The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long and continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Three episodes tell the story of seven of history’s most important scientists as they seek to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.
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88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark shares photos of his latest backyard discoveries, a tiger bee fly and miner bee, with entomologist Dr. Art Evans.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about the largest dung-rolling beetle in eastern North America and its preference for things other than dung.
Host Amy Williams visits with Foxie Morgan at Pharsalia, in Nelson County, an antebellum farm that is now a Cut Flower Operation and event destination. Horticulturist and Floral Designer David Pippin joins Amy in the studio to talk about arranging flowers.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note recent major changes in North American cicada taxonomy and comment on its implications on our understanding of our cicada fauna.
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.
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.
Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the perspective of space, this two-hour special uses mind-boggling data and CGI to disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.