Arthur C. McFarland is an attorney and a retired Chief Municipal Court Judge of 33 years in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Virginia Law School. He was an Earl Warren Fellow with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, National Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Judge McFarland will discuss his views on the criminal justice system in Charleston, South Carolina and the relationship between the African American community and the police department.
Mr. Cuccinelli is the current President of the Senate Conservatives Fund. SCF is a grassroots organization dedicated to electing strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate.
The interview will discuss the call for an amendment to the state constitution to protect citizens from “unwarranted searches and seizures” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Claire Guthrie Gastanaga
Executive Director, ACLUVA
Gastañaga, a Richmond attorney who in recent years has lobbied for Equality Virginia, the Virginia Coalition for Latino Organizations and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance.
The Reverend Dr. Patricia A. Gould-Champ has served faithfully as the Pastor and Founding Visionary of Faith Community Baptist Church for nineteen years. Academically, she holds an earned doctorate from Virginia Tech and received her Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, where she has served as an Assistant Professor for twenty years. She will discuss women in the pulpit and why youth do not attend church in large numbers.
Dr. M. Rick Turner, President, Charlottesville, NAACP
Former Dean, African-American Affairs, UVA
Dr. Turner will be my guest Thursday morning, March 19, 2015. He will discuss issues surrounding the beating and arrest of a Black UVA student close to the University.
Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider is president of Schexnider & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm in Chesapeake, Virginia. Before retiring in April 2007, he was executive vice president of Norfolk State University where he also served as interim president. A former chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.
Schexnider earned a BA degree in political science at Grambling State University. He received the MA and PhD in political science from Northwestern University, where he held Norman Wait Harris, Ford Foundation, and Woodrow Wilson fellowships.
Dr. Schexnider will discuss his most recent book, Saving Black Colleges: Leading Change in a Complex Organization (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) was released in September 2013 and his January 2015 article in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Black higher education.