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On Friday October 10th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they discuss the carnivorous pitcher plants of North America. These fascinating plants catch and feed on insects to get the nitrogen they need to survive in the boggy areas they are found.Pitcher plants are several different carnivorous plants that have evolved modified leaves known as a pitfall trap – a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with liquid. Tune in for another exciting show !
On Wednesday November 19th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst. join host Ken McKeighen as he and Ken Boorman continue their discussion of the carnivorous plants with the bladderworts, which are fully aquatic plants that feed on water creatures they trap. This will be an interesting show about another unusual plant family. Bladderworts are unusual and highly specialized plants, and the vegetative organs are not clearly separated into roots, leaves, and stems as in most other angiosperms.
On Friday October 24th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman as they discus the sundews, an amazing group of carnivorous plants that can be found worldwide. These interesting plants live in nitrogen poor soils and have evolved to digest insects as a source of nutrients. Ken Boorman will explain how to successfully keep these plants in the home. Join both Kens on Friday, Oct. 24 on Natures Talk Show (formerly the Under the Sea Radio Show) at 8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm Pacific on Blogtalk.
On Friday Octuber 31st, at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Join host Ken McKeighen as he is joined by Ken Boorman to continue their discussion on carnivorous plants. The genus Aldorandra will be investigated and it's amazing ability to trap it's prey with the fastest trap action of any plant. Aldrovanda is a free-floating and rootless aquatic plant. This plant is closely related to the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula, and shares many of its attributes--it functions as a snap-trap carnivore, just under water! A common name for it is the waterwheel plant because a single whorl of leaves, cut from a stem, is wheel-like, as you can see to the right! The genus name commemorates the Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605). In fact, the name for the genus was originally "Aldrovandia", but Linnaeus misspelled this, and we use the incorrect spelling even today.
Each leaf in a whorl terminates in a little clam-like trap. Exactly how the trap captures prey is a little complicated. Just like the traps of a Venus flytrap, the trap lobes of Aldrovanda contain trigger hairs. When stimulated, these cause the traps to close. SNAP! The closure takes about 1/4 to 1/2 second, which is impressive when you reflect upon the fact that the trap lobes must push water as they close. If no prey is captured, the trap reopens in ten to twenty hours.
The strange snapping behavior of the plant was observed by De Sassus as early as 1861, but it was not until Darwin's careful work was there proof it was probably carnivorous. We now know that indeed, the traps produce phosphate-digesting enzymes, and that traps fed with radioisotope-labeled Daphnia absorb the prey.
In this episode of Aquatics Euphoria Don Boyer and I will be discussing aquatic plants. This will be an interesting topic for all you hobbyists thinking about transitioning over into the planted tank. Plants are great for reducing nitrates in your aquarium and helps in oxygenation of your water. This show will be about the general choosing and care for the plants suitable for your water. Plants also add beauty to your aquarium. Come join us live this Saturday 3 PM EST for a wonderful show.
On Friday October 3rd at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst please join Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman for the second discussion on the Carnivorous Plant known as the Cobra Lily. What a truly beautiful carnivorous plant. It likes cool weather and the roots must be kept cool which can be done with regular watering or ice cubes. Cobra Lilies can grow up to 4 feet tall, but typically average the 18-24 inches. The plant secrets a sweet sticky substance to attract insects. Once there, the insects move deeper into the plants pitcher and they get trapped in hairs. The insect is then digested providing the plant with essential nutrients. Cobra ranges from yellow or light green to purple complete with awesome looking fangs!
Oh, yes, I HEAR you! "What? Where has she BEEN?!" Hah! We all missed her, didn't we? We'll get those Where's Waldo answers tomorrow - when Joyce Cooling visits us at three p.m. Eastern time! Remember that - for Tuesday, 11/18 - the show STARTS at TWO. We'll have three two-hour shows this week!
Back to our sublime guest: Joyce has been making beautiful music with her guitar for QUITE a while now. Self-taught, her influences and inspirations range from Brazilian to Classical to Rock - and it all pours forth into a pulsating, dynamic and driving deliciousness that is profoundly JAZZ!
#1 radio singles, six Top Ten, multiple music awards - and nominated for several others. "Global Cooling" was her seventh studio album and that was released in 2009.
Well, it HAS been quite an absence on the scene...and the reason for this visit from Joyce (a reunion!) is specific: she has a new HOLIDAY single! Produced by longtime producer, Jay Wagner, "The Holiday's On" is meant to convey a 1940's Swing era vibe with a spin that's infectious :) We'll hear it - and more tracks that are meaningful - and we'll talk to Joyce about a favorite subject: mental health. This fascinating artist has worked with some of the best in the business (Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Al Jarreau!) and has made friends all over the world. But the urgency of her life's path has much to do with the focus on keeping us emotionally afloat. That's why Joyce is a national advocate for NAMI: the National Alliance for Mental Health. As we near Thanksgiving and get into gear for the season, nothing is more important that focusing attention on how we're coping. How we can help ourselves and help others live better lives. Please join us for a SPECIAL "Hybrid Jazz!" 11/18/2014.
All right now - it's HERE! Yours Truly turns 62 on 10/16 and is proud to have survived these years! Getting older is a luxury not afforded to everyone, so gratitude is overflowing. Believe it.
How will we celebrate on the next "Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey?" By making sure that YOU get the gifts! Vel Lewis, our wonderful Hammond Master and Keyboard Wizard, is bringing autographed copies of his EP, "Colors of Soul!" That how we do in Philly, where Vel calls home. He lives in Texas now - but you cannot take "The City of Brotherly Love" outta the piano player ;) Vel will discuss the many fabulous changes in his life since his project dropped - and he'll get a chance to meet our other guest - which will delight BOTH of them!
Jere B has been a friend for a LONG time - since the WSMJ Sunday Brunches. His background is phenomenal. From Ohio, Jere is a superb drummer, bandleader of SounDoctrine (one of the original HYBRID groups!), and the CEO of his own company. OH - and he's also an ordained minister! It has been a while since B came to hang on "Hybrid Jazz" and we'd like to fix that on 10/16. Can't imagine having virtual cake and ice cream with anyone better!
We'll play some great songs and take some phone calls if the atmosphere calls for more company. HJ has always been an organic show that flows the way it's supposed to go. So, any cool surprises that should happen? WILL!
Some of the music, of course, will focus on the unbelievably breathtaking offerings of SounDoctrine - any album that you hear is a revelation - and we'll hear tunes from Vel, too. All of us in The Chat Room guarantee that you'll be UP and moving for at least part of our three-hour show!
Let's get this rolling! CELEBRATE good times!
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will talk to Dr. Jonathan M. Lehrer about alternative trees to consider planting to add to the beauty of your yard. Stay tuned!
Jonathan M. Lehrer is a native Long Islander whose passion for the natural world extends from early childhood. Currently assistant professor and assistant chairman in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design at Farmingdale State College, he returned home eight years ago after completing his doctoral degree at The University of Connecticut. He currently teaches courses in woody plants, native plants and indoor horticulture. He is active with several groups that address the invasive plant issue, serves on the Long Island Gold Medal Plant committee and consults privately on horticultural matters. Dr. Lehrer is also a plant hobbyist with special interests in variegated cultivars and traditional Japanese collector plants.
Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview". For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com
Oh my....how can this episode of "Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey" be described? Let's try :) First, the FUN planned for you is too amazing for words. Carefully chosen songs for the season of Halloween - some funky, some scary - others sensual to create the mood. No tricks - only TREATS!
With that in mind, we give you the intense artistry of handsome and brilliant Juanito Pascual! Completely magnetic, this Minneapolis raised acoustic guitar master will sweep you into the embrace of his gift. National Public Radio has called him, "One of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years." For yours truly, this quote doesn't quite tell the story. Because, you see, Juanito is a flamenco HYBRID - cultivating the respect for a style that he clearly owns when he plays - but also paying homage to the heroes that he heard as learned to play - at age 11. Jimi Hendrix, Johann Sebastian Bach, Miles Davis and The Grateful Dead. His music is firmly rooted in traditions but he is not to be boxed. That passion spills over with Classical and Jazz and is influenced profoundly by Beatles and the beauty that he encounters in his many journeys - well before his 2003 debut solo, "Cosas en Comun."
From his stay in Spain where he learned to survive on the streets - to his return to the States to study at the New England Conservatory (graduating with honors!) - to the formation of the New Flamenco Trio in 2012 - Juanito Pascual is recognized as a formidable talent in both America and in Spain. Where major artists revere him as an equal.
There is so much to his story! And we'll get to all of it - but the main reason for Juanito's visit is to tell you of his tour in support of his new CD. We'll hear most amazing tracks...and The Chat Room will be well-stocked with virtual Halloween candy. And MAGIC (shhhhh!)
Ooooh, this is gonna be a "Red Cups UP" interview! Hah! That's one of the tunes on Joey Sommerville's new CD, "Overnight Sensation" (oh, the irony THERE!). The song was lauded by "USA Today" columnist, Elysa Gardner. She just mentioned it the other day when she discussed new music that caught her ear. Bette Midler and Darlene Love and Joey - he was in the right company, wasn't he? Thanks, Elysa!
This will be the third go-round with Joey as guest. The first time was back in "Cool Jazz Conversations" days with Joy Hall. Then, he visited "Hybrid Jazz" with more exciting news two years ago. NOW? Honey, this a whole 'nother chapter in the Saga of Sommerville! The new project is SMOKING hot! In terms of artistry and variety. Joey has enlisted his friends to play with him: Earl Klugh, Elan Trotman, Eric Essix and Jeff Bradshaw. And he has stretched his wings and flown to beautiful new directions. He echoes the past so well while breathing life into it. Joey is adamant that you know he plays ALL kinds of music on that trumpet, but he truly has an affinity for the life of what Jazz is. Matter-of-fact, Joey is an "All That Jazz" award-winner. Let him tell you about that :)
Raised in the Baptist Church, Joey knew that if the congregation responded favorably to his trumpet, then his "soul communication" was on target :) Liiving in Atlanta now (from Detroit), Joey has played with everyone from Phish to Cirque de Soleil to the many stars who landed in 'Lanta for his Jazz After Dark Series. He's no stranger to touring or recording - he has honed his craft for YEARS - and to say that you're going to enjoy every note of what you'll hear on the new CD is an understatement! Join us in The Chat Room on 11/11!
Automotive Journalist ALAN GELL was part of the team that gave out the AutoJudge awards at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas. The FORD FUSION was named as the HYBRID VEHICLE for 2014. ERIC PETERSON, representing the Ford Motor Company, accepted the award at a special Press Conference at the SEMA show.
The Ford Fusion Energi is classy and stylish and certainly achieves terrific gas mileage. GELL discusses the attributes of this vehicle during this radio program.
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