Matt Bingay

Assistant General Manager, Programming / All Things Considered Host

Matt Bingay is the local host for All Things Considered, Executive Producer for Virginia Insight, and Assistant General Manager for Programming on WMRA and WEMC.

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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WEMC
9:31 am
Sat August 2, 2014

WEMC Expands Classical Music Offerings

Classical music is now a more prominent part of the daily broadcasts on WEMC including showcases of some of the nation’s premiere symphony orchestras.

We’re now featuring live performances from the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, as well as performances by the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center and highlights from Germany’s Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts. We’re also giving you a second opportunity to hear Mostly Mennonite, Mostly Accapella and Air Play.

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WMRL
11:07 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Lexington - Back on the Air

Our Lexington transmitter, WMLU 89.9fm, is on the air and broadcasting.  We were off the air earlier today due to a generator failure on the campus of VMI, where our transmitter is located.

WMRY
10:11 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Charlottesville 103.5fm - On The Air!

Our Charlottesville transmitter (WMRY) was off the air from Thursday night to Friday morning, but we're now back up to full power.

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WMRA News
9:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

$70,000... Thank You!

The WMRA June Fundraiser ended Friday, June 6, with over $70,000 raised.

Thank you very much to all who contributed to help us get closer to ending our budget year in the black.

Also, thank you to all who contributed to the Member Matching Fund, and to the many businesses and individuals who issued challenges and contributed giveaways.

If you couldn't find the time to support WMRA during our Bridge The Gap June drive, please give now.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Food, Fun and Entertainment - Memorial Day Special

Cotton candy girl --photo by Flickr user Alex Yosifov via Wikipedia

For Memorial Day, WMRA presents a special called  Food, Fun, and Relationships from the program series Innovation Hub. All those popsicles and ice cream cones you're gearing up to eat? Hear Dr. Robert Lustig explain why new research shows that we're addicted to sugar. Then, before you head off to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, we look at what made Walt Disney so innovative.

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With Good Reason Radio
3:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Evicted From the Mountains

Library of Congress

When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. Margaret Marangione (Blue Ridge Community College) says new information has emerged suggesting that some of those displaced people were sent to state colonies and sterilized. Plus: Veterans of the Revolutionary War collected the nation’s first pensions for wounded soldiers.

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Public Showcase: TRBQ
10:00 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

The Really Big Question: Why Do People Share?

Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good deeds and threaten punishment to stop them from doing evil deeds. But the way people act in the real world often contradicts that idea. Humans may actually have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate. The Really Big Question explores this concept with researchers and everyday people about why we cooperate and share.

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BackStory
4:00 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Stars & Tsars

U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet premier Joseph Stalin at the Yalta conference, February 1945.

In the past year, the White House and the Kremlin have sparred over Syria, the Winter Olympics, and now, the crisis in Ukraine. It can be tempting to view these events through the familiar lens of the Cold War, but in this episode, the History Guys probe the deeper history of our relationship with Russia — and discover moments of comity as well as conflict.

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Radiolab
4:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

Blame

Susan Sermoneta/flickr/CC-BY-2.0

We've all felt it, that irresistible urge to point the finger. But new technologies are complicating age-old moral conundrums about accountability. This hour, we ask what blame does for us -- why do we need it, when isn't it enough, and what happens when we try to push past it with forgiveness and mercy?

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This American Life
4:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

I Was So High

Jody McIntyre

Your waitress. Your colleagues at work. Your doctor. Maybe even your parents. They’re all high. All the time. That’s what it feels like anyway. This week, stories in which drug use and daily life intersect – and in which people get high in secret and then do their best to function in the non-high world. Also, we hear some “I Was So High” stories from our very own listeners.

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