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
12:32 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

WMRA-Area Caller Enlivens "On Point"

Footsoldier turned Pentagon counterinsurgency advisor David Kilcullen was a fascinating guest on NPR's "On Point" and a caller from Harrisonburg had an intriguing question.

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WMRA News
6:23 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Lexington's Michael Smitka on NPR

In an article quoting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NPR's "All Things Considered" also included the voice of a Washington & Lee University professor of economics. 

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Main Street Community Partnership
3:32 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

School Police Funds Restored in Albemarle

Image credit: (derived from) photo by Wikipedia user Engine173351

During budget cuts in 2008-9, Albemarle county's public schools lost "School Resource Officer" (SRO) funding. SROs are uniformed police officers in schools who once had the somewhat mellow duty of giving "Just Say NO" talks and of being law enforcement's goodwill ambassadors among school kids.  However, the recent wave of mass shootings has rekindled interest in having trained first-responders present in schools.

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Main Street Community Partnership
4:48 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NPR's Terry Gross in Charlottesville

A Terry Gross lecture (2007). Photo credit: Flickr user Pete via Wikipedia Commons

Fresh Air host Terry Gross will be appearing at The Paramount in Charlottesville, Thursday, September 26. 

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Main Street Community Partnership
12:34 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Harrisonburg Gets More Artsy Films

Frame of the 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov.

Downtown Harrisonburg's Court Square Theater has ramped up the number of films it shows. Now they often have movies daily.  They favor artsy cinema unlikely to appear at chain multiplex moviehouses. Woody Allen's latest film, Blue Jasmine, is hitting their screen.

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Main Street Community Partnership
6:44 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

All "Songs" Considered Stars Played Charlottesville

Drawing of an xx album cover; Image credit: Wikipedia Commons users The xx and Quibik

The xx, an English alt-indie-electronic band whose haunting ambient song called Intro frequently appears as bumper music on NPR's All Things Considered, will perform in Charlottesville on Friday (Sept 20, 2013).

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News Archive
6:10 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

WMRA News Partnering with Select Blogs

Image credit: Wikipedia Commons used Themanfrom4g

The headline says it all, no? 

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WMRA News
2:23 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

MLK Street-Rename Opponents (And A Typo?)

Harrisonburg city officials have decided to rename Cantrell Avenue in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., but the decision was not without controversy.

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The Spark
5:31 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

WEBEXTRA: More Orr

Image: WMRA News (tw)

Here's more from Spark guest, poet Greg Orr.
 

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Another UVa Prof On NPR

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UVA's Gary Gallagher,  has been all over NPR lately during observation of the 150th anniversary of a turning point in American history:  the Battle of Gettysburg.  Audio links here. 

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