Matt Bingay

Assistant General Manager, Programming / All Things Considered Host

Matt Bingay is Assistant General Manager for Programming on WMRA and WEMC and the local host for All Things Considered.

Matt began working for WMRA as a student at James Madison University in 1992.  And except for a brief year at New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord, Matt has spent the majority of his public radio career at WMRA.

Matt is also an amateur violist and guitarist, has played soccer since grade school (and still plays today), is always reading something (fiction and non-fiction), has a few marathons under his belt and loves living in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Are We Alone?

15 hours ago
NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we are on the hunt for planets in the "Goldilocks Zone".

7 Days of the Week

May 15, 2015

In this episode of Our Island Universe, why are there 7 days in the week?

Why Mars?

May 8, 2015
NASA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, why are we so interested in Mars?

Wikipedia Creative Commons

  In this episode of Our Island Universe, since the conversation this week has been about the discovery of two more planets around the star HD 7924, we decided to take a look at how many planets are in our galaxy.

Happy 25th Hubble

Apr 24, 2015
NASA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we look back at 25 years of discovery thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope.

What is a Planet?

Apr 17, 2015
Wikipedia Commons

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we take a look at how we define a planet... and how that definition is up for debate as we learn more about our universe.

  Transcript:

What is a planet? We live on one, so you’d think someone would have come up a definition that works by now. Earth is a big ball of mostly rock but so is the Moon and it’s not a planet. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are planets but they’re not big balls of mostly rock? Any why isn’t little old Pluto a planet any longer?!

The Expanding Universe

Apr 10, 2015
NASA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, everything is moving.

Transcript:

Nine years after the “Great Debate” Edwin Hubble discovered that not only are there other galaxies, but they’re also moving away from us! In fact, the further away a galaxy, the faster it is moving away from us! In less than 10 years, we went from the idea that the Milky Way was all there is, too the idea that there are many more galaxies and that they’re speeding away from us! The Expanding Universe was born!

Greg Versen

Greg Versen, better known as The Professah on WMRA's Blues Valley is also a longtime photographer. Greg's work is currently on exhibit at WMRA.

Destination Pluto

Apr 3, 2015
NASA/JHU APL/SwRI/Steve Gribben

 

In this episode of Our Island Universe, Pluto gets its due.

Learn more about NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, arriving in orbit July 14, 2015.

Transcript:

Hello Ceres!

Mar 27, 2015
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we ponder the secrets of Ceres and anticipate the information we'll receive from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.

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