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.


Virginia Insight
5:43 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

UvA Prof on NPR

Past guest of WMRA's Virginia Insight, Daniel Willingham, was  on NPR's On Point 10am-11 on Wed 24 Oct 2012. He is a UvA psychology professor. 

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1:51 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

2012 Vote: Debates and More

Here is an archive of our debate-related items.  We've broadcast the Obama-Romney debates live.  Of course we'll have Election Day special coverage. WMRA brings you special coverage from NPR and also covers regional election items.

News Archive
3:33 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Past WMRA Essayist on National Radio

The Story host Dick Gordon. Photo credit: TheStory.org

On The Story: Dick Gordon's featured guest will be John Whitfield of Blue Ridge Legal Services. He'll be talking about the challenges of helping needy legal clients during tough financial times. John is a past WMRA essayist

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

And Now A Word From One of Our Artists

Artist Glenn Richardson, showing in WMRA's "DinoHenge Whacktasticness" art exhibit, says:

I was born in Montana and grew up in Virginia, but have never felt like I belong in any
one place. My formal education is in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University
with grad studies at Rutgers. One year in school in New Jersey cost me more than four in
Virginia so I became a starving artist in the South Bronx. It wasn’t the sit-in at the Bronx

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Art Exhibit
1:11 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Beat, Ball, & Bloom Happening (9-13-2012)

Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth reads from Ginsberg's Howl at a Beat poetry event while Ginsberg takes a snapshot. Photo by Gordon Ball.

Event was 9-13-2012. Allen Ginsberg posse-member Gordon Ball will describe the how-and-why of his own historic photos of the epic Beat poet's most private world. Ball documented Ginsberg's personal life as no outsider could. WMRA's art exhibit of Ball's images has been extended and ends with  this informal gallery talk at the Harrisonburg studio.  Snacks, music from The Bloom Trio. The Beat, Ball, & Bloom Happening.  

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Art Exhibit
11:33 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Allen Ginsberg in Private: Historic Photos by Gordon Ball (Closed)

Our most recent art exhibit featured private images of epic Beat writer Allen Ginsberg and friends as photographed by Ginsberg-insider Gordon Ball (now of Lexington, Va).

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Art Exhibit
11:43 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Pics: Gallery Talk / Artists' Coffee of 4/23/12

WMRA has exhibited artists at the Harrisonburg facility since 2006.  Artists Joan Ranzini and Fran Fevrier did a gallery talk on 4/23/12.  

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Art Exhibit
12:57 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Families in Translation: Art by Fevrier & Ranzini (Closed)

Image by artist Fevrier.

Figurative abstract mixed-media paintings of Joan Ranzini and black-and-white portrait photos by past The Spark guest Fran Fevrier, paired at the request of the artists.

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The Spark
11:47 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Eye on Art : Why Is Art So Pricy?

Terry Ward explains art prices from Van Gogh and big city galleries to regional art events like the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, Staunton Art In The Park, and Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art Show.

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Art Exhibit
3:53 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Todd Kenton Yoder "Muses Musicians Mountains" (Closed)

The exhibit titled "Muses Musicians Mountains" was up until Mar 22, 2012.

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