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Virginia Currents: War Veterans Portrait Project; WCVE at 50

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:31am -- WCVE

Photographer Mark Mitchell and his assistant Caroline Martin record the stories of war veterans for a portrait project called “When We Were Young.” Having served during WWII and the Korean wars, these veterans share stories that reflect times of bravery, tragedy, dedication, duty, solidarity, and even humor. The Virginia Currents crew left the photo/interview session touched by the moving accounts of these humble and proud war veterans.

Unwelcome Vistors

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark note that fall is the time of year when brown marmorated stink bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles begin to gather on the eastern and southern exposures of buildings in search of a warm, dry place to spend the winter.

Charlottesville Inside-Out: November Programs

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:41pm -- WCVE

Each episode of Charlottesville Inside-Out features two in-depth conversations that are hosted by Terri Allard, a native daughter of the region. Terri chats with area artists, authors, musicians, business leaders, government officials, educators, athletes and coaches, non-profit directors, regular folks, and community event organizers to highlight what's innovative, unique and wonderful about the C'ville area.

Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign That Changed It All

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:46am -- WCVE

Three year old Monique Corzilius counts to ten, pulling petals off of a daisy. A voice from mission control then counts down as the camera zooms into Monique’s dark pupil. An atomic blast and ensuing mushroom cloud consumes the TV screen as President Lyndon Johnson’s voice proclaim’s “We must either love each other, or we must die.” This political ad, “Peace Little Girl,” aired only once or twice during the 1964 presidential campaign between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, but ushered in a new era of the television attack ad.

Tips From Richard: Cover Crops

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:28am -- WCVE

Plant a cover crop in your vegetable garden. Once you finished with your garden for the fall, a light seeding of winter rye or crimson clover will help protect your soil through the winter. Cover crops not only prevent soil erosion, but they also make the garden an attractive part of the landscape until you’re ready to till it into the soil in late winter.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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