Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots” takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.
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Host Amy Williams visits with Susan Viemeister at a private garden in Nelson County to learn how design decisions affect garden maintenance. Co-host Peggy Singlemann talks about protecting watersheds with Ann Jurczyk from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Fluvanna County Extension Agent John Thompson presents Joe-pye Weed, Eutrochium, as the Plant of the Month.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss an upcoming study that finds monarchs on the East Coast are not in decline.
Download (PDF) a list of nectar plants that are attractive to adult monarchs.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark examine these fascinating and leggy animals that often make their way into our homes.
Relief Pitcher Tyler Mizenko is in the FSI studio to talk about his transition from college ball to AA MLB this past April with Jay Burnham. Tyler will also join Jay on the FSI Field to demonstrate his pick-off moves to keep runners on base.
There are a few hotly contested races for seats in the Virginia legislature this year, including the race to succeed Senator John Watkins in the 10th Senate District, covering Richmond, Chesterfield and Powhatan. This is an open seat as Senator Watkins will retire after serving in the legislature for 33 years. This race could determine the balance of power in the Virginia Senate. Whoever is elected to this seat will be making significant decisions impacting children and families in this district, and across Virginia.
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long and continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Three episodes tell the story of seven of history’s most important scientists as they seek to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.
88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark shares photos of his latest backyard discoveries, a tiger bee fly and miner bee, with entomologist Dr. Art Evans.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about the largest dung-rolling beetle in eastern North America and its preference for things other than dung.
Host Amy Williams visits with Foxie Morgan at Pharsalia, in Nelson County, an antebellum farm that is now a Cut Flower Operation and event destination. Horticulturist and Floral Designer David Pippin joins Amy in the studio to talk about arranging flowers.