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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Public Radio Showcase: Climate One
10:00 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Mountain Meltdown

Ed Ritger

SNOW SNOW SNOW  --- It’s been a big year for that in our area, but around the world the mountain snowpack is declining which is bad news for ski areas and the water supply for those who depend on the run-off.

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BackStory
4:00 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Wage Hikes: A History of Getting Paid

Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910.
LOC

In February, President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers. With minimum wage increases being debated in 24 states, Obama is also calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage for all workers — even as the CBO estimates that such a move could cost the economy 500,000 jobs. On this episode of BackStory, we’re exploring the history of American thinking about wage work. We’ll hear how the early colonies shifted away from indentured servitude, and toward racially-based slavery.

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Radiolab
4:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

KILL EM' ALL

US National Library of Medicine

They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you? 

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Radiolab
4:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Apocalyptical

In this live stage performance, Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow.

Listen and learn more here.

TED Radio Hour
12:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Misconceptions

Steve McAlister/Getty Images

In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom and reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.

Listen and learn more here.

This American Life
10:29 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Bad Baby

Chris Gethard

They're small. And they're cuddly. But sometimes it feels as though our babies were replaced with demon replicas — controlling, demanding, or just downright awful. This week, stories of infants and children who dominate the adults around them with their baditude, or whom adults have painted with the "bad" brush from early on. We also ask the question: at what age does badness begin?

Listen and learn more here.

With Good Reason
3:00 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Extreme Nursing in Bush Alaska

Public health nurse in Native village, Alaska.
Maria DeValpine

There is an extreme shortage of nurses in “bush” Alaska, a stunningly beautiful part of the world only reachable by plane or barge.  Maria DeValpine (James Madison University) has spent the last three years learning why nurses elect to stay in this challenging environment on the edge of the earth.

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Public Radio Showcase: IQ2
10:00 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Russia Is A Marginal Power

Thomas James

Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Deploying troops to Crimea. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors? Russia is one of the world’s largest oil producers and has the power of veto on the U.N. Security Council, but it remains an authoritarian state, rife with corruption and economic struggles. Is our toxic relationship something to worry about, or is Putin’s Russia fading in importance?

WMRA Spring Fundraiser
9:03 am
Sun March 23, 2014

$186,000... Thank You!

The 2014 WMRA Spring Fundraiser raised over $186,000!

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 Spring drive, please give now.

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Radiolab
4:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Super Cool

Jeffer Sandstrom

What do frozen horses and a scorching universe have in common? That's what we wanted to know.

When we started reporting a fantastic, surreal story about one very cold night, more than 70 years ago, in northern Russia, we had no idea we'd end up thinking about cosmology. Or dropping toy horses in test tubes of water. Or talking about bacteria. Or arguing, for a year. Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science. Are you ready? We're not sure we've recovered.

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