Martha Woodroof

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12:34 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

A Bowl of Good

Katrina Didot with greens

Katrina Didot turned world travel, an appreciation for hospitality, and an interest in fair pay into the restaurant, A Bowl of Good.  

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The Spark
12:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Load! Aim! FIRE!

Photo: WMRA News / Charlie Woodroof

Lowell Haarar crafts flintlock guns and powderhorns. WMRA's Martha Woodroof visits the gun-maker's workshop. 

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The Spark
11:48 am
Sat February 2, 2013

The Great Hank Williams Died Here. So Drunk.

WMRA News (tw)

In a parking lot. It gets one thinking.  Martha Woodroof ponders wasted human potential and also wholesome, friendly folks --while palming a relic from the West Virginia site where the star's  addictions won. 

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The Spark
9:02 am
Sat February 2, 2013

House-call Veterinarian Kathleen Conner

Kathleen Conner talks about being a house-call veterinarian  and also describes some of the adventures involved with training search-and-rescue dogs.

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The Spark
11:10 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Mrs Rowe's Cookbook Author. And Murder

A mysterious death among the scrapbooking ladies  --Waynesboro author Mollie Cox Bryan has moved from recording recipes to penning murder fiction.  

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The Spark
12:43 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Item 1: How To Safely Go Down a 40-Foot Waterfall

Item 2: How to rescue those who failed to go down the 40-foot waterfall safely.   The "Canoe Guru," Eli Helbert, joins us. 

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The Spark
11:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

I Can't. I Have Rehearsal.

The addictive quality of musical theater --an essay from Mariflo Stephens. 

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The Spark
10:26 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Watter Music (sic)

Eve Watters plays a dozen different instruments. 

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The Spark
3:29 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Free Trombonapallooza (or Something)

Sat 19 Jan 4pm free at JMU: more trombones than you can wiggle a spitvalve at, exuberantly blatting and fronking-out jazzy tunes (see pic).  In the spirit of this event, WMRA's The Spark  replays a chat with trombonist Robert Mott.  Brass music "takes strong lips" and skilled raspberry-blowing ability.    

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The Spark
1:01 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Stained Glass Designer Zac Nafziger

Image credit: ZNstainedGLASS.com

Zac finds artsy inspiration everywhere. He and Martha chat about glass and color and life. 

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