88.9 WCVE Richmond Public Radio has announced that political reporter Craig Carper will be its new News Director. Craig has served as WCVE’s Capitol Correspondent since 2009, during which he filed reports for daily newscasts, created in-depth feature stories during General Assembly sessions and at other times, and produced full-length forum programs that addressed political issues and community interests. Carper was also the host of the Capitol Events television news series broadcast during the General Assembly on WCVE PBS.
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Congratulations to Jay Burnham, the new voice of the Richmond Flying Squirrels! The show also welcomes Channing Poole, the new Flying Squirrels broadcasting partner! Poole is the voice of the UVA Baseball team. Wes McElroy has a conversation with Poole about the recent National College World Series Championship and the calling of the Flying Squirrels games for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark review some photographs that Art made on a recent outing.
Flying Squirrels broadcaster Jon Laaser, Wes McElroy and Jay Burnham discuss the Squirrels’ continuing surge to the top. Flying Squirrels Pitcher Derek Law (James Limousine Luxury Player of the Week) joins Wes on the FSI field to talk about his road to recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark investigate leaf damage caused by the larvae of hibiscus sawflies in Steve’s garden.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans shares a recent experience involving yellowjackets with 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clarke.
Host Amy Williams tours a private garden in Richmond with Landscape Designer Vic Calaman, Jr. and learns about the benefits of using a professional to plan a garden. Co-host Peggy Singlemann talks in-studio with Karen Kester about insect pollinators and tours a private garden in Henrico County. The Plant of the Month is Black Cohosh presented by Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark note the challenges of insect identification and offer up a few tips when trying to identify unfamiliar species.
Thank You for 19 Great Years
Wayne Farrar has been with 88.9 WCVE since 1996 and has been our News Director and the local anchor of NPR’s Morning Edition since 1997. Wayne will retire on June 30th, and we wish him the best in this new stage of his life.
Flying Squirrels broadcaster Jon Laaser, Wes McElroy and Jay Burnham recap the Squirrels’ recent long road trip. Some of the players reminisce about when they were drafted. Richmond Flying Squirrels 1st baseman, Ricky Oropesa is in the spotlight, being recognized as the Eastern League Player of the Month for May 2015.