Open Source RVA presents:

On Friday’s edition of Open Source RVA, on WRIR 97.3 FM, we speak with Diversity Richmond president and executive director Bill Harrison and program coordinator Rodney Lofton about Diversity’s new initiative to combat AIDS in the African-American community. We also talk about the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond, the challenges of LGBTQ citizens in the current political climate, and how DR’s Sherwood Avenue event hall has turned into a community gathering place for times good and bad. And ho ho ho! The Source revisits Christmas past with Jameson Price, the man behind the Silent / Music Revival, which joins together vintage cinema with local, modern sounds. Jameson tells us about Sunday’s 10th anniversary Revival screening at Gallery5 of “The Night Before Christmas,” from 1913, with a live soundtrack from RVA’s own Rattlemouth. Multi-media mistletoe! Dial up Richmond’s audio news digest at 2PM on Friday on WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio / http://wrir.org. (And did you miss something? Hear it back at https://soundcloud.com/user-314182877/tracks)

148 December 16th, 2016

Posted In: News

WRIR’s newest show host presents:

CommonThreadFatima M. Smith is a community advocate with ties to various organizations.  You’ll get to know her as the host of WRIR’s newest program, Common Thread, airing third and fourth Thursdays at Noon. Common Thread joins WRIR-produced programs such as The V Word, Inspire Indeed and Diversity Speaks! that are hosted by community advocates and produced by our volunteers. Their programs are part of WRIR’s mission to air underrepresented news, views and music to build cultural diversity in the city of Richmond. Fatima answered questions submitted to her via email about her show and taking on her new role as “WRIR Talk Show Host.”

How does your show fulfill the mission of WRIR? Often time we speak about issues as if they are one dimensional or one size fits all. Audre Lorde said it best, “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” It is important to gather folks that represent various socioeconomic status, education levels, ethnicities, sexual orientation, genders, political views, among other identities and get them in a space where they are having a dialogue with one another rather than a monologue. Once dialogue is started, that is where the seed of change is planted. The show’s focus is having discussions that reflect community issues with voices of the community utilizing an intersectional lens.

What do you hope the listener will gain from hearing your show? My hope is that listeners take away something that was either new or adds to what they already know in order to be change agents in the community. Change and progress can be on an individual level, community level, or societal level. Just make it happen!

How did you hear about WRIR? Carol Olson invited me on her show to speak about the work I was doing through my former place of employment, YWCA of Richmond. I really enjoyed radio as a means of advocacy and activist work.

Why did you decide to volunteer with WRIR? I enjoyed my experiences with Carol and saw it as an opportunity to learn and grow and be a part of a great Richmond community tradition.

What advice would you give someone who is interested in volunteering at WRIR? It is possible. The team is supportive and you do not have to have experience, although it may be helpful.

Common Threads airs the third and fourth Thursdays of every month at noon. The show is produced with the help of WRIR volunteer Cameron Robinson and members of the station’s production team. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a show on WRIR or being a show producer, email [email protected]

Common Thread reflects the views and opinions of Fatima Smith and is not affiliated with any professional or academic organizations.

14 December 7th, 2016

Posted In: Fund Raising, In/Out WRIR Studio, Listener Supported, Music Shows, News, Volunteering

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OSRVA -  City’s Public Art Coordinator & the Bijou presents the Third Man presents:

Open Source RVAOSRVA –  City’s Public Art Coordinator & the Bijou presents the Third Man

Today we talk Richmond's art plan, the Third Man showing at the Byrd, and a concert bennifiting Beds for Kids and Stop Child Abuse Now. 2pm!

On the Sept. 4th edition of Richmond's audio news digest, we talk to Richmond's new public art coordinator, Ellyn Parker, about the state of the city's art. We also speak with Terry Rea and James Parrish of the proposed Bijou Film Center about the benefit screening of the classic film, the Third Man, happening at the Byrd. We'll also be joined by Eric Postow of Students Live Benefit Concerts. He'll tell us all about the multi-band RVA Rock'N Art Festival planned for the National that will benefit Beds for Kids and Stop Child Abuse Now. Join hosts Chris Dovi and Don Harrison at 2pm for this installment of Richmond's omnibus news and talk program on WRIR 97.3 FM.

Sarahm

September 4th, 2015

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, March 19 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, March 19

 
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
7:59
12:29
4:59
 Barbara Grier, Nurturer of
 Lesbian Literature
Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman
08:00

Al Jazeera English News
09:00
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Moyers and Company
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 Politics putting women in the spotlight;
How do you define "Hate Crime"?
 And more… click read more>>
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (7:59, 12:29, 4:59)
Today:  "Barbara Grier, Nurturer of Lesbian Literature" –  read by Daniela Wyatt
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
Al Jazeera English News (9:00)

 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Mondays through March fifth:  Moyers and Company
 
 
 
Today: 
– What, other than partisan politics, is driving the fights over women's issues?
– From the Op Ed pages: The shooting death of Trayvon Martin
– The role, effects, limit and debate over hate crimes
– How to cook everything, a discussion with author Mark Bittman
 
 

Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) (4:00)

 
 
 

Dennis J

March 19th, 2012

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, March 12 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, March 12

For all who donated to
the spring fund drive…
THANK YOU!
 
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
7:59
12:29
4:59
 The Famous American
 Stamp Series
Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman
08:00

Al Jazeera English News
09:00
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Moyers and Company
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 The changing role of aid workers;
 Black students facing discipline
 And more… click read more>>
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (7:59, 12:29, 4:59)
Today:  "The Famous American Stamp Series" – read by Melinda Skinner
                       
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
Al Jazeera English News (9:00)

 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Mondays through March fifth:  Moyers and Company
 
 
 
Today: 
– What's changing in international aid work
– From the Op Ed pages: Criminal prosecution for on-field maliciousness?
– Black students facing more discipline than others
– Why some songs get stuck in our heads
 
 

Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) (4:00)

 
 
 

Dennis J

March 12th, 2012

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Feb 27 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Feb 27


 
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
7:59
12:29
4:59
 It's Just Jack
Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman
08:00

Al Jazeera English News
09:00
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Moyers and Company
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (7:59, 12:29, 4:59)
Today:  "It's Just Jack" – read by Michael Murphy
                       
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
Al Jazeera English News (9:00)

 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Mondays through March fifth:  Moyers and Company
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dennis J

February 27th, 2012

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Feb 13 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Feb 13

New Schedule
 
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
7:59
12:29
4:59
 Civil Unions Come to Hawaii
 and Delaware
Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman
08:00

Al Jazeera English News
09:00
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Moyers and Company
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 Income and the achievement gap;
 The U.S. Constitution as a model;
 …and more.
click 'read more>>' for more infor
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (7:59, 12:29, 4:59)
Today:  "Civil Unions Come to Hawaii and Delaware" – read by Mary Wallace
                       
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
Al Jazeera English News (9:00)

 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Mondays through March fifth:  Moyers and Company
 
 
 
Today: 
– Is income driving the acheivement gap more than race?
– Can we help Syria without making things worse?
– Is the U.S. Constitution still a good model for up and coming countries?
– What can we learn from Whitney Houston's life?
 
 

Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) (4:00)

 
 
 

Dennis J

February 13th, 2012

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Feb 6 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Feb 6

New Schedule
 
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
7:59
12:29
4:59
 Out on CNN
Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman
08:00

Al Jazeera English News
09:00
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Action Speaks
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 Syria's responsibility to protect;
 Where stolen bikes go;
 …and more
 Click "read more>>" for details
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (7:59, 12:29, 4:59)
Today:  "Out on CNN" – read by Virginia State Delegate Betsy Carr
                       
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
Al Jazeera English News (9:00)

 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Today:  Action Speaks
 
 
 
Today: 
– Syria and the "responsibility to protect"
– From the opinion pages: an anti-abortionists view of the Komen funding debacle
– Finding hope and concern in the recently released jobless numbers
– Where your bike goes after it is stolen
 

Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) (4:00)

 
 
 

Dennis J

February 6th, 2012

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Jan 30 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Jan 30

New Schedule Starts Today!
 
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
7:59
12:29
4:59
 On This Day – January 30, 1948
Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman
08:00

Al Jazeera English News
09:00
 (Living On Earth can now be heard
 on Wednesday at 1:00 pm)
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Action Speaks
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (7:59, 12:29, 4:59)
Today:  "On This Day – January 30, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi Is Gunned Down" – read by Tom Miller
                       
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
Al Jazeera English News (9:00)

 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Today:  Action Speaks
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dennis J

January 30th, 2012

Posted In: News

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Jan 23 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Monday, Jan 23


Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman 08:00
The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
08:59
12:29
04:29
 The Campy and Kitschy Films of John Waters
Living on Earth
09:00
 The many meanings of cold
 …and much more
 Click "read more>>" for details
Le Show with Harry Shearer
10:00
 
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
10:01
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin 11:00
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards
(Locally produced for WRIR)
12:00
    
Homespun
12:30
 Community Events Recorded Live!
WRIR Favorites
01:00
 Action Speaks
Talk of the Nation
02:00
 
Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) 04:00
 
Voices of Our World 04:30  

Click "read more>>" for links to these show's websites

 
Thank you for clicking “read more>>”  Here are the extra details…
 
 
 
Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (08:00)
 
 
 
The Rainbow Minute (8:59, 12:29, 4:29)
Today:  "The Campy and Kitschy Films of John Waters" – read by Josh Sturgill
                       
 
Today:  
– Keystone Pipeline rejected, for now
– The explosive growth of natural gas networks
– Rejecting the use of herbicides on highway shoulders
– Hybrids:  the cars of the future that nobody's buying
– An update on the state of cellulosic fuel
– A study of the Narwhal whales
– China and India in the Arctic?
– The many meanings of cold
 
 
 
Le Show with Harry Shearer (10:00)
.
 
 

 
 
Tell Me More with Michele Martin (11:00)
 
 
 
Defenders Live with Ana Edwards  (12:00)
 
 
 
Homespun  (12:30)
Today:  
 
 
WRIR Favorites: (1:00)
Today:  Action Speaks
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dennis J

January 23rd, 2012

Posted In: News

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