Robbie Harris

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'(Be)longing' Explores Gun Violence, 10 Years After Virginia Tech Shooting

Sunday, April 16, 2017

(Be)longing is the name of a new oratorio commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. The creators wanted to create a piece about gun violence and how to prevent it.


Scientists Work To Bring Back Once-Thriving American Chestnut Tree

Saturday, January 07, 2017

The American chestnut tree used to make up a quarter of the forests in the eastern U.S., but disease decimated these trees in the last century. Now there's an effort to restore the American chestnut.


With Switch From Pencils To Computers, GED Gets Tougher For Inmates

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Formerly, the test to get a GED diploma was multiple-choice, and taken with a pencil. Not anymore: Now, it requires computer skills some inmates simply don't have.


Fresh From Appalachia: Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Traditional Chinese medicine is gaining acceptance in the U.S., though still largely as a complementary treatment.

Mainstream doctors are mixed on its effectiveness. Still, as alternative treatments gain traction and the demand for Chinese herbs grows, farmers in Appalachia are responding.

The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine in Pilot, ...


At The Cradle Of Country Music, A Monument You Can Hear As Well As See

Saturday, August 02, 2014

When you exit Interstate 81 in southwestern Virginia and arrive in the small city of Bristol, you see what it looks like to age. The Art Deco Paramount Theater on State Street has not only the good bones, but also the healthy glow it did when it was built more ...


How A Pan, A Lamp And A Little Bit Of Water Can Trap A Stink Bug

Friday, May 02, 2014

It's stink bug season. Robbie Harris of WVTF offers a new trap for these odorous pests: a low-tech solution thought up by Virginia Tech scientists, which can be made for just a couple of bucks.