Local PBS Series Celebrates 11 Seasons
Season 11 of “Charlottesville Inside Out” (CVIO) Premieres Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8:30 p.m. on WHTJ/WCVE PBS. This season the show will continue to highlight the people and places that make Charlottesville such a unique area to live in and explore.
"My favorite feedback about CVIO is that it serves as a resource in connecting our community to one another and to the vast variety of opportunities and experiences this area has to offer,” says show host Terri Allard. “We are thrilled to be kicking off our eleventh season featuring twenty-five new segments that shine a light on and celebrate our wonderful and unique community.”
Watch CVIO on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m on WHTJ/WCVE PBS.
This season Terri talks with award-winning poet and author Rita Dove in front of a live studio audience. Dove and Terri discuss the Charlottesville resident’s collection of work over the years, her many honors and accolades (including being a Pulitzer Prize-winner and a former National and State Poet Laureate), the importance of introducing children to the arts as early as possible and her passion for music and dancing.
Terri will introduce viewers to a diverse list of show guests and organizations this season, including a filmmaker who focuses on sharing forgotten and unknown stories about local African Americans, a C’ville chef known for his award-winning fried chicken and an entrepreneur whose innovative designs are helping to restore oyster reefs across the country.
Past season guests enjoy the connections CVIO helped them make in the community.
“The show is a great way to learn about people and organizations doing amazing work in our community. I’m often surprised by the variety of topics covered on ‘Charlottesville Inside Out’,” says Marnie Allen, Family Support, Training, & Recruitment Specialist at Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF), featured on CVIO season 10. “CAFF was so grateful to be a part of the [10th] season.”
“To be included in the diverse roster of CVIO stories is an honor and a privilege,” says former show guest Emily Morrison, Executive Director of Front Porch Roots Music School. “From poets and artists to farmers, educators and engineers, their comprehensive body of work represents the heart of Charlottesville.”
Season 10 guest Clai Lange says CVIO helps the community see its unique identity and value.
“The life force of a community is fed by its inventors, artists, scientists, caregivers, athletes, explorers, farmers and daredevils, who ask ‘What if.’ Here in the Charlottesville community, we have the opportunity to meet some of these folks every week,” says Lange. “The show is an enriching mix of education, inspiration and optimism, reminding us that our Central Virginia home is an oasis of fascinating possibilities for adding value to our world.”