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.





The Weather Channel’s Richard Lewelling/An early look at a stormy Saturday

3-5 inches of rain is the early prediction with the worst weather east of I-95

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Town Talk: Via Colori-Stafford

Sue Henderson previews Via Colori. This year at the Stafford Airport.

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Town Talk: Stafford Education Foundation

Stephanie Johnson and Chandra Gore talk about the close relationship between the Foundation and Stafford Schools.   Updates on ways you can get involved financially thru the Model UN in Stafford, the golf scramble on October 27th or

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Town Talk: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Adrianne Hick (Francesca Johnson) and Andrew Foote (Robert Kincaid) are married in real life and are in the cast of “The Bridges of Madison County” thru November 12th.    

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Adult Activities

Katie Lafleur and Alexis Fox with Rappahannock Adult Activities talk about the Fall Plant Sale.  Two ways to get them–the Tree and Shrub Sale on the 23rd at FredNats Stadium or at 750 Kings Highway beginning the

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Community College

Rappahannock Community College President Dr. Shannon Kennedy.  An update on their expanding programs.  A school in rural Virginia that is impacting the Commonwealth.

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Town Talk: Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Austen’s Communitas 5k Walk is September 23 in Fredericksburg at Memorial Park.   Austen Dunn died of a brain aneurysm.   Ashley Rakes and Stacy Horner-Dunn talk about Austen, aneurysm warning signs and research.

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Town Talk: Baron Braswell Race Against Teen Violence

Spotsylvania Deputy Margarita Figueroa and Gwen Martinez talk about the issue of bullying, teen violence and gangs and how parents can monitor it and discuss it with their kids.   The annual race and program is September 16th

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Town Talk: American Red Cross Blood Services

Alexis Innis with the Red Cross says 63% of the population is eligible give but only 3% of that do donate blood.   She says if everyone eligible gave once a year there wouldn’t be any shortages.

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Town Talk: Widewater State Park

Park Manager Paul Anderson talks about the new paddle craft launch, what the park will look like when all three phases are achieved, Trail Quest and Paddle Quest and how the park benefits the county and region.

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Town Talk: Spotsylvania Crime Solvers

Deputy Margarita Figueroa and Crime Solvers President Jim Reid talk about the importance of the program–helping the sheriff’s office, creating a safer community.   It’s easy and anonymous.  

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Town Talk: Stratford Hall

Stratford Hall’s Director of Research Gordon Steffey and Communications Director Anne Wilson preview the Wine and Oyster Festival on September 16th.  Info on Stratford Mail, a fabulous history podcast and details on other events this fall at

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Town Talk: Micah Ecumenical Ministries

Meghann Cotter previews the opening of Hesed House and how it will meet many needs. An update on the Jeremiah Community and how you can impact Micah with gifts and volunteering .  or

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Town Talk: Techs in the Burg

Dave the Computer Guy talks about how the Internet moves from continent to continent, using an old laptop to make a Chromebook and securing a business laptop for travel.

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Town Talk: Talent Pipeline Initiative

JoAnn Murchison talks about the effort to bring employers, agencies and educators together to talk about closing the skill gap.  A business roundtable is planned for September 12th on IT and Manufacturing. for information.

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Town Talk: Art Attack

Bill Harris preview Art Attack on September 16th in downtown Fredericksburg.  Art Attack is a grassroots event that gets people out of the studio and into the streets.  To sign up:

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Town Talk: Tree Fredericksburg

Anne Little previews the Tree and Shrub sale at the baseball stadium on September 23rd.   Order trees and shrubs right now at   There’s also a Plant and Play event at the stadium–games for kids–lectures and workshops

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Town Talk: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Salem Church and Spotsy Towne Centre Branch Administrator Pamela Smith and Fredericksburg Branch Manager Craig Graziano talk about 1,000 books before Kindergarten, the Trebuchet contest and Teen Stop Motion contest.

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Town Talk: Fall Events/Fredericksburg Area Beer Trail

Bree Boyd and Brady Fox from Barley Naked Brewing, Stephanie Johnson from Adventure Brewing and Doug Meyer with Full Distance Brewing talk about upcoming activities and the Beer Trail.

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Area Museum

President and CEO Sam McKelvey and Curator of African American History and Special Projects Dr. Gaila Sims talk about free admission at the museum in September and building a memorial on the Auction Block site.

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Town Talk: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Producing Artistic Director Patrick A’Hearn talks about the 2024 season that includes Jersey Boys and the Wizard of Oz.   A discussion about 42nd Street (thru September 10th) and The Bridges of Madison County (September 20).

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Town Talk: Mark Taylor

Spotsylvania School Superintendent Mark Taylor talks about his concerns about school attendance.  He says too many kids are missing too much school.   Topics also included staffing, the opening of school and books.

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Town Talk: American Canoe Association

Discussion on how the ACA can help you–Kelsey Bracewell talks about their safety videos (and now some of those videos are in Spanish).  How the ACA is getting competitors ready for the Summer Olympics next year in

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Town Talk: FredNats Sunshine Baseball League powered by REC

Mike Zitz and Dennis Rapkins update the summer baseball season.  The Sunshine Baseball League is giving Afghan refugee kids a chance to participate.  It’s been a huge success.  

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Town Talk: Germanna Community College

Germanna President Dr. Janet Gullickson discusses her return, several foreign students talk about how the college has impacted their educational journey and a discussion on programs that assist all students.

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