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In Your Ear Episode 24: Cadillac Sky, Hit & Run

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:18pm -- WCVE

We revisit an In Your Ear session with five talented players who had a short but sweet ride as a progressive band called Cadillac Sky. Organized in 2002 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by lead vocalist/songwriter Bryan Simpson, applying a Texas state of mind to the bluegrass template, the band turned intriguing tunes and solid musicianship, into a meteoric career.

WCVE Forum: Are We Meant to be Carnivores?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:06am -- WCVE

From Intelligence Squared U.S.: – According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren’t we meant to be carnivores?

Tips From Richard: Early Crocus and Daffodils

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:03pm -- WCVE

Following a brief warm spell in mid-February it’s not uncommon to see tender shoots of your crocus and daffodil bulbs popping up from under the mulch. Don’t be concerned; the leaves on these bulbs are quite hardy and will not be damaged by the cold temperatures that are still to come.

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

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.

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