Martha Woodroof

The Spark Host

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Civic Soapbox
2:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Web Extra: Where The Name Came From

Just where did the name St Brigid Press come from?

 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

HOOs Cryin' Now?

WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets longtime JMU Women's Basketball coach and vanquisher of Wahoos, Kenny Brooks.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Marvin VanRoane Jr

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. 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The Sound of Silents

Ben Model at the Walker digital Wurlitzer, at the Packard Campus Theatre at the Library of Congress

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.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Updating Organs

Dan Smith of Crimora services pipe organs and also can hybridize them with 21st Century digital technology.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Miller's Music

Dawn strums at the Richmond Marathon Jam. Photo credit: AIM Studios of Virginia / Allen Moore

Dawn Miller grew up listening to her parents play music. So, naturally,  she started making music as soon as she was old enough to carry a tune.

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The Spark
6:18 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Country Hardball Author

Inspired by three unpublished murder mysteries and his own life along the Louisiana/Arkansas  border, writer Steve Weddle's book Country Hardball is in bookstores. 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Yoga Pink

Susan Nelson’s story of breast cancer survival and Kundalini yoga. 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

He's Puzzling

WMRA's Martha Woodroof chats with Staunton's Matt Gaffney, whose puzzles have been published by the New York Times, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, GAMES Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and others. 

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Arts & Culture
11:52 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Web Extra: More of Lorie

Here's a long long chat with Lorie Strother (audio below).   Excerpts appeared in the 3/28/2014 episode of WMRA's The Spark.

 

 

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