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Soundboard: Statues coming down; COVID cases up

Related Articles: Here are the (mostly Confederate) mementos in Johnny Reb’s time capsule ‘Johnny Reb’ is gone — Here’s the status of the 5 other Charlottesville-area statues activists want removed Photos: Albemarle County removes ‘Johnny Reb’ statue Saturday Statues coming down; COVID cases up Credit: WTJU This week, we talk to activists as they mark […]

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Soundboard: Who Should Respond to Mental Health-Related 911 Calls?

Related Articles: Charlottesville leaders have no plan yet to create a mobile crisis unit to respond to police calls Region Ten director suggests community mobile crisis service to respond to some 911 calls instead of police Who Should Respond to Mental Health-Related 911 Calls? Credit: WTJU Charlotte Rene Woods updates us on an idea to […]

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Soundboard: Johnny Reb, virtual back to school & lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic

Related Articles: City schools parents worry they’re running out of time to create plan for special needs children School divisions reopening plans differ in how they will handle special needs students Soundboard: Johnny Reb, virtual back to school & lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic Credit: WTJU Albemarle County has unanimously voted to take down […]

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Soundboard: Delayed Freedom of Information in Albemarle & Environmental Racism

Related Article: Albemarle ‘extended indefinitely’ deadline to respond to public records requests Delayed Freedom of Information in Albemarle & Environmental Racism Credit: WTJU The Freedom of Information Act is one of the primary tools that we as citizens have to hold our governments accountable. This week, we meet Jessie Higgins, the newest reporter at Charlottesville […]

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Soundboard: What is in the CPD Budget?

Related Articles: Snook: Police Department a ‘black box;’ council can’t discuss ‘defunding’ until more known about structure, budget Photos: Hundreds take to Charlottesville streets for Defund the Police Block Party What is in the CPD Budget? Credit: WTJU This week, we talk to Charlotte Rene Woods about her search to find out what’s actually in […]

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Soundboard: The Long Term Health Effects of Racism & Grounds: A New Audio Drama

Related Article: Charlottesville City Schools to remove SROs from buildings The Long Term Health Effects of Racism + Grounds: A New Audio Drama Credit: WTJU This week, we talk to Billy Jean Louis about school resource officers and his article on mental health in the Black community. Plus, an update on Charlottesville’s Confederate monuments with […]

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Soundboard: Marching For Black Lives

Related Articles: Determined: Stories of resilience in a broken ecosystem Demonstrators, medical workers mull COVID-19 and protests In wake of George Floyd killing in Minnesota, Charlottesville protesters decry police brutality Marching for Black Lives Credit: WTJU This week, WTJU’s Soundboard focuses on the local demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. First, we […]

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Soundboard: The Historical Roots of COVID-19’s Impact in Charlottesville

Related Articles: Determined: Stories of resilience in a broken ecosystem Determined to work Determined to Be Nourished The Historical Roots of COVID-19’s Impact in Charlottesville Credit: WTJU This week, we’re talking with Sarad Davenport and Jordy Yager about the joint Charlottesville Tomorrow-Vinegar Hill Magazine series, Determined. Determined explores how Charlottesville’s history of racial injustice has […]

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Soundboard: Voices from the hospital, the newsroom and the courtroom

Voices from the Hospital, the Newsroom and the Courtroom Credit: WTJU This week, Soundboard talks to Jodean Chisholm and Kendall Barger. Kendall is a nurse in the University of Virginia Medical Center’s Medical Intensive Care Unit, and Jodean is a nurse manager on 3 Central. They’re both working on the front line and have treated […]

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Soundboard: Providing Healthcare to Rural Central Virginia in a Pandemic

https://soundcloud.com/wtju/providing-healthcare-to-rural-central-virginia-in-a-pandemic-april-17-2020?in=wtju/sets/soundboard-1 Credit: WTJU Forty-one of 46 patients at the Envoy skilled nursing facility in Fluvanna County have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Central Virginia Health Services’ Paula Tomko. We talk about how rural areas are coping with COVID-19 and the non-profit community health clinic’s mission to provide high quality primary health care to anyone […]