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.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1963, the Royal National Theatre has provided lucky London residents and visitors with some the most thrilling productions in contemporary theater and served as an influential wellspring of talent and creativity, breathing new life into theater classics as well as launching new plays, playwrights, directors and stars on an international stage.
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.