River City Limits presents:

Andrew with RVA Playlist is back on River City Limits with a bunch of new local music and some other classics. Plus, there will be a chance to win 2 tickets to The Broadberry’s 10th Anniversary Block Party on Saturday, April 20 featuring The Infamous Stringdusters, No BS! Brass, Prabir Trio, and The Mitras. It’s going to be a fun ride.

    River City Limits    April 13th, 2024

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SIFTER for the Ear presents:

Yossera Bouchtia is a Moroccan-American filmmaker who teaches at VCU. Three of her shorts will be screened at this year’s James River Film Festival on Sunday, April 14 at the VMFA. This is the 30th year of the Festival, which features foreign, indie and experimental films. It runs at various venues all over town from April 11-14 and finishes up on the 20th. We’ll discuss:
– How she got to the US and why she stayed
– Shooting Afri, The Coming Night in an old Club Med in Morocco
– Creating an otherworldly planet
– The autobiographical elements in I Am Selma
How the film’s surprise ending came about
– Discovering the unappreciated woman scientist for Into The Void
– Finding the ideal 50s home for the shoot

LINKS
James River Film Festival (April 11 – 20)
Yossera’s website

    SIFTER for the Ear    April 12th, 2024

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Higher Consciousness presents:

 

From 3 to 5 on Thursdays, Alicia is dedicated to raising your vibration in this time of a mass spiritual awakening. The synchronicities and coincidences that call for attention are given space and joined with music that shares the peace of Gaia and points to the thresholds of our collective experience. A mixture of edgy music, candid interviews, and Alicia’s insights, this is Higher Consciousness.

 

(Playlist 89)

    Higher Consciousness    April 11th, 2024

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Brain Box presents:

A native plant garden in Virginia https://vnps.org/how-to-start-a-native-plant-garden/

 

The Science of Museum’s horticulturist, Tyler Holtzman, is back in WRIR studios with an update on Phase 2 of The Green. There has been more greenspace added and more native plants planted. Phase 2 should be completed this spring! The Green is open to the community so be sure to check it out the next time you’re at the Science Museum.

Also, just in time for spring gardening, Tyler is sharing a number of valuable tips on getting your garden going this year. Whether you’re interested in planting more native plants, or just planting anything at all, Tyler has some great pointers to help your garden grow.

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    Brain Box    April 8th, 2024

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RCL 4-6-24 Jay Smack Host presents:

    April 6th, 2024

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SIFTER for the Ear presents:

Even with the strikes, Virginia had some production activity in 2023. Andy Edmunds, Director of the Virginia Film Office, makes his annual visit to talk about last year and what’s coming up in 2024, including:
– How we made it thru the strikes
– The comedy shot here starring Melanie Lynskey
– What a strike waiver involves
– How our film incentives compare to other states
– Ways the film office helps famous people coming here
– Our state’s popular promotion at Location Expos
– A mystery movie that starts production soon (identified!)
– A promising screenplay

    SIFTER for the Ear    March 29th, 2024

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SIFTER for the Ear presents:

Tom Belgrey was born and raised in Richmond, but moved away for his career, which included numerous movies and TV shows. We discuss:
– Acting on every soap opera but one
– Auditioning in NYC and LA while living here
– Making Spielberg laugh on the set of Lincoln
– Using a variety of accents from German to Russian to Australian
– Playing foreign villains so many times
– Sitting a limo in Rome with Bob Dylan’s son
– Meeting Sir Richard Attenborough on Chaplin
– What he and Will Farrell have in common
– Being an 8-foot worm on Star Trek Next Generation

LINKS:
Tom’s IMDB page
Byrd Theatre (Ghibli Fest)

    SIFTER for the Ear    March 22nd, 2024

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Higher Consciousness presents:

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From 3 to 5 on Thursdays, Alicia is dedicated to raising your vibration in this time of a mass spiritual awakening. The synchronicities and coincidences that call for attention are given space and joined with music that shares in the joy of spirituality and Dance therapy. This is Higher Consciousness.

    Higher Consciousness    March 21st, 2024

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SIFTER for the Ear presents:

Donna Bailey runs ProPrompting, a company that provides teleprompting services for TV, movies and speeches. We talk about:
– How she got into prompting
– Those “sneeze guard” prompter for speeches
– The one client she’d refuse to work for
– Working with Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Dick Clark and Lily Tomlin
– Turning down Matthew McConaughey
– The governor practicing with his spittoon
– Prompting for Barack & Michelle Obama two times|

LINKS
ProPrompting
Dave Park Video
Ampersand International Arts Festival

 

 

    SIFTER for the Ear    March 15th, 2024

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Brain Box presents:

Astronaut standing on the surface of the moon next to the American flag.

Science Museum of Virginia’s astronomer Justin Bartel is back in the studios and this time he’s talking to us about our nearest neighbor, the moon. Did you know that humans will be landing on the moon again for the first time in over fifty years?! In this episode, Justin tells us about the Artemis program and their upcoming missions (in Greek mythology, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo; it was NASA’s Apollo program that landed the first men on the moon).

Also, there is an exciting lunar event coming up on April 8th: a total solar eclipse! Justin tells us why eclipses occur, what we can learn from them, and how we can best (and safely) view them.

To learn more, visit:

NASA’s page on the Artemis program 

NASA’s page on the 2024 total solar eclipse

    Brain Box    March 11th, 2024

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