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Charlottesville Right Now

Weekdays from 4 – 6pm
We go beyond the headlines, digging deeper into stories that matter to you.
It’s local talk, local issues, local radio at it’s very best!
Join NewsRadio 1070 WINA’s Les Sinclair weekdays for the news and newsmakers of the day.
Join the conversation at 434-977-1070
Charlottesville Right Now is Front Page Radio.

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Friday, October 3, 201410/03/2014

Rick Britton

150 Years Ago This Month: Civil War historian Rick Britton talks about the major event in Virginia in October of 1864–the battle of Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek–fought on October 19, 18 miles south of Winchester–was the last major battle in the Shenandoah Valley. It pitted Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s force of 18,000 against Union Gen. Phil Sheridan’s army of 30,000. Despite being outnumbered, Early attacked at dawn, catching the Federal soldiers unawares. Early gained ground in the morning–capturing the Federal camps–but was driven from the field in the afternoon when Sheridan dramatically rallied his dispirited troops and counter-attacked. The fall of Atlanta and the victory at Cedar Creek helped Abraham Lincoln win re-election in November of 1864.

FREE Lecture at the Senior Center on October 8 at 6:00 pm: Andrew O’Shaughnessy, the Director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies (at Monticello), will be speaking on “The Turning Point in the Carolinas,” the American victories in North and South Carolina during the American Revolution that caused British General Lord Charles Cornwallis to turn his attention to Virginia. This decision led to Yorktown and British defeat.

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Friday, October 3, 201410/03/2014

Cynthia Fraser

Cynthia Fraser, Associate Professor, at the University of Virginia and expert in Marketing, Consumer behavior joins Les Sinclair with why that song on the TV commercial is ruined by being on there.

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Thursday, October 2, 201410/02/2014

Russ Rader

Russ Rader is the Senior Vice President, Communications for the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and joins Les Sinclair to tell us about collision avoidance systems. Do they work? Will they lower you insurance rates?

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Thursday, October 2, 201410/02/2014

Mark Hamrick

Bankrate.com expert Mark Hamrick tells Les Sicnlair he expects Friday’s jobs report to show a rebound.

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Thursday, October 2, 201410/02/2014

Laura Fench

Laura French reporter with WTVR CBS 6 from Richmond joins Les Sinclair with developments regarding Hannah Graham, Jesse Matthew and Randy Taylor and reexamining DNA.

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Wednesday, October 1, 201410/01/2014

Michael McKee

Michael McKee, is the CEO of Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and joins Les Sinclair to talk about how successful Hunger Action Month (September) was and the need for folks to vote, for them to win a $60,000 grant .

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Wednesday, October 1, 201410/01/2014

Scott Goodman

Scott Goodman is a legal expert and local attorny and joins Les Sinclair to talk proceural issues regarding Jesse Matthew and the Hannah Graham case.

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Wednesday, October 1, 201410/01/2014

Katy Kreinenbaum

Katy Kreinenbaum is the chair of this years Martha’s Market and joins Les Sinclair to preview the event.

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Wednesday, October 1, 201410/01/2014

Lydia Prokosch

Lydia Prokosch is Youth United Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and joins Les SInclair to tells us about 2 upcomming events.

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Tuesday, September 30, 201409/30/2014

Jody Kielbasa

Jody Kielbasa, Vice Provost for the Arts at UVA and Director of the Virginia Film Festival, announces Virginia Film Festival plans for 2014 Family Day and launch of applications for 11th annual Adrenaline Film Project.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

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Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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A look at some of the biggest plays and best photos in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.