Civic Soap Box

Listener Essays on WMRA

Is there a subject about which you feel strongly? Would you like to add your voice to the other voices heard on public radio? If so, how about writing three and a half minutes worth of your thoughts on that subject and sending them to us?

We’re gathering listener essays to air on WMRA during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. If your essay is accepted, we’ll arrange for you to record it.

Questions? Contact Martha Woodroof by email or phone 800-677-9672. Essays should be submitted to

Civil, community-based discourse is an important aspect of the democratic process - now as much as ever. Please, let us hear from you.

In this installment of WMRA's occasional series The Civic Soapbox, Larry Stopper, business owner and resident of Afton, shares his thoughts about the government's role in supporting small business.

Essay: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means To Me

Sep 21, 2012

Janis Jaquith has some advice for Virginia's female voters.

Essay: Rebooting the Occupy Movement

Mar 30, 2012

On WMRA's occasional series, The Civic Soapbox, Denise Zito shares her thoughts about the Occupy Movement and it's future.

Essay: Hosting a Child

Mar 2, 2012

On WMRA's occasional series, The Civic Soapbox, Jennifer Murch shares her thoughts about hosting a child through New York City’s Fresh Air Fund.