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Terry Ward hosts WMRA's afternoon Drive Time broadcasts during "All Things Considered," pens the "Eye on Art" essay series and is an assistant producer (and self-described bumper music improver) for WMRA's arts and culture show "The Spark". Ward is also the key call-screener for the program "Virginia Insight."
Ward also hosted classical music shifts and acted as emergency back-up ersatz substitute host of last resort. After a hiatus spent teaching art in Massachusetts and in Northern Virginia, Ward was invited to join WMRA full-time in 1997. Ward was a regional "All Things Considered" host before moving to "Morning Edition" for a decade and later moving back to "All Things Considered." Ward lingers sometimes into the nighttime classical airshifts and almost always during nighttime news special coverage (Election Day, the State of The Union, etc).
Being a regional host during an NPR program imposes its own stylistic restrictions on what one can say. When Ward occasionally speaks freely, he thinks of his radio delivery style as a sort of audio freeform deadpan surrealism.
His FaceBook radio personna is RadioActive Terry Ward.
Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 13 million people on over 600 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, Robert Siegel, and local host Terry Ward, present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special... sometimes quirky... features. Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.