Sheri Shannon and Carol Olson host Women and Politics to bring women together to talk about how they are engaging in politics, what they want out of their representatives and how women are changing communities. Women and Politics airs weekly on Thursdays at noon on WRIR-LP 97.3 FM and streams on wrir.org.

You can find host Sheri Shannon at @sherishannon27 and host/producer Carol at: @carololson

You can find the show on social media at:

Twitter @women_politics_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womenpoliticsva

blog: http:www.womenpoliticsva.blog

 

    May 7th, 2020

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With Good Reason, hosted by Sarah McConnell:  Wednesdays at 9:00am

Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell takes you along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. Featured guests have included Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison discussing race in America, Bruce Greyson sharing his study of near death experiences, Mike Seeger exploring American folk music, Aniko Bodroghkozy tuning in on sixties television, Bryan Caplan on the “myth of the rational voter,” and Nikki Giovanni reading from her poetry. You may discover the traditions of the samurai warrior, the ways we pre-judge others based on their accents, or the surprising history of Hawaiian shirts.

 

With Good Reason has won five Gabriel Awards for Best Documentary or Public Affairs Programs and is also the recipient of top honors from the Public Radio News Directors, Radio and Television Digital News Association and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.

    December 29th, 2019

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2 hours of rotating science, food justice and green news shows, including Got Science?, Planetary Radio, Raging Skillet, and Food Sleuth Radio.

    September 15th, 2019

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WRIR Presents is a show where anything goes. Curated by VCPP/WRIR President Melissa Vaughn, it is a spot for shows we don’t play on the regular newstalk schedule, one offs, new and exciting topics, or passion projects by our on air volunteers. It airs every Friday morning at 10am and Melissa is always open to suggestions for what to play.

 

Inspire Indeed (2nd Fridays)

 

Death Club Radio (3rd Fridays)

 

 

    November 29th, 2018

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Gay World! It’s a Gay World! Everyone around me is a gay boi, gay girl!

Hello my Sweet Queens!!!

This is… THE DYKE AGENDA!

Richmond’s ONLY Queer Radio SHOW !!!

Hosted by me, the Big ‘ol Lesbian, Kim the One!

The DA takes you on a journey to the wonderful community of queers.

From Spilling the tea!… To queer politics… fashion… and the sh** we do when we Kiki with our friends…

The possibilities are endless!

Follow me on Instagram: @thedykeagenda

Updates, listener interaction, Polls, and More!

    November 18th, 2018

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For the Wild, hosted by Ayana Young:  Thursdays at 10:00am

OUR MISSION

For The Wild is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology.

+ Reconnect

Since the dawn of Empire, humanity has been increasingly severed from the natural world and coerced into economic serfdom. Our disconnection from nature has resulted in a mass psychosis that blurs our suicidal and ecocidal path. We are at the cusp of a great movement toward reintegration in nature, on a personal level, on a community level, on a global level. There is much to be done and even more to be undone, but we are not alone. From the ecological design of permaculture to the insights of indigenous elders, many of the answers we are seeking are eager to be heard. Reconnection is not a quaint ideal. It is the bedrock on which to rebuild our home and restore our biosphere.

+ Renew

Since the dawn of Empire, humanity has been increasingly severed from the natural world and coerced into economic serfdom. Our disconnection from nature has resulted in a mass psychosis that blurs our suicidal and ecocidal path. We are at the cusp of a great movement toward reintegration in nature, on a personal level, on a community level, on a global level. There is much to be done and even more to be undone, but we are not alone. From the ecological design of permaculture to the insights of indigenous elders, many of the answers we are seeking are eager to be heard. Reconnection is not a quaint ideal. It is the bedrock on which to rebuild our home and restore our biosphere.

+ Resist

Our economic system is based on converting the living world into dead commodities and waste, while our political system is designed to safeguard this system. No amount of “reform” will ever reach the root causes of our crises. Some people will turn their backs on Empire and create a parallel reality, while others will fight to halt the destruction. Whereas traditional protest is predicted and absorbed by the power structure, direct action seeks to interfere in a tangible way with the forces of destruction. There have been some victories: the last of ancient forests would have been logged if not for tree-sitters, and whales would have been slaughtered if not for Sea Shepherd activists. Solid resistance must be expected yet unpredictable, and together we discuss how to proceed as Earth defenders.

+ Revere

It is clear where reductionist logic has brought us: a streamlined, hyper-efficient and ugly world. As science moves into a new paradigm of interconnectedness and epigenetics, this logic is becoming obsolete. We stand before a vast opportunity to reimagine our relation to the whole, and to redefine happiness and progress. As author and restoration ecologist Stephanie Mills suggests “cleaving to beauty can be great sustenance.” How can we regain our sensitivity to unseen realities, revive childhood wonder amid deep responsibility, and propel each other in Earth activism? These are among the many themes we explore on For The Wild Podcast.

    July 17th, 2018

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Sojourner Truth, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted – women, communities of color and other communities are responding. We also discuss the inter-relationship between art and politics. At the start of our show we bring you the headlines of the day.

 

Host and Producer: Margaret Prescod

    July 17th, 2018

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RVA Dirt’s Municipal Mania, co-hosted by Francesca Leigh-Davis and Melissa Vaughn (producer): Wednesdays at 11:00 AM

RVA Dirt’s Municipal Mania is a weekly one hour government and politics show that educates locals about Richmond’s municipal government and pressing issues facing our community through a combination of interviews, commentary, and round table discussions.

The success of democracy relies on an educated and engaged populous. This show breaks down complicated content in a fun and humorous way to get more people involved in the issues that impact their daily lives. Our core focus is on the Mayor’s office, Richmond City Council, Richmond School Board, candidate forums, issue forums, and district meetings or events, and community-oriented discussions. No topic is too tough or off limits!

    March 11th, 2018

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How did you get here? How did you unlock this secret area? This oasis of rhythm and melody in the midst of a level you’ve replayed too many times to count? Are you the partiest of animals, perpetually lit until the last call of every school night? Are you the artist too impassioned by love of the craft to sleep? Or the rarified being who sifts through endless hours of radio waves for hidden treasure with a fine toothed comb? Are you totally inexplicable, and here solely by random chance and happenstance? Are you normal but destined for the supernatural? No matter how you found us, you did it. You’re here! And this moment is special. Let it enjoy you as you enjoy it. Type in this cheat code and bask in 8 bit wonder as a chest appears, wedged deep in the corner of your own personal life’s underworld. Let the yellow light within spill out over you as you reach in a trembling paw to retrieve these unimaginable treats.

Noah Page, hosts these utterly improbable broadcasts. A rotating cast of MCs come through every week to freestyle or let glimmer the written verses they’ve polished up privately, meticulously in their hidden lairs. The unfathomable wild beasts of our own beautiful city, from right around that next corner, orange in the streetlights, lumbering toward you, unstoppable as a your high school crush. And PLUS interviews the likes of which you won’t find scrolling past your life on that phone. And all in the name of Secret Bonus Level’s mission to introduce rap to new audiences while championing inclusion and respect for peoples of all genders, races, sexual orientations, religions, heights, weights, and astrological signs (even though astrology is totally made up and fake SORRY NOT SORRY). Grade AA eggs. Beats and refrains to not just soothe, but upgrade your stats. You’ve leveled up.

It’s impossible to say how you found yourself in this unlikely place at this unlikely time, but where else would you find a secret show like this? And now it’s yours. We’re all so happy to give it to you. These are your friends. Play through Noah Page’s brief tutorial and suddenly you’re Player 1, the unlockable character that no one even knew was programmed into this game of your life. Music is your MP. This single potion fills your meter fully.

    July 17th, 2017

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Groundswell, hosted by Sunny Gardener: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 11:00 AM

Groundswell is an informative, interactive hour-long show, broadcast every other week.   It is occasionally be recorded in front of a live audience who may participate. Our mission is to present a range of solutions to complex matters by shining beams from different angles, thereby illuminating the whole.

Groundswell features conversations among cognoscenti from various fields that intersect around an issue such as water rights, renewable energy sources, education inequity, land use, or human rights. Guests focus on solutions stemming from the unique perspective that comes from their fields of knowledge or expertise. For example, a table around human rights might include panelists versed in women’s issues, LGBTQIA,  immigration law, family law and prison reform. I include voices from all sides, and seek a balance of proponents and opponents of the matter at hand; e.g. inviting a Dominion insider to discuss energy sources alongside a solar advocate.

 

They Came From Outer Space, hosted by Cameron Kit: 1st and 3rd Thursday at 11:00 AM

They Came From Outer Space is a sci-fi movie review show where local RVA film-makers and buffs discuss classic science-fiction movies, their own film experience and how it relates to today’s world. Listen to all the episodes on Mixcloud.

    July 13th, 2017

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