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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.

2023-01-17T14:10:14-05:00January 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|

Community Connection: Three Notch’d Road: The Virginia Baroque Ensemble.

Three Notch’d Road: The Virginia Baroque Ensemble is a nonprofit based in Charlottesville that seeks to enrich the culture of Central Virginia through historically informed performances that reveal the beauty of early music. They are presenting the first program of their twelfth season, “The Four Corners of Europe,” with public concerts in Staunton, Richmond, and Charlottesville from Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th. This Eastern European program, entitled “Eastern Exotic,” will include Slavic, Polish, and Hungarian traditional folk tunes, lullabies, and elegant chamber music. More information is online at

2022-10-06T15:48:50-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Community Connection: The League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

The League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area is a nonpartisan political nonprofit whose mission is to inform, educate, and advocate for women with an emphasis on voting.  If you will be 18 on or before General Election Day, November 8th, you can register to vote at your registrar’s office, through a voter registration drive, or online at, where you can also request an absentee ballot if you choose.

This year, the General Assembly approved Same Day Registration. Instead of waiting for the registration process, you can register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time when voting early or voting on Election Day.

If you are already registered to vote, you can visit to verify your registration, find your district and your precinct polling place.

To make voting accessible, curbside voting is available for those with mobility issues or those who are 65 and older. If you have trouble reading fine print, machines can enlarge the print and headphones are available if you’d like to have the ballot read to you.

2022-10-06T15:38:25-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Community Connection: The Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble of Charlottesville

The Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble of Charlottesville is a non-profit vocal group based in Charlottesville, Virginia.  On Friday, October 21st , at 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, October 23rd, at 4:00 pm, Zephyrus presents “Heinrich Schütz 350,” a concert commemorating the 350th anniversary of the death of Heinrich Schütz, the most famous German composer before the time of Bach.

The program includes the “German Requiem” written for the 1636 funeral of a German count and the first musical Requiem composed in German.  The concert also includes a setting of the Magnificat from his final collection of compositions, completed in 1671 at the age of 86.  The October 21st concert is presented by the Westminster Organ Concert Series of Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville.  The October 23rd concert is presented by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynchburg, at 1000 Langhorne Road.  You can visit for more information.

2022-10-06T15:29:13-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Community Connection: The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a nonprofit in Charlottesville dedicated to connecting everyone through music. The Front Porch invites you to Night of The Blind Pig, a speakeasy costume soiree on Saturday, November 12th.  The night includes dinner, drinks, dancing and live jazz by Daniel Clarke Trio, Free Bridge Quintet, and Zuzu’s Hot 5 – plus a silent auction and games.

More information is on their website,

2022-10-06T15:31:39-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Community Connection: PACEM

PACEM is a non-profit organization that shelters individuals in our community who are experiencing homelessness.

PACEM invites you to bring your friends and family to the third annual Women’s Homeless Shelter fundraiser on Sunday, October 23rd from 12:30 – 5:00PM in Earlysville. You can enjoy a day in the countryside featuring musical performances by Mama Tried and the HighWay Department.

All proceeds from this fundraiser help fund housing focused services and programming for homeless women staying in the shelter.

More information is available by email at

2022-10-06T15:12:08-04:00October 6th, 2022|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 10/2/22


  • Dan Tyminski- Carry Me Across the Mountain
  • Punch Brothers- Church Street Blues
  • Irene Kelley- Carolina Special
  • Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys- I’m Working on a Building
  • The Churchmen- The Shadow Of The Cross
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway- Nashville Mess Around
  • Blue Highway- Born With a Hammer in my Hand
  • Shannon Slaughter- Goin’ Up The Mountain
  • Wilson Banjo Company-Long Hard Day
  • Billy Droze- Chain Gang
  • Amanda Cook- Look Me Up By The Ocean Door
  • Bobby Hicks with Del McCoury- We’re Steppin’ Out Tonight
  • Billy Strings- Secrets
  • Dave Adkins- Cold Hearted Woman
  • Bluegrass Champs f/ Bill Carlisle- No Help Wanted
  • Kristen Leigh Bearfield- Flying Away


  • Rowan and Rice- To Live Is to Fly
  • Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz- Take That Shot
  • Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys- Oh Death
  • Junior Sisk- By Now I Would Be Dead
  • Gena Britt- A Little Bit of You
  • Darren Beachley- River Full Of Blues
  • Danny Paisley and the Southern Gra- Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away
  • Tammy Jones Robinette and the Drive- I’ve Got to Work on the Ark
  • Lou Reid & Carolina- God’s Front Porch
  • Tim Raybon Band- Leaving Cleveland
  • Balsam Range- Last Train to Kitty Hawk
  • Tim O’Brien- Windy Mountain
  • Mason Via- Colorado
  • Bob Minner- Randall Collins ft. Trey Hensley
  • Seldom Scene- Blue Diamond
  • Route 11 Potato Chips- Underwriter Sleep
  • Kentucky Just Us- The Valley in Eastern Kentucky


  • J.D. Crowe and The New South- J’s Tune
  • Buddy Melton- A Diamond Took My Place
  • Hammertowne- Those Pictures Mean a Whole Lot More These Days
  • Doc Watson- Step It Up and Go
  • Mike Mitchell- Making Hay
  • Curtis McPeake- Dueling Banjos
  • McKay & Leigh- Rozene
  • Fast Track- Heartache & Trouble
  • Town Mountain- Whiskey with Tears
  • Special Consensus- Hurting Sure
  • Tommy Webb- Amber
  • Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs- The Ballad of Jed Clampett
  • Starlett & Big John- Straight 58
  • Pam Gadd- Bluegrass Survival ft. Sam Bush & Kenny Smith
  • Laurie Lewis- Tall Pines
  • The Gibson Brothers- I Found a Church Today
  • The Bluegrass Brothers- Stanley Tradition


  • Don Reno- I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap
  • The King James Boys- Was Nots
  • The Po’ Ramblin Boys- Little Glass of Wine
  • Grisman & Garcia- Shady Grove
  • Adam Wright- Never Mine
  • Rhonda Vincent, Lizzy Long, & Sall- Beside the Cross
  • The Bluegrass Cardinals- Just a Little Talk with Jesus
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne- Hitchhiking to California
  • Longview- Only Time Can Mend a Broken Heart
  • Breaking Grass- Pauline
  • The Boxcars- When the Bluegrass Is Covered With Snow
  • J.D. Crowe and The New South- Come On down to My World
  • Lonesome River Band- Heyday
  • Unspoken Tradition- Back on the Crooked Road
  • Flatt Lonesome- Runaway Train
  • Trinity River Band- Silver and Gold
  • The Osbourne Brothers- Rueben



2022-10-06T13:50:56-04:00October 6th, 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|