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.
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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.
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.
The first episode of the 24th season of Virginia Currents features recently retired NFL player, Michael Robinson. He joined the Virginia Currents crew at his alma mater, Varina High School, to talk about the importance of giving back to the community that gave him his start.
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.
Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District answered questions at a forum held in Goochland on October 23rd. The forum was sponsored by the Goochland County Chamber of Commerce.
The final Virginia Home Grown of the season is upon us. Amy explores a test garden of re-blooming Iris flowers at the Goochland campus of Reynolds Community College. Peggy tours a private home and garden that was created entirely by using Japanese design elements. The Tip from Maymont explains how to collect seed from straight species or native plants in your garden.
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.