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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Bob Driver!

Bob Driver at WMRA

Homegrown bluesman, regional acoustic guru, musician-booster  and long-ago owner of the legendary Little Grill:  Bob Driver. Bob chats with WMRA's Martha Woodroof about some 'a this and some 'a that.

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Civic Soapbox
4:32 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

WEB EXTRA: More Bob Driver

This is a web-only bonus: extra audio of Bob Driver who appeared on The Spark.
 

 

 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Memory Chose a Woman's Body Author

A chat with self-described "Author, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Motivational Speaker, & Artist" Angela Carter.

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Civic Soapbox
5:41 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

WEB EXTRA Morning Glory Poem

Angela Carter appeared on The Spark. Here is a bonus: a recording of her reading her poem Morning Glory.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Symphony and History

LukeFrazierMusic.com

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  explores the Civil War through period music, journal entries, speeches, and historical accounts.

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The Spark
5:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author

Book cover. Image credit: Random House

Charles Marsh, the acclaimed author of Reclaiming Bonhoeffer discusses his new book, Strange Glory: A life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which the Wall Street Journal calls “truly beautiful and heartbreaking.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and  anti-Nazi dissident who was executed by the Nazis just weeks before the end of the war in Europe.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Paul Heitsch - The Spoken Word

This time on the Spark, Martha speaks with audio book producer Paul Heitsch.

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The Spark
3:17 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Canine Engineer Bill Fawcett

Beebe on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Fawcett, WMRA's intrepid engineer, has happily gone to the dogs...

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

A Lady's Last Sermon

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. 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Pressing On

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.

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