Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

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!

On Virginia Water Radio for 2-6-17: Virginia’s Flora Fills a Book, Inspires an App, Illustrates a Photo Exhibition, and Forms a Foundation for the Commonwealth’s Natural Resources

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of February 6, 2017, is “Virginia’s Plants in History, Music, and Water”   The 4 min./13 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/02/episode-354-2-6-17-virginias-plants-in.html, updates a January 2013 episode on the Flora of Virginia, the book and project documenting the Commonwealth’s thousands of plants.  The episode’s musical selection is “Fair Meadows and Goodly Tall Trees” by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg.

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An aquatic member of Virginia’s flora: Wild Celery near Dixon Landing on the James River (Nelson-Buckingham county line), July 11, 2009.

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 1-30-17: How Might YOU Vote on Some Water Bills in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly?

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of January 30, 2017, is “Voting on Water in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly.”   The 4 min./19 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/01/episode-353-1-30-17-voting-on-water-in.html, is the annual episode giving listeners a chance to consider their position on some water-related bills in Virginia’s legislature.

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 1-23-17: Confirming a Fish Crow Typically Takes an Earful

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of January 23, 2017, is “Fish Crow.”   The 3 min./33 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/01/episode-352-1-23-17-fish-crow.html, focuses on a water-associated crow species that’s hard to tell from the familiar American Crow, except by sound.

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 1-16-17: Rivers and Human Connections

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of January 16, 2017, is “Rivers and Human Connections in ‘Best Friends’ by Bob Gramann.”   The 3 min./46 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/01/episode-351-1-16-17-rivers-and-human.html, revises a July 2012 episode featuring a song by Fredericksburg, Va., musician Bob Gramann that uses water imagery to reflect on human connections.

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 1-9-17: Previewing the 2017 Virginia General Assembly

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of January 9, 2017, is “Old English Music Helps Preview the Old Dominion’s 2017 General Assembly.”   The 3 min./50 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/01/episode-350-1-9-17-old-english-music.html, is the show’s annual preview of the Virginia General Assembly, whose 2017 session convenes on January 11.  The episode features music written around the time of the first Virginia General Assembly in 1619, and performed  in THIS century by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg.

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!