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Charlottesville Right Now

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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Thursday, January 15, 201501/15/2015

Susan Elliot

Susan Elliot is the City of Charlottesville Climate Protection Program Coordinator, and talks to Les Sinclair about Cville being a semifinalist in a $5 million energy prize.

Wednesday, January 14, 201501/14/2015

Dr. Robert Roberts

Dr. Robert Roberts, Political Science Professor at James Madison University, joins Les Sinclair to talk about The “Morrissey Matter” in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Wednesday, January 14, 201501/14/2015

Craig Jennings

Craig Jennings director of Burley Bearettes the Burley Middle School young women’s chorus, joins Les Sinclair to talk about the upcoming benefit concert.

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Wednesday, January 14, 201501/14/2015

Ryan Paris

Ryan Paris is a Radiation Safety Specialist and State Radon Coordinator for the VA Dept. of Health Office of Radiological Health, joins Les Sinclair to talk about the hazards of radon gas.

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Tuesday, January 13, 201501/13/2015

Artificial Intelligence

Aaron Smith, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project with Technology is having a big impact on our lives, and it’s likely to have an even bigger impact in the future. And Reporter Larry Miller tell us British academics are probing into whether modern technology is a danger to humans. Les Sinclair talks about Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Google researchers join forces to avoid ‘pitfalls’ of artificial intelligence.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/12/elon-musk-stephen-hawking-google-execs-join-forces-to-avoid-unspecified-pitfalls-of-artificial-intelligence/

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Tuesday, January 13, 201501/13/2015

Tim Hulbert

Tim Hulbert, Chamber President, for Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce talk with Les Sinclair about the influx of hotels, this year, and what that means to our economy.

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Tuesday, January 13, 201501/13/2015

Rick Jeffrey

President of Special Olympics Virginia, Rick Jeffrey, talks with Les Sinclair about the Special Olympic Event coming to Boar’s Head.

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Tuesday, January 13, 201501/13/2015

Anita Dunbar

Anita Dunbar is the President of CAAR (Charlottesville Area Association of realtors) and joins Les Sinclair to talk about the year end real estate report from 2014.

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Friday, January 9, 201501/09/2015

Rick Britton

Today, Civil War historian Rick Britton talks about what was happening in the Civil War 150 years ago this month. Despite brutal winter weather, January of 1865 was filled with momentous events:

1) On the 9th & 11th, the Tennessee and Missouri state Constitutional Conventions voted to adopt amendments abolishing slavery.

2) On the 15th, after a three-day battle involving land & naval units, Fort Fisher, NC, fell to Union forces, thus cutting off the Confederacy’s last major port–Wilmington, NC. Over 10,000 men in the fighting on both sides: casualties totaled about 2,000. One of the Union generals, Adelbert Ames, lived to be 97. He died in 1933. He was the last surviving regular U.S. Army Civil War general.

3) On the 31st the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the House on a 119 to 56 vote, thus abolishing slavery. It was not officially law until ratified by two-thirds of the states on Dec. 18, 1865.

4) On that same day, the 31st, Robert E. Lee was made General-In-Chief of Confederate Armies.

Rick Britton’s OLLI at U.Va. lecture series–“Tales of the University”–starts on Thursday, Jan. 15. at Michie Tavern! Lectures include: on Jan. 15, “Edgar Allan Poe at U.Va.”; on Jan. 22, “John Singleton Mosby at the University”; & on Feb. 5, “The 1895 Rotunda Fire.”

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Friday, January 9, 201501/09/2015

Jill Schlesinger

Jill Schlesinger, CBS News Senior Business Analyst, talks with Les Sinclair about the economy.

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