Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for the Week of 3-1-21: Water in U.S. Civil Rights History – Series Overview

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of March 1, 2021, is “Exploring Water in U.S. Civil Rights History – Series Overview.”  The 4 min./19 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/03/episode-566-3-1-21-exploring-water-in.html, is the introduction to a planned series of episode that will be posted as a thematic package when all the episodes are available in the coming weeks. The series will examine three areas where water connects to civil rights history: 1) metaphors, symbolism, and other cultural references; 2) access to, and interactions with, water; and 3) the roles of rivers and other water places. This week’s overview episode features traditional music arranged for Virginia Water Radio by Torrin Hallett.

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 2-22-21: Some Feathered, Cold-weather Fauna of the Chesapeake Area

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of February 22, 2021, is “Winter Birds of the Chesapeake Bay.”  The 4 min./14 sec. episode, available online http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/02/episode-565-2-22-21-winter-birds-of.html, focuses on some of the Chesapeake Bay area feathered wildlife that will soon be heading north. The episode features music composed for Virginia Water Radio by Torrin Hallett. This is a revised version of an episode from February 2013.

Drawing of a Dunlin, one of the birds featured in Virginia Water Radio Episode 565.  Drawing by Tom Kelley, made available in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Digital Library, online at https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/.  Specific URL for the image is https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/5023/rec/1, as of 2/23/21.

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 2-15-21: Factors that Influence a Person’s Trust in Their Water

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of February 15, 2021, is “Exploring Customers’ Trust in Their Water Utility.”  The 4 min./42 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/02/episode-564-2-15-21-exploring-customers.html, features guest voice Maddy Grupper, an August 2020 master’s graduate from Virginia Tech, talking about her research into factors that influence the trust customers have in their water utility and in their drinking water.

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 2-1-21: Some Water-related Legislation in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of February 1, 2021, is “Voting on Water in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly.”  The 5 min./3 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/02/episode-562-2-1-21-voting-on-water-in.html, is Water Radio’s annual episode giving listeners a chance to consider how they’d vote on several water-related measures in the current General Assembly session. The episode features music by Carbon Leaf of Richmond, Va.

Virginia Senate floor session on January 29, 2019, being held at a pavilion at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.  Image taken as screen shot from Senate livestream archive, accessed online at http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3, 2/1/21.

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 1-25-21: Northern Harriers Fly and Hunt Across Marshes and Grasslands

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 25, 2021, is “The Northern Harrier’s a Hawk on the Marsh.”  The 4 min./4 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/01/episode-561-1-25-21-northern-harriers.html, focuses on a raptor seen in winter in coastal Virginia, flying low over marshes and grasslands as it hunts small mammals and other prey. The episode features music by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Va., and Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg, Va.

Painting of Marsh Hawk (former common name for Northern Harrier), originally published between 1827 and 1838 by John James Audubon in Birds of America (plate 356).  Image made available for public use by the National Audubon Society, online at https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america; specific URL for this image was https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/marsh-hawk, as of 1-22-21.

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 1-18-21: Meanders in Streams and Music

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 18, 2021, is “Exploring Stream Channel Energy and Patterns with ‘Minor Meander’ by No Strings Attached.”  The 3 min./50 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/01/episode-560-1-18-21-exploring-stream.html, focuses on how energy in streams and rivers creates patterns such as meanders or bends. This is a revised repeat of an episode from January 2015. The episode features music by the now-retired Blacksburg- and Roanoke, Va.-based band, No Strings Attached.

Meanders in the South Fork Shenandoah River, as seen from Cullers Overlook in Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park in Warren County, Va., March 12, 2014.

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 1-11-21: 2020 was a Good Year to Have a Rain Gauge

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 11, 2021, is “An Abundance of Precipitation in 2020.”  The 4 min./11 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/01/episode-559-1-11-21-abundance-of.html, focuses on the high precipitation levels in Virginia in 2020, including annual records in some locations. The episode includes music by Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand and by Torrin Hallett.

Part of Virginia’s precipitation in 2020 was this snow in Blacksburg on January 7.

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 1-4-21: The 2021 Virginia General Assembly Convenes January 13

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of January 4, 2021, is “January 13 is Opening Day for the 2021 Virginia General Assembly.”  The 4 min./41 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/01/episode-558-1-4-21-january-13-is.html, is the show’s annual introduction to the General Assembly, prior to the legislature’s annual session. The episode includes music by Virginia musicians Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg and The Steel Wheels of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County.

Old Virginia House of Delegates chamber in the State Capitol in Richmond, January 31, 2018.

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 12-28-20: A Listen-back for 2020

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of December 28, 2020, is “A Year of Water Sounds and Music – 2020 Edition.”  The 5 min./35 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/12/episode-557-12-28-20-year-of-water.html, is the show’s annual review of some of the sounds and music heard during the previous year.  The episode includes music by Carbon Leaf from Richmond, Va.; Chamomile and Whiskey from Nelson County and Charlottesville, Va.; Bob Gramann from Fredericksburg, Va.; Torrin Hallett, at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver; Kat Mills from Blacksburg, Va.; No Strings Attached from Blacksburg and Roanoke, Va.; and Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand from New York.

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 12-21-20: Ice, Cells, and Survival Stategies

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of December 21, 2020, is “Surviving the Freezing Season.” The 5 min./2 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2020/12/episode-556-12-21-20-surviving-freezing.html, explores how organisms survive freezing temperatures. The episode features new music composed for this episode by Torrin Hallett, a graduate student at Lamont School of Music in Denver.

Ice-covered Goose Creek along Evergreen Mill Road in Loudoun County, Va., January 20, 2018.

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!