Posts Tagged ‘WRIR’

Christopher Beschler, from the city and the Monroe Park Conservancy, to talk with me about the Monroe Park Conservancy plan and to answer some of the burning questions. The interview will be broadcast on Open Source RVA at 4PM tomorrow (Friday). We also have a new WRIR “listening portal” at wrir.org so you can stream shows after they happen. Check the interview out if you can – it may be of interest.

Anarchist Air will be an approximately 2 minute radio segment on a piece of Anarchist or radical history. It will be similar in format to the Rainbow Minute, which is produced for WRIR out of Richmond, Virginia.

This will be a daily news segment, relating to an interesting or important piece of history for that day or relative time period. If you have ideas for interesting or significant pieces of anarchist news or history you would like to see included please get in touch.

This will debut on January 1st, 2012, on this website and maybe on local and other radio stations or shows.

Ideas can be submitted to xveganarchistrvax [at] gmail.com

2 new sources of commentary on Richmond’s First Friday’s Art Walk – one article from a member of Richmond Copwatch, and the audio from local journalist Kontra’s radio show on WRIR!

Please take the time to listen to this audio clip and pass it on. It is a great analysis of the First Friday’s situation and touches on lots of larger issues for Richmond in general. Kontra’s radio show:

http://kromatic.org/audio/FirstFriday.mp3

Article:

http://anarchymo.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/why-i-want-to-protect-first-fridays/

If you missed the Anarchists Against The Wall event at the Wingnut this past Monday you can hear some of the presentation on our friend Kontra’s radio show and blog!

Weekly Sedition Anarchists Against The Wall From Israel to Richmond With Love

From Kontra’s blog:

Gal Lugassi comes all the way from Tel Aviv to talk about Anarchists Against the Wall, the Israeli direct action group that actively supports the Palestinian struggle against the Gaza and West Bank barrier walls. (more…)

Reporters from local radio station WRIR 97.3 came to the 2010 Richmond Zine Festival and interviewed a variety of zinesters as well as local organizers. It also includes a nice piece on the Flying Brick Library. Everyone who was interviewed did a really nice job talking about a variety of important issues.  Check it out! Support the Richmond Zine Fest, support WRIR, and support the Flying Brick!

The text from the story as well as links to groups mentioned can be found at http://www.wrirnews.blogspot.com

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Several Wingnuts were featured on WRIR today talking about Monroe Park, Food Not Bombs, Veganism, Anarchy, and our happy snappy Anarchist Collective:

http://indymedialive.blogspot.com/

You can listen to the radio show here:

http://drop.io/richmondIM/asset/20101019-2-riml-mp3

The Wingnut tabled today at the Richmond Zine Fest at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. The event was highly successful. There were many different tablers, including local organizations such as the Flying Brick, RVA Industrial Workers of the World, Food Not Bombs, and James River Earth First.

The Wingnuts also facilitatated two workshops- a security culture workshop and a copwatch workshop. There were also 3 other really well attended workshops at the zine fest this year- zine making for all ages, LIPS (woman’s sexuality zine), and rock camp for girls. It was really nice to see the success of all of the workshops.

We saw people from WRIR as well as RVA Magazine in attendance. The Books on Wheels bus also made an appearance.

There were around 40 different tablers, lamplighter coffee vending food, and a really nice environment complete with a rainbow disco ball. It seemed that a good time was had by many. And there were even enough donations to the Richmond Zine Fest to make a nice start towards the organizing of next year’s RVA zine fest.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported DIY publishing and zine culture!

This is an article written by our friend Ramey Connelly in response to an article and an event that happened earlier this month in Richmond. There was a Sustainability Forum that was happening at First Fridays in Richmond at Gallery 5. Food Not Bombs and the Really Really Free Market were both going to table. However the event was not how we pictured it being. You can contact Ramey at rameysaurus@gmail.com and find out more about the Really Really Free Market at http://www.myspace.com/rvafreemarket
Here is what she has to say!

My response to this article: http://wrirnews.blogspot.com/2010/06/for-local-businesses-future-of-richmond.html

As a community member & Richmond enthusiast, I went to the forum to share information about the RVA Really Really Free Market, but came away sorely disappointed. Not only was there no space or table set aside, but my attempts to remedy the issue were thwarted by rudeness and standoffishness. So much for building community.

Luckily, some friendly neighborhood anarchists at the Food Not Bombs table were kind enough to share their space, and we spent the time co-promoting and discussing our confusion and dismay at what surrounded us.

The so-called “sustainability forum” ended up being a marketplace for people to sell their wares under the guise of being “green” and “eco-friendly”. But the majority of people buy over-processed agribusiness products because that’s what they can afford. Buying/going green is just another form of conspicuous consumption; a way of using money to feel morally superior- a luxury that is not afforded to most of the community.

Instead of having a company selling rain barrels, why not a workshop on how to build your own?

Instead of having a company selling solar panels, why not a discussion about ways to reduce energy use in our everyday lives? (more…)

Check out this article from WRIR Richmond Independent Radio- with pictures on their news blog!

http://wrirnews.blogspot.com/2010/04/food-not-bombs-serving-everyone-for.html

This past Sunday Food Not Bombs and the Wingnut got visited by a reporter and a photographer from local public radio station WRIR. They did interviews and took pictures during the cooking at the Wingnut and in Monroe Park.

The piece is supposed to air today at 11am and 3pm on 97.3 WRIR.

Some pictures are already online at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/everyones-an-expert/

And if you miss the live airing the story should be available on WRIR’s website after today at:  www.wrir.org

If you are inspired please consider coming to help out or making a donation of money or food. Checks can be written to “Food Not Bombs” and mailed to PO Box 6025 Richmond, VA 23222 ❤