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The New Boom: NPR’s Millennials Series

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:48pm -- WCVE

By 2030, the generation known as Millennials -- people who are now between the ages of 18 and 33 -- will outnumber Baby Boomers. Currently there are just as many Millennials as Boomers, and they're making some huge changes in our economy, communication tools, culture and politics. In a month-long series, NPR examines the Millennials’ influence at present and in the future in a multi-platform series directed by the youngest people on NPR’s staff.

Tips From Richard: Plant Fall Bulbs

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:52pm -- WCVE

Daffodils, crocus and tulips are among the most popular bulbs to plant in early October. Since all three of these have different size bulbs, the rule of thumb is to plant bulbs three times deeper than the height of the bulb. Bulbs planted in early fall have time to set roots and get acclimated before going through their cold dormant period of winter. 

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

True Katydid

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the natural history of the true katydid and how its call suggested the name for an entire group of leafy green insects.

Inspector Lewis Season 7

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:52am -- WCVE

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the beloved Inspector Lewis series. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life until he’s asked to team up with his old colleague again. With their partnership renewed under altered circumstances, the duo continues to solve crime in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.

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.