Category: Mostly in Their Own Words
A contributed perspectives piece by Anna Rose Geary: An overnight train trip offers more than chaperones on this school trip bargained for.
It’s Wednesday and I’m rattling up I-81 in a Ford Transit bound for Newport, Rhode Island. Our cargo? Six bikes, eight solar panels, four guitars, one drum kit, and five people. This weekend will be Virginia-based rock duo Illiterate Light’s second time hosting Newport Folk Festival’s bike stage. To prepare for the festival, the band hosted a pop-up show at Pale Fire Brewing on Monday evening.
A contributed perspectives piece by C.A. Mills
Craft (big C and little c) is back baby, and it is back in a big way.
A contributed perspectives piece by Glenn Logan Reitze John Glick’s, “Can’t Feel at Home,” is a remarkable play. It tells a story – basically true – likely to be understood and appreciated anywhere, but that will resonate most deeply here in Virginia, within sight and shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The play is by Dr. John T. …
A community perspectives piece by Tom Arthur After almost a half-century of teaching in an area with four institutions of higher learning, this retired educator keeps learning about what students here have achieved. A week ago, a former School of Theatre and Dance graduate, Wendy Bohon, visited Harrisonburg and I was able to meet and talk with …
By Harold W. Smith Harold W. Smith is a participant in the Virginia War Memorial’s Mighty Pen Project and served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. This Memorial Day, Smith has shared three of his writings with the project, saying they are some of his experiences “while in Vietnam in 1968 during the Tet Offensive, the …
Except for the one year he spent at New Hampshire Public radio, WMRA’s general manager, Matt Bingay has been at the station, in one capacity or another, for just shy of 28 years. He started at WMRA as a 10-hour-a-week student part-timer in the Fall of ‘92, went full-time in ’94, became program director in ’97, and since October 2017 has been running the joint.
In a new occasional series focused on the people who make Harrisonburg special, contributor Martha Woodroof introduces us to Barbara Camph, an ebulliently creative person of a certain age with purple hair and an infectious laugh.