Matt Bingay http://wmra.org en Charlottesville 103.5fm - On The Air! http://wmra.org/post/charlottesville-1035fm-air <p>Our Charlottesville transmitter (WMRY) was off the air from Thursday night to Friday morning, but we're now back up to full power. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:11:57 +0000 Matt Bingay 41643 at http://wmra.org $70,000... Thank You! http://wmra.org/post/70000-thank-you <p>The WMRA June Fundraiser ended Friday, June 6, with over $70,000 raised.</p><p>Thank you very much to all who contributed to help us get closer to ending our budget year in the black.</p><p>Also, thank you to all who contributed to the <em>Member Matching Fund</em>, and to the many businesses and individuals who issued challenges and contributed giveaways.</p><p>If you couldn't find the time to support WMRA during our <em>Bridge The Gap</em> June drive, please&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://support.wmra.org/WebModuleV862/Donate.aspx?P=DEFAULT&amp;PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=vOU2bz5JCWmgCDbf53nm9ezWDeZ+eA1M">give now</a>.</strong> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 40984 at http://wmra.org Food, Fun and Entertainment - Memorial Day Special http://wmra.org/post/food-fun-and-entertainment-memorial-day-special <p>For Memorial Day, WMRA presents a special called&nbsp; Food, Fun, and Relationships from the program series <em>Innovation Hub</em>. All those popsicles and ice cream cones you're gearing up to eat? Hear Dr. Robert Lustig explain why new research shows that we're addicted to sugar. Then, before you head off to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, we look at what made Walt Disney so innovative. Mon, 26 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 40284 at http://wmra.org Food, Fun and Entertainment - Memorial Day Special Evicted From the Mountains http://wmra.org/post/evicted-mountains <p>When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. <a href="https://www.brcc.edu/"><b><u><font color="#0066cc">Margaret Marangione (Blue Ridge Community College)</font></u></b></a> says new information has emerged suggesting that some of those displaced people were sent to state colonies and sterilized. <b>Plus: </b>Veterans of the<b> </b>Revolutionary War collected the nation’s first pensions for wounded soldiers. Wed, 07 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39353 at http://wmra.org Evicted From the Mountains The Really Big Question: Why Do People Share? http://wmra.org/post/really-big-question-why-do-people-share <p>Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good deeds and threaten punishment to stop them from doing evil deeds. But the way people act in the real world often contradicts that idea. Humans may actually have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate. The Really Big Question explores this concept with researchers and everyday people about why we cooperate and share.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://trbq.org/radio-special-why-do-people-share/">Here</a>.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39358 at http://wmra.org The Really Big Question: Why Do People Share? Stars & Tsars http://wmra.org/post/stars-tsars <p>In the past year, the White House and the Kremlin have sparred over Syria, the Winter Olympics, and now, the crisis in Ukraine. It can be tempting to view these events through the familiar lens of the Cold War, but in this episode, the History Guys probe the deeper history of our relationship with Russia — and discover moments of comity as well as conflict.</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39356 at http://wmra.org Stars & Tsars Blame http://wmra.org/post/blame <div class="article-description"><p>We've all felt it, that irresistible urge to point the finger. But new technologies are complicating age-old moral conundrums about accountability. This hour, we ask what blame does for us -- why do we need it, when isn't it enough, and what happens when we try to push past it with forgiveness and mercy?</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/317421-blame/">Here</a>.</p></div><p></p> Sat, 03 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39354 at http://wmra.org Blame I Was So High http://wmra.org/post/i-was-so-high <p>Your waitress. Your colleagues at work. Your doctor. Maybe even your parents. They’re all high. All the time. That’s what it feels like anyway. This week, stories in which drug use and daily life intersect – and in which people get high in secret and then do their best to function in the non-high world. Also, we hear some “I Was So High” stories from our very own listeners.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/524/i-was-so-high">Here</a>.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39355 at http://wmra.org I Was So High Spoken and Unspoken http://wmra.org/post/spoken-and-unspoken-0 <p>In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how words and methods of communication affect us, more than you might expect.</p><p>Listen and Learn More<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/13/248190652/spoken-and-unspoken"> Here</a>.</p><p><!-- END CLASS='STORY-TEXT' --></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39352 at http://wmra.org Spoken and Unspoken Carbon Curves http://wmra.org/post/carbon-curves <div>When environmental scientist Jane Lubchenco served as administrator for the <a href="http://www.noaa.gov/lubchenco.html">National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</a> from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38694 at http://wmra.org Carbon Curves