Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for the Week of 2-17-20: Exploring Fog’s Mysterious Mists

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of February 17, 2020, is “Fog’s Low Visibility Brings Mystery and Advisories.”  The 4 min./31 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/02/episode-512-2-17-20-fogs-low-visibility.html,  focuses on a weather phenomenon that can be both mysterious and dangerous.  The episode includes music from Blacksburg, Va., singer/songwriter Kat Mills.

Fog below Brush Mountain Dec26 2015 8am from SLV entrance road USED GROUPER 2-18-20Fog below Brush Mountain in Blacksburg, Va., at about 8 a.m. EST on December 26, 2015.

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 the Week of 2-10-20: Saltmarsh Sparrow and Sea-level Rise

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of February 10, 2020, is “The Saltmarsh Sparrow and Its Connection to Sea-level Rise.”  The 4 min./2 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/02/episode-511-2-10-20-saltmarsh-sparrow.html, focuses on a bird species that’s found exclusively in Atlantic Coast salt marshes and is considered an indicator species for sea-level rise.  The episode includes excerpts of “Sparrow,” by Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand.

511 Image 1Saltmarsh Sparrow, location unidentified, June 11, 2005.  Photo by Dominic Sherony, made available for use under Creative Commons, “Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0),” accessed online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/9765210@N03/7749644414/, 2/10/20.

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 the Week of 1-27-20: Two Early Frogs

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 27, 2020, is “Early-breeding Wood Frogs and Little Grass Frogs Get the Jump on Spring.”  The 4 min./24 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/01/episode-509-1-27-20-early-breeding-wood.html, is an introduction to two frog species–occupying different parts of Virginia–that are known to start calling and breeding as early as January.  The episode includes music by Andrew VanNorstrand, featuring singer Kailyn Wright.

509 Image 4 Wood Frog map509 Image 5 Little Grass Frog mapAbove: Virginia county occurrence maps for the Wood Frog and Little Grass Frog.  Map from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, “Wildlife Information,” online at online at https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/wood-frog (Wood Frog map) and at https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/little-grass-frog/ (Little Grass Frog map).

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 the Week of 1-20-20: A Sea-level Introduction to Virginia’s Legislative Commissions and Other Groups

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 20, 2020, is “A Water-related Introduction to Virginia’s Legislative Commissions, Committees, and Councils.”  The 5 min./42 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/01/episode-508-1-20-20-water-related.html, is an introduction to the varied groups that provide information and other services to the Virginia General Assembly.  The episode focuses on a December 2019 discussion by the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) and the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (VASEM) about a potential study of sea-level rise and coastal-flooding.

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 the Week of 1-13-20: Snow Geese

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 13, 2020, is “Snow Geese Gather for Coastal Virginia’s Winter.”  The 4 min./6 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/01/episode-507-1-13-20-snow-geese-gather.html, focuses on a bird species that brings big flocks and large sounds to eastern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region in the late fall and winter.  The episode includes music by Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand of New York.

507 Image2 USFWSSnow Geese in flight (location and date unidentified).  Photo made available for public use the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov; the specific URL for the image is https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/4372/rec/1, as of 1/14/20.

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 the Week of 1-6-20: Here Comes the 2020 Virginia General Assembly

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 6, 2020, is “Action on Budgets, Bills, and Other Business Commences January 8 for the 2020 Virginia General Assembly.”  The 4 min./32 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/01/episode-506-1-6-20-action-on-budget.html, is the show’s annual preview of the Commonwealth’s legislative session.  The episode includes music by Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg.

Washington Statue Va State Capitol Jan31 2018 USED GROUPER 1-6-20 FOR RADIO EPISODE 506This statue of George Washington at the State Capitol in Richmond, photographed here on January 31, 2018, has stood above Virginia government activities since 1796.   (See this link from the Library of Virginia for more information on the statue.)

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 the Week of 12-30-19: Reflections on Water Issues as a New Decade Debuts

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of December 30, 2019, is “Eyes on the Water as the 2020s Arise.”  The 4 min./29 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2019/12/episode-505-12-30-19-eyes-on-water-as.html, looks ahead to some ways that water will be part of Virginia’s agenda in 2020.  The episode includes music by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg and the former Blacksburg- and Roanoke-based band, No Strings Attached.

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!