Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for 3-27-17: The Virginia Household Water Quality Program Helps Citizens Know Their Water Better

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode for the week of March 27, 2017, is “Water from Wells, Springs, and Cisterns Gets a Check-up through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program.”  The 4 min./22 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/03/episode-361-3-27-17-water-from-wells.html, introduces a Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension program that provides household well-, spring-, and cistern-testing; interpretation of results; and water-management information for Virginia citizens.

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A box of household water-sampling kits awaits pick-up by citizen participants at the March 20, 2017, kickoff for Virginia Household Water Quality’s clinic for the Montgomery County.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 3-20-17: Exploring the Smith River

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of March 20, 2017, is “Who Were Smith and Philpott and What Do They Have to Do with Virginia Water?”   The 4 min./29 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/03/episode-360-3-20-17-who-were-smith-and.html, traces some hydrological and historical connections of southern Virginia’s Smith River, including the connection to a legendary speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.

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The Smith River just downstream of the Philpott Dam and Reservoir on the border of Franklin and Henry counties, Va., January 16, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 3-13-17: Scenes from a Virginia General Assembly Subcommittee

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of March 13, 2017, is “Subcommittees Are Where Many Proposed Virginia Laws Start to Float or Sink.”   The 4 min./18 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/03/episode-359-3-13-17-subcommittees-are.html, examines the role of subcommittees in the Virginia General Assembly, with an sample discussion of a 2017 bill on disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 3-6-17: Do the Drill for Tornado Preparedness

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of March 6, 2017, is “Tornado Preparedness and Virginia’s Statewide Tornado Drill.”   The 4 min./13 sec. episode is available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/03/episode-358-3-6-17-tornado-preparedness.html.  Virginia’s statewide tornado drill is March 21, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 2-27-17: Eastern Spadefoot

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of February 27, 2017, is “The Eastern Spadefoot’s Underground Digs Make This Amphibian a Virginia Scientific Challenge.”   The 3 min./49 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/02/episode-357-2-27-17-eastern-spadefoots.html, focuses on a burrowing amphibian whose secretive habits make its Virginia distribution relatively unknown and the object of a 2017 project.

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Poster from Jason Gibson (Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, Va.) and Travis Anthony (J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Va.) promoting their project to learn more about the Eastern Spadefoot in Virginia. Accessed at the Virginia Master Naturalists Web site, http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/home/in-search-of-spadefoots, on 2/27/17.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 2-20-17: Plunging In for Special Olympics

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of February 20, 2017, is “Polar Plunges for Special Olympics.”   The 3 min./15 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/02/episode-356-2-20-17-polar-plunges-for.html, updates a 2012 episode on the annual winter-water dives happening across Virginia and the country to raise money for Special Olympics.

The Virginia Special Olympics Polar Plunges® in 2017 are as follows:
February 4, Virginia Beach;
February 18, Radford;
February 25, Dumfries (Prince William County);
February 25, Richmond; and
March 11, Charlottesville.
Information about these events is available online at polarplunge.com.

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New River at Dudley’s Landing, Bisset Park in Radford, Va., prior to the Special Olympics Polar Plunge on February 18, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 2-13-17: Shenandoah Valley Roots of the Famous Railsplitter

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of February 13, 2017, is “Abraham Lincoln’s Roots along Waters of the Shenandoah Valley.”   The 3 min./58 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/02/episode-355-2-13-17-abraham-lincolns.html, commemorates the 16th president’s birthday (February 12, 1809) by exploring the Lincoln family history on Linville Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Shenandoah River in Rockingham County, Va.  The episode features “Valley” by the Harrisonburg, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!