The Spark

The Spark
11:42 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Anita Cooper

Anita Cooper is a late-blooming watercolorist who lives in the Staunton Area.

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The Spark
11:15 am
Fri November 11, 2011

A Lesson Learned From a Walk in the Park

An essay by Kim Johnson.

The Spark
12:08 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Eye on Art : A Gender-Bendy Exhibit

Terry Ward appreciates a show of Aaron McIntosh art and is pleasantly surprised to find it in Harrisonburg. 

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Elisabeth Gumnior

Harrisonburg's Elisabeth Gumnior waxes scholarly about Harry potter. Replacing Wands with Quills: A Harry Potter Symposium.

The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Huss and Dalton Guitars

Staunton's Jeff Huss takes on a tour of Huss and Dalton Guitars.

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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