The Spark

The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Editing The Breeze

Sean Cassidy is starting his second year as editor of The Breeze, JMU's seriously award-winning campus newspaper. Preparing himself to boldly go into the changing world of journalism, ready to change everything but his ethical standards.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Past Christian-Punk

Now he's an agnostic professor of music industry. On WMRA's The Spark, we meet Joey Taylor  AKA Ojo Taylor of the 80's-90's Christian punk band, Undercover.

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The Spark
7:20 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Military Buzzcut: Not!

Navy vet Karl Beckett amazed WMRA's Martha Woodroof by sporting the biggest hair she'd seen "since the 1970’s." Martha just had to introduce herself and ask his story.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

The Dreaded BluesLady

WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets Waynesboro blues singer Lorie Strother, who grew up living on the streets of Boston. Now, even though she’s got five children, a master’s degree and a good job, she still sings the blues with conviction. 

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The Spark
7:20 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Like A Rolling Ssam

Harrisonburg's foodie scene got more variety with the arrival of Mashita, a food truck serving Korean cuisine.  WMRA's Martha Woodroof chats with enterprising epicurean, Mikey Reisenberg.  

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Tomato Guru

How does one pick a bushel of tomatoes without kneeling? It depends on how they're strung up. Though he'd humbly disagree, many Harrisonburg folks think that Singers Glen farmer, Marlin Burkholder, knows all there is to know about growing tomatoes. 

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Bob Driver!

Bob Driver at WMRA

Homegrown bluesman, regional acoustic guru, musician-booster  and long-ago owner of the legendary Little Grill:  Bob Driver. Bob chats with WMRA's Martha Woodroof about some 'a this and some 'a that.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Memory Chose a Woman's Body Author

A chat with self-described "Author, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Motivational Speaker, & Artist" Angela Carter.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Symphony and History

LukeFrazierMusic.com

We meet Luke Frazier, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's New Principal Pops Conductor, who premiers 2 new programs July 25th and 26th at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs. One  explores the Civil War through period music, journal entries, speeches, and historical accounts.

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The Spark
5:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author

Book cover. Image credit: Random House

Charles Marsh, the acclaimed author of Reclaiming Bonhoeffer discusses his new book, Strange Glory: A life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which the Wall Street Journal calls “truly beautiful and heartbreaking.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and  anti-Nazi dissident who was executed by the Nazis just weeks before the end of the war in Europe.

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