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11:55 am
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR Voice (And Photo-Nut) Alex Chadwick

In Charlottesville to assist with the Look3 Festival of the Photograph,  Alex Chadwick hangs out on a downtown  porch chatting  with WMRA's Martha Woodroof . 

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The Spark
12:39 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

About Theatre and Getting Slapped

Sara Holdren on the set of her 2010 production of "The Tempest" at Four County Players

Sara Holdren, now a MFA candidate in directing at the School of Drama  at Yale, spent what seemed like forever preparing to stage the pre-Soviet Russian play "He Who Gets Slapped" at Live Arts. 

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The Spark
12:22 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Temple The Tailor

"Colorfest" silk dress designed by Kathleen Temple

Kathleen Temple designs clothes for clients all over the country. 

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The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

UberWonk Bob Roberts --Who IS He?

JMU's  Bob Roberts appears on all sorts of news shows as a politics expert.  Just who is Bob Roberts?  We ask Bob.

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The Spark
12:13 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Mining the History of Nelson and Albemarle

Photo credit: Charlie Woodroof

Sculptor Kierk Ashemore-Sorensen is part owner of Alberene Soapstone Company and knows a lot about the history of soapstone mining in Nelson and Albemarle County.

The Spark
12:10 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Jessie Knadler: Finding Herself in Rockbridge County

Former NYC magazine writer Jessie Knadler (shown with baby June) left the bright lights and big city for a man, bungalow and eight acres in Rockbridge county. And in the process found herself...

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The Spark
12:54 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Sculpting the Past

Coming up Friday, May 25, at Noon.

Sculptor Kierk Ashmore-Sorensen is part owner, and the institutional memory, of Alberene Soapstone Company in Schuyler, Virginia.

The Spark
2:15 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Song-Catcher Gene Bowlen

Gene Bowlen of Port Republic plays acoustic music and loves the musical "pot luck" aspect of performers' get-togethers.  He built a recording studio in his back yard to better catch the spirit of the sound.

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The Spark
1:34 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

College Admissions Guru Margee Greenfield

What can you do with an art history major?  Long-time school guidance counselor and college administrative staffer Margee Greenfield became a freelance college admissions advice-giver when she saw a need.  Funding cuts to school budgets increased guidance counselor workloads and decreased the one-on-one attention they could give. 

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The Spark
12:57 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Physicist Giovanna Scarel

What is a photon?  Solid state physicist Dr. Giovanna Scarel explains photons and why such tiny things are intriguing.

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