Front: Carla Martinez, Kate Le, Lauren Whetzel, Clarissa McIntyre, Victoria Meador, Nora Valente. Back: Mrs Pamela Iwanicki, Savannah Turner, Pablo Santibanez, Edith Ortega-Sanchez, Briannah Cline, Wilson Smith
After serendipitously discovering clay, potter Nan Rothwell has been throwing pots (or in the old-timey Southern phrase, turning pots) on the wheel for many happy decades. Martha talks with Nan about life, clay, and "wiggling".
Sara Taylor created Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books back in 2001 to give Nelson County folks a place to hang out and listen to music. At a time when so many independent book stores have succumbed to Amazon or Books-A-Million, her enterprise carries on.
WMRA's Tom Graham mentioned his troubled childhood during a recent episode of Virginia Insight. (online audio, around the 34min mark). When Martha asked him to come on The Spark and talk about himself, he chose to talk further about his past and how it informs his current professional and personal life.
Wayside Theatre alumnus and past Chicago theatre organizer Chris Markham combined his love of stage, science, and schoolkids to create Impressions Theater. Lately, the childrens' theater troupe he founded has him costumed as Redbeard The Pirate.