Sunday Morning Wake-up Call

Rick Moore hosts The Wake-up Call every Sunday morning from 11:00 to 12:00. Tune in for a deeper look into local news stories and the happening of our community.

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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

Wake-Up Call: Community Investment Collaborative

January 18 2015, 12:16pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Wake-Up Call: Post Election with Bob Gibson

November 9 2014, 12:42pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

This week Rick Moore is joined by Bob Gibson, the executive director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Post Election conversation to discuss what Tuesday’s vote means for Virginia and throughout the country.

Wake-Up Call: 2014 Virginia Film Festival

November 2 2014, 12:15pm
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On the November 2nd Wake-Up Call, host Rick Moore talks to Festival Director Jody Kielbasa, Programmer Wesley Harris, and Podcaster Sean McCord about the 2014 Virginia Film Festival. During the hour, they give an overview of the films included in this year’s festival schedule, how these films were selected, and information about the program overall.

Wake-Up Call: Intuitive Analyst, Lee Channing

October 26 2014, 12:24pm
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Rick talks with Intuitive Analyst, Lee Channing, discussing work, life and well being. Lee delves into color; black is for protection, green for emotion, yellow intuitive. Conversation about major decisions, based on fear or love. Energy shifts that happen during the change of season. Lee Channing’s latest book is Intuitive Color Awareness Guide.

Wake-Up Call: Campus Sexual Assault

October 19 2014, 12:17pm
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On the October 19th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore talks with Emily Renda, UVa Student Affairs’ program coordinator and member of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Task Force, J. Lynn Windsor, a student at Lynchburg College, and Claire Kaplan, Director of the Gender Violence and Social Change program at the UVa Women’s Center. Topics discussed include the right way to report, handle, and investigate an instance of sexual assault, the resources available to students, and the institution’s role in handling perpetrators.

Wake-up Call: Bullying

October 12 2014, 1:00pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness month and Rick Moore is joined by Rick Vrhovac, Principal at Sutherland Middle School. The discussion includes the difference between bullying and teasing. What to do if you’re being bullied and warning signs for parents and teachers. How cyber bullying has put a new spotlight on bullying.

Wake-Up Call: Green Living with Better World Betty

October 12 2014, 12:35pm
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This week Rick Moore is joined by Teri Kent, founder and executive director of Better World Betty. The pair discuss recycling, all-in-one vs. single stream. Tips to reduce the junk mail with receive and reducing styrofoam containers from restaurants. Along with living green in your kitchen and bathroom.

Wake-Up Call: Honor Code

September 28 2014, 12:19pm
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On the September 28th Wake-Up Call, Rick Moore is joined by UVa Honor Committee Chair Nick Hine to talk about the philosophies, processes, and criticisms of the Honor Code at UVa. Topics discussed include the history of the Honor Code, changes in the Honor system, how Honor offense cases are handled.

Wake-Up Call: Missing Women

September 21 2014, 12:41pm
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This week on the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call Rick Moore talks with Courteney Stuart, Editor at Cville Weekly, about the disappearance of Hannah Graham, the 18 year-old UVA student went missing on Saturday, September 13. Discussing the latest details about the two individuals that have been questioned after being seen on video with Graham. Moore and Stuart also talk about three other people who were assaulted around the same area that Graham went missing from.

Wake-Up Call: Minimum Wage

September 14 2014, 12:25pm
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On the September 14th Wake-Up Call, UVa Professor of Economics William Johnson joins Rick to talk about the economic effects of the minimum wage. Topics discussed include how the minimum wage influences the consumer price index, the labor market, and poverty among low-income families.

Wake-Up Call: Jim Duncan Discussing Community and Realty

September 7 2014, 12:37pm
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This week Jim Duncan of Nest Realty joins host Rick Moore to talk about the unique housing issues of Central Virginia & the Shenandoah Valley. Topics include urban versus suburban versus rural living, aging Baby Boomers in large homes and moving into the next phase of life, and the proposed pipeline in Nelson County.