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WaterWise Part II Premiere

Tonight 7pm on WVIA-TV

The WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, "WaterWise" produced in partnership with The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, takes viewers to some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful natural environments, to see how common people are combating the consequences of fresh water pollution.  

More than 12 million people call Pennsylvania home. Every day, without relent; knowingly or without awareness, each resident of the state in some way uses 157 gallons of fresh water. It's obvious that Pennsylvania's fresh water resources are vital to the state's economy and quality of life. Fortunately for the Keystone State, it has the most miles of streams and rivers of any state in contiguous America, but Pennsylvania's population continues to grow, which inevitably exacerbates existing pollution and expands the potential for such degradation. With so much fresh water sources at risk, arguably there is no greater call to public activism than fresh water awareness.

Each part of "WaterWise" chronicles 6 to 8 stories of efforts by inspiring volunteer watershed groups throughout Pennsylvania who are employing leading-edge science to preserve, protect and restore local fresh water sources.

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Encore presentations of part 2 "WaterWise: Preserving Central Pennsylvania's Watersheds" will be broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

To learn more about this documentary Click Here.

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Call the Doctor

Are Psych Drugs Pulling the Triggers?
Tuesday at 7pm on WVIA-TV

There is speculation into the underlying causes of mass shootings. Majority of the gunmen were mentally troubled and used some form of prescribed medication. Learn why It takes more than just the meds for a successful treatment approach.

Our guests includes: Vince Carolan, L.S.W., C.A.D.C., A Better Today INC. and serves on the faculty at Misericordia University and Matthew Berger, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical director for the geriatric psychiatric unit at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Click here  to visit the Call the Doctor homepage.

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WVIA V-Notes is brought to you by:

Moose Exchange

People, get ready, for winter blues heaven on Route 11!

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The Moose Exchange, in partnership with Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., and Briggs Farm Blues Festival, brings the Destination Blues Music Festival to Columbia and Montour Counties,February 7th and 8th, 2014.

Tickets now on sale! destinationblues.eventbrite.com   

Each evening, buses will circulate among the music venues and area hotels: Leave the driving to us as you enjoy the best of what this area has to offer.

 Festival host hotel: Econo Lodge Bloomsburg
 Transportation: M.S. Bond Busing

Festival Sponsors:

- Columbia / Montour Visitors Bureau

- Twin Bridges Storage Kornerstone Custom Builders Service First Credit Union

Click Here to learn more about the Moose Exchange. 

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Homegrown Music Concert

Tonight at 8pm on WVIA-FM

A LIVE Homegrown Music Concertwith The Oak Creek Band and Lorne Clarke. - The Homegrown Musicseries starts the new year with another in WVIA's unique series of live two-hour concert broadcasts from the station's Sordoni Theater.

The Oak Creek Band is an outstanding group formed around the husband-wife duo of Daniel and Jenna Watters. Originally from Arizona they knew each other since middle school and began singing together at their high school graduation. Their brand of melodic folk-influenced rock has been attracting audiences around the country and their debut CD XI was featured in the Mixed Bag weekly album review series. They make theirHomegrown Music debut with their full band.

Canadian-born, Meshoppen, PA, area resident Lorne Clarke is no stranger to Homegrown Music. With a fascinating personal background as a policeman, member of the merchant marine and proud farmer, Clarkebrings his big voice and thoughtful, often-provocative lyrics to bear in his memorable songs. After a four-year hiatus, he returns to Homegrown Music for a solo performance.

The 8pm concert takes place live before a studio audience. WVIA's members and listeners are invited to attend. 

Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis by reservation by Clicking Here or by phone at 570-655-2808

WVIA Travel Sweepstakes

Enjoy 5 Days of Life in the Shadows of Highclere Castle

This is a one-of-a-kind trip to experience the backdrop and setting of one of PBS's most popular stories ever. Walk in the shadows of the Crawley family as you tour Highclere Castle and the surrounding areas.

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Explore and Relax in London

Relax in 4-star luxury at the Melia White House for 4 nights, wake up to breakfast each morning, daily sightseeing and even enjoy a high tea and some Downton Abbey themed surprises as well.

The Grand Prize

You will win a Tour for you and a Friend to take place on May 23rd - May 28th, 2014. Your tour includes airfare, bus transfers, hotel accommodations in a 4 Star London area hotel for two and breakfast each morning. 

A total prize value of approximately $5,500

2nd Prize

You and 3 friends can enjoy 5 days and 4 nights accommodations in Cancun, Mexico home of white sandy beaches and the beautiful, pristine Gulf of Mexico as well as all of the night life and shopping that Cancun provides.

How to Win

Purchase as many tickets as you want for your chance to be one of our winners. Tickets are $50 each, with only 2,500 tickets available for the raffle. So you have a great chance to win. 


Click here to enter the WVIA Travel Sweepstakes.

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