Martha Woodroof en Symphony and History <p>We meet Luke Frazier, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's New Principal Pops Conductor, who premiers 2 new programs July 25th and 26th at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs. One&nbsp; explores the Civil War through period music, journal entries, speeches, and historical accounts. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Martha Woodroof 42936 at Symphony and History Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author <p>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 Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author Paul Heitsch - The 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 Paul Heitsch - The Spoken Word Canine Engineer Bill Fawcett <p>Bill Fawcett, WMRA's intrepid engineer, has happily gone to the dogs... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:17:14 +0000 Martha Woodroof 41654 at Canine Engineer Bill Fawcett A Lady's 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 A Lady's Last Sermon Pressing On <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 Pressing On Web Extra: Where The Name Came From <p>Just where did the name <a href="">St Brigid Press</a> come from?<br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:05:44 +0000 Martha Woodroof 40941 at Web Extra: Where The Name Came From 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 HOOs Cryin' Now? 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 Marvin VanRoane Jr The Sound of 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 The Sound of Silents