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Angel Limb

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Angel Limb started her public broadcasting career in 1988 as the receptionist at WEDU Public Television in Tampa, Florida, her hometown. With degrees in Art History and African-American Studies from VCU, she came to WCVE Public Radio in 2003 as the writer and announcer of Artsline, WCVE’s daily arts and cultural events broadcast. Besides Artsline, Angel writes reviews for books she likes for

A confessed bookaholic, Angel created the “Book Angel” persona who distributes free, age-appropriate books to children and young adults at select WCVE events.

​When not working, Angel enjoys Scrabble, walking, reading, literacy projects, international film and travel. She completed her life goal to set foot on each of the 7 continents in March, 2009 in Vung Tau, Vietnam. With 56 countries under her belt, Angel’s next goal is 100 countries visited by age 75.

Articles by Angel Limb

Sit. Stay. Read. Plumdog is Plum Fun

In 2012, Emma Chichester Clark began chronicling the life of her dog in the Plumdog Blog, an illustrated, often cheeky diary in the voice of Plum, her black “…whoosell, a whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle.” Plumdog, Clark’s 2015 book, captures all the fun of the blog and is a delight for dog lovers with its engaging illustrations and text that describes a year in the life of London’s busiest, funniest and most world-wise dog.

Two Children’s Books to Enjoy and Share

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, written by Elaine Ann Allen and illustrated by Kelli Nash, is an age-appropriate and fun way to introduce young children to the marvels of the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife, infrastructure and history. With the curious Olly the Oyster who is looking for adventure, children discover that following the current leads to many wonders big and small. With interactions with Mr. Snail, Mrs. Blue Crab and others, Olly learns about the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem in language that is informative and friendly.

Papyrus: Building Block of Ancient Egypt, Protector of Modern Waters

Author and ecologist John Gaudet’s 2014 book Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World - From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars reads like a lecture from my favorite college professor.  Papyrus is well-researched, meticulously documented and interspersed with color photos, maps and diagrams that bring a holistic, understandable and ardent voice to an environmentally-timely subject.

Lone Astronaut Battles the Red Planet

ARES 3 astronaut/mechanical enginer/botanist Mark Watney needs a break. Waking on Mars alone and covered in sand from strong winds that drove a broken airborne antenna through his spacesuit and into his body, every second is critical to his survival. Watney’s injury occurred while trying to reach the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) to leave Mars as NASA had aborted the 6-member mission due to the possibility of wind damage to the MAV.

Life is Challenging but Good in One Blink at a Time

ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, was a frequent subject in the news over the past few months. Via 2014’s “Ice Bucket Challenge” wherein individuals got doused with icy water or donated $100 to avoid a dousing, awareness of the neurodegenerative, wasting disease with no cure was heightened. As of August 2014, $15 million was raised for ALS – $14 million more than was raised in 2013.