Town Talk

Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Town Talk is a one-hour local program will introduce you to local businesses, non-profit leaders and political figures who influence the Fredericksburg region every day.

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Town Talk: Cooking Autism

Kari George and April Burch with Cooking Autism.  Updates on school, the challenges parents and teachers face and the 2nd annual Race Toward Autism Acceptance set for early April next year.   cookingautism.org  

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Town Talk: Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County

Daronte Rollins and Jason Tickle with an update on programs for Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County.  Ground to be broken on five new homes.   habitatofcaroline.org  

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Better Business Bureau: It’s the season for Medicare Open enrollment scams

Barry Moore with the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia talks about Medicare sign-up and phony Amazon caller scams.   He calls it a “criminal enterprise.”  

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Town Talk: Widewater State Park/Paul Anderson

Widewater State Park Manager Paul Anderson talks about what you’ll see and experience at the two year old park…and plans for the future.

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Town Talk: Rappahannock United Way

Rappahannock United Way’s Janel Donohue talks about ALICE–Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  It’s ALICE Awareness Week.   What are the numbers locally?  What is being done locally?  How can you help.?  

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Katie Fidler: The importance of student service

The Ceili Leahy Day of Service for JM students continues this fall virtually.    James Monroe High School student Katie Fidler on the importance of service.  

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Town Talk: Keys for Christmas

Community Housing Locator Josie Ramos and Continuum of Care Program Director with the George Washington Regional Commission, Samantha Shoukas,  talk about the plan to get 95 households into housing by Christmas.  

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Town Talk: Stafford County Schools

Stafford Schools update with Superintendent Dr.Scott Kizner and Chief Elementary Officer, Carrie Neely.  

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Town Talk: Mary Washington Healthcare/Dr. Danielle Holmes

Mary Washington Healthcare OBGYN Dr. Danielle Holmes.  

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Town Talk: Mental Health America of Fredericksburg

Jordan Alpert and Cathleen Pessolano with Mental Health America of Fredericksburg preview the virtual Walk for Mental Wellness the week of Nov. 7.   Besides walking, virtual programs planned every night.  mhafred.org    

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Tracy McPeck: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Adult Services Coordinator Tracy McPeck talks about making an appointment and going to the library–starting Monday. We talk about Library Express along with youth and adult services events.  

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Area Health District

Jennifer Shiflett and Allison Balmes-John with the Rappahannock Area Health District talk about contact tracing, keeping the workplace safe, Halloween and the importance of flu shots.  

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Town Talk: ‘Souvenir’ @ Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Patrick A’Hearn, Andrea Kahane and Carson Eubank preview “Souvenir” at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts thru November 8th.  

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Town Talk: Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center

Brian Cann and Kim Lafontaine with the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center in Stafford talk about keeping the facility clean and members safe.  

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Town Talk: Legal Aid Works

Ann Kloeckner with Legal Aid Works talks about the utility shutoff moratorium and the CDC eviction moratorium.   covid19evictionforms.com  

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Town Talk: Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust President Tom VanWinkle and V-P Chris Mackowski  talk about the work of saving local Civil War battlefields.   cvbt.org  

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Town Talk: Lori Myers-Alzheimer’s Association

Lori Myers with the Alzheimer’s Association previews the virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Talk about caregiving in a pandemic and local helps from the Alzheimer’s Association.   Local number: 540-228-1502.  Helpline:  800-272-3900  

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Town Talk: Fairy Godmother Project

Courtney Harris and Andie McConnell on the work of the Fairy Godmother Project helping families of pediatric cancer.   Discussion on the importance of talking about deceased children. Preview of Carter’s Crusade Golf Tournament on October 8th.

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Town Talk: Spotsylvania Schools

Spotsylvania School Superintendent Dr Scott Baker and School Board Chairman Baron Braswell talk about the hybrid start to school and local funding.  

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Downtown fall events

John Coker (Fredericksburg Rappahannock Rotary), Kim Herbert (City Parks, Rec, and Activities) and Robbie Perry (Fred Nats) discuss Scarecrows and Bats and other fall activities.  

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Town Talk: Rappahannock United Way

Rappahannock United Way’s Janel Donohue with info on rent and mortgage assistance, the ALICE Fund, Mission Independence in October and virtual financial coaching.  

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Town Talk: Dave the Computer Guy

Dave the Computer Guy from Techs in the Burg on Caroline Street talks about touchless pc repair, utilizing the features on your pc or laptop and utilizing internet or wifi at home to its max.  

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Town Talk: sPower

sPower Community Relations Director Cat Mosley and Environmental Compliance Manager Liz Engle (by phone) talk about the sPower solar facility in Spotsylvania. Liz Engle responds to questions about Notice of Violations and a waterline.  

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Town Talk: Empowerhouse

Kathy Anderson of Empowerhouse talks about their work during the coronavirus–the challenges and successes—and needs going forward.    empowerhouseva.org

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Town Talk: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Patrick A’Hearn with the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts previews the upcoming production Souvenir.  We also talk about the safety procedures in place.    Info:  

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