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.

Ways to Connect

Guts

Jun 11, 2012

This hour of Radiolab dives into the messy mystery in the middle of us.  What's going on down there?   We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.  

Escape

Jun 9, 2012
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The walls are closing in, you've got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape!

The Bad Show

Jun 2, 2012

Cruelty, violence, badness...

Patient Zero

May 26, 2012

The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds.

In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak.

Loops

May 19, 2012

So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness.

Here is a list of all the songs the WMRA staff selected to use during Pet Day (Tuesday, May 15, 2012).

Enjoy!
 

And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles)

Animal (R.E.M.)

Old Blue (The Byrds)

Birdhouse in Your Soul (They Might Be Giants)

Black Eyed Dog (Nick Drake)

Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent)

Disco Duck (Rick Dees)

Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)

Dogs (Pink Floyd)

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

Get Along Little Doggies (Roy Rogers)

Hamster Dance

Bird Dog (Everly Brothers)

Games

May 12, 2012
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A good game... whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table... can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance.

Talking to Machines

May 5, 2012
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Radiolab attempts to figure out what machines can tell us about being human.

Coming Up Saturday, April 28th at 4pm.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about the polarizing effect the internet may have on politics.

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

Iran and the Bomb

Apr 14, 2012

A nuclear Iran could lead to a Middle Eastern arms race and destabilize the world’s oil market.

Some say blood is thicker than water. Maybe, maybe not. On this special presentation of Snap Judgment, we explore the different ways people create the special alchemy of family.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about capitalism in America and China.

Essay: Rebooting the Occupy Movement

Mar 30, 2012

On WMRA's occasional series, The Civic Soapbox, Denise Zito shares her thoughts about the Occupy Movement and it's future.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about obesity in the US.

Across the Arab world, the new power brokers are Islamist movements with a sweeping electoral mandate.

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

The death of Kim Jong-il last December - and the appointment of his unknown and untested twenty-something son Kim Jong-un as his successor - has left the world on the edge of its seat – and with plenty of questions.

The US, South Korea, and North Korea’s neighbors are watching closely to see what comes next.

With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan – what will America’s ‘strong presence’ in the region look like?

WMRA Spring Drive

Feb 14, 2012

The WMRA 4 1/2 day Spring Fundraiser ended Saturday at Noon with a total raised of $81,853.

Thank you very much to everyone who contributed during this brief drive and if you couldn't find a convenient time to call, please give now.

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