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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Podcasts

Town Talk: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

The Marvelous Wonderettes thru July 11.  Carson, Brittany, Sarah, Elizabeth and Sheri–along with Patrick Ahearn.

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Town Talk: Empowerhouse

Info on the Empowerhouse fundraiser for a new HVAC system,  Maltese Brewing is holding a Sunday event for Empowerhouse, and the Latina Support Services Coordinator.    Guests: Ray Parrish, Jackie Oliveira and Kathy Harrigan.

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Town Talk: Jane Shelhorse/City Parks, Recreation and Events

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Director Jane Shelhorse talks about her upcoming retirement and her time in the city.   Joined at the end by Sonja Cantu, Kim Herbert and Brenda Martin.

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Town Talk: Hiking-Here, There, Everywhere

Hiker Meegana Henry and April Peterson with River Rock Outfitter talk about how to prepare for a hike and options locally and in the region.   Meegana is getting ready to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.  

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Town Talk: FAMPO Transportation Survey

Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) Administrator and Transportation Planning Director Ian Ollis talks about a survey to identify shortcomings and suggest transportation improvements.  The deadline is June 25th.   fampo.gwregion.org

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Town Talk: Stafford’s annual Juneteenth Celebration

Stafford Juneteenth Celebration coordinator Pam Yeung talks about the event–it’s open to everyone.  Saturday beginning at noon at Pratt Park. Closes with fireworks. In between,  a day of celebration, fun, food, entertainment and history.

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Town Talk: Germanna Community College/Workforce & Germanna Foundation

Bruce Davis-Special Assistant to the President and head of the Germanna Foundation and Dr. Shashuna Gray-V.P. for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development.

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Town Talk: Germanna Community College-Gladys P. Todd Academy

Germanna’s Coordinator of Dual Enrollment Lawana Burnett and students Sora Glover and Ashanti Freeman talk about where underserved high school students in the City and Spotsylvania complete an associate degree at Germanna along with a high school

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Town Talk: Animal rehabilitation

Kelly Ashley and Karen Brace talk about the work of animal rehabilitators in the region.   There’s a need for more–how you can get involved.    awesomepossumz.com

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Area Health District

Mary Chamberlin and Erin Perkins with the Rappahannock Area Health District with an update on the coronavirus and the availability and of the vaccine and testing.   Vaccine myths and going forward.  

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Town Talk: Sunshine Baseball League

Mike Zitz, Fred Jerman and Dennis Rapkins with an update on the start of the Sunshine Baseball League season on July 10.  Registration deadline is this Saturday–the 12th.  Talk about the impact of Sunshine Baseball. It’s more

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Town Talk: Dr. Rachel Coggins-Mary Washington Physical Medicine

Dr. Coggins talks about Physical Medicine and the work she does for cancer and stroke patients.

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Town Talk: Special Olympics Virginia/Torch Run

Special Olympics Virginia President Rick Jeffrey previews Torch Run Week. It’s virtual for all of us! An update on what’s ahead.

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Stafford High School grad Will Janney making music in NYC

We talk with Will Janney–who records under the name JANNEY  

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Darcie Caswell: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Youth Services Coordinator Darcie Caswell with an update on the Summer Reading Program, LinkedIn Learning and the second floor work being done at the downtown branch.  

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Town Talk: Fairy Godmother Project Give Day

Kelly Shannon and Andie McConnell talk about the various ways FGP eases the burden on families facing pediatric cancer.  It’s FGP Giving Day.   The importance your gift makes.

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Town Talk: Rappahannock River Stewards (FOR)

Brent Hunsinger and Adam Lynch talk about their work on the river.   Topics include the River Ambassadors program, the river safety partnership (Respect the Rapp), their favorite areas of the river watershed and upcoming Friends of the

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Bookstore manager Deane Collie and Chief Historian John Hennessy on how choosing merchandise has changed in recent years.   The importance of buying local.  Park reopening update.  

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Town Talk: Legal Aid Works

Legal Aid Works Executive Director Ann Kloeckner talks about grant money providing for nine new people and what that means for daily operations.   Update on a class action lawsuit against the Virginia Employment Commission and the eviction

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Town Talk: Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County

Habitat of Caroline’s Jason Tickle with an update:  Five homes being built in Caroline.  You might qualify for the USDA’s Rural Development program.  A partnership with the Community Foundation.   Lots of volunteer opportunities.

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Town Talk: Local museums after the pandemic

Anne Darron with Washington Heritage Museums and Scott Harris with the University of Mary Washington Museums talk about how the pandemic and social unrest has impacted them–and what the future looks like.

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Beware of military scams

Barry Moore with the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia talks with us about the most common scams that impact the military, veterans and their families.    

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Sister City response to COVID in Nepal

Dr. David Rettinger from UMW, David Caprara with the Fredericksburg-Nepal Exchange Board, and Scott DeLisi-former American Ambassador to Nepal talk about rising COVID in the country and how the region is responding.   engagenapal.org

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Town Talk: Rappahannock United Way

Rappahannock United Way’s Janel Donohue talks about their just concluded tax help program and how many people they assisted during the pandemic. Info on thanking essential workers and the impact COVID had on this area.

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Town Talk: Dave the Computer Guy

Dave the Computer Guy with Techs in the Burg in downtown Fredericksburg talks about virus protection, protecting your home or work PC from being hijacked and held for ransom and what’s best–5g or 2.4 wifi signals.  

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