Virginia Currents, a locally-produced production of the Community Idea Stations, has won two Emmys. May-Lily Lee, Host and Senior Producer, and Patty Nevadomski, Senior Producer, each earned an Emmy for their features.
WCVE Public Radio has received the Outstanding News Series Award from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. The station was cited in the large market radio division for its Science Matters series of reports produced by members of the WCVE News staff in 2010.
Anyone for tea at Downton Abbey? As the lucky winner of the MASTERPIECE 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes, Greg Sieminski will head to England this fall for a VIP tour of Highclere Castle—the “real” setting for “Downton Abbey,” the popular miniseries shown on MASTERPIECE on the Community Idea Stations.
What is Art-o-mat? Simply described, it is a recycled cigarette vending machine which has been converted into an original artwork dispensing appliance. The mission behind the Art-o-mat is as equally simple - yet elegant: to encourage art consumption by combining the worlds of art and commerce in an innovative form. The mission also asserts that art should be progressive yet personable and approachable.
The Community Idea Stations, in partnership with Leadership Metro Richmond, is producing a series of web-only programs called Start the Conversation. Over the course of seven episodes, host Gene Lepley, former WWBT news anchor, addresses pressing and controversial issues facing the greater Richmond area. Each program will be recorded in the Richmond studios of WCVE PBS and will be 30 minutes in length.
Congratulations to our Share the Science Contest winner Tara Clarke and her 8th grade science class from Lunenburg Middle School. They submitted the winning video and will be awarded a new SmartBoard for their classroom and Miss Clarke will also receive a $500 Visa gift card.
Those of you who resolved to listen to more great radio are in for a treat. This American Life has collaborated with PRX to launch apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. You’ll get unprecedented access to the entire archive of TAL radio shows going back to 1995.
What does it take to broadcast a live television show?
It's not as simple as having your Uncle Fred wander randomly around a family event with a camcorder. We snooped around the set of Virginia Home Grown in April with a camera to get a sense of some of the moving parts involved in producing the show. While this article cannot cover ALL of the tasks and the staff required on the day of the broadcast, it gives you a little taste of all of the moving parts and coordination required to make the show happen.