Martin Mayiani

Operations Specialist

Martin was born and raised in Lenkisem, Kajiado County, Kenya. He moved to the US in 2013  to attend James Madison University  where he studied Integrated Science and Technology with a concentration in Information and Knowledge Management.

At JMU, Martin worked for the JMU Micro-Computing Labs as a Lab Assistant for his first two years of college and as a Student Manager for his  last two years of college. Martin graduated from JMU in May 2017 and joined the WMRA team in August 2017. 

Martin spends his leisure time playing and watching soccer and volleyball. He is also interested in Machine Learning. 



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WMRA’s May Books & Brews features historian Peter Cozzens discussing his book, The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. The Earth Is Weeping explores the history of the battles and negotiations that forever altered the American Indian way of life even as they paved the way for the emergence of the United States we know today. 

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Due to inclement weather, Journalist Sam Quinones cannot attend our Bonus Books and Brews event. Storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author Sam Quinones was scheduled to discuss his most recent book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic at a Bonus March Books & Brews. And unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule this event.

CANCELED - Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 6pm, at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg.

With Books & Brews, when you present your WMRA MemberCard, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.











WMRA’s March Books & Brews features author Sharyn McCrumb discussing her book,The Unquiet Grave, a finely-wrought novel set in 19th Century West Virginia, based on a true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history- The case of the Greenbrier Ghost.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7pm, at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 7pm, at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery in Crozet(This is a new partnership and new location for Books & Brews!)

WMRA's Books & Brews series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.

With both Books & Brews locations, when you present your WMRA MemberCard, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.

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WMRA is pleased to present an afternoon with NPR's Sarah McCammon.

Sarah McCammon will be giving a talk about her own personal background and experiences as a member station reporter, what she and others are doing and how they work with member stations to tell stories about their communities.

She will also touch on her path to NPR mainly focusing on covering the  Trump 2016 campaign. A question and answer session will follow her talk.

This event is free and open to the public.