Wake-Up Call: Bigs and Kids with Jackie Bright

January 25 2015, 12:36pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Rick Moore is joined by Jackie Bright, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Rick and Jackie discuss the process of matching a kid and a Big by interviewing the child, their family and also doing background checks and then spending time finding the right pairing.

The purpose of Big Brothers Big Sisters, creating individualized support for children that are likely living in poverty so that they can get experiences outside of their communities.

A new pilot program has begun with the Alliance for Black Male Achievement where black male teens are paired with Bigs for mentoring and for workshops which include Soft Scale development, hygiene, conflict resolution.

Hear the program below and find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters by calling at 434-244-0882 or at www.blueridgebigs.org


Wake-Up Call: Community Investment Collaborative

January 18 2015, 12:16pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the January 18th Wake-Up Call, Rick talks about the Community Investment Collaborative with CIC president Stephen Davis and two CIC graduates: Jessica Hogan of FARMacy, a home-based super food smoothie delivery service, and Mike Cantwell of Cloud Cabin Arts, an independent woodworking business that specializes in handmade furniture and cabinetry using local lumber. Throughout the hour, the group discusses the origins of their businesses, the greatest rewards and challenges of being a business owner, and how CIC helped make their small businesses possible.


Wake-Up Call: Affordable Care Act conversation with Carolyn Engelhard

January 11 2015, 12:40pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Speaking this week about the Affordable Care Act, Rick Moore is joined by Carolyn Engelhard, Director, Health Policy Program, Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Commonly called Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act has reached its one year anniversary and Rick and Carolyn discuss how the major goals of coverage for more Americans and reducing overall health care costs are coming to pass.

The choices don’t have to be limited to For Profit versus Socialized Medicine.

Risk Pools more sick individuals mean escalating costs. A moderate pool means getting individuals who are not sick to purchase insurance, is that preventive care? Carolyn Engelhard mentions Philosophical care, where older and younger individuals are paying nearly the same amount with the expectation that the younger insured will one day be old have others to pay for them.


Wake-Up Call: Personal Finance

January 4 2015, 12:10pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

This week on the Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore is joined by Bill Pratt, PVCC Assistant Professor of Business and vice president of The Money Professors. Topics discussed include how to work towards financial security, the difference between “approved” and “afford,” and how to interpret your credit report.


Wake-Up Call: Lee Channing, Intuitive Analyst

January 4 2015, 11:16am
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the December 28th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore is joined by intuitive analyst Lee Channing. During the hour, she takes questions about love, life, and the new year.


Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore and Santa

December 21 2014, 3:54pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

This week Rick has Santa as his guest. Along with calls from area children Rick will read The Grinch Who Stole Chirstmas.


Wake-Up Call: Space – Still the Final Frontier?

December 14 2014, 12:20pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Host Rick Moore is joined by UVa Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy. Honored with the UVa Alumni Association Distinguished Professor award, Ed Murphy has worked on the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) and runs the public night program at the McCormick Observatory. Topics discussed include the Rosetta and Kepler Missions, the cosmic calendar, and the future of NASA launches.


Wake-Up Call: Current Events with Graelyn Brashear

December 14 2014, 12:18pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the November 30th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks current events with C-Ville Weekly news editor Graelyn Brashear. During they hour, they discuss the Rolling Stone article reporting sexual assault on the UVa campus.


Wake-Up Call: David Toscano, VA House of Delegates Democratic Leader

December 7 2014, 12:19pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Rick is joined by David Toscano, VA House of Delegates Democratic Leader, from the 57th District. He’s in his fifth term and a member of the committees of Courts of Justice, Transportation and Rules. Focusing on new rules on ethics in the aftermath of former Governor McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges. Recent sexual assault issues in Virginia and the Hannah Graham case, Delegate Toscano is putting together a bill to expand the DNA database in the state.


Wake-Up Call: Synthetic Biology with students from Renaissance School

November 16 2014, 12:34pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

A conversation on synthetic biology with students from Renaissance School. Anna Minutella from the Science Department joins Rick Moore with students Alli Ambrosini, Anders Beaurline, and Konstantina Damvakaris. Modifying e. coli to solve different problems like cheap anti-malarial drugs. Competing internationally with other High School age groups. Have teamed up with UVA for research and Synbio night. Discussing the ethics of modifying genes. GMOs and mass producing food.