S.2 Ep.16 – Local Heroes



*CONTENT WARNING* This episode contains descriptions of thoughts of self-harm.

On this episode we hear a recording of a panel of local veterans from various wars, moderated by Captain Bob Abbott, host of WINA’s Coming Home Well. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library on Thursday, November 8th. Captain Bob Abbott, the host of WINA’s Coming Home Well, moderated a panel discussion with local veterans from various wars over the past 60 years who shared their stories of the challenges of war the trials of returning home. We are sharing it now due to the upcoming re-dedication of the Dogwood Vietnam Memorial during the Dogwood Festival.

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S.2 Ep.15 – Nathaniel Star: African American music history and performance



On this episode we hear a recording soul singer and songwriter Nathaniel Star discussing the rich history of African-American music and performing his original songs. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Katie read Vox by Christina Dalcher ( we mentioned the VA Festival of the Book event featuring Christina Dalcher)

Abby listened to A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library on Tuesday, February 19. Nathaniel Star, a soul singer and songwriter discusses the rich history of African-American music and the artists who influenced his own unique sound. He also performs some of his original songs.

Find out more about Nathaniel Star:

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S.2 Ep.14 – Gordon Parks’ Life and Legacy with Dr. John Edwin Mason



On this episode we hear a recording of a lecture by UVa’s Dr. John Edwin Mason, discussing the social, political, and artistic impact of acclaimed African-American photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Gordon Parks. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library on Thursday, February 21. Dr. John Edwin Mason, an associate professor with UVa’s Department of History, discusses the social, political, and artistic impact of acclaimed African-American photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Gordon Parks.

Dr. Mason mentions

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S.2 Ep.13 – Artificial Intelligence with UVa’s Drs. Humphreys and Martin



On this episode we hear a recording of a discussion about the philosophical and scientific consequences of artificial intelligence and their effects on society. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of two UVA professors discussing the philosophical and scientific consequences of artificial intelligence and their effects on society. This event took place  at the Northside Library on Oct 6. In it you’ll hear Paul Humphreys, UVa Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and Worthy Martin, UVa Associate Professor of Computer Science.

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S.2 Ep. 12 – Folk Music with The Front Porch



On this episode we hear a recording of a discussion and performance led by Emily Morrison, the founder Charlottesville’s roots music school, The Front Porch. We also talk about what we’re reading.

What we read:

Next, we hear recording of a program that took place at the Northside Library on September 20th. It features a discussion performance led by Emily Morrison, the founder Charlottesville’s roots music school, The Front Porch. She is joined by guest musicians to describe and play a selection of folk music.

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S.2 Ep.11 – A Visit From the Authors of Something Happened In Our Town



On this episode we hear a recording from child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins as they read and discuss their book Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice. The visited the Central library on Tuesday, January 22, the National Day of Racila Healing. They offer techniques for talking about difficult racial issues with children and answered questions from the audience.

What we read:

Katie read Tangerine by Christine Mangan, which she discovered through Indiebound’s Indie Next newsletter, and Melmoth by Sarah Perry, who has also written Essex Serpent.

Abby read Art Matters by Neil Gaiman.

Next, we hear a recording from child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins as they read and discuss their book Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice.

 

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S.2 Ep.10 – VA Humanities’ Justin Reid discusses Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County



On this episode we hear a recording from the December meeting of Books Sandwiched in at the Northside Library. Virginia Humanities’ Director of African American Programs, Justin Reid, discusses Kristen Green’s Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County. We also talk about books.

 

Katie explains that she likes to read historical fiction and, as an example of an author she likes, mentioned Kate Atkinson Transcription (Life After Life, Detective Series). She also likes to read magical realism, like Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind and Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and Sourdough.

Abby likes to read things set a little more in the future, like the speculative series Earthseed by Octavia Butler (which reminded Katie of Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles) and Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy.

 

Next, we hear Justin Reid, the Director of African-American Programs at Virginia Humanities discussing Kristen Green’s 2015 release, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County. This recording was part of an ongoing series at the Northside Library called Books Sandwiched In.

 

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This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.9 – The Disasters book launch party



On this episode we hear a recording of the launch party for Crozet Teen Librarian MK England’s debut novel, The Disasters. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica mentioned reading The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya, which reminded her of some aspects of How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana, and Abby discussed Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

Next, we hear the launch party for The Disasters (also available as an audiobook), the debut novel from young adult author and Crozet Teen Librarian MK England. Joining the launch party is peer, friend, and mentor, Sarah Glenn Marsh, the author of Reign of the Fallen and Fear the Drowning Deep.

During their discussion they mentioned finding inspiration in the following books and movies:

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S.2 Ep.8 – Cville OneBook: A Conversation with Angie Thomas



On this episode we hear from Angie Thomas, author of the award winning young adult novel The Hate U Give. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica mentioned listening to Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan (and a podcast by Jen Hatmaker) and Abby discussed Severance by Ling Ma.

As a part of the Cville OneBook initiative, Angie Thomas appeared via Skype to chat with and take questions from community members about her award winning young adult novel, The Hate U Give. This took place on Monday, December 3rd at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Though much of his audio is cut, local children’s book author Marc Boston moderated the visit.

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This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library.  If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.7 – Local author Elizabeth Catte & What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia



On this episode we hear a recording of local author Elizabeth Catte’s visit to the Crozet Library. On October 29th We also talk about what we’re reading.

Erica read:

Abby discussed:

Elizabeth Catte read from her book What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia. A few other works came up during her talk:

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This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the Friends please head to their website.