Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci.
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Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark review plan’s for the summer that include the development of a new lab section for Art’s course at Randolph-Macon College in the fall.
Photo: Ticks, lice, fleas, and flies of all sorts will be among the medically important arthropods collected over the summer for students to examine in the fall.
Flying Squirrels broadcaster Jon Laaser is joined by Wes McElroy and Jay Burnham for the first installment of Season 4 of FSI. Todd “Parney” Parnell is in-studio to share his thoughts with Jon as to why he thinks this will be the best season yet for the Squirrels. We also get a tour of some of the new features out at the Diamond. We’ll also learn more about some of the new staff members for the Squirrels.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss how some flowering plants have evolved to depend on the pollination services of select beetles.
MASTERPIECE: Downton Abbey will return for a 6th (hurray!) and final (boo!) season in January 2016. The series has enjoyed massive success over the past five seasons, and season six is sure to be the biggest yet.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark follow up on Art's recent trip to Indiana to bring back several hundred species of beetles back to Richmond, Virginia.
Season 15 gets underway with all new segments and in-studio guests. Host Amy Williams talks with Todd Ellis about the fine art of Bonsai. Co-host Peggy Singlemann learns proper pruning techniques with Arborists from the City of Richmond. John Thompson with Virginia Cooperative Extension presents Common Milkweed as the Plant of the Month and Peggy Singlemann's Tip from Maymont is about Seeds and Sets for vegetable gardening.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss Art's journey to Liberty, Indiana to pick up a synoptic set of identified beetles from his friend and colleague at Miami University, Dave Russell.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the emergence of spring insects indoors and out.
Photo: Only a few millimeters long, this bright red soft winged flower beetle, Anthocomus equestris (Coleoptera: Melyridae) is quite conspicuous in homes as it walks across walls and windows.