Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for 11-20-17: Water’s on the Table for Thanksgiving

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of November 20, 2017, is “Thanks for the Water – Thanksgiving 2017 Edition.”  The 3 min./6 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/11/episode-395-11-20-17-thanks-for-water.html, features 14 guest voices naming aspects of water for which they’re thankful, ranging from paddling to photosynthesis.  The episode includes music by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg and by the Blacksburg/Roanoke-based band No Strings Attached.

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A sign of local residents’ thanks for water on hot summer days: a rope swing on the Staunton River at Long Island Park in Campbell County, Va., June 15, 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 Veterans Day 2017: The U.S. Army

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of November 13, 2017, is “For Veterans Day 2017 – The U.S. Army and Its Wide-ranging Water Connections.”  The 4 min./31 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/11/episode-394-11-13-17-for-veterans-day.html, is the latest in a series of annual episodes on the military services in honor of Veterans Day.

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 11-6-17: The Flu and Water

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of November 6, 2017, is “The Flu and Water.”  The 4 min./43 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/11/episode-393-11-6-17-flu-and-water.html,  examines three connections between water and this annual deliverer of fevers, body aches, and other symptoms.

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Centers for Disease Control and Protection weekly map of flu activity, as of 10/28/17. Map accessed online at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm, 11/6/17.

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 10-30-17: Water and the Human Circulatory System

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of October 30, 2017, is “Water’s at the Heart of Blood.”  The 3 min./58 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/10/episode-392-10-30-17-waters-at-heart-of.html,  focuses the water-related aspects of human blood and the circulatory system.  This episode is a revised repeat of a 2014 episode.

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Just in time for Halloween, a legendary blood expert drops in to help Virginia Water Radio examine the connections between water and blood.

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 10-23-17: What Watery Bird Flocks in a Codgery or a Commotion?

If you guessed an American Coot, you’re right!

This widespread aquatic bird, whose flocks have various colorful names, is the subject of Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of October 23, 2017.  The 3 min./39 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/10/episode-391-10-23-17-american-coot.html.

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A flock–or codgery, commotion, or several other names–of American Coots, photographed in Alaska. Photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, made available for public use by the Service’s National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov, accessed 10-19-17; URL for specific image: http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/natdiglib/id/3975/rec/1.

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 10-16-17: Remembering the York River Events of October 19, 1781

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of October 16, 2017, is “History on the York River.”  The 4 min./21 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/10/episode-390-10-16-17-history-on-york.html,  focuses on the October 19 anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis’ British army at Yorktown, effectively ending military operations in the Revolutionary War.  The episode features a song from that era, “The Surrender of Cornwallis,” performed by Bobby Horton (http://bobbyhorton.com/).

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The York River, with Yorktown in the background, June 27, 2017. U.S. Geological Survey public domain photo by Hayley Austin, accessed online at https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/york-river-york-county-virginia, 10/16/17.

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 10-9-17: Fighting Fires with Fire Prevention Week

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of October 9, 2017, is “Fire Prevention Week Helps Fight Fires with Education and Preparedness.”  The 4 min./31 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/10/episode-389-10-9-17-fire-prevention.html,  focuses on the National Fire Protection Association’s annual weeklong observance for emphasizing fire safety.

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Historic fire truck at the Blacksburg, Va., Prices Fork Road Station, October 7, 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!