The Spark

The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Hillside School Starter

Suddenly becoming a mommy prompted Charlottesville's Sarah Gerome to start a school.

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The Spark
6:32 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Rembrandts at JMU

WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets longtime art historian Kay Arthur who helped obtain a trove of Rembrandt art for an exhibit in Harrisonburg until Feb. 28.

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The Spark
11:11 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Chirp To Win

Some world-class performers --have beaks.  We meet canary expert Andre Dight.   As a lad, Andre was once decorated for agricultural/genetics achievement by Royal Family member, the Duke of Kent.   

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Surprisingly Good Author

I won? Really?

When Staunton’s Cliff Garstang won a state-level award for his novel, What the Zhang Boys Knew, no one was more flabbergasted by this than he was. WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets the the 2013 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction honoree. 

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The Spark
6:19 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

A Twang Thang

Greg Tutwiler was working as a DJ and doing some writing when work sent him to MerleFest. Now he is the energy and expertise behind Americana Rhythm Magazine, whose mission is to “promote the culture of Americana music, its fans, its musicians, its venues, and its history.” 

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The Spark
2:14 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Adaptive Snowfest

Live music, a film narrated by Robert Redford about adaptive athletes, and demonstrations of adaptive equipment are among the items scheduled during Snowfest at Wintergreen Resort on the weekend of 11-12 Jan, 2014. WMRA's Martha Woodroof had a chat with long-time Wintergreen Adaptive Sports volunteer instructor Seth Whitten about the festival.

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The Spark
6:19 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Youthful APPeal

A chat with wise youngperson Linzy Cumbia, who designed our APP. So if you listen to WMRA through an iPhone, thank him. 

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The Spark
2:50 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Log Cabin Rescuer

Martha meets historic-building-saver Luke Ramsey of Ramsey Restoration. 

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The Spark
2:50 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Hobbit Knowledge

Bill Painter of Harrisonburg explains his 40+ year fascination with The Lord of the Rings and with the Middle Earth backstory.

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The Spark
2:41 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

What Can Roller Derby Teach The Church?

Kelly Figueroa-Ray geared-up for roller derby under her rinkname Bible ThumpHer alongside Erin "Sew Crafty" West

“Five Things the Church Can Learn from Women’s Roller Derby” is a Kelly Figueroa-Ray  essay for the Huffington Post.  HuffPo religion-blogger Kelly Figueroa-Ray has a divinity degree from Wesley and also actually does do roller derby --under the rinkname Bible ThumpHer.

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