World-renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers stopped by the 88.9 WCVE studios today and I had the pleasure of talking with her during Classical Music. She’s in town presenting the Virginia premiere of Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto with the Richmond Symphony. We talked a bit about the music, her career and her new Guarneri violin.
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Celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with Celtic Woman as they offer enchanting re-imagined versions of fan favorites from their treasure chest of Celtic songs. This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind interactive concert showcases the group’s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with a group of world-class musicians, an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.
From Climate One Radio: – We explore how mountains and forests are being impacted by climate change and, in turn, affecting our health. An economist and a doctor connect a rise in Dengue fever and a rise in the temperature of the Earth. A corporate consultant and an environmental advocate explain how planting trees is good for business. And a professional snowboarder says the demise of ski slopes is motivating skiers to launch into action on climate volatility.
By late February, the new leaf buds are just starting to grow. When these small buds get at least 1/4 inch long that's the signal to begin pruning. Make pruning cuts on a slight angle and just above an outside bud. This will encourage the plant to open up and allow for good light and air movement. Bush roses can be cut back to 2 to 3 feet in height and climbers can be cut to 5 or 6 feet.
Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river. It is both a barrier and highway — a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.
From Intelligence Squared U.S.: – Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files—tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss crab lice and what the study of their evolution tells us about our own evolutionary history.
From America Abroad: – The revolutions of the Arab Spring promised greater freedoms for the people of the Middle East. But while some freedoms have been gained, stability has been lost. In many cases, it's become more dangerous, especially for women.
Kimberly Adams reports from Cairo and Safouène Grira talks to women in Tunisia, who say violence against women and rape have become a daily concern.