A newer addition to WVTF's classical music announcing staff, Cara Ellen Modisett has been reporting, producing and hosting part-time for WVTF/RADIO IQ since 2000, focusing primarily on arts and culture.
A native of Harrisonburg, Va., she graduated from James Madison University with degrees in piano performance and English education and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College.
Cara is former editor, now editor at large, of the regional magazine Blue Ridge Country; music director at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal; and an adjunct instructor in English at Ferrum College. A collaborative pianist, she performs throughout the region in recitals, musical theater and choral/symphonic concerts.
Science Friday on RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News links the headlines with what's on people's minds, providing a springboard for listeners and experts to exchange ideas and pose critical questions about major events in the news and the world around them. Each Friday, journalist Ira Flatow is joined by listeners and studio guests to explore science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes.
Talk of the Nation on RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News links the headlines with what's on people's minds, providing a springboard for listeners and experts to exchange ideas and pose critical questions about major events in the news and the world around them. Each day, Talk of the Nation combines the award-winning resources of NPR News with the vital participation of listeners. The result is a spirited and productive exchange of knowledge and insight that delves deeply into the news and ideas of the day.
Interfaith Voices is an innovative and growing public radio show, re-framing the discussion of religion in our society. We explore the full range of faith traditions, promoting interfaith dialogue, respecting diversity and fostering religious tolerance. We offer compelling discussions of contemporary issues in religion, spirituality and ethics, and deal especially with the ways theologies and teachings from many faith traditions intersect with public policy. Thus, Interfaith Voices:
Each hour we take a big idea, so big that it lives everywhere, hiding in a thousand places under different names, and we chase that idea, going wherever whim takes us.
Along the way, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich interview, argue, imagine, and discover the hidden connections that make this idea so surprisingly powerful. And the sounds you hear are as new and startling as the ideas we explore.
It's technicolor radio.
Radiolab is produced by WNYC and distributed by NPR.
Catch up with the day's top stories during this energetic hour of news and conversation. Here and Now is an essential midday news magazine for those who want the latest news and expanded conversation on today's hot-button topics: public affairs, foreign policy, science and technology, the arts and more. The show's guest roster has included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam, director John Malkovich, the "Wall Street Journal's" John Harwood and actress Jane Fonda. The show is produced by WBUR/Boston.
Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.
Fresh Air is produced at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and broadcast nationally by NPR stations.
PRI's Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen from WNYC is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy - so let Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.
This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe. This American Life documents and describes contemporary America, but it is, quite literally, a new kind of radio storytelling.
In 1979, Diane Rehm took over as host of WAMU's mid-day program, Kaleidoscope, and in 1984, the name was changed to The Diane Rehm Show. In all the ensuing years, Diane has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times and is one of the most popular weekday shows on our RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News network of signals.