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.

Town Talk is brought to you by Deacon Wealth Management.  The financial firm that specializes in providing comprehensive advice for your serious money.  Call them for an appointment today at 540-371-8585.

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Podcasts

Town Talk: George Washington Foundation

Dave Muraca, Mara Kaktins and Jessica Burger with the George Washington Foundation with an overview of Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Closed now because of the pandemic but looking toward reopening.

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Town Talk: Matt Kelly/Fredericksburg City Council

Fredericksburg City Councilman Matt Kelly talks about protests and the city’s response.  

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Area Health District-Dr. Stern

Rappahannock Health District Acting Director Dr. Donald Stern talks about holding on until a vaccine is available for COVID-19 in about six months.

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Town Talk: Fail Safe-ERA

Juanita Shanks and Pastor Phyllis Brantley discuss the work of Fail Safe-ERA to help families and prisoners with incarceration and what comes next.  Topics include prisoners released early for COVID and the Center of Hope fundraiser.  failsafe-era.org

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Town Talk: Jarod Kearney/James Monroe Museum

James Monroe Museum Assistant Director and Curator Jarod Kearney talks about museums in the pandemic.  He’s done regular Curator Chats. There’s been Monroe Minutes and other virtual programs.    

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Town Talk: Ann Kloeckner-Legal Aid Works

Ann Kloeckner with Legal Aid Works talks about changes:  with unemployment insurance and the courts.  Also, paying your bills.  How to handle your mortgage or rent if you’ve lost your job or suddenly have significantly less money. 

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Town Talk: Rappahannock YMCA

Barney Riley and Naomie Murdoch with the Rappahannock YMCA talk about the Y during the pandemic. Even in troubled times the Y continued to do what they do best–help the community.  Also a discussion on how they’re

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Town Talk-Dr. Donald Stern/Rappahannock Area Health District

Rappahannock Area Health District Acting Director Dr. Donald Stern talks about what needs to happen to get schools reopened in August.  We also talk about why we need to wear masks.

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Town Talk: Dr. Scott Baker/Spotsylvania Schools

Spotsylvania School Superintendent Dr. Scott Baker talks about work taking place to get school ready this fall–in whatever shape that may be.  A discussion on the challenges and opportunities.

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Town Talk/April & Keith Peterson/River Rock Outfitter

During the pandemic, people are looking for outdoor options.  We talk about what you can do around here with Keith and April Peterson with River Rock Outfitter.    riverrockoutfitter.com

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Town Talk: Patrick Ahearn/Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Patrick Ahearn with the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts.  Closed since the pandemic, we get an update on reopening and some of the changes that will be made.

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Town Talk: Germanna Community College

Germanna Community College: A bunch of topics.  Enrollment up.   Online this fall.  50th anniversary.  The Todd Academy.  Helping students stay in school.    Guests include Germanna President Dr. Janet Gullickson and Special Assistant to the President Bruce

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Town Talk: Dr. Donald Stern

Rappahannock Area Health District Acting Director Dr. Donald Stern with a COVID-19 update and what do to about schools.  

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Darcie Caswell: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Youth Services Coordinator Darcie Caswell with an update on everything from summer reading to 3D Printing PPE.  

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Town Talk: Legal Aid Works

Ann Kloeckner with Legal Aid Works talks about evictions, prioritizing bills when money is short, and changes in who receives unemployment benefits.   legalaidworks.org

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Town Talk: Fred Nats update

Robbie Perry with the Fredericksburg Nationals talks about progress on the stadium, social media by the team during COVID-19, Gus, their mascot, and upcoming events.  

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Town Talk: Virtual Special Olympics Virginia

Special Olympics Virginia President Rick Jeffrey talks about many of their programs going virtual and how you can participate this weekend in the Law Enforcement Torch Run and raise money.   He also talks about how our isolation

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Town Talk: Fairy Godmother Project

Andie McConnell with an update on providing needs to family’s dealing with pediatric cancer.   Opportunities to volunteer, upcoming events.   fairygodmotherproject.org

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Town Talk: Mary Washington Healthcare Weight Loss Center

Dr. Denis Halmi talks about MWHC’s Weight Loss Center and the services it brings to the community.   weightloss.mwhc.com

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Town Talk: Scott Harris/UMW Museums

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris talks about the impact of the pandemic.   Closed since March, but doing new and innovative programs.   Area museums likely not opening until August. (Photo: Jarod Kearney of the

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Town Talk: USDA 502 Direct Loan program in Caroline

Caroline Habitat for Humanity’s Jason Tickle and County Supervisor Jeff Black talk about the importance of the USDA 502 Direct Loan program for teachers and first responders in Caroline.  

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Town Talk: Dr. Stern

The Acting Director of the Rappahannock Area Health District talks with us about the roller coaster numbers, wearing masks and school in the fall.    

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Town Talk: Dr. Scott Baker

Spotsylvania School Superintendent Dr. Scott Baker talks challenges facing schools during the pandemic, how the school year end, graduation, and moving forward.  

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Town Talk: Legal Aid Works/Ann Kloeckner

Ann Kloeckner with Legal Aid Works talks about how to handle losing health insurance when you lose your job, what happens if you have a court hearing scheduled right now and your rights as a consumer when

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Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault: Christina Berben

Christina Berben with RCASA talks about the fear and danger for many victims of domestic violence in these pandemic days. Hotline: (540) 371-1666

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