The Spark

The Spark
3:53 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

VRRRRROOOOOOOOMMMM

The drool-worthy (and Concours d’Elegance-exhibited) Ferrari mentioned in the interview. Yes, it really is black with jade green on top. Image credit: Pat Jarrett shot at Kevin Blackburn Photography Studio 108

Prepare to be dazzled by close auditory proximity to  a rare prototype Ferrari. A chat with vintage sports car expert Mike Gassman.

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The Spark
3:00 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Fixed Dylan's Guitar

And many others.  WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets Danny Dolinger, who repairs stringed instruments for a living. When Danny (AKA "Fret Boss") bought his first good guitar (a Stratocaster), he took it apart the same day. 

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The Spark
2:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

ESPN "Cheat Sheet" Maker

College football action: Colorado State University versus United States Air Force Academy. (Photo credit: US Air Force photographer John Van Winkle.)

WMRA's Martha Woodroof and college football "spotter" Tony Britt (bonus: also CBS Sports/ESPN legend Brent Musburger) discuss Tony's special "cheat sheets" he developed for ESPN reporters and other sports media pros. 

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The Spark
11:48 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist "Critter" Fuqua playing at DC's 9:30 Club. Photo credit: Flickr user ChunkyGlasses.com via Wikipedia Commons.

They've played at the Grand Old Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and warmed up for Dave Matthews Band. The alt-grass band Old Crow Medicine Show got started in places like  Harrisonburg's Little Grill.  WMRA's Martha Woodroof chats with two of the crows: Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua. 

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The Spark
11:54 am
Thu August 15, 2013

The Earth Connection

April Moore, who cut her activist teeth working for Ralph Nadar, now channels her activist energies and love of nature into her website The Earth Connection.

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The Spark
6:22 am
Thu August 8, 2013

"Big Deal" Park Planning in the 'Burg

Landscape Architect Ken Smith

He's Big Deal Landscape Architect Ken Smith.

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The Spark
10:59 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Wee Tiny Aeronautics

Dan Myers is "plane crazy"* for radio-controlled aircraft. Decades before drones were in the news, Dan and fellow land-pilots of the Valley Radio-Control Flying Club were soaring, diving, and corkscrewing over Rockingham County skies --while safely on the ground. 

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The Spark
10:46 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Beer-Vinegar?

Virginia Wine and craft-brewed beer are repurposed into vinegar such as you’ve never tasted before at Virginia Vinegar Works, in scenic "metropolitan" Shipman. Martha talks with  artisanal vinegar-makers Jay and Stephanie Rostow. 

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The Spark
11:54 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Artist Aaron Shifflett

Layers of clear plastic. Paintblobs. Paintstroke-oids  (sometimes actually cut-outs of biological digital images). A talk with Harrisonburg-based artist Aaron Shifflett. 

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The Spark
5:31 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

WEBEXTRA: More Orr

Image: WMRA News (tw)

Here's more from Spark guest, poet Greg Orr.
 

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