The Spark

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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The Spark
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Poet Greg Orr

Greg Orr began writing poems about death and loss and now writes poems about life and hope. 

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The Spark
8:00 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Public Radio Lifer

Al. Still doing radio. Photo credit: Jim Bishop

And our new leader.  Meet Al Bartholet, formerly (and "since forever") of WKSU public radio --who is the new head of WMRA.  His 7th grade essay about "what I want to be when I grow up" actually panned out.

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The Spark
6:49 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Roll's Essay

Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons user Matěj Baťha

Youngperson Alex Roll penned the essay "Presents" for her high school English class. 

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The Spark
6:36 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Dance China

Dancers from Chengdu Sports University

JMU Dance Professor Shane O’Hara just got back from China, where he and a bunch of his students taught –and learned– some new steps. 

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The Spark
1:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

I.T. "Nerdette" Renee Parilak

Some people are born "techies" --as a kid Renee and her dad electrified her dollhouse --like with wee tiny plug-in sockets. Courtesy photo.

Some people are born "techies" --as a kid Renee and her dad electrified her dollhouse (see photo). Today she makes websites. 

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The Spark
5:24 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

That. Feels. Soooo Good.

Think of Betty Mooney as Charlottesville’s "Queen Mum" of massage therapy.

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The Spark
5:05 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Make compost?  A sort of mid-life crisis turned Eric Walter into a professional composter. 

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The Spark
2:41 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Creepy Junk Shop Story

The "FBI photo" mentioned in the essay.

Terry Ward tells about his favorite thrift store --a creepy place that gets one thinking about mortality.

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The Spark
1:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Lifetime Motorcyclist Wayne Hensley

Wayne on his yellow beast.

What do you do when the Hells Angels* and the Chicago Outlaws break into a bar fight all around you?  Um... leave.

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