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In Your Ear Episode 23: Kruger Brothers, Jonathan Byrd, Harris Brothers

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:43am -- WCVE

In this episode of In Your Ear, we share the work of three accomplished Carolina acts who have all been featured on this program before. First up, we revisit the two Swiss-born brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger and their bassist New Yorker Joel Landsberg. The trio was completely taken with American mountain music and would move to western North Carolina to be closer to it and to new friends like Deep Gap’s legendary Doc Watson.

Entomologists in Winter

WCVE producer Steve Clark queries entomologist Dr. Art Evans as to what entomologists do during the dead of winter.

Winter barking, or peeling bark from dead logs, often produces the larvae of beetles that are seldom collected as adults. Case in point, the larva of the callirhipid beetle (Zenoa picea) pictured above, photographed on New Year's Day at Belmead in Powhatan County.

Science Wednesday: Hawking

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:29am -- WCVE

This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he “wows” a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he throws a party for family and friends.

Creep Factor

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark take on a short list of uninvited insect guests that regularly find their way into our homes each winter, including camel crickets, multicolored Asian lady beetles, and brown marmorated stink bugs.

WCVE Forum: Environmental Debt

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:09am -- WCVE

From Climate One Radio – All eyes are on the Federal debt these days. But who is counting the environmental debt? Natural systems provide all sorts of economic benefits such as cleaning water and pollinating plants. Yet these assets are often not calculated on the financial balance sheet of a company. Nor are they part of our GDP. Who should pay the bill for the environmental cost of doing business? And how can we collect?

In Your Ear Episode 22: Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice and Paul Kowert

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:50am -- WCVE

We’ll spend our full hour with three gifted and creative young musicians who have established themselves as prominent players in the firmament of today’s Blu2grassers in Brooklyn community. Try to turn up the volume and turn down the distractions, and savor the tasteful musical gifts of guitarist Jordan Tice, acoustic bassist Paul Kowert and fiddler Brittany Haas.

In Your Ear Episode 21: THIEFS; Nu-Blu

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:11pm -- WCVE

In Your Ear presents some of the most striking and innovative sounds ever heard in Studio A from the New York based trio THIEFS. Not thieves…but THIEFS. As the group says, THIEFS is a grammatically incoherent jazz bastardization, and as you’ll hear, this acoustic/electronic amalgam is tough to put into words. With drums, bass, sax and vocals, THIEFS take us to places that are both noisy and dreamy. It’s quite a ride, so be prepared.

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