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Virginia Tech Radio Programs & PSAs--News Features


Series #325

1. “Cicada Invasion” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:58] SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IS BEING INVADED BY AN INSECT THAT SHOWS ITSELF ONCE EVERY 17 YEARS. MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

2. “A Loud Summer” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:45] A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS PARTS OF VIRGINIA WILL EXPERIENCE A LOUD VISIT FROM A USUALLY QUIET INSECT THIS SPRING. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

3. “Peace and Quiet--NOT” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:47] THE SOUND OF CICADAS WILL BE HEARD ACROSS PARTS OF VIRGINIA THIS YEAR, AS THEY EMERGE AFTER 17 YEARS OF HIDING OUT. MORE IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

4. “Cicadas and Fruit Trees” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:48] A BUG THAT SHOWS UP EVERY 17 YEARS IS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NOW…MAKING A LOT OF NOISE AND CAUSING SOME PROBLEMS FOR FRUIT GROWERS. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

5. “Unusual Insects” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:56] IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THIS YEAR, AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA NEXT, CICADAS WILL MAKE A FIERCE-LOOKING APPEARANCE IN THE COMMONWEALTH. MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH: More on mosquitoes and West Nile Virus at: http://www.aglib.vt.edu/mcm/westnile.html. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

6. “Mosquitoes and Disease” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:43] A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS ONLY A FEW OF THE 50 OR SO SPECIES OF MOSQUITOES IN VIRGINIA ARE A HEALTH CONCERN TO HUMANS. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

7. “Cut Down on Mosquitoes” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:48] IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES IN YOUR YARD THIS SUMMER, A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS CHECK AROUND YOUR HOUSE FOR POTENTIAL BREEDING SITES. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

8. “Don't Blame the River” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:46] CHECK YOUR GUTTERS AND YARDS FOR STAGNANT WATER TO CUT DOWN ON MOSQUITOES THIS SUMMER. A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS DON'T BLAME THE POND OR RIVER DOWN THE STREET. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

9. “Benefits of Mosquitoes?” (Eric Day/Insect Identification Lab Manager) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:46] MOSQUITOES ARE A NUISANCE AND A HEALTH THREAT, BUT A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS THEY ALSO CAN BE BENEFICIAL…AT LEAST TO SOME SPECIES BESIDES HUMANS. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

10. “Rebuilding Iraq” (William Ochsenwald/History) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:52] A VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR SAYS REBUILDING IRAQ WILL BE MADE HARDER BY THE FACT THAT WHAT WE'RE REBUILDING UPON IS NOT VERY STABLE. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

11. “Now, the Hard Part” (William Ochsenwald/History) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:38] A VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR SAYS THE WAR WITH IRAQ MAY HAVE BEEN THE EASY PART, COMPARED TO WHAT COMES NOW. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

12. “The U.S. and the Middle East” (William Ochsenwald/History) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:43] NOW THAT THE WAR WITH IRAQ IS OVER, HOW WILL THE U.S. DEAL WITH OTHER ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST? MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

13. “Adjusting Your W-4” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [0:59] IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM LINE ON YOUR TAX RETURN, PERHAPS YOU NEED TO ADJUST YOUR W-4. HEAR HOW IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

14. “Flexible Spending Accounts” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [0:57] IT CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS OFFERED BY YOUR EMPLOYER. HEAR WHY IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

15. “Be Careful with Flexible Spending Accounts” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Mgt.) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [0:58] FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS CAN BE GREAT, IF YOU KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BALANCE. MORE IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

16. “Parents Are Responsible for Adolescents Home Alone” (Angela Huebner/Ext. Adolescent Behavior) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [1:00] A CHILD WHO’S MATURE ENOUGH TO STAY HOME ALONE STILL NEEDS PARENTAL MONITORING, AS WE HEAR IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

17. “The Necessity of Parental Monitoring” (Angela Huebner/Extension Adolescent Behavior) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [1:00] MONITORING YOUR CHILD’S ACTIVITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS ISN’T INTERFERING IN YOUR CHILD’S LIFE – IT’S A PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY. MORE IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

18. “Teens Can Set Their Own Summer Schedules” (Angela Huebner/Ext. Adolescent Behavior) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [1:01] ADOLESCENTS CAN SET THEIR OWN SCHEDULES FOR THE SUMMER, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR PARENTS. MORE ON HOW AND WHY IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

19. “Summer Activities for Adolescents” (Angela Huebner/Extension Adolescent Behavior) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [0:52] SUMMERTIME MEANS A BREAK FROM SCHOOL FOR TEENAGERS, BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN A BREAK FROM STRUCTURE AND LEARNING. MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.

20. “Adolescents and Community Service” (Angela Huebner/Extension Adolescent Behavior) with reporter Gabrielle Amos [0:53] YOUNG PEOPLE VOLUNTEERING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES SHOW ADULTS HOW RESPONSIBLE THEY CAN BE. MORE IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH. PC version. Mac version. Wav version.