We have a desire to go into space to find out what’s on other worlds and to learn more about dangers such as Cosmic radiation. Nine University of Virginia students have teamed up with NASA to send a cosmic ray experiment 23 miles into space on a giant high-altitude balloon to determine how much radiation is too much. The students have been working on the project for 2 years and the NASA balloon with payload will launch any day now.
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Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic new PBS series beginning October 14th at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS. The six part series, The Brain with David Eagleman, tells the story of the inner workings of the brain and takes us on a visually spectacular journey into why we feel and think the things we do.
As we approach elections and another Virginia General Assembly session, you are invited to join The Community Idea Stations, as part of the studio audience, for the first annual WCVE News Virginia Political Preview.
Host Amy Williams travels to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to talk with Peggy Cornett about late-blooming annuals. John Wise from Reynolds Community College presents the Plant of the Month: Cryptomeria japonica. Co-host Peggy Singlemann visits a private butterfly garden and nursery cultivated by Master Naturalist Linda McBride.
Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the 9-part series explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics and passion.
Watch Masterpiece: Indian Summers Part 1 September 27 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.
Join a town hall meeting to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour co-anchor, moderates.
Watch America After Charleston September 21 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.
Researchers at UVA say some football collisions are like a car crash. 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.
Richard Kent, a Biomechanical Engineer at the University of Virginia, and his colleagues are experts in protecting the body. Their lab is examining everything in football protective gear, head to toe. Better helmets have reduced concussions 35% in two years, but Kent says that is not enough.
Jay Burnham and Wes McElroy discuss Squirrels players contributing at the Major League level. SquirrelsVice President & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell visits the FSI studio field.
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part, four-hour film examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.
Watch In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali September 8 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.