July 31, 2015

Floyd – Country Store

Fans of Old Time Music flock to Floyd, Virginia every Friday night for a mixture of dancing, jamming and down-home sounds.

July 30, 2015

Hurricanes – Preparation

Take heed — do not drive during a hurricane!

July 29, 2015

Hurricanes – Packing a Punch

The most devastating force of a hurricane is concentrated in the rim of its eye.

July 28, 2015

Floyd – Old Time Music

Then the banjo met the violin in southern Appalachia, it gave rise to what’s now called “Old Time Music” – which in turn, morphed into Bluegrass.

July 27, 2015

Carbon Dioxide Extinction

Will increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide lead to ocean acidification and loss of species?

July 24, 2015

Natchez – Stickball

Imagine a combination of lacrosse, rugby, football and wrestling with a field as long as a mile!

July 23, 2015

Natchez – Sacred Fire

We’ve all heard the expression “keep the home fires burning”. For the Natchez Indians, it was a a sacred duty.

July 22, 2015

Medicinal Weeds – Bioactive

Farmers and gardeners have been fighting weeds since time immemorial. Now it may time for the weeds to fight for us.

July 21, 2015

Medicinal Weeds – Overlooked Resource

Common pokeweed is being studied as a potential remedy for HIV.

July 20, 2015

Medicinal Weeds – Living Pharmacy

It’s the world largest pharmacy and it may be no further than your back yard.

July 17, 2015

Earth’s Magnetic Field

The earth’s magnetic field is weakening and the poles are changing locating and – every 780,000 years or so, flipping!

July 16, 2015

Medicinal Weeds – In Praise Of

You’d be surprised to learn how many medicinal plants are considered to be “weeds”.

July 15, 2015

Ospreys: Raising a Family

For a special pair of ospreys, “Virginia Is For Lovers”.

July 14, 2015

Acoustical Ecology – Loons

Development and disturbance can silence the beautiful call of the common loon.

July 13, 2015

Long Leaf Pine – RCW

Restoration of the Long Leaf Pine ecosystem at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is central to the survival of an endangered woodpecker.

July 10, 2015

Solar Warming

Life on earth has a billion year window until things heat up quite a bit.

July 9, 2015

Long Leaf Pine – Restoring

Forestry experts at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge are working to restore Long Leaf Pine, a species that once ranged from Virginia to Texas.

July 8, 2015

Natchez – Oral History

The Principal Chief of the Natchez offers a unique perspective of his people’s cultural heritage.

July 7, 2015

Okefenokee – Sandhill Monogamy

Young Sandhill Cranes are all for group dates, but when it’s time to get serious, these giant birds commit to one partner.

July 6, 2015

Okefenokee – Peat

Think of a swamp, and you might picture mud and muck. But Okefenokee rests on a spongy foundation of peat.

July 3, 2015

Okefenokee – Living Landscape

Cycles of growth and wildfires keep Okefenokee swamp in an eternal state of flux.

July 2, 2015


It may work on Star Trek, but in real life Mar’s thin atmosphere will be writing the script.

July 1, 2015

Okefenokee – Standing Up to Bears

What hisses at bears to defend its nest eggs? Hint: it’s bigger than a robin.