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Tips From Richard: Prune Roses

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:06am -- WCVE

By late February, the new leaf buds are just starting to grow. When these small buds get at least 1/4 inch long that's the signal to begin pruning. Make pruning cuts on a slight angle and just above an outside bud. This will encourage the plant to open up and allow for good light and air movement. Bush roses can be cut back to 2 to 3 feet in height and climbers can be cut to 5 or 6 feet.

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

Science Wednesdays: Ireland’s Wild River

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:24am -- WCVE

The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river. It is both a barrier and highway — a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.

WCVE Forum: Should Snowden be Granted Clemency?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:17pm -- WCVE

From Intelligence Squared U.S.: – Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files—tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?

Crab Lice

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss crab lice and what the study of their evolution tells us about our own evolutionary history.

WCVE Forum: Women's Rights After the Arab Spring

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:54pm -- WCVE

From America Abroad: – The revolutions of the Arab Spring promised greater freedoms for the people of the Middle East. But while some freedoms have been gained, stability has been lost. In many cases, it's become more dangerous, especially for women.

Kimberly Adams reports from Cairo and Safouène Grira talks to women in Tunisia, who say violence against women and rape have become a daily concern.

In Your Ear Episode 26: Jae Sinnett Trio

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:20am -- WCVE

Enjoy top-drawer Virginia-based jazz courtesy of the Jae Sinnett Trio, led by Tidewater-based percussionist and music educator Jae Sinnett who also hosts a popular radio show himself. Jae is joined by one of a prominent fraternity of VCU Jazz graduates under professor Doug Richards…that would be bassist Terry Burrell. And on piano, a 27-year-old Virginia Beach native who has caught the attention of some of the music industry’s most prominent figures, including Quincy Jones.

In Your Ear Episode 24: Cadillac Sky, Hit & Run

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:18pm -- WCVE

We revisit an In Your Ear session with five talented players who had a short but sweet ride as a progressive band called Cadillac Sky. Organized in 2002 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by lead vocalist/songwriter Bryan Simpson, applying a Texas state of mind to the bluegrass template, the band turned intriguing tunes and solid musicianship, into a meteoric career.

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