The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is soon to celebrate its third anniversary. Since April 2005 we've been posting audio from in around Charlottesville. 2008 is shaping up to be our best year yet, as the site is now powered by many more people than just me. That's the most exciting thing to me, as the goal has always been to develop a new kind of media outlet from the ground up.
I am trying to work myself up to the point where I produce a weekly podcast that tells you what you missed. In my fantasy world, this podcast would also be aired on a local radio station and would stand-alone. However, I reckon to do it right would take about five hours or so, and I don't have that kind of time lying around. It's something I'm sure I could work with someone, though. But, to do it right, it would have to have a sponsor or underwriter, and I've got no time to make that end of the venture work out.
So, what I think I'll do is use this here blog to begin developing skeletons for possible episodes. Once a week I'll post links. And, maybe, just maybe, I'll produce one out of this one! Who knows?
So, what would you have missed this week, if you've not been visiting the Charlottesville Podcasting Network?
Mystery writer Andy Straka recently spoke at the New Dominion Bookshop about his latest novel, Record of Wrongs. This is the third or fourth event that Elizabeth McCullough of cvillewords has produced for the site. More are sure to be coming, so keep coming back.
Next, Ray Nedzel has an interview with the director and lead actress in Live Art's presentation of In the Blood. The show runs through March 29.
Deepak Singh was intrigued the other day when he came across a red van parked where doughnuts were being made. He produced a four-minute report on Carpe Donut.
Coy Barefoot was busy with interviews with Jennifer Niesslein of Brain, Child magazine, and Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow. Speaking of Brian, he was on hand at IMPACT's 2nd Annual Nehemiah Action, where City Councilors and County Supervisors were put on the spot to answer a tough yes-no question.
Phew! A busy week, and thanks to all of the contributors! And don't forget, you can always subscribe to the podcast via e-mail as well.