode of ‘The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross.'

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 27, 2021: Albemarle PC briefed on comp plan, zoning review; A look at rural housing challenges

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 17:44


After today, there are four more Saturdays left in the year 2021. After December 31, there will be only 78 more years in the 21st Century. This perspective brought to you by Charlottesville Community Engagement, a regularly-produced look at happening in and around Charlottesville. I’m Sean Tubbs, the host and producer. Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.On today’s show:The Albemarle County Planning Commission gets a look at Comprehensive Plan underwayThe Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership takes a look at affordable housing challenges in rural areasArea airports will get money from the recent federal infrastructure funding bill Daily Progress-owner Lee Enterprises invokes protections against Alden Global Capital’s takeover attempt Let’s begin with a Patreon-fueled shout-out. Colder temperatures are creeping in, and now is the perfect time to think about keeping your family warm through the holidays. Make sure you are getting the most out of your home with help from your local energy nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round, and offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!Lee responseThe parent company of the Daily Progress appears to want to reject a takeover by the Alden Capital Group. Lee Enterprises issued a press release on Wednesday with the headline Board Takes Action in Response to Alden’s Unsolicited Proposal to Acquire Lee. Specifically, the Iowa-based company’s Board of Directors have initiated a limited-duration shareholder rights plan that issues existing shareholders additional rights in the case of a hostile takeover. “In adopting the Rights Plan, the Board noted Alden’s track record of rapidly acquiring substantial control or ‘negative control’ positions in other public companies and its seemingly inconsistent disclosures,” reads the press release.Alden Capital Group asserts they own six percent of the Lee’s shares. Shareholder rights plans are also known as “poison pills” and have been used since the 1980’s to ward off corporate takeovers. Read more about this topic in an article on Editor and Publisher. (learn more on Wikipedia)Airport investmentThe recently adopted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $15 billion for airports across the nation. Virginia airports will receive nearly $400 million of that amount, according to a press release from Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will receive $15.44 million and Freeman Field in Louisa County will get $790,000. The airport in Orange County will also receive $790,000. Elsewhere in Virginia, Dulles International will get $120.4 million, Richmond International will get $35.6 million, and Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional will get $14.97 million. Lynchburg will get nearly $6.5 million and Culpeper Regional $1.48 million. I’ll have more information about how Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will use their funding in an upcoming edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement. Albemarle PC comp plan updateThe review of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan is underway, with a lot of behind-the-scenes work by staff before a public kickoff begins in January. The Albemarle Planning Commission got a update on the process at their meeting on November 16. Here’s Tori Kannellopolous, a senior planner with the county, with a reminder of the plan’s purpose. “The Comprehensive Plan, or comp plan, establishes Albemarle County’s long-range vision that guides growth, development, and change for the next 20 years,” Kannellopolous said. “It assists county staff, appointed committees and boards, and the Board of Supervisor when developing public policies related to private land use activities and use of resources in Albemarle.”For the past forty years, the major theme of the county’s comp plan has been growth management. Roughly five percent of land in Albemarle is designated for urban development including more dense residential areas and commercial activities. The rest is considered rural. This time around, Supervisors have directed staff to update the zoning ordinance while reviewing the overall Comprehensive Plan. The process formally got underway when Supervisors adopted a resolution on November 3. (Albemarle Supervisors Kickoff Comprehensive Review) One of the intents of this review is to streamline much of the content of the plan, which is currently 406 pages. That number doesn’t include the various appendices. (read the current plan)“For example, the existing implementation chapter includes 70 priorities,” Kannellopolous said. “There is not a clear prioritization of these items and the order in which they should be completed. The chapter includes 80 indicators of progress that are intended to be tracked annually but tracking this data is unsustainable and the sheer number of indicators make it unclear for community members to understand what success looks like.”This review also provides an opportunity to integrate the various strategies of more recent plans, such as Housing Albemarle, Project Enable, and the Climate Action Plan. In all, there will be four phases, with the first being a review of the growth management policy. “This includes reviewing, evaluating, and updating the growth management policy as needed using the lenses of equity, climate action, and capacity projections,” Kannellopolous said. “A capacity analysis for housing and economic development in the county is currently underway and this is to understand if we have the capacity in our development areas for the projected growth of our community.” Phase two will identify topics that will be updated in the comprehensive plan, likely related to transportation and economic development. The county will create its first multimodal systems plan as well. Phase three will review the actions the county will take in the form of written strategies. Phase four will be the finalization of the new plan. “We will focus our efforts on identifying and eliminating plan inconsistencies across content and we will engage the community and decision-makers on overall plan priorities once all of the content is considered as a whole,” Kannellopolous said. State code assigns the job of preparing and recommending the Comprehensive Plan to each locality’s Planning Commission. Supervisors have approved a process that includes a working group of stakeholders to guide the process. Rachel Falkenstein is a planning manager in Albemarle. “The working group is approximately an eight to twelve person group of community members whose role would be to advise county staff on plan recommendations, community engagement approaches, and to support staff’s community outreach efforts by sharing information with their networks, their neighborhoods, or their communities,” Falkenstein said. The group members have not yet been selected. “We are going back to the Board of Supervisors with information sharing about the selection process at an upcoming Board meeting in December,” Falkenstein said. Broad community engagement will come in the form of workshops on the plan. The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will play a role in decisions about changes to Albemarle policies. Planning Commission Chair Julian Bivins noted that the Commission’s input will come later in a process that has already begun. He said he wants the Commission to meet with Supervisors. “So that we can hear each other and discuss these discussions before we get to an endpoint,” Bivins said. The review of the zoning code will happen concurrently and is currently underway. Charles Rapp is the county’s Planning Director. “We have a first phase right now and it’s called modernization,” Rapp said. “Two of those have been brought to you through a resolution of intent that deal with bonus densities and wavers and special exceptions.” The Supervisors will hold a public hearing on special exceptions at their meeting on December 1. (staff report)Rapp said another change will be to streamline the list of land use categories. “I believe our current chart is something like 16 pages long right now with very specific uses and we want to try to tailor that back to something more reasonable,” Rapp said. “We also want to take a look at our setbacks. Our setbacks are quite complicated to figure out with multiple different ways within each zoning classification and we want to try and improve that and make it a little more clear for people applying our zoning ordinance.” If you’re interested in learning more about how Albemarle’s Community Development Department works, take at the department’s work program in the consent agenda for the December 1 meeting. You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement. Let’s have another Patreon-fueled shout-out: Charlottesville 350 is the local chapter of a national organization that seeks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Charlottesville 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. To learn more about their most active campaigns, including a petition drive to the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/cville350Rural housing challengesMuch of the conversation about the cost of housing has centered on building units in urbanized areas. But what role can non-urbanized areas play? The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership led a panel discussion on November 16 to discuss the challenges. One of the biggest is money. (watch the event)“When you talk about funding for affordable housing, you think of urban,” said Colleen Fisher, the executive director of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing. In fact, the main federal agency most people associate with the topic is called the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fisher reminded the audience that the U.S. Department of Agriculture also offers federal support through their Rural Housing Service, but the program isn’t funded at high levels. One step localities can take is an assessment of what’s currently in the rural area.“We need ample resources to preserve our dedicated affordable housing stock in rural Virginia,” said Jonathan Knopf, the senior research associate for Housing Forward Virginia. “We have a lot of low-income housing tax credit properties that were the first and generation LIHTC properties. And a lot of that stuff is reaching the end of their affordability terms and so we need resources for housing providers to come in and lock in the affordability of that assisted multifamily stock.” Those credits are issued by the Virginia Housing Development Authority. Knopf said one challenge for rural areas is competition for those credits from urban areas. “It’s tough to break from this either-or resource conversation and I think we need to move to a both-and framework for housing resources across the Commonwealth so our rural rent relief programs don’t get left behind,” Knopf said. Taking inventoryGreene County has 146 LIHTC units at four properties. Louisa has 115 units in three developments. Nelson has 159 units in three properties. Albemarle has 1,089 units, most of which are in the urban area around Charlottesville except 34 units reserved for seniors in Scottsville. There are currently no LIHTC properties in Fluvanna. . Jesse Rutherford is a member of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors. He says the cost of housing used to be affordable in rural communities, but what he calls overregulation in land use and building codes in the past few decades is a problem.“You can’t add regulation and expect it to get cheaper,” Rutherford said. “In the last 15, 20, 25 years we’ve seen the collapse of affordable housing in the rural area. I think there’s definitely some low-hanging fruit as it relates to zoning form or some certain by-right density. As we know in the urban context, same as the rural, you can’t use the word affordable without density following it.” Rutherford wants zoning ordinances to be altered to reduce setbacks, which he said renders land unusable for more housing units. Knopf said the cost of labor and building materials is drastically increasing the cost of housing and some form of subsidization is required. He said a balance of tools can be used to produce more units and preserve existing ones. “We don’t need rocket science or fancy things to solve so many of these issues,” Knopf said. “In many cases it’s just dedicating the right funding and fixing our existing policies and regulations especially zoning and a lot of things Jesse talked about to make things work. And try to get the economic side and the supply-chain side and the labor market side at least moving in the right direction to correct some of the paths we’ve been on in the past couple of decades.” Fisher said members of her organization report construction costs keep rising.“Just because we’re in a rural area doesn’t mean that things are cheaper and some people have that opinion because you’re building in a rural community that it’s going to cost you less,” Fisher said. “That’s not necessarily true.” One factor is labor. Keith Smith is the chair of the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership. He cited one statistic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reviewed by the National Association of Home Builders. (via HousingWire) “According to national data, we are anywhere between 300,000 to 400,000 thousand construction workers short per month,” Smith said. “We’re going to recover from the material costs. I’ve been building developments for three and a half decades. This goes up and down. It’s going to take many, many decades to work through the labor force.”To review the rest of the event, you can watch the whole thing on the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission’s YouTube page. Leave a comment either there or here to weigh in. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

An Irishman Abroad
What Lies Beneath The Ahmaud Arbery Murder: Marion McKeone Examines The Convictions - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

An Irishman Abroad

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 14:20


Three cases that directly impact the rise of vigilantism in America were decided this week. The lynching of Ahmaud Arbery shocked the world but only when the public got to see footage of what took place. The place saw the same footage and were content not to act. Jarlath asks Marion about what this says to the public on the other side of these convictions. Marion takes us through the trial step by step and attempts to join the dots between Arbery, Rittenhouse and Charlottesville. Justice was served this week but how it came about was miraculous. How many similar cases have been buried? Marion and Jarlath also offer their weekly recommendations for what to watch and read. Thanks to all of our loyal and legendary patrons for supporting the continued creation of this series.   To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad   Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.   If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, the Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.   Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.   For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.   Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Boundary Corner Podcast
Virginia Game Preview

Boundary Corner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 95:56


It is officially HATE WEEK. We breakdown what the Virginia Cavaliers bring to the table in this regular season finale in Charlottesville. We also take a look at what the Hokies will need to do to take down the Hoos, keep the Commonwealth Cup, and become bowl eligible.

News Du Jour
Thursday, November 25th 2021

News Du Jour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 12:42


Today on News Du Jour, we cover organizers of the Charlottesville rally held accountable for $25 million in damages, update to the Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy, and NASA launches test mission to try to derail an asteroid. Reach out to our sponsor, Bolt investments! Be sure to tell them we sent you: https://www.boltig.com — BECOME A PATRON OF OUR PODCAST: www.patreon.com/sugarfreemedia Wear our merch! www.sugarfreemedia.co/shop Connect with us: + EMAIL: team@sugarfreemedia.co + WEBSITE + SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER: www.sugarfreemedia.co + INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/sugarfreemedia.co + TIKTOK: www.TikTok.com/@sugarfreemedia + TWITTER: www.twitter.com/sugarfree_media ☕️ News Du Jour is a short daily news recap. We condense each day's stories into a 10-15 minute format and always relay the stories in a calm, digestible format. We cover everything from politics, to fashion, to art, to business, to tech, to celebrity, to world news and more. Be sure to subscribe so you to stay up to date with day-to-day unfolding news stories. ☕️ If you enjoy the News Du Jour, be sure to leave us a review/rating! We would also REALLY appreciate you sharing our podcast with your friends/ family/ colleagues or via all your favorite social media platforms.You can also always READ the News Du Jour on our website at: https://sugarfreemedia.co/category/news-du-jour/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/newsdujour/support

ASRA News
Buprenorphine Treatment Recommendations for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder

ASRA News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 12:05


"Buprenorphine Treatment Recommendations for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder," by Kristina Michaud, DO, Anesthesiology Resident; Harrison Plunkett, MD, Anesthesiology Chief Resident; and Lynn Kohan, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; all of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. From ASRA News, November 2021. See original article at www.asra.com/asra-news for figures and references. This material is copyrighted.    

The Beat with Ari Melber
"A lynching": Three white men guilty of murdering unarmed Black man

The Beat with Ari Melber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 43:32


MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 24, and reports on the verdict in the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, President Biden's agenda, Charlottesville verdict, and NASA's mission to knock an asteroid off course. Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins.

The Philip DeFranco Show
PDS 11.24 Dave Chappelle Grammy's Scandal, MrBeast Squid Game, Ahmaud Arbery Verdict &

The Philip DeFranco Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 13:36


ALMOST SOLD OUT - GO NOW!!! http://beautifulbastard.com Go to http://www.vessi.com/defranco and use code ​DEFRANCO to get the best deal off of your Vessi shoes! ​Free shipping to CA, US, AUS, NZ, JP, TW, KR, SGP More PDS: https://youtu.be/UytTFGZWTWs TEXT ME! +1 (813) 213-4423 Get More Phil: https://linktr.ee/PhilipDeFranco -- 00:00 - Grammy Nominations Spark Backlash and Cancel Culture Discussion 03:30 - Twitter Launches Livestream Shopping Feature 05:44 - MrBeast To Premiere Squid Game Video 06:23 - Sponsor 07:11 - China Tightens Regulations for Celebrities 08:53 - Jury Holds CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Responsible 10:11 - Jury in Awards Those Injured in Charlottesville $25 Million in Compensation 11:57 - Verdict Reached in Arbery Trial -- ✩ TODAY'S STORIES ✩ Grammy Nominations Spark Backlash and Cancel Culture Discussion: https://roguerocket.com/2021/11/24/recording-academy-ceo-defends-noms/ Twitter Launches Livestream Shopping Feature: https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/22/22796037/twitter-cyber-deals-sunday-shopping-livestream-walmart-jason-derulo MrBeast To Premiere Squid Game Video: https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/how-to-watch-mrbeast-squid-game-recreation-start-date-stream-more-1704638/ China Tightens Regulations for Celebrities: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-says-will-more-tightly-regulate-celebrities-online-information-2021-11-23/ Jury Holds CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Responsible: https://roguerocket.com/2021/11/24/ohio-cvs-walmart-walgreens/ Jury in Awards Those Injured in Charlottesville $25 Million in Compensation: https://twitter.com/AP/status/1463238599705571334?s=20 Verdict Reached in Arbery Trial: ​​https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/11/24/us/ahmaud-arbery-murder-trial —————————— Executive Producer: Amanda Morones Edited by: James Girardier, Julie Goldberg, Maxwell Enright Art Department: Brian Borst, William Crespo Writing/Research: Philip DeFranco, Cory Ray, Brian Espinoza, Maddie Crichton, Lili Stenn, Neena Pesqueda Production Team: Zack Taylor, Emma Leid ———————————— #DeFranco #SquidGame #MrBeast ————————————

By Any Means Necessary
Justice For Ahmaud Arbery Was Won By The Movement

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 113:47


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jay Winter Nightwolf, host of American Indian Truths on WOL 95.9FM/1450 AM originator and host of the television broadcast Indigenous and American Indian Truths to discuss the indigenous perspective on Thanksgiving, the long history of cultural genocide waged against the indignenous people of the United States, and the need for solidarity to fight the continuing genocide of indigenous and Black people today.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dan Kovalik, author of The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the US Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil to discuss Nicaragua's exit from the Organization of American States, the OAS' history with meddling in Nicaragua, western meddling and undermining of the Venezuelan elections, and the intensifying contradictions of imperialism laying the groundwork for another world order.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Paul Pumphrey, Founding Board Member of Friends of The Congo to discuss Israeli defense and intelligence industry activity on the African continent, the history of the activities of the Zionist movement on the continent, and Israel's involvement in taking Africa's natural resources for its military and financial benefit.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rachel Hu, co-host of the podcast It's Not You, It's Capitalism to discuss the guilty verdicts in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery in the context of disparate results coming from the judicial system, the verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse and Charlottesville cases and the lack of attention to right-wing violence, and Joe Biden's culpability in the rise of right-wing violence through bipartisanship.

The Todd Herman Show
Hour 3: Over 12 Million Dollars in Settlement in Charlottesville

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 38:51


 Charlottesville rally defendants of the “Unite the Right” have been charged and told that they are responsible for over 12 million dollars of damages, cultural benchmarking is something we need to teach our kids, //  TEXTS & WRAP // PERSONAL NOTE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Trumpet Daily Radio Show
#1648: Current Phase of Communist Attack: Empty the Prisons

Trumpet Daily Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:44


[00:30] Media Covering for Darrell Brooks (25 minutes)The left-wing media has been diligent about characterizing the Waukesha massacre in a way that's favorable to its agenda. Instead of calling it an "attack," networks have been calling it a “crash,” indicating it was an accident. Compare that to the Charlottesville attack from 2017 when the left-wing media characterized the incident as a “white supremacist attack” on the crowd. Facebook and Twitter have even rushed to erase Black Lives Matter-supporting posts from Brooks's accounts, which included posts endorsing Adolf Hitler and calls to "knock out" white people. [25:40] Releasing All Criminals (18 minutes)John Chisholm is the Wisconsin district attorney who is ultimately responsible for the $1,000 bail that allowed violent criminal Darrell Brooks to go free last week. Chisholm admitted in 2007 that his lenient approach to criminal justice would probably result in people being killed, but that was a small price to pay and shouldn't undermine the overall goal. Justice “reform” prosectors across the United States have announced that they are going soft on crime. The results are appalling. From San Francisco to New York City, residents, and even members of the media like Joe Scarborough, are complaining about the lawlessness in America's cities. [43:00] The Great Paradox of Knowledge (14 minutes)Why can't the same people who send men to the moon and back also bring peace and stability to the world, or even a single nation? With such an explosion of material knowledge, it would seem that our countries should be getting more and more peaceful and prosperous. But crime rates continue to soar, and evil men and seducers, as the Apostle Paul wrote, “wax worse and worse.” As Revelation 12:9 explains, Satan has deceived the whole world and has blinded mankind to what would solve every human problem on our planet—the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 11/24/2021

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:50


* Jury awards $26 million in Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally civil case - CBSNews.com * SLAPP = Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. * Trump: there were both troublemakers and good people “on both sides” of the conflict. * Were federal agents or assets of the federal government present at the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally? * Federal Agent? FBI Quietly Dropped Jan. 6 Provocateur From Most Wanted List - Ray Epps story could 'shatter the entire official narrative of the Capitol Breach'. * Kyle Rittenhouse backs BLM during interview, says race had 'nothing' to do with case: 'It had to do with the right to self-defense'. * Kyle Rittenhouse accuses Biden of 'malice, defamation'! - Rittenhouse slammed Joe Biden for "defaming" his character when the president tweeted out a video suggesting the teen is a white supremacist. * Ron Paul Report! * Joe Biden gets bopped by a little girl after he leans in and touches her - The Western Journal.

Race Capitol
FROM RVA TO CVILLE: SOLIDARITY FOREVER

Race Capitol

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 58:23


This week on Race Capitol, we are in dialogue with Lisa Woolfork, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Christina Rivera of Congregate Cville, a Unitarian Universalist minister, as they reflect on the recent four year anniversary of A11 and A12 and the impact of the Sines v. Kessler trial on members of the Charlottesville community. Tune in this week as we center the People's narratives from the ground in so-called Charlottesville. Thank you to our guests for joining this week! Give to the A11 A12 Survivors Support Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/a11a12support https://bit.ly/rva-to-cville Resources: Black Women Stitch Podcast (Lisa) https://kite.link/StitchPlease https://linktr.ee/blackwomenstitch Facebook https://facebook.com/congregatecville https://facebook.com/CLFUU https://facebook.com/CalledToJustice Twitter @CongregateVille Congregate C'ville www.congregatecville.com Swords Into Plowshares article https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-virginia-charlottesville-public-art-82967e27bfe3a0febd9b584bde381a99

Don Lemon Tonight
'Unite The Right' Liable For $26 Million Over Charlottesville Rally

Don Lemon Tonight

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 39:08


As the January 6 Committee subpoenas far-right extremist groups, including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, a Charlottesville jury awards plaintiffs millions of dollars in the white supremacist rally case, finding the organizers, 'Unite the Right' liable for more than $26 million in damages. Plus, a GOP lawmaker who downplayed 1/6 and promotes the big lie wants to be the top law enforcement officer in Texas. The Ahmaud Arbery jury finishes it's first day of deliberations without a verdict, with the three men accused of murdering the unarmed jogger facing 9 charges including malice and felony murder. The controversial trial, which is mostly in the hands of a white jury, has prompted outrage today with a defense lawyer bringing up Ahmaud's toenails in her closing arguments. CNN Legal Analyst Elliot Williams joins to discuss the progress of the case. Hosted by Laura Coates, in for Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Up First
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 13:21


A jury in Charlottesville, Virginia finds white nationalists and neo-Nazis liable for millions in damages from the 2017 Unite the Right rally. Jurors in Ohio determine that three of the country's biggest pharmacy chains helped fuel the opioid crisis. And what can Thanksgiving holiday travelers do to cope with what could be the biggest airport crowds in two years?

Start Here
The Gassed & The Furious

Start Here

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:33


In a bid to lower gas prices, President Biden will tap the nation's strategic oil reserves. Organizers of an infamous Charlottesville, Virginia protest are found liable in a civil trial. And Ethiopia teeters toward outright disaster as the country's prime minister announces he'll join the fight against rebels himself.

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:35


Let's start today with our favorite segment, Democracy Watch. Next, we move to why the Republican National Committee is paying some of former President Donald Trump's legal bills and an update on the Charlottesville rally trial. Finally, we end with the pharmacy companies responsible for fueling the opioid crisis. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: Washington Post: "U.S. listed as a ‘backsliding' democracy for first time in report by European think tank" CNN: "RNC is paying some of Trump's legal fees in New York probe into Trump Organization" Washington Post: "Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' trial verdict: Live updates" Washington Post: "Daily coronavirus cases up 18 percent, according to CDC director"

VPM Daily Newscast
11/21/21 - Defendants in Unite the Right case found guilty on four of six counts

VPM Daily Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:20


Organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville will have to pay millions of dollars in damages for their involvement; HUD has awarded the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority a $450,000 grant; Tips from VCU Health experts about how to keep your family safe this holiday season; and other local news stories.

The Rachel Maddow Show
U.S. Nazis lose big in Charlottesville trial; Hillary Clinton is Rachel's guest

The Rachel Maddow Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 48:44


Tonight's guests are Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn, co-lead counsels for plaintiffs in the Charlottesville trial; and Hillary Clinton, former senator, former secretary of state, and now novelist.

2020Talks
2021Talks - November 24, 2021

2020Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:01


Biden hopes to ease gas prices by tapping into reserves; Republican governors band together to address supply-chain woes; and the Charlottesville organizers are ordered to pay $25 million in damages.

All In with Chris Hayes
From JFK to Trump: How conspiracy theorists went from outliers to insiders

All In with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 44:27


Guests: Jonathan Karl, Zoe Tillman, Amy Spitalnick, John Podesta, Michelle GoldbergTonight: New subpoenas handed down to the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups involved in January 6th—what this means for the investigation and the through line from the fringe to the mainstream Republican movement. Plus: a big legal victory in Virginia as a jury finds the people behind the deadly Charlottesville rally liable for millions of dollars in damages. Then, John Podesta on Joe Biden's battle against rising gas prices.    

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Jury Finds "Unite The Right" Organizers Liable For Millions

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 77:08


A jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, orders the White supremacist organizers behind the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally to pay millions in damages to nine plaintiffs. It could be any moment a verdict is reached in the trial of three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery as the prosecution makes a strong rebuttal today. President Biden is taking on soaring gas prices releasing 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve but will it make any difference at the pump in time for holiday travel?   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

PBS NewsHour - Full Show
November 23, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

PBS NewsHour - Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 53:05


Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Joe Biden taps the strategic oil reserve to try to ease gas prices as millions of Americans travel for the holidays. Then, a jury finds white nationalists liable for the violence perpetrated at the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. And, how disparities highlighted by the pandemic are preventing children of color from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Sojourner Truth Radio
Shannon Rivers On Thankstaking & Native American History

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 15:47


Today on Sojourner Truth: In a message to white supremacist organizations and leaders of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury in Charlottesville awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the white nationalists who organized and participated in the violent rally liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. Our guest is Susan Bro, a resident of Virginia, who is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed on August 12, 2017, when a car plowed into a crowd of counter demonstrators who were protesting the Unite the Right rally. Millions of people across the United States are gearing up for an extended holiday weekend. Thanksgiving has been an official holiday in the United States since 1863. Most use the occasion to gather with friends and family. Others volunteer to serve meals to unhoused people. But to Indigenous peoples, it is a day of mourning. Our guest is Shannon Rivers, who is a Native American rights campaigner. We also speak about Christian nationalism with Colleen Thomas, a Washington, D.C. native and the co-convener of the Faith Working Group of the Los Angeles Poor People's Campaign.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Susan Bro On Charlottesville Trial

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 22:41


Today on Sojourner Truth: In a message to white supremacist organizations and leaders of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury in Charlottesville awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the white nationalists who organized and participated in the violent rally liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. Our guest is Susan Bro, a resident of Virginia, who is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed on August 12, 2017, when a car plowed into a crowd of counter demonstrators who were protesting the Unite the Right rally. Millions of people across the United States are gearing up for an extended holiday weekend. Thanksgiving has been an official holiday in the United States since 1863. Most use the occasion to gather with friends and family. Others volunteer to serve meals to unhoused people. But to Indigenous peoples, it is a day of mourning. Our guest is Shannon Rivers, who is a Native American rights campaigner. We also speak about Christian nationalism with Colleen Thomas, a Washington, D.C. native and the co-convener of the Faith Working Group of the Los Angeles Poor People's Campaign.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: November 24, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:29


Today on Sojourner Truth: In a message to white supremacist organizations and leaders of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury in Charlottesville awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the white nationalists who organized and participated in the violent rally liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. Our guest is Susan Bro, a resident of Virginia, who is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed on August 12, 2017, when a car plowed into a crowd of counter demonstrators who were protesting the Unite the Right rally. Millions of people across the United States are gearing up for an extended holiday weekend. Thanksgiving has been an official holiday in the United States since 1863. Most use the occasion to gather with friends and family. Others volunteer to serve meals to unhoused people. But to Indigenous peoples, it is a day of mourning. Our guest is Shannon Rivers, who is a Native American rights campaigner. We also speak about Christian nationalism with Colleen Thomas, a Washington, D.C. native and the co-convener of the Faith Working Group of the Los Angeles Poor People's Campaign.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Colleen Thomas On Christian Nationalism

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:40


Today on Sojourner Truth: In a message to white supremacist organizations and leaders of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury in Charlottesville awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the white nationalists who organized and participated in the violent rally liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. Our guest is Susan Bro, a resident of Virginia, who is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed on August 12, 2017, when a car plowed into a crowd of counter demonstrators who were protesting the Unite the Right rally. Millions of people across the United States are gearing up for an extended holiday weekend. Thanksgiving has been an official holiday in the United States since 1863. Most use the occasion to gather with friends and family. Others volunteer to serve meals to unhoused people. But to Indigenous peoples, it is a day of mourning. Our guest is Shannon Rivers, who is a Native American rights campaigner. We also speak about Christian nationalism with Colleen Thomas, a Washington, D.C. native and the co-convener of the Faith Working Group of the Los Angeles Poor People's Campaign.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: November 24, 2021 - Charlottesville, Thankstaking, Christian Nationalism

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 59:11


Today on Sojourner Truth: In a message to white supremacist organizations and leaders of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury in Charlottesville awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the white nationalists who organized and participated in the violent rally liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. Our guest is Susan Bro, a resident of Virginia, who is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed on August 12, 2017, when a car plowed into a crowd of counter demonstrators who were protesting the Unite the Right rally. Millions of people across the United States are gearing up for an extended holiday weekend. Thanksgiving has been an official holiday in the United States since 1863. Most use the occasion to gather with friends and family. Others volunteer to serve meals to unhoused people. But to Indigenous peoples, it is a day of mourning. Our guest is Shannon Rivers, who is a Native American rights campaigner. We also speak about Christian nationalism with Colleen Thomas, a Washington, D.C. native and the co-convener of the Faith Working Group of the Los Angeles Poor People's Campaign.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
What the 'Unite the Right' trial reveals about white nationalism in the U.S.

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:33


A jury in Charlottesville on Tuesday found the main organizers behind the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally liable on one charge but deadlocked on two key charges. Lisa Desjardins explains. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Unite The Right" Organizers Liable For $26 Million

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:00


A jury has awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the White nationalists who organized and participated in a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. The jury in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery began deliberating today on the charges facing Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their co-defendant William "Roddie" Bryan Jr.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

KPFA - Flashpoints
Victory For Justice in Charlottesville

KPFA - Flashpoints

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 59:58


So To Speak w/ Jared Howe
S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 800 | Totally Not Terrorism

So To Speak w/ Jared Howe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 29:17


White people can't even wave American flags on the steps of the Capitol Building without the media and federal law enforcement inferring a motive of domestic terrorism, yet these same experts are somehow baffled about the motives of a black nationalist, anti-white extremist who ran down participants in a majority white Christmas parade in Wisconsin after being told by the media that Kyle Rittenhouse got away with murder. It really makes you think... It's hard not to juxtapose their feigned moral outrage over what happened in Charlottesville with James Fields and Heather Heyer to what's happening now in Waukesha. This is EPISODE 800 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!

Sexology
EP257 – Exploring and Celebrating Trans Sexualities with Lucie Fielding, MA

Sexology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:12


Welcome to episode 257 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Lucie Fielding, MA (she/they) to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss Lucie's new book: Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments, looking at erotic privilege and genital curiosity and how we can cultivate erotic embodiment.    Lucie Fielding, MA (she/they) is a white, queer, non-binary femme, and a Resident in Counseling, practicing in Charlottesville, VA. She received her Master's in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2018). Lucie also holds a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), where she specialized in eighteenth-century literature, histories of sexualities, and erotic literature.     Her background in literature and history attunes her to the many ways that image, metaphor, and cultural scripts shape and inform the narratives we carry with us as we move through the world as well as how these narratives inscribe themselves on our bodies. She is the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (Routledge, May 2021).      In this episode, you will hear:     How Lucie became inspired to write: Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments  Looking at the politics of desirability   The benefits of trans for trans dating   How biases that exist in society effect who we see as desirable   Looking at erotic privilege and genital curiosity   How we can cultivate erotic embodiment   Overcoming the unrealistic expectation that trans people should disclose upfront  How the frameworks in Lucie's book can also apply to cis people        Find Lucie Fielding Online  https://luciefielding.com     Sex Quiz for Women   https://oasis2care.com/sexquiz     Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio  

Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, Justice, and the Courts

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by leading environmental lawyer and Harvard professor Richard Lazarus , author of The Rule of Five: Climate History at the Supreme Court, to discuss cases currently flying under many court-watchers' radar, which could have a huge impact on our ability to respond to climate change.  In our Slate Plus segment, Slate's senior jurisprudence editor Nicole Lewis joins Dahlia to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the criminal trial of Gregory and Travis McMichael and William Bryan in Georgia for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the federal civil trial in Charlottesville of white supremacist groups, and what all three cases tell us about whiteness and justice in America. Sign up for Slate Plus now to listen and support our show. Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices