The Spark is WMRA's own creative look at --well-- creativity. We dig into whatever people are passionate about in the WMRA region: sculpture, model railroading, costume-making, poetry, whatever --we might go there.
Essayist Ernie Didot is a video producer based in Charlottesville.
Louise Temple is a microbiologist and science educator , who just happens to have a hundred-year-old pipe organ in her parlor. Martha talks with Louise about the organ.
Staunton's Ray Houser worked in broadcasting for 63 years, before heart trouble finally slowed him down.
Timmy Smith romances wood around Swoope. See his work at Smitty's Hardwoods.
Radell Shrock grows vegetables for local consumption in Rockingham County. He calls his business Season's Bounty Farm.
Harrisonburg’s Trent Wagler sings (and plays several instruments) for his supper as part of The Steel Wheels.
Wiley Kestner graduated from Yale with a B.A. in studio art (he worked mainly in oils). Now he works as the iPad team lead at Rosetta Stone.
Bill Hamilton and Tom Lovell, of Lexington's Blue Lab Brewing, talk about turning their fascination for beer into a micro-brewery business.
Seventy-six year old Bridgewater resident, Betty Kline, talks about her romance with roaming the world.