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48 minutes | Jan 28, 2023
MUNICIPAL MANIA!!! S6 EP.1 "Welcome Back!"
We're baaaaAaaaaack! And better than ever! Fran and Melissa are joined by new education correspondents Becca and Emily. And fan favorite Taikein Cooper returns to give us his insight on the state of education in the Commonwealth. Original air date: January 19, 2023
60 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
MUNICIPAL MANIA S5E6 - "SHEBA WILLIAMS + NGISTE ABEBE - LEGALIZE IT" - 03.16.2022
It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we are so inspired by today's guests. We're talking cannabis law with two of the hardest working women in the game - Sheba Williams of Nolef Turns, Inc. and Ngiste Abebe of Columbia Care. Both are also on the board of Virginia NORML.
60 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
MUNICIPAL MANIA S5E5 - RODNEY ROBINSON - BLACK HISTORY MAKERS - 02.23.22
📚The Revolution will be LITERATE📚 On today's #BlackHistoryMakers episode of #MUNICIPALMANIA we honor our favorite National Teacher of the Year and 22 yr vet of Richmond Public Schools Rodney Robinson 💕💐Remember to give people their flowers while they are here, y'all💐 #BHM
51 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
MUNICIPAL MANIA S5E4 - Amy Wentz - Black History Makers - 02.09.22
On this week's episode of our Black History Makers series we welcome Renaissance woman Amy Wentz to the show to talk Richmond Black Restaurant Experience, BLK RVA, Southside Releaf, and all things good for Black Richmond.
3 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Quicky And Dirty Special Report - #rvacouncil's Casino Obsession
Melissa tries to figure out the driving force behind #rvacouncils casino obsession.
64 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
MUNICIPAL MANIA S5E3 - DURON CHAVIS - BLACK HISTORY MAKERS - 02.22.22
We are so pleased to honor and amplify the voice of Duron Chavis on #MUNICIPALMANIA to kick off our #BlackHistoryMakers series this month!
43 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
MUNICIPAL MANIA S5E2 - MATTHEW SLAATS - VASEN - 01.26.22
We talk Virginia Solidarity Economy Network with Matthew Slaats. Who needs capitalism when you could have CoOps?
8 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
QUICK AND DIRTY COUNCIL ROUNDUP - January 14, 2022
Melissa is back turning #rvacouncil tweets into radio. Chronicling the January 10, 2022 meeting of Richmond City Council.
41 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
MUNICIPAL MANIA S5E1 - #RVAMayor Levar Stoney - 01.12.22
Today begins the 5th season of #MUNICIPALMANIA! We are excited to be back after a heckin long hiatus. As is tradition, our first guest of the year is #rvamayor Levar Stoney. Fran & Melissa also give y'all a little life update.
123 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
HOLIDAY MIDTOWN SWING: XMAS CHEER & BAH HUMBUGS, TOO! w/ Guest DJ One Hit Wanda
Last Wednesday evening I was supposed to sub on Midtown Swing for the lovely and amazing DJ Ginger. Well, the Universe had other plans and thwarted me by borking everything in my path. LOLSOB. Anyway, I really wanted to share my not-so-normal holiday show with all y'all, so here it is, in it's entirety, as it would have aired on WRIR-LP 97.3FM RICHMOND. Please enjoy HOLIDAY MIDTOWN SWING: XMAS CHEER & BAH HUMBUGS, TOO! Playlist: Keenan Thompson (SNL) - Sump'n Claus Rebel Cats - Santa Claus Llego A La Ciudad (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town) The Killers - The Cowboy's Christmas Ball Holly Golightly - Christmas Tree's On Fire Carol of the Bells - Trans-Siberian Orchestra (my absolute fave carol EVERRRRR) DropKick Murphys - The Seasons Upon Us If 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' Was A Christmas Carol - Ali Spagnola and Chriss Rupp DOKKEN - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler - Zombie Christmas Bootsy Collins - Boot-Off The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo Corey Taylor - X-M@$ Stephen Colbert - Just Another Christmas Song God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Ronnie James Dio The Waltons - Christmastime on Waltons Mountain Star Wars Christmas - R2-D2, We Wish You a Merry Christmas Erin McKeown - Santa is an A**hole The Squirrel Nut Zippers - Sleigh Ride Skaza - Last Christmas Bobnoxious - The Police Nabbed My Dad Sesame Street - Counting The Days Save Ferris - Christmas Wrap Amon Amarth - Viking Christmas Akim & Teddy Vann - Santa Claus Is A Black Man Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Grohl & Billy F. Gibbons - Run Rudolph Run Pledge Drive - Christmas Rhapsody The Killers - Joel the Lump of Coal (feat Jimmy Kimmel) Joe Satriani - Heavy Metal Christmas Bob Rivers - Be Claus I Got High Sum 41 & Tenacious D - Things I Want Arleisha - Pop That Booty For Santa (feat. Scholar Kuwgi) Big Dumb Face - Christmas in the Cave of Dagoth
4 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
"Neighborhood of the Dead" - Melissa Vaughn Team RadioFree973 KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race
Melissa Vaughn speaks with Brian Palmer, a descendant and volunteer with Friends of East End Cemetery, a non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and archive the lives interred in this and neighboring Evergreen Cemetery, both historic African American burial grounds located in Richmond, VA. This piece is part of KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race.
29 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 132 - "Mr. Dad's Storytime w/Mario Brown" - Sept. 22, 2021
Melissa chats with creator/host/producer of Richmond's only locally produced children's radio show & podcast, RPS parent Mario Brown of Mr. Dad's Storytime.
53 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 131 - "Friends Of East End Cemetery" - July 7 2021
Melissa welcomes the Friends of East End Cemetery back to #MUNICIPALMANIA! Thank you to Brian Palmer, Erin Hollaway Palmer, Melissa Pocock and everyone else involved for their continued dedication to uncovering and telling the stories buried here.
32 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 130 - "The Queens Are Back" - June 30, 2021
Fran and Melissa round out Pride Month with friends Melanin Monroe, Identity Crisis, and Jasmen ClitO'patra. Just some gals having a shit chat.
69 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 129 -"Who's Working For You? LGBTQ+ Business Owners" June 23, 2021
Fran and Melissa chat with 5 members of the LGBTQ+ small business community -- Natasha McKeller Crosby, Emmett Wright, Lilith Zarling, Bethany Frazier, and Luise 'Cheezi' Farmer.
59 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 128 - "Post Primary Punditry Party w/Taikein Cooper" - June 9, 2021
Fran and our guest Taikein Cooper dish the dirt on Virginia's Democratic Primary.
56 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Ep. 127 "Pride Month Conversion Therapy-Adam Trimmer & Apryl Prentiss" June 2, 2021
Welcome to our #MUNICIPALMANIA #Pride2021 🏳️🌈series! We begin with the most powerful show we've done. (TW) Conversion Therapy survivors Adam Trimmer and Apryl Prentiss join us to talk advocacy, legislation and a light at the end of the tunnel.
31 minutes | May 26, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA EpIsode 126 - "Check In With Mayor Levar Stoney" May 26, 2021
Fran and Melissa welcome back multiple time guest Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to get an update on his priorities for the City.
40 minutes | May 19, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 125 - "CRB Task Force Chat" - May 19, 2021
The gals speak with Dr. Eli Coston and Angela Fontaine, co-chairs of the Task Force to create a Civilian Review Board for the City of Richmond.
50 minutes | May 12, 2021
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 124 - "Barbour/McEachin DEM RVA CA Race" - May 12, 2021
We speak with Richmond's Democratic Candidates for Commonwealth's attorney Tom Barbour and incumbent Colette McEachin ahead of the June 8 primary.
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