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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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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TED radio hour
12:00 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Spoken and Unspoken

Thinkstock

In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how words and methods of communication affect us, more than you might expect.

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Public Radio Showcase: Climate One
10:00 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Carbon Curves

When environmental scientist Jane Lubchenco served as administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013, the U.S.

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BackStory
4:00 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Dust to Dust

mastodon, skeleton 1816
Charles Peales

Scientists project that nearly 20,000 species across the globe are at a high risk of extinction, and that within the next 300 years, some 75 percent of all mammals could completely disappear from Earth. Experts say that we are in the middle of the sixth mass extinction of life on earth. And what distinguishes it from the previous five extinctions is that it is being caused by humans.

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Radiolab
4:00 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Race

Race
Shea Walsh

This hour of Radiolab, a look at race.  When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis." Great words spoken with great intentions. But what do they really mean, and where do they leave us? Our genes are nearly all the same, but that hasn't made race meaningless, or wiped out our evolving conversation about it.

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