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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.

In Your Ear Episode 20: Atlantic Chamber Ensemble; Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:57am -- WCVE

Rather than release yet another new album in 2012 , musical innovator and provocateur Beck Hanson decided to release only the sheet music in an elaborate and elegant package called The Song Reader, where he basically said if you want to hear this, you have to play it yourself.

Science Wednesday: Meet the Coywolf

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:33am -- WCVE

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere.

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