Cicada Summer

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Summer Wine

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Imbibe some sounds to refresh your summer. David Garland presents the Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra classic "Summer Wine," some instrumental guitar music, recent recordings by Nina Nastasia, Clare and the Reasons, Kemp & Eden, Rozi Plain, Will Stratton, and others, and the scintillating summer whine of the Brood II cicadas.

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Buzz-Worthy Classical Music, Timed to the Cicada Beat

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This Sunday at 11 am, WQXR presents an hour of enchanting works of the past that evoke insects, flies and other creepy-crawlies.

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Movies on the Radio

Classic Insect Movies, Creepy and Crawly

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Saturday at 9 pm: As Cicadas arrive, David Garland presents music from some of the great insect movies, including "Them! and "The Swarm," as well as "Empire of the Ants," "The Fly" and "Mothra."

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A Riesling with that Cicada Taco?

Friday, May 24, 2013


A great source of protein is coming to a backyard near you as millions of cicadas are beginning to emerge from their 17-year incubation.

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Reading LEDs for crowdsourcing kits: Which way and why does it matter?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

In February, WNYC set out to design and build Cicada Trackers for the emergence of Brood II that occurs every 17 years. During development of the prototype we ran into a minor hurdle:  We wanted our listeners to be able to read the temperature from their sensor, but the ...

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First Cicadas Sighted in NJ!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Cicadas have been spotted crawling out of the ground, butt-first, in Short Hills, N.J. Take a look at some photos, and if cicadas are emerging near you, let us know on our quick cicada-spotting form (we'll send your data to bug scientists who are tracking the emergence).

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Sing, Fly, Mate, Die — Here Come The Cicadas!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

They're not locusts. They don't eat crops, don't sting babies to death, don't even harm fruit. Yes, they make loud, screechy noises, but if you were a female cicada, you'd find the love songs ... um ... lovely. Here come the cicadas!

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