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Creatures of Light

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:02pm -- WCVE

On a summer’s night, there’s nothing more magic than watching the soft glow of fireflies switching on and off. Fireflies seem special because so few other life forms on land can light up the night.

But in the dark depths of the oceans, it’s a different story: nearly 90% of all species shine from within. Whether it’s to scare off predators, fish for prey or lure a mate, the language of light is everywhere in the ocean depths, and scientists are finally starting to decode it.

Blue Strawberries and Rainbow-Colored Roses: Buyer Beware

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:00pm -- WCVE

During the winter months, I am actively collecting the seeds of what I want to grow in my warm-season fruit and vegetable garden. Collecting those seeds often means going online multiple times each week to hunt for interesting seed varieties to try out - especially tomatoes. Last winter for example, I purchased 4 varieties of tomato seeds--Moscow VR, Russian Black Krim, Medovyi Spas, and Manitoba--and was very pleased with the resulting harvest.

Great Performances at the Met: Il Trovatore

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:16am -- WCVE

Verdi’s dramatic and tuneful favorite Il Trovatore kicks off the new season of Great Performances at the Met.

Soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the Gypsy troubadour. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, Yonghoon Lee is Manrico, Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the Gypsy Azucena, and Štefan Kocán is Ferrando. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar's Goya-inspired production.

Mercy Street Episode 1: The New Nurse

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 9:52am -- WCVE

New England nurse Mary Phinney navigates her first day in Mansion House, a hotel turned Union hospital in an occupied Southern town. Mansion House owner James Sr. struggles to preserve the family fortune as daughter Emma secretly searches for her beau.

Watch Mercy Street: The New Nurse January 17 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Hamlet Premieres January 14 on WCVE PBS

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:49am -- WCVE

From Quill Theatre – Quill Theatre explores Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, takes on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his character’s nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to an ancient throne.

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