After 32 games into the 2016 season, Jay Burnham and Gregg Caserta take a look at the Squirrels’ progress so far. Kids from the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation visit the park. Jay heads to the Diamond to visit with Squirrels pitcher Tyler Rogers. In the “On The Road” segment, Jay is back in Altoona, PA to discover the origins of the Altoona Curve name.
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Jay Burnham and Gregg Caserta discuss the recent 7 game road trip which showed some encouraging signs for the Squirrels’ offense and pitching. Squirrels pitcher Dan Slania joins Jay on the FSI field to demo some of his pitches. In the "On The Road’ segment, Jay gives us a look at the baseball park in Altoona, PA.
Congratulations to Virginia high school senior Ahkei Togun, the 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Champion! The Tallwood High School senior won the Virginia Championship right here in our WCVE PBS studio, which was filmed in partnership with the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginia Education Association.
George Cowart, Horticulture Manager, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, talks with Peggy about planting early, middle and late-blooming plants & dealing with cold-damage.
Doug Coleman, Biologist and Executive Director of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, speaks with John Thompson about native plants.
Biomechanical art naturally aligns itself with the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. It is an art form that seeks to combine elements of the machine with organics for a style of art that is visually surrealistic. Human bones, joints and extremities may be reimagined as metal gears and pneumatic pistons. A motorized camera lens often replaces the eye--a signature augmentation of the trans-human or cyborg.
Jay Burnham and Gregg Caserta discuss the unusual start to the season, particularly the 4 game series that saw the Squirrels as a road team at the Diamond. Gregg talks with new players as they adapt to new surroundings in a new market, coming fresh out of spring training. Wes McElroy heads out to the Diamond to visit with new Squirrels skipper, Miquel Ojeda.
On April 2, 2016 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. sat down in front of a Richmond, Virginia audience of 4,500 with Richmond’s native son and two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson for a discussion and discovery of the family legacy and influences that have made Wilson the man he is today.
Seen through nostalgic eyes, everything about the past was better. The world made more sense then; they were innocent times. Doesn’t matter that those assumptions are always off the mark – if you believe something is true, well, it makes it easier to fool yourself.