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Shenandoah Valley Ever Green

Shenandoah Valley Ever Green is a seasonal radio program that seeks to illuminate the natural systems at work in the world around us, and to tell about the people who support these systems. During each episode, listeners will hear ideas about getting outside and connecting to Nature. Episodes will also describe actions that individuals can take to help sustain the health of the local environment. Produced by students and professors at James Madison University.

  • The Summer 2024 episode of Shenandoah Valley Ever Green is The Great Geology Road Trip that takes listeners to some of the geologic wonders of the Valley. We’ll visit 3 sites along the Skyline Drive and discuss geologic features that are safely visible along the road.
  • The Spring 2024 episode of Shenandoah Valley Ever Green highlights systems that support dwelling in the Shenandoah Valley including housing initiatives for people who encounter difficulties accessing a safe and comfortable home and efforts from the Harrisonburg Carpenters Guild, Habitat for Humanity, and Mercy House to address the challenges faced by people who are Asset Limited.
  • The Winter 2024 episode of Shenandoah Valley Ever Green is feeding the Shenandoah Valley – the networks and the people who feed the living things that call the Valley home.
  • The Fall 2023 episode of Shenandoah Valley Ever Green is focused on the Shenandoah River and measures that are ongoing throughout the Valley to keep water clean and plentiful.
  • The Spring 2023 episode of Shenandoah Valley Ever Green features stories about the soil structure of the Shenandoah Valley, birds that migrate to the Valley during the Spring, an early Spring wildflower hike in the George Washington National Forest, and more.
  • The Winter 2023 episode of Shenandoah Valley Ever Green features topics that describe the natural systems at work even through the coldest seasons.
  • The Summer 2022 episode features interviews with experts connected to the Shenandoah Valley. Archaeologist Dr. Carole Nash will tell the story of Indigenous populations who spent time in Valley. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine explains proposed legislation to designate Shenandoah Mountain as a national scenic area. Astronomy professor Dr. Anca Constantin offers tips for summer stargazing, and Dr. Amy Goodall tells us about the migration patterns of a bird you’ve no doubt seen in the area. In addition, one of the program's reporters discovers how a farm in Mt. Clinton seeks to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the soil, while another covers the health benefits of a thriving tree canopy.