On this edition of The Spark, Martha Woodroof speaks with freelance, commercial photographer Ron Rammelkamp.
Ron is not shy. His response to being laid-off by Rosetta Stone, was to knock on the doors of Charlottesville businesses and ask if anyone needed a photographer. A knock on C-ville Weekly’s door lead to Ron’s deep professional relationship with the city’s food.
On this edition of The Spark, Martha Woodroof sits down for a chat with Lulu Miller. Lulu lives half her life in Charlottesville, half in DC, and spends all her time making NPR’s wildly popular new show Invisibilia.
On this edition of The Spark, Martha Woodroof speaks with writer Erika Raskin. Erika grew up the child of Marcus Raskin (a human rights activist whom Dennis Kucinich called, "the dean of the American Left") and novelist Barbara Raskin. Her own first novel, Close, came out in October.
On The Spark, Martha Woodroof speaks with John Arnold, who went from grass, to pills, to shooting heroin. And then he went to Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge; where, at age 24, he's found a path to recovery.
Okay, what do you do if you’ve spent your professional life in Australia, and have zero DIY experience? Well, if you're Jeff Ribman, you buy a rambling old house in Staunton, Virginia, that needs a lot of work and start renovating it as a B&B.
Next Time on The Spark: Martha speaks with Thanh Dang, Harrisonburg’s Transportation and Environmental Planning Manager. She loves her job, she says, because she likes to make things work better in her town.