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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Art Exhibit
10:14 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Phenomena (Closed)

Zurbrigg's image, Esther

Through Thr 31 Jan 2013, the art show at WMRA's Harrisonburg facility will include altered photos by  Corinne Diop and Susan Zurbrigg in an exhibit called Phenomena.  Art peekers welcome 9-5 weekdays. 

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The Spark
12:38 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Killing Deer is Killing. And Necessary.

He's holding a hunting knife. What he's doing with it --is on a different page to protect the squeamish.

Jeff Ell says we should kill excess deer, but also we should stop sanitizing our words when talking about it.  It is killing --in all its harsh reality. He dislikes the supermarket meat department shrinkwrap, foam trays, and stainless steel surfaces which hide the reality of cleavers, meathooks, and blood-boots. 

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Politics
6:43 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Charlottesville Folks on NPR

During the 11/21/2012 episode of "On Point", Karla Robey (who teaches at the Effort Christian School) and daughter Melinda Robey (a UVa student) were among the guests when NPR talked about family politics at the holiday table.

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Arts & Culture
4:30 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

UVa Lecturer on NPR

Andrew Kaufman "wrote the book" on understanding Tolstoy (its called Understanding Tolstoy). He enlightened NPR on Tues 11/20/2012 as Tolstoy's epic novel of passion and despair, Anna Karenina, hits the big screen.  

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Politics
10:59 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

2012 Election Totals

Image credit: WMRA News TW

Virginia and U.S. 2012 Election Results.

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The Spark
7:37 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Web Extra from The Spark: Yogi Bear Theme Song Oddity

Image: WMRA News (tw)

Below is the web extra associated with the second Mark Cline interview for The Spark.  Listen: 

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Politics
5:42 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

UVa Student on NPR

UVa student Nicole Bailey was on NPR's On Point 10am-11am Thurs 1 Nov 2012.  The hour's topic was how student-run newspapers are covering the presidential race. She's the editor of The Virginia Advocate, which is among student-run area papers. 

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Art Exhibit
2:33 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

DinoHenge Whacktasticness (Closed)

Mark Cline. Painted fiberglass theme park sculpture. Image: WMRA News TW.

DinoHenge Whacktasticness --closes  Thurs 1 Nov 2012. Oddest. Exhibit. Ever. (Wonderfully so!)  FoamHenge/DinosaurLand sculptor Mark Cline, DC pubs decorator Lee Wheeler, and zen-chainsaw sculptor Glenn Richardson amuse the weirder parts of your mind.  Art peekers welcome 9-5 weekdays. 

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MAJOR STORMS
12:04 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

MAJOR STORMS, prep, go-bag

Graphic: WMRA News TW

Major Storm Prep.
Links & phone#s at bottom.

If evacuation is ordered or just seems wise, are you ready?  Some tips: 

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The Spark
12:37 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Who Needs A Middle Finger Anyway?

Courtesy of: Mark Cline and EnchantedCastleStudios.com

Artist/showman Mark Cline lost a digit (but did get it back) while making a giant Yogi Bear statue. On The Spark, WMRA's art guy Terry Ward asks Mark about his recent ups and downs --including a museum show and a show at WMRA's art space

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