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In Your Ear Episode 28: Robbin Thompson Band

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:51pm -- WCVE

Richmond’s venerable Robbin Thompson Band has made its mark over its more than three decades making music together, but what if we brought them together for the first time to do some of their choice tunes without the big amps and drum kits of a normal stage appearance? For the next hour, you’ll hear the result of that notion as JAMinc presents the Robbin Thompson Band--unplugged--and recorded live in Studio A. 

In Your Ear Episode 27: Missy Raines & the New Hip; Jim Hurst

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:14pm -- WCVE

The two made music together on the road and in the studio with Claire Lynch and as a duo, but Missy Raines and Jim Hurst have since followed their own paths, leading to separate but back to back appearances at our In Your Ear studio concert series. We bring you highlights from both performances. Missy Raines and her progressive acoustic band, the New Hip and guitar virtuoso and balladeer Jim Hurst share the next hour of In Your Ear.

Curtain: Poirot’s Final Case

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:48am -- WCVE

An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer from claiming more victims.

Watch Agatha Christie's Poirot “Curtain: Poirot’s Final Case” November 27 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:44am -- WCVE

This special celebrates “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes the 17th recipient of the humor prize.

Watch Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize November 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Tips From Richard: Fall Leaf Uses

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:45am -- WCVE

Use as many of the fallen leaves as possible. Shredded, they make an excellent mulch for landscape beds. Contained and allowed to compost, they will produce a wonderful soil additive for next summer’s garden. If you’re down to just a few, mulch them on the lawn with the mower to increase the organic matter content of your soil.

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

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Labours of Hercules

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:08am -- WCVE

In the penultimate film Poirot falls into a deep depression, after his egotism plays a part in the murder of a society girl. It is the desperate plea of a lonely chauffeur (Tom Austen) to find his missing soul mate, which eventually motivates Poirot to get back to work. His quest takes him to the Swiss Alps where he stumbles on clues, which may lead to a very personal showdown.

Watch Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Labours of Hercules November 20 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

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.