The Spark

The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Physics with Shanil Virani

Shanil Virani holds a joint appointment in Physics and Astronomy at JMU.

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The Spark
12:07 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Baseball... A Slice of Real American Community Pie

Ernie Didot

Essayist Ernie Didot is a video producer based in Charlottesville.

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The Spark
12:07 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Louise Temple

Louise Temple is a microbiologist and science educator , who just happens to have a hundred-year-old pipe organ in her parlor. Martha talks with Louise about the organ.

The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Death Camp Escapee Thomas Blatt

Thomas Blatt (vintage photo)

Sixty-eight years ago today, Thomas Blatt (AKA "Toivi") and some 300 otherwise-doomed Jews broke free from the Nazis during a revolt at Sobibor extermination camp which led soon after to the camp's demolition.   Terry Ward speaks with Thomas about the problem-solving involved with the escape --and about the biggest leap of imagination:  the realization that there really could be a way to break out. 

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The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Ray Houser

Ray Hauser
Mike Tripp The news Leader

Staunton's Ray Houser worked in broadcasting for 63 years, before heart trouble finally slowed him down.

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The Spark
12:07 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Timmy Smith

Timmy Smith as HOSS

Timmy Smith romances wood around Swoope. See his work at Smitty's Hardwoods.

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Radell Shrock

Radell Shrock carrying cabbages

Radell Shrock grows vegetables for local consumption in Rockingham County. He calls his business Season's Bounty Farm.

The Spark
12:07 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Trent Wagler

Trent Wagler

Harrisonburg’s Trent Wagler sings (and plays several instruments) for his supper as part of The Steel Wheels.

The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Wiley Kestner

Wiley Kestner

Wiley Kestner graduated from Yale with a B.A. in studio art (he worked mainly in oils). Now he works as the iPad team lead at Rosetta Stone.

The Spark
12:04 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Blue Lab Brewing

Tom Lovell & Bill Hamilton

Bill Hamilton and Tom Lovell, of Lexington's Blue Lab Brewing, talk about turning their fascination for beer into a micro-brewery business.

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