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Hear Together: Clever Communities In Action

Clever Communities in Action focuses on the promotion and placement of culturally affirming literature in Title 1 schools in Hampton Roads in order to improve literacy rates, build community, and heal traumas inflicted by systemic racism within the African-American community.

Providing youth with stories and characters that represent their own lived experience not only leads to an increased interest in reading, but to better outcomes in learning overall.

Clever Communities in Action’s programming has expanded to include a L.A.A.W Scholars program, a visiting author series connecting students to African American authors, and more.

We spoke with Founder and Executive Director, Starr Armstrong, for this Hear Together profile. Listen at the audio link below.

2023-03-29T09:53:16-04:00January 17th, 2023|

Hear Together: American Climate Partners

American Climate Partners is a nonprofit that builds and implements natural solutions to heal our climate by managing land and water in new ways that restore these cycles to the way they were before the Industrial Revolution.

Working primarily in the rural and suburban areas of Virginia, one of American Climate Partners’ current initiatives is the Rapidan Fish Passage Project. This long-term project to partially remove the Rapidan dam just north of Charlottesville would not only reconnect 500 miles of habitat for fish species, but would also positively impact our climate by removing carbon from the atmosphere.

We spoke with ACP’s Executive Director, Mike Collins, for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below.

2023-01-10T15:22:55-05:00January 10th, 2023|

Goose WNRN Session

Ahead of two sold-out performances, Goose joined WNRN for a VIP member-only session recorded live from the stage at The National in Richmond. They played a mini-set and spoke with WNRN host Desiré Moses about recording their new album, Dripfield, cultivating an audience, and meeting Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. You can listen to the full session at the audio link below!



“Slow Ready”



2022-10-14T15:18:29-04:00October 14th, 2022|

New Rock Now Playlist 10.02.22


New Rock Now on WNRN

Air Date: 10.02.22, Sunday 8-10pm


  • Stella Donnelly-How Was Your Day
  • Divino Nino-XO
  • Marlon Williams-Don’t Go Back
  • Hannah Jadagu-Say It Now
  • Tom Chaplin-Cameo
  • Fake Palms-Visions
  • Ron Gallo-Entitled Man
  • First Aid Kit-Out of My Head
  • Lyell f/Robert DeLong-You
  • Joy Oladokun f/ Chris Stapleton-Sweet Symphony
  • EKKSTACY-I Walk This Earth All By Myself
  • Snarls-After You (Samantha’s Song)
  • Windser-Friends I Barely Know
  • Magdalena Bay-Unconditional
  • The Smashing Pumpkins-Beguiled
  • The Dirty Shirts-Detonator


  • Alex Lahey-Congratulations
  • Chemical Club-Pale Blue
  • Drook-She
  • Miss Grit-Like You
  • Suki Waterhouse-Nostalgia
  • Arctic Monkeys-There’d Better Be a Mirrorball
  • Sammy Rae & the Friends-If It All Goes South
  • Weyes Blood-It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody
  • Wunderhorse-Leader of the Pack
  • Nilufer Yanya-Rid of Me
  • Brotherkenzie-Bike No More
  • Blood Orange-Jesus Freak Lighter
  • Wild Pink f/ J Mascis-See You Better Now
  • Charlie Burg-Dancing Through The Mental Breakdown
2022-10-04T15:13:02-04:00October 4th, 2022|

Greensky Bluegrass In-Studio Session

Greensky Bluegrass recently joined WNRN at Mountainside Studios in Charlottesville to discuss their new album, Stress Dreams, and play a career-spanning mini-set. Listen to their performances below.


“Reasons To Stay”

“The Radio Blues”

“Grow Together”


2022-10-20T15:30:31-04:00September 20th, 2022|

New Rock Now


  • Whitney – Memory
  • Wunderhorse – Leader of the Pack
  • The Mars Volta – Vigil
  • Fazerdaze – Break
  • Stella Donnelly – How Was Your Day
  • Bibi Club – Parasite
  • Arctic Monkeys – There’d Better Be a Mirrorball
  • The A’s – He Needs Me
  • Magdalena Bay – All You Do
  • Promo – VIP List B
  • Bret McKenzie – If You Wanna Go
  • Pau$e – Pau$e
  • Rhett Miller – Go Through You
  • Miya Folick – Bad Thing
  • Marlon Williams – Don’t Go Back
  • Bjork – Atopos
  • Dora Jar – Bumblebee


  • Jake Blount – Once There Was No Sun
  • Coco – Rough Water
  • MorMor – Seasons Change
  • Peel Dream Magazine – Pictionary
  • Frankie Cosmos – One Year Stand
  • The Dirty Shirts – Detonator
  • Alvvays – On Your Own
  • Jessie Baylan – That’s The Way
  • Archers of Loaf – In The Surface Noise
  • Charlie Burg – Dancing through The Mental Breakdown
  • Little Dragon – Frisco
  • Wildermiss – W.I.F.I
  • Spacey Jane – Lunchtime
  • Tamino – Cinnamon
  • Black Pistol Fire – Bad Habit
  • Old Sea Brigade – Monochrome
2022-09-15T13:57:32-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Julian Lennon Home Studio Session

Musician, photographer, documentary filmmaker and published author Julian Lennon joins WNRN’s Desiré Moses for a Home Studio Session to promote his new album, Jude. His first full-length release in 11 years, Jude incorporates newly-written tracks with reworked demos from the ’80s that were recently discovered in a box of old tapes. The album’s title is a nod to The Beatles’ hit “Hey Jude,” which Paul McCartney infamously wrote for Julian. In this session, we’ll take a listen to songs from the new album as Lennon discusses his philanthropic work along with his family and musical legacy.


2022-09-09T17:27:10-04:00September 9th, 2022|

Hear Together: Live Arts

Powered by more than 1200 volunteers, Live Arts is a nonprofit community theater in downtown Charlottesville that has presented engaging plays and musicals in Central Virginia for more than 30 years. The organization’s Pay-What-You-Can offering has been a staple of its programming for decades, as part of an early commitment to making sure that theater is accessible in the community and ensuring that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.

In addition to Live Arts’ quality productions, they offer year-round education classes and workshops, including teen play-writing and youth summer camps.

For this Hear Together profile, we spoke with Executive Director Anne Hunter. Listen at the audio link below and learn more about Live Arts’ upcoming classes and seasons here.

Additional support for Live Arts on WNRN is sponsored by Ting Gigabit Fiber Internet.

2022-05-02T16:34:22-04:00May 2nd, 2022|