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Guitar Craft

On this episode of The Spark: Linville's Steve Showalter made cabinets and furniture... but then he fell in love with making guitars.

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A Man of Many Hats

On this episode of The Spark: Author, lawyer, and new Charlottesville mayor, Michael Signer... does a lot. This week on the Spark he talks with Martha a...

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Backyard Streetbeefs

On this episode of The Spark: Even the Friendly City of Harrisonburg has an underbelly of street rage... so how do you pursue conflict mediation when wo...

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A Labrador Romance

On this episode of The Spark: For almost forty years, British-born Clare Senfield has been the doyen of Allegheny Kennels where she breads and trains an...

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Dealing with the Data in College Sports

On this edition of The Spark: Washington Post Reporter Will Hobson just published a five-part series addressing this question: Why do so many of the...

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DIY Vaudeville

On this episode of The Spark: Seven years ago Vaudevillian Carmel Clavin decided she wanted to make Staunton, Virginia, her home. And since it wouldn't...

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Farmer's Son

On this episode of The Spark: Lawyer Nancy Lasater wrote a novel about a farm boy with dyslexia. When agents told her nobody would buy a book about...

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Healing Horses

On this episode of The Spark: New Market's Pat Murphy survived a truly horrible childhood that left her emotionally scarred in a number of ways....

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Over Time: Riches to Rags

Barclay Rives describes his family as being on a riches to rags trajectory —he's directly descended from politicians and landowners who were part and...

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Banjo on the Brain

On this episode of The Spark: Two-time state banjo champion Seth Swingle. He was ten when he fell in love with the sound of the banjo at MerleFest. Now...

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