After 32 games into the 2016 season, Jay Burnham and Gregg Caserta take a look at the Squirrels’ progress so far. Kids from the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation visit the park. Jay heads to the Diamond to visit with Squirrels pitcher Tyler Rogers. In the “On The Road” segment, Jay is back in Altoona, PA to discover the origins of the Altoona Curve name.
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World-famous scientist Stephen Hawking sets a series of fun physical and mental challenges for three ordinary people. Can they think like a genius? This is a show where as you watch you realize you actually understand concepts that you never thought you would. In this mind-bending episode: Can three volunteers work out if time travel is possible?
Jay Burnham and Gregg Caserta discuss the recent 7 game road trip which showed some encouraging signs for the Squirrels’ offense and pitching. Squirrels pitcher Dan Slania joins Jay on the FSI field to demo some of his pitches. In the "On The Road’ segment, Jay gives us a look at the baseball park in Altoona, PA.
PBS Book View Now brings you BEA and BookCon May 12-14, 2016. BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. BookCon is an immersive experience that features panels, Q&A, autographing sessions, and interactive content marrying the published word with video, podcasts, and more.
Congratulations to Virginia high school senior Ahkei Togun, the 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Champion! The Tallwood High School senior won the Virginia Championship right here in our WCVE PBS studio, which was filmed in partnership with the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginia Education Association.
One of the world’s most remarkable actors brings a stirring detective series to an end as Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Henry V, Hamlet) plays his last season as Inspector Kurt Wallander, based on the novels of Henning Mankell. Masterpiece Mystery! charts the final exploits of the brooding Swede in three nail-biting concluding episodes, on Wallander, The Final Season, airing Sundays, May 8 - 22, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. ET on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.
George Cowart, Horticulture Manager, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, talks with Peggy about planting early, middle and late-blooming plants & dealing with cold-damage.
Doug Coleman, Biologist and Executive Director of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, speaks with John Thompson about native plants.
Biomechanical art naturally aligns itself with the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. It is an art form that seeks to combine elements of the machine with organics for a style of art that is visually surrealistic. Human bones, joints and extremities may be reimagined as metal gears and pneumatic pistons. A motorized camera lens often replaces the eye--a signature augmentation of the trans-human or cyborg.
Jay Burnham and Gregg Caserta discuss the unusual start to the season, particularly the 4 game series that saw the Squirrels as a road team at the Diamond. Gregg talks with new players as they adapt to new surroundings in a new market, coming fresh out of spring training. Wes McElroy heads out to the Diamond to visit with new Squirrels skipper, Miquel Ojeda.