WTJU Marks World AIDS Day With Special Programming
A timely note from WTJU general manager Nathan Moore:
U.Va.’s community radio station, WTJU-91.1-FM, is marking World AIDS Day with special programming all week.
World AIDS Day is held on Dec. 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
WTJU has been airing two dozen short audio stories from a number of the Charlottesville and U.Va. people who lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and the attendant problem of violence against women.
As part of this week of special programming, Bruce Penner of Radio Tropicale hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday that included Claire Kaplan of U.Va.’s Women’s Center and Peter deMartino of Charlottesville’s AIDS Support Group. The archive of the show will be available until Dec. 14 at WTJU’s Tape Vault.
Today from 4:30 to 5 p.m., WTJU will air a special World AIDS Day program, featuring testimony on the fight against AIDS in rural South Africa as witnessed by a team from the U.Va. Nursing School. The WTJU special will also include a discussion with U.Va. law Professor Deena Hurwitz about her published reports on the crisis of violence against women and American law.
For information about the guests and voices heard on WTJU, or for links to HIV/AIDS resources, click here.