Open Mic

Ideas and opinions presented by WVTF and RADIO IQ to better serve our listeners. 

Merlin's Soul

Mar 21, 2013

For Christians, Easter sparks thoughts of resurrection and the human soul, but for Virginia veterinarian Douglass Hopkins it's a time to smile -- and to celebrate the souls of all living things.

Dear Old Mom

Mar 19, 2013

With Mother's Day on the way, many are wracking their brains -- trying to come up with just the right gift.  Charlottesville author Deborah Prum doesn't really care what she gets from her kids -- but she knows there's one gift she won't be giving them.

Love in the Late Afternoon

Mar 8, 2013

There are delightful surprises sprinkling the path to falling in love again at my age. I’ve always been something of a romantic, but in the last few decades that blissful trait has been buried under the weight of getting older, crushing some of the sense of delight and discovery necessary to maintain the magic.

In the past few years, I’d not even entertained the thought that fresh and adventurous romance was a possibility. I didn’t miss it because I didn’t expect it.

Forty Thorns, a Story of Survival.

Feb 25, 2013

We hear a lot of questions about today’s unsettled world.

A Cautionary Tale

Feb 25, 2013

I’m about to tell you a cautionary tale involving food, phones, fighting and fire. 

One evening while preparing dinner, I was on the phone arguing with my oldest son.  I don’t remember the subject, I just know I was right and he was wrong.  And, I told him so as I lay green beans on a metal steamer in a pot, forgot to add water, then placed the pan over high heat on the stovetop.

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