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Terry McAuliffe, the Governor of Virginia

Season 1 – Episode 34
ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, October 9, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Host Coy Barefoot talks with Leonard Schoppa, the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, about the new documentary film, The Slow Way Home, for which Len was interviewed and helped to put together. The film is an incredibly thought-provoking look at one of the starkest and most revealing differences between American and Japanese culture: how kids get to and from school.

In the second half of this episode, Coy talks with Jody Kielbasa, the Executive Vice President and Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia and Director of the Virginia Film Festival. He previews the upcoming 2016 Festival: who and what is in store for this year’s special event.

 

 

 

CoyBarefootShowThe Center for Media and Citizenship, in cooperation with Gray Television’s Newsplex of Charlottesville, proudly produces The Coy Barefoot Program. The show is broadcast each Sunday morning at 10am on ABC16 in Charlottesville and on Thursday evenings at 9pm on WVPT-PBS.  Hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Coy Barefoot, the program offers exclusive, extended conversations exploring the news, issues and ideas in Charlottesville and beyond. The show’s Executive Producers are Coy Barefoot and Siva Vaidhyanathan. You can watch the Sunday morning premiere each week live online at this link.

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