Doug Harwood edits the feisty one-person news magazine The Rockbridge Advocate. He came to Lexington 40 years ago to attend Washington & Lee and could never quite tear himself away again from Rockbridge County.
Staunton’s Richard Adams talks about writing musicals in general and "Woody," his musical rendition of the life of Woodrow Wilson, in particular.
Gabe and Peggy Leasure of Rockbridge County talk about shoemaking and their late shoemaking father/husband Glen Leasure.
An essay by Eric LaFreniere.
In honor of Black History Month, a MLK-memorial sound piece by Elliot Majerczyk.
Bob Bersson debuts a new occasional feature on The Spark, short, creative non-fiction, with his story “The Cairo Rooster.”
Jeff McCormack’s long relationship with plants includes starting Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Garden Medicinals and Culinaries, co-founding Virginia Plant Savers, and being lead author of Bush Medicine of the Bahamas, an ethno-botanical study of the native uses of medicinal plants on San Salvador Island.
JMU student Shanell Dowling reads “Won’t You Celebrate With Me” a poem by Lucille Clifton, in honor of Black History Month.
To honor Black History Month, JMU student Kirsten Warne reads Major Jackson’s poem Urban Renewal XVIII.
Hop grower Stan Driver talks about his fantastical vines, and the burgeoning Virginia hop-growing business.
Blue Mountain Brewery Hops