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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Tom DuVal Retires

Jun 25, 2013

Tom Duval, retires after a 17 year career with WMRA. Tom has carried the station forward through a turbulent time in the media world. Some of his accomplishments include: Expanding the range of WMRA through signal acquisitions and a partnership with WMLU at Longwood University in Farmville. The creation of WMRA's call-in talk show, Virginia Insight . Renovating and relocating WMRA to a state of the art facility. Numerous NPR personality events including visits by Ira Glass, David...

Back to the Basics

May 23, 2013

The Spark is taking a vacation this week, but will be back next week. In the meantime, we're presenting State of the Re:Union - Back to the Basics .

$30,000 Dash

May 13, 2013

The WMRA $30,000 Dash is a success! At 6pm Wednesday 5/22, we reached the goal.

The Spark will return next week, but while it's still on vacation, we're presenting State of the RE:Union - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility .

While The Spark is on holiday this week and next... we're presenting State of the RE:Union Internet Communities – Virtual Reality .

Spring Fundraiser

Apr 10, 2013

The WMRA Spring Fundraiser ended at noon Saturday, April 6. Thanks to your generosity, together we raised over $90,000.

Pete Souza

Tuesday night at 9pm, WMRA presents live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address. Join Melissa Block for in-depth analysis... and reaction from members of Congress. You'll also hear the Republicans' response to the President's speech.

Inauguration Coverage

Jan 20, 2013
Pete Souza

WMRA will carry special coverage of the Inauguration beginning at 11am. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will host live from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They will be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley. This special coverage will include President Obama's Inaugural Address, which is expected to occur at some point after 11:30am. In addition to our live coverage in the morning, Neal Conan will...

Black Lung and the Law

Dec 13, 2012

Attorney Tim MacDonnell says his clinic’s clients are some of the hardest working, most dedicated people he has ever met. And MacDonnell says, it is because of that dedication that those people are now, "dying by inches."

Radiolab: Colors

Jul 27, 2012
<a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=12340&picture=rainbow-angel-blend">Rainbow Angel Blend</a> by Alexander Leontakianakos

Coming Up Saturday, July 28th at 4pm on the next Radiolab. To what extent is color a physical thing in the physical world, and to what extent is it created in our minds?

Landov

NPR is gearing up for the Summer Games in London! The Opening Ceremony isnt until July 27th, but our coverage on the preparations is underway, from London, the U.S., and around the world. Were profiling athletes, talking with coaches and visiting with the competitors families and supporters. And once the games begin, youll get all the action in London. Morning Edition and All Things Considered will continue to follow the latest trends and hottest controversies, and meet...

Stochasticity

Jul 13, 2012
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Coming up Saturday, July 14th at 4pm on the next Radiolab. Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives.

NPRs TED Radio Hour presents: Africa: The Next Chapter

In the early days of our nation, July Fourth wasnt an official holiday at all. In fact, it wasnt until 1938 that it became a paid day-off. So how did the Fourth become the holiest day on our secular calendar?

Plan B Broadway is presenting a benefit concert for WMRA, Friday, July 27, 4pm to 11pm . The benefit concert currently includes artists Doug Alan Wilcox , Jeremy Staubus , Eileen Edmonds , Laura K. Balke and Chatham Street .

Ghost Stories

Jun 25, 2012
<a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=18133&picture=shadow-of-the-head">Shadow Of The Head</a> by Jiri Hodan

Coming Up Saturday, June 30th at 4p. Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence.

When Brains Attack!

Jun 23, 2012

In this episode of Radiolab , strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things.

WMRA is offering some exciting new weekend programs.

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