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3:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

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Patrick McCafferty at his backyard weed salad bar.

Weed Salad, Anyone?

Spring has finally sprung here in Virginia, and that’s got one Charlottesville man on the move – pulling weeds, but he’s not just any gardener.  He’s planning meals around the greens he gets for free, as Sandy Hausman reports.

 

UVA students read their work.
Credit (Photo: Keicy Tolbert)

Emergency Poems         

In an emergency, some people turn to drink, while others rely on prayer, but for a small and committed group at the University of Virginia, there’s nothing better in a crisis than poetry.  Sandy Hausman reports on a celebration of emergency poems.

Chocolate-covered cicadas.

Cicadas on the Menu             

As the 17-year cicadas emerge from the ground, millions of birds will be feasting – and a few people plan to join the party, harvesting, cooking and eating these insects which experts say are high in protein, low in fat and cholesterol.