Michael Signer, Mayor of Charlottesville, VA
Season 1 – Episode 6
ABC16 Broadcast on Sunday, March 6, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Host Coy Barefoot welcomes Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer to the program. Signer has the latest details on the high-rise Landmark Hotel project on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall: a controversial eyesore that has been sitting unfinished and largely abandoned for many years. He also explores what critics have called the “over-building” of Charlottesville’s West Main Street, which has seen an onslaught of new high-rise privately-owned dormitory projects catering to UVA students. An attorney with a PhD in Political Science,Signer is the author of Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from its Worst Enemies. He also takes time to discuss the book and speaks quite candidly about the possible Republican nomination of Donald Trump for President. Signer’s op-eds have been recently been published in the Washington Post expressing grave concerns about Trump’s candidacy. Is Donald Trump a demagogue? What exactly does that mean, and why should Americans care?
The 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.