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12:23 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Is This Too Racy For Radio?

Harry Crews (center) "back in the day" (circa 1973?) with David Jeffrey (right).

The story includes a reading of a passage from a book by author/skull-tattooed-guy/rascal/genius Harry Crews --a scene where a 12-year-old boy discovers both nudity and God at the same event.  We talk with David Jeffrey, the self-appointed one-person Society for the Preservation of the Writings of the Late (and Great) Harry Crews.  

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Kickin' It with Henry Gotay

Maybe someday ten thousand vuvuzelas will drone for him.  Henry Gotay surprised others and himself with keen inate soccer ability.  He's hoping to score a soccer scholarship to college.  He's been practicing his game and his English.

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The Spark
12:03 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Bush Medicine Expert Kathleen Maier

Charlottesville’s Kathleen Maier has been a practicing herbalist for 20 years. She works to restore native species through United Plant Savers and is the co-author of a book on bush medicine.  

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The Spark
11:58 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Alzheimer's Fathers' Day

The Spark
1:15 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Aspiring Ballerina Leah Heller

Gifted young dancer Leah Heller (of Elkton) tells about yearning to join a major dance company.  She already has an arrangement with the Richmond Ballet.

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The Spark (Fri noon)
11:55 am
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Voice (And Photo-Nut) Alex Chadwick

In Charlottesville to assist with the Look3 Festival of the Photograph,  Alex Chadwick hangs out on a downtown  porch chatting  with WMRA's Martha Woodroof . 

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The Spark
12:39 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

About Theatre and Getting Slapped

Sara Holdren on the set of her 2010 production of "The Tempest" at Four County Players

Sara Holdren, now a MFA candidate in directing at the School of Drama  at Yale, spent what seemed like forever preparing to stage the pre-Soviet Russian play "He Who Gets Slapped" at Live Arts. 

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The Spark
12:22 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Temple The Tailor

"Colorfest" silk dress designed by Kathleen Temple

Kathleen Temple designs clothes for clients all over the country. 

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The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

UberWonk Bob Roberts --Who IS He?

JMU's  Bob Roberts appears on all sorts of news shows as a politics expert.  Just who is Bob Roberts?  We ask Bob.

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The Spark
2:15 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Song-Catcher Gene Bowlen

Gene Bowlen of Port Republic plays acoustic music and loves the musical "pot luck" aspect of performers' get-togethers.  He built a recording studio in his back yard to better catch the spirit of the sound.

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