The Spark http://wmra.org en Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author (Fri 6:20pm) http://wmra.org/post/reclaiming-bonhoeffer-author-fri-620pm <p><em><strong>Next Time on WMRA's The Spark</strong></em>: Charles Marsh, the acclaimed author of <em>Reclaiming Bonhoeffer</em> discusses his new book, <em>Strange Glory: A life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer</em>, which the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> calls “truly beautiful and heartbreaking.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and&nbsp; anti-Nazi dissident who was executed by the Nazis just weeks before the end of the war in Europe. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:20:40 +0000 Martha Woodroof 42425 at http://wmra.org Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author (Fri 6:20pm) Paul Heitsch - The Spoken Word http://wmra.org/post/paul-heitsch-spoken-word <p>This time on the Spark, Martha speaks with audio book producer Paul Heitsch. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 41991 at http://wmra.org Paul Heitsch - The Spoken Word A Lady's Last Sermon http://wmra.org/post/ladys-last-sermon <p>In 1978, she was in the vanguard of female pastors (being only the second-ever ordained Presbyterian woman in her state). Ann Held remembers the long and winding road she took to first become a pastor, back in the 1970's when there weren’t many women in the field.&nbsp; Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 41154 at http://wmra.org A Lady's Last Sermon Pressing On http://wmra.org/post/pressing <p>Emily Hancock loves language and words and also loves old-fashioned methods of printing them: vintage foot-powered or hand-cranked presses, newly hand-carved illustration blocks. On WMRA's "The Spark", Martha Woodroof meets Emily of St Brigid Press. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 40775 at http://wmra.org Pressing On HOOs Cryin' Now? http://wmra.org/post/hoos-cryin-now <p>WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets longtime JMU Women's Basketball coach and vanquisher of Wahoos, Kenny Brooks. Fri, 30 May 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 40577 at http://wmra.org HOOs Cryin' Now? Marvin VanRoane Jr http://wmra.org/post/marvin-vanroane-jr <p>He sold pizzas. He sold drugs. He did time. Now Marvin VanRoane Junior hopes to turn his life around with art. WMRA's Martha Woodroof chats with the newly self-made artist behind the "Urban Art Exhibition" posters which have been popping up in parts of Virginia.&nbsp; Fri, 23 May 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 40256 at http://wmra.org Marvin VanRoane Jr The Sound of Silents http://wmra.org/post/sound-silents <p>Silent film wasn't silent: a theater keyboardist would play along to the on-screen action. Ben Model is a professional film accompanist for MoMA and numerous historic theaters. WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets Ben and learns about the process of making DVD music for long-lost silents which are now being digitized and seen for the first time in almost a century. Fri, 16 May 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 39892 at http://wmra.org The Sound of Silents Updating Organs http://wmra.org/post/updating-organs <p>Dan Smith of Crimora services pipe organs and also can hybridize them with 21st Century digital technology. Fri, 09 May 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 39636 at http://wmra.org Updating Organs Miller's Music http://wmra.org/post/millers-music <p>Dawn Miller grew up listening to her parents play music. So, naturally,&nbsp; she started making music as soon as she was old enough to carry a tune. Fri, 02 May 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 39308 at http://wmra.org Miller's Music Country Hardball Author http://wmra.org/post/country-hardball-author <p>Inspired by three unpublished murder mysteries and his own life along the Louisiana/Arkansas&nbsp; border, writer Steve Weddle's book <em>Country Hardball</em> is in bookstores.&nbsp; Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:18:02 +0000 Martha Woodroof 38893 at http://wmra.org Country Hardball Author