The Spark

The Spark
11:27 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Highlander (Tribute to MLK)

In honor of Black History Month, a MLK-memorial sound piece by Elliot Majerczyk.

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The Spark
11:44 am
Fri February 17, 2012

The Cairo Rooster

Bob Bersson debuts a new occasional feature on The Spark, short, creative non-fiction, with his story “The Cairo Rooster.”

The Spark
11:35 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Jeff McCormack

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.

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The Spark
10:01 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Won’t You Celebrate With Me

JMU student Shanell Dowling reads “Won’t You Celebrate With Me” a poem by Lucille Clifton,  in honor of Black History Month.

The Spark
12:22 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Urban Renewal XVIII

Kirsten Warne

To honor Black History Month, JMU student Kirsten Warne reads Major Jackson’s poem Urban Renewal XVIII.

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The Spark
12:10 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Stan Driver

Stan Driver picking hops

Hop grower Stan Driver talks about his fantastical vines, and the burgeoning Virginia hop-growing business.

Blue Mountain Brewery Hops

The Spark
11:54 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Ellen Butchart

Ellen Butchart

When Staunton’s Ellen Butchart unexpectedly lost her job working on the creative side of Rosetta Stone, she responded by going back to school for an MBA in sustainable business.

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The Spark
11:04 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Blues Harmonica Player Austin Shifflett

Austin Shifflett

20-year-old Austin Shifflett blows the blues on his harmonica.

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The Spark
10:30 am
Fri February 3, 2012

At the Carnival

Patrick Ragland

To honor Black History Month, JMU student Patrick Ragland reads Ann Spencer’s poem At the Carnival.

The Spark
11:25 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Henry McHenry

Henry McHenry

Henry McHenry talks of his passionately held beliefs about the responsibilities inherent in substitute teaching.

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