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The Spark
12:22 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Old-Fashioned Chocolate-Making --Like AZTEC Old!

Leni Sorensen grinds chocolate the old-fashioned, Aztec way as cheesemaker Gail Hobbs-Page looks on and WMRA's Martha Woodroof holds a field mic. Photo credit: Kathy Kildea

Working cacao beans upon a volcanic-stone grinding bench with a push-pestle while perched on a handmade seat, foodie Leni Sorensen shows students how to make reeeeeaallly "old fashioned" chocolate.  

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The Spark
12:22 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Romance Writer Joanna Bourne

The award-winning novelist lives on a mountain top overlooking Afton. So, how’d she come to write romance novels anyway? 

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The Spark
12:34 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

A Bowl of Good

Katrina Didot with greens

Katrina Didot turned world travel, an appreciation for hospitality, and an interest in fair pay into the restaurant, A Bowl of Good.  

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The Spark
12:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Load! Aim! FIRE!

Photo: WMRA News / Charlie Woodroof

Lowell Haarar crafts flintlock guns and powderhorns. WMRA's Martha Woodroof visits the gun-maker's workshop. 

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The Spark
11:48 am
Sat February 2, 2013

The Great Hank Williams Died Here. So Drunk.

WMRA News (tw)

In a parking lot. It gets one thinking.  Martha Woodroof ponders wasted human potential and also wholesome, friendly folks --while palming a relic from the West Virginia site where the star's  addictions won. 

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The Spark
9:02 am
Sat February 2, 2013

House-call Veterinarian Kathleen Conner

Kathleen Conner talks about being a house-call veterinarian  and also describes some of the adventures involved with training search-and-rescue dogs.

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The Spark
11:10 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Mrs Rowe's Cookbook Author. And Murder

A mysterious death among the scrapbooking ladies  --Waynesboro author Mollie Cox Bryan has moved from recording recipes to penning murder fiction.  

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The Spark
12:43 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Item 1: How To Safely Go Down a 40-Foot Waterfall

Item 2: How to rescue those who failed to go down the 40-foot waterfall safely.   The "Canoe Guru," Eli Helbert, joins us. 

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The Spark
11:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

I Can't. I Have Rehearsal.

The addictive quality of musical theater --an essay from Mariflo Stephens. 

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The Spark
10:26 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Watter Music (sic)

Eve Watters plays a dozen different instruments. 

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