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Tips From Richard: Fall Leaf Uses

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:45am -- WCVE

Use as many of the fallen leaves as possible. Shredded, they make an excellent mulch for landscape beds. Contained and allowed to compost, they will produce a wonderful soil additive for next summer’s garden. If you’re down to just a few, mulch them on the lawn with the mower to increase the organic matter content of your soil.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Labours of Hercules

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:08am -- WCVE

In the penultimate film Poirot falls into a deep depression, after his egotism plays a part in the murder of a society girl. It is the desperate plea of a lonely chauffeur (Tom Austen) to find his missing soul mate, which eventually motivates Poirot to get back to work. His quest takes him to the Swiss Alps where he stumbles on clues, which may lead to a very personal showdown.

Watch Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Labours of Hercules November 20 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Virginia Currents: War Veterans Portrait Project; WCVE at 50

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:31am -- WCVE

Photographer Mark Mitchell and his assistant Caroline Martin record the stories of war veterans for a portrait project called “When We Were Young.” Having served during WWII and the Korean wars, these veterans share stories that reflect times of bravery, tragedy, dedication, duty, solidarity, and even humor. The Virginia Currents crew left the photo/interview session touched by the moving accounts of these humble and proud war veterans.

Unwelcome Vistors

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note that fall is the time of year when brown marmorated stink bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles begin to gather on the eastern and southern exposures of buildings in search of a warm, dry place to spend the winter.

Charlottesville Inside-Out: November Programs

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:41pm -- WCVE

Each episode of Charlottesville Inside-Out features two in-depth conversations that are hosted by Terri Allard, a native daughter of the region. Terri chats with area artists, authors, musicians, business leaders, government officials, educators, athletes and coaches, non-profit directors, regular folks, and community event organizers to highlight what's innovative, unique and wonderful about the C'ville area.

Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign That Changed It All

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:46am -- WCVE

Three year old Monique Corzilius counts to ten, pulling petals off of a daisy. A voice from mission control then counts down as the camera zooms into Monique’s dark pupil. An atomic blast and ensuing mushroom cloud consumes the TV screen as President Lyndon Johnson’s voice proclaim’s “We must either love each other, or we must die.” This political ad, “Peace Little Girl,” aired only once or twice during the 1964 presidential campaign between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, but ushered in a new era of the television attack ad.

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