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Aww Shucks… Oysters in Virginia

In Virginia, oysters have influenced our history, our industry, our culture and, of course, our eating habits.  When Captain John Smith sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, he said oysters were …

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Wii-habilitation

A Nintendo game is a hot new exercise video for seniors.  Nancy King visits with some “Wii Bowlers” and recreation therapists Susan Lynch and Cathy Roy (Longwood University). Meanwhile, researchers …

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Replay: Remarkable Trees—and Birds—of Virginia

Despite what many people believe, fall leaf color in Virginia is remarkably consistent every year. Dendrologist John Seiler (Virginia Tech) has been studying fall leaf color for decades. Also: biologist …

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Going Green and Staying in the Black

Batten Institute Director Mike Lenox (University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) and internationally-renowned ethicist Ed Freeman (Batten Institute) engage in a lively discussion about the corporate world’s recent and …

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The Secret Life of Bees

Air pollution is destroying the fragrance of flowers, scents that act as trails that pollinating insects follow to their source. Jose Fuentes (University of Virginia) says this could explain why …

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Aw, Shucks… Oysters in Virginia

In Virginia, oysters have influenced our history, our industry, our culture and, of course, our eating habits.  When Captain John Smith sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, he said oysters were …

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Climate Change in the Garden

Whether or not you believe in global warming, the past 20 years in Virginia have been getting noticeably hotter and drier. Internationally acclaimed horticulturist Ian Robertson (Piedmont Virginia CC) pays careful attention …

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Replay: “Ewwww… Bed Bugs!”

They’re baaaaack! Liberal use of DDT and other pesticides virtually eliminated bedbugs in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s, but international travel has brought these unwanted passengers back into …

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“Ewwww… Bed Bugs!”

They’re baaaaack! Liberal use of DDT and other pesticides virtually eliminated bedbugs in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s, but international travel has brought these unwanted passengers back into …

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Replay: Mass Extinctions

When it comes to mass extinctions, dinosaurs get all the press. But there were actually five mass extinctions of life in earth’s history and the one that wiped out tyrannosaurus …

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Mass Extinction

When it comes to mass extinctions, dinosaurs get all the press. But there were actually five mass extinctions of life in earth’s history and the one that wiped out tyrannosaurus …

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Replay: Mr. Black Sheep Has No Wool

For Virginia sheep farmers, wool has become a nuisance. A worldwide glut of the fiber has left them spending more money to shear their flocks than they’ll earn from selling …