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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.

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.

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