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Tips From Richard: Compost Your Leaves

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:04pm -- WCVE

As leaves start to fall, consider using them as mulch or starting a compost pile. Leaves are the natural mulch that blankets the ground in our forests insulating tree roots and preventing erosion. However, if contained and allowed to decompose, they produce a wonderful soil amendment called compost. 

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

America After Ferguson

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:56pm -- WCVE

Gwen Ifill, PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor, and moderator and managing editor of Washington Week, will moderate America After Ferguson, a town hall meeting that will explore the many issues that have been brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Watch America After Ferguson Friday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.

Coming Up On Charlottesville Inside-Out

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:45am -- WCVE

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.

Tips From Richard: Fall Fertilizer Application

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:22am -- WCVE

Make your first application of fall fertilizer on fescue lawns. In central Virginia, most turf experts agree that one secret to a healthy lawn is to make two or three applications of slow release nitrogen between the end of August and the first of December.

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

Miss Marple Season 7: A Caribbean Mystery

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:10am -- WCVE

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) returns as spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” series.

While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. With the help of a curmudgeonly business tycoon, Miss Marple unravels a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving her to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (God on Trial) guest stars.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:27pm -- WCVE

Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History September 14 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.