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Billy Bragg on World Cafe

Friday, August 5, 2022

In dark times, Billy Bragg understands how much a song can help. His new album, The Million Things That Never Happened, is full of songs that are meant to lift you up out from that dark place. On the next World Cafe, Bragg talks about collaborating with his son, singing about the internet, and the song he wrote after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

2022-08-02T09:53:35-04:00August 5th, 2022|

Community Connection: Free Union Country School

The Free Union Country School is an independent elementary school serving children from preschool to 5th grade in the Charlottesville area. They believe that natural curiosity, creativity, and eagerness to explore are powerful forces that drive learning. In 2024, Free Union will celebrate 40 years of education, providing an academic and social foundation which serve students today, and into their future. To learn more about Free Union Country School, and its approach to teaching and learning, you can call the school, or visit their website.

Free Union Country School is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2022-08-04T17:52:23-04:00August 4th, 2022|

Community Connection: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville is partnering with Ebenezer Baptist Church, The Fortune Shop and Hurt City DJ’s to host a Back to School Bash on the front lawn of JSAAHC on Saturday, August 20th from Noon to 4p.m. After receiving their school supplies at the pavilion, they invite families to gather on the yard for Black business vendors, food, games, music and community. You can find more information by visiting the events page of their website.

2022-08-04T17:47:39-04:00August 4th, 2022|

Community Connection: Allegheny Mountain Institute

The Allegheny Mountain Institute is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. They invite you to attend their Open House on Saturday, August 20, from 1-5pm at the Allegheny Farm in western Highland County.

While there, you can explore their farm campus and enjoy a day in the mountains. AMI Fellows will guide you on tours, explain their growing practices, and provide information about their 18-month Farm and Food System Fellowship. They will share the work they’re doing to integrate farming, nutritious vegetables, and education into food systems and outreach initiatives in our area schools and hospitals.

There will be farm-fresh appetizers and produce grown on-site for purchase. More information is online at amifellows.org.

2022-08-04T17:42:56-04:00August 4th, 2022|

Community Connection: Richmond SPCA

The Richmond SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill humane society in Richmond, saving the lives of about 4,000 homeless dogs and cats annually.

This year’s Richmond Brunch Weekend, on September 10th and 11th, will benefit the animals in their care and the programs they deliver to the community. Proceeds from more than 20 participating restaurants and food trucks will go towards the Richmond SPCA.

More information, including the full list of participating restaurants, can be found online at richmondbrunchweekend.com.

2022-08-04T14:55:52-04:00August 4th, 2022|

Community Connection: Greater Richmond Bar Foundation

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is a nonprofit in Richmond that promotes access to justice by connecting individuals and nonprofits in need of legal help with lawyers who do pro bono work.  

They invite you to the 7th annual Lawyerpalooza, a fundraiser concert featuring Max Power, Fevered Train and McVizzy, all of which are bands with lawyers. This year’s event is on Thursday, August 18th from 6 to 10 PM at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond.

For more information, you can go to grbf.org/events and click on the link for Lawyerpalooza.

2022-08-04T14:52:39-04:00August 4th, 2022|

“Don’t bore us, get to the chorus!” on World Cafe

Thursday, August 4, 2022

“Don’t bore us, get to the chorus!” World Cafe is getting right to the point with a playlist of some of the biggest hits that start with the chorus – including music from Chic, Amy Winehouse, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Dolly Parton, Marvin Gaye, and The Beatles. Tune in for a “chorus-first” edition of the World Cafe.

2022-08-05T12:02:55-04:00August 4th, 2022|

Kevin Morby on World Cafe

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

When he was making his latest album, This is a Photograph, Kevin Morby found many windows to the past. Some were photographs, and some were places – like Memphis, where he visited the spot where Jeff Buckley drowned. Hear how the past made its way into Kevin’s new music, and hear him perform live, on the next World Cafe.

2022-08-04T12:09:49-04:00August 3rd, 2022|

Hear Together: LiftPD

Made up of medical professionals, student volunteers, and fitness instructors, LiftPD is a nonprofit organization in Richmond that offers free, small-group exercise classes for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. What started as a unique concept funded by a Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grant has now served over 70 individuals living with Parkinson’s (or other forms of Parkinsonism) over the past year, with the help of over 90 volunteers from local VCU professional programs.

The program uses high intensity disease-specific exercise training to help participants maintain and improve strength, balance, and mobility. By focusing on the repetition of workouts that target each person’s specific needs, LiftPD helps slow disease progression, and in some cases, even regain previously lost function.

We spoke with VCU physical therapist, and one of the founding members of LiftPD, Bobby Hand, for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about LiftPD on their website.

2022-08-02T15:08:14-04:00August 2nd, 2022|

Wilco on World Cafe

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

A band that’s resisted the alt-country label for a majority of their career just went and made a country record…Wilco says their latest album, Cruel Country, is the group’s first true country album. It’s also a meditation on the current state of affairs in the U.S. On the next World Cafe, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy shares his definition of country music, plus he looks back on twenty years of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

2022-08-03T15:36:51-04:00August 2nd, 2022|