Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for the Week of 5-3-21: A Groundwater Introduction

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of May 3, 2021, is “Making Connections to Groundwater.”  The 4 min./52 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/05/episode-575-5-3-21-making-connections.html, begins a series this May-June of revisited groundwater-related episodes. This week’s episode is a revised version of a March 2016 episode.

Hand-driven groundwater pump in New River Trail State Park in Pulaski, Virginia (Pulaski County), August 31, 2013.

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 4-19-21: Woodland Wildflowers

This week, Virginia Water Radio cues up a traditional Finnish tune, performed by the long-time Blacksburg/Roanoke group No Strings Attached, to explore some cues for Virginia’s woodland wildflowers. The 3 min./50 sec. episode, available online http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/04/episode-573-4-19-21-springtime-flowers.html, is a revised version of a May 2014 episode. It’s one of a series this year of spring-themed episodes.

Shooting Star beside a stream in Blacksburg, Va., May 3, 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 4-12-21: Spring’s in the Air with Bird Migration

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of April 12, 2021, is “Warblers Announce Spring Bird Migration.”  The 4 min./26 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/04/episode-572-4-12-21-warblers-announce.html, is a revised version of an April 2013 episode on spring bird migration.  It includes music by Andrew VanNorstrand and by 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!

On Virginia Water Radio for the Week of 4-5-21: Spring Signals Fish and Anglers

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of April 5, 2021, is “Spring Signals for Fish and Those Who Would Catch Them.”  The 3 min./47 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/04/episode-571-4-5-21-spring-signals-for.html, is a revised version of an April 2016 episode on changes in spring that cue fish and, in turn, anglers.  It includes underwater sounds from the Appomattox River; the warning siren for anglers and other boaters used at the Claytor Hydroelectric Facility in Pulaski County, Va.; and music for bass fishing by Williamsburg, Va., musician Timothy Seaman.

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 3/29/21: Spring Peepers

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of March 29, 2021, is “Peepers Sound a Chorus That Signals Spring and Water.”  The 3 min./49 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/03/episode-570-3-29-21-peepers-sound.html, focuses on an amphibious early sign of spring.

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 3-22-21: Welcoming Spring and Its Water Connections

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of March 22, 2021, is “Treating Spring Fever with Water.”  The 4 min./23 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/03/episode-569-3-22-21-treating-spring.html, welcomes the arrival of spring with aquatic sounds, water-supply information, and music by the Harrisonburg, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels.

Seasonal pond and frog habitat at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., March 7, 2021.

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 3-8-21: Good-bye Winter (Soon) and Thanks for the Water

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of March 8, 2021, is “Spring’s Approach and the Water that Winter Left Behind.”  The 4 min./22 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2021/03/episode-567-3-8-21-springs-approach-and.html, focuses on the importance of winter precipitation. The episode features music by No Strings Attached. This is a revised repeat of an episode from March 2015.

Ice hanging from a tree twig at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., February 20, 2021.

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 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!