Terry Ward

Producer / Valley Voice Director

Terry Ward is a WMRA producer and WEMC announcer. From 1997 to 2014 Ward was the WMRA's host on WMRA during either Morning Edition or All Things Considered. Ward started the PublicRadioArtSpace and acted as curator/wall-tsar from 2008 until the enterprise's discontinuation in  2014. Ward directs the Valley Voice reading service for the blind.

Ward started with WMRA in the Reagan Era as a volunteer writer, actor, and hourly announcer. His past jobs also included work in archeology, concert stagehanding, and teaching art. He is a long time advocate for news media coverage of the arts (especially visual art). His FaceBook radio personna is RadioActive Terry Ward.

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WMRA News
12:09 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Grisham, Banks for Innocence Project in Charlottesville (Event Wed.6pm)

WMRA's recent Virginia Insight episode about judicial false confessions, generated so much interest that it seemed wise to pass along info about a related event.

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Art Exhibit
7:38 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

Master and Apprentice (CLOSED)

Art Show. Pat Jarrett's "Master and Apprentice" series of poster-sized color photos of workplace-trainees and their mentors. Pictures include blacksmiths, cobblers, tribal dancers, singers, instrument-makers, printers, cheese-makers, and others.

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Main Street Community Partnership
4:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Charlottesville Listener on NPR

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria's car moments before the fatal shooting which triggered the Great War. Image credit: Wikipedia Commons upload by user Küñall

Congrats to Heather McMann for an appearance on "All Things Considered" on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was the first listener quoted by NPR (and the first one broadcast in her own voice) in Part IV of the series speculating about what would have happened if World War One had never happened.

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Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Sting & Bill Gates On-Screen Live (and Free) in C-ville

Image credit: TEDx Charlottesville

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, a TEDx talk with Sting, Melinda and Bill Gates, Zak Ebrahim, and Gavin Schmidt will be telecast live to various venues including The Paramount on the downtown mall of Charlottesville.  The event is free and  ticket-less....

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WMRA News
4:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Activated: Zany "French" Redesign of I-64/US-15 Jct

Image credit: VDOT (Zion X-Rds project video: youtube.com/watch?v=kYOCC1oUivo )

Bad news: the unnerving experience of driving up the "wrong" side of the road for a bit.  Good news: big boosts in safety and in traffic flow. On Friday, Feb 21, Virginia's first-ever "French flip" intersection is scheduled to open just east of Charlottesville, at the once-sleepy but now overcrowded I-64 Zion Crossroads interchange.

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Main Street Community Partnership
2:55 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Rockingham Fracking-Leases Issued?

Generic photo of a typical hydrofracking site. Image credit: US Geological Survey.

That and other lesser-known drilling and fracking tidbits (including the occasional Bergton drilling boom/s) are in an OldSouthHigh article by Andrew Jenner. 

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Main Street Community Partnership
6:03 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

C-ville "Knockout" Story Goes National

Drudge report screencap from Dec 30 with the C-ville item linked in the top stories

A couple apparently brutally beaten while strolling the Charlottesville downtown pedestrian mall late on Dec 20 has been wondering why Charlottesville Police haven't publicized photos of the alleged assailants which the victims provided. 

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Art Exhibit
2:56 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Canyonland Surprises (Closed)

Greg Versen (AKA "Professah Blues" on WMRA's Blues Valley) is also a longtime art photographer.  Art peekers welcome 9-to-5 weekdays. His scenes of Arizona and New Mexico have a few surprises. 

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WMRA News
12:59 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

How New Authors Got Big Bucks

Image: WMRA News (tw)

NPR has been tapping WMRA's Martha Woodroof to provide advice for aspiring novelists.  Martha tells about some cases of big money going to newly/never published writers. 

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News Archive
1:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

How did you not-see that gorilla? And more Top-25 NPR stories

Julia Chile with huge knife. Courtesy of Paul Child/PBS

From wistful to wrenching, web-stat tracking shows which NPR stories were the year's most popular. Here's the Top-25 list (drumroll, please) :

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