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Bob McChesney

Bob McChesney

Coy Barefoot talks with famed media scholar, activist and best-selling author Robert McChesney.
Brian Cannon and Andrea Douglas

Brian Cannon and Andrea Douglas

On the latest episode of the Coy Barefoot Program, Coy talks with Dr. Andrea Douglas, the Executive Director of the African-American Heritage Center at Charlottesville’s historic Jefferson School. They explore how the story of slavery and civil rights is tied to ideas of education and public spaces in the broader history of the American South. Coy also gets an update on efforts to combat the corruption of political gerrymandering with OneVirginia2021's Brian Cannon.
Remembering “Operation Equinox”

Remembering “Operation Equinox”

Twenty-five years ago this week, federal, state and local law enforcement agents conducted an historic and nationally publicized drug raid on three fraternity houses at the University of Virginia. The result of months of undercover investigation, the sting resulted in the arrests of eleven students. Coy Barefoot talks with one of those students, who served time in prison, and one of the police officers who put him away— appearing together for the very first time.
Michael Schudson and “The Good Citizen”

Michael Schudson and “The Good Citizen”

Being a "good citizen" in America hasn't always meant the same thing. Esteemed scholar Michael Schudson explores the history and evolution of "The Good Citizen."
Shaun Kenney

Shaun Kenney

Shaun Kenney, the former Director of the Republican Party of Virginia, becomes the first leading Republican in the Commonwealth to go on the recording saying he will not, under any circumstances, ever support Donald Trump for President. In this exclusive interview, he tells Coy Barefoot why.
Coy Barefoot Program: Risa Goluboff

Coy Barefoot Program: Risa Goluboff

The latest episode of The Coy Barefoot Program is now available online in our Media Projects Gallery. Join Coy for an extended conversation with Risa Goluboff, the Dean-elect of the University of Virginia Law School, exploring her new book "Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s."
Citizens Band Radio: Michael Schudson

Citizens Band Radio: Michael Schudson

Best-selling author, sociologist and historian Michael Schudson joins host Coy Barefoot on Citizens Band Radio to discuss his book, "The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945-1975."
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The latest edition of The Coy Barefoot Program is now available online in the Media Project Gallery of our website. This week Coy enjoys an extended, exclusive conversation with former U.S. District Attorney Tim Heaphy.
Coy Barefoot Program: Andy Block and David LeBlang

Coy Barefoot Program: Andy Block and David LeBlang

The most recent episode of The Coy Barefoot Program is now available online in our Media Project Gallery. This episode includes interviews with Andy Block, Director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, who joins Coy to discuss an historic sweeping overhaul to the system of justice for young people in Virginia—proposed changes that many say are long overdue; and guest David Leblang of the University of Virginia explores the refugee crisis in Europe, as well as the political debate about immigration to America.
Citizens Band Radio: Brandon Garrett

Citizens Band Radio: Brandon Garrett

University of Virginia Law Professor Brandon Garrett joins host Coy Barefoot on Citizens Band Radio to discuss his latest book, "Too Big To Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations."
Protecting Student Journalists

Protecting Student Journalists

The Chronicle of Higher Education today published an interview with Frank LoMonte, Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center, exploring the effort to protect student journalists in the New Media era.
The Future Guardians

The Future Guardians

“Thomas Jefferson. . . knew what schools were for — to ensure that citizens would know when and how to protect their liberty. . . It would not have come easily to the mind of such a man, as it does to political leaders today, that the young should be taught to read exclusively for the purpose of increasing their economic productivity.” — Neil Postman