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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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.

This American Life
3:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Animal Sacrifice

Dog wearing suicide bomb vest, 1943.

What animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Including a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the This American Life staff confronts Ira about his dog, Piney.

Listen and learn more here.

WMRA Spring Fundraiser
8:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Covington Travel - Ticket Giveaway

It's the final day of the WMRA Spring Fundraiser, and we're giving away a pair of airline tickets, valued at $500 each, anywhere in the continental United States, courtesy of Covington Travel.

Everyone who contributes today will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

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TED Radio Hour
12:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Success

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In this hour, TED speakers share ideas about what makes us successful.

Listen and learn more here.

WMRA Spring Fundraiser
4:24 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

iPad Mini Giveaway (6a-9a)

We've arrived at the last weekday morning of the WMRA Spring 2014 Fundraiser, and we're giving away another iPad Mini at the end of Morning Edition.

Everyone who contributes between 6am and 9am this morning will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

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