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Tips From Richard: Caring for Seasonal Gift Plants

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:56pm -- WCVE

Prepare your seasonal gift plants to be long lasting house plants. Most gift plants come with a decorative foil wrapped around the container. Now’s the time to either remove the foil or make holes in the base to allow moisture to run through the pot. As you put your decorations away, find a good location to continue growing your new plants.

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

American Voices With Renée Fleming

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:12am -- WCVE

Conceived and hosted by renowned American singer Renée Fleming, American Voices is the groundbreaking festival of performances, master sessions and symposia convened in November 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, bringing together vocal masters, industry titans and emerging artists to celebrate the artistry, technique and challenges of professional singing.

Battling Beetles

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss Doug Emlen’s new book, “Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle,” that, among other topics, examines the costs and benefits of being a well-armed beetle.

To find out more about the book, visit animalweapons.com. Learn more about Emlen’s research here.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:16am -- WCVE

Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert are underway, creating inconvenience for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. Two unmarried patients are dispatched to York Lodge, a badly managed home for pregnant women. Chummy takes over running the facility after an outbreak of chicken pox there. Dr. Turner treats a destitute older couple, former residents of a mental hospital closed under the mental health reforms. As residents of Nonnatus welcome the new year, the question on everyone’s mind is, what will 1960 bring?

“a spider and a fly”

Dr. Art Evans, Entomologist, points out that “What’s Bugging You” often is one of those intersections where science meets the arts. During a lull in a recent recording session, producer Steve Clark pulled out his dog-eared copy of “archy and mehitabel” and read a little story to Art that makes the point.

In this episode Art and Steve flip roles to present a narration of “a spider and a fly” by Don Marquis.

In Your Ear Episode 33: Warren Hood Acoustic Trio

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:11pm -- WCVE

His name is Warren Hood, born and raised in the all-American music town of Austin, Texas, son of a prominent bandleader and a product of that potent mix of influences. Enjoy a full hour with the Warren Hood Acoustic Trio, featuring Warren on fiddle and vocals, his cousin Marshall Hood on guitar and vocals, and lifelong pal Willie Pipkin, also on guitar.

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