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Rove Beetles

Dr. Art Evans entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss very “unbeetlelike” beetles known as rove beetles.

Photo below: Pictured rove beetle, Thinopinus pictus, from Morro Bay, California. © 2012, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved

Tips From Richard: Fertilize Outdoor Container Plants

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:11am -- WCVE

Whether you’re growing annuals, perennials or vegetables in your containers, they should be fertilized about once a month with a general purpose water soluble fertilizer. For less frequent applications, try one of the slow release pelletized fertilizers specifically designed for container plants.

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

Science Wednesday: At the Edge of Space

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:36am -- WCVE

Between the blue sky above us and the infinite blackness of space lies a frontier full of enigmas that scientists have only just begun to investigate. “At the Edge of Space” takes viewers on a spectacular exploration to probe the earth-space boundary zone, home to some of nature’s most puzzling and alluring phenomena: the shimmering aurora, streaking meteors, and fleeting flashes that shoot upwards from thunderclouds, known as sprites.

Carreras Jewelers Holding Fundraiser for Community Idea Stations

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:43pm -- WCVE

How can a jewelry appraisal help out your public broadcasting stations? It’s easy! All you need to do is visit our friends at Carreras Jewelers. Carreras is hosting a verbal jewelry appraisal event on behalf of the Community Idea Stations. Simply bring in up to 5 pieces of jewelry between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, Thursday June 19, or Friday, June 20th for a verbal jewelry appraisal.

Masterpiece: Mystery! “The Escape Artist”

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:09am -- WCVE

David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) stars as a brilliant defense lawyer with a storybook family and a potent nickname, “The Escape Artist,” for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. But then he gets a trial that changes his life forever. Written by David Wolstencroft (“Spooks”), this gripping legal thriller costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.

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