Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Check our schedule for additional show times.
(Programs on SWVA PTV can be seen over the air on WBRA 15.2 and on cable: Citizens 82, Cox 107, Comcast/Infinity 264, umos 17, Shentel 157 & Dish 16.)
Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time
Saturdays at 7:00pm
Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time is a high-energy radio show recorded in front of a live studio audience each month at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia. Farm and Fun Time features contemporary roots music artists & segments that celebrate our diverse Appalachian culture. Host Kris Truelsen and house band Bill and the Belles tie it all together for an entertaining experience you won’t soon forget!
May 2 – This week’s show is a Honky Tonk Extravaganza featuring legendary Chuck Meade and The Grassy Knoll Boys and Southwest Virginia’s own, Kelsey Rae! We also visit Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and learn about the soothing properties of Lavender.
May 9 – This week’s show features the Western bluegrass sounds of Jeff Scrogins and Colorado and the distinct stylings of North Carolina’s Chatham County Line! Heirloom Recipe presenter Nathan Brand of Johnson City Tennessee’s Timber! restaurant shares his recipe for Smoked Trout Dip, and we learn about apples and more at Buffalo Trail Orchard!
May 16 – This week’s show features bluegrass music from Nashville Songwriter Irene Kelley and the innovative and influential Lonesome River Band. Heirloom recipe presenter Charles Parker fondly recalls his grandmother’s creamed corn, and we learn about the sustainability of hemp production with Greene Hemp Company.
May 23 – This week’s show features Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Kai Kater and a modern take on old time stringband music from Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Mohsin and Kaitlin Kazmi discuss the controversial fruit (yes, fruit): Okra, and we learn about the work sheepdogs do at Clover Creek Farm.
May 30 - This week’s show features Kingsport, Tennessee songstress Beth Snapp and Free Dirt Records recording artist Rachel Baiman. Heirloom Recipe presenter Buck Ford recalls his dad, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s favorite recipes, and we visit Campbell Farms to learn about a maple syrup making tradition.
The Tunnel: Vengeance
Sunday, May 31
Elise (Clémence Poésy) and Karl (Stephen Dillane) take on a toxic and terrifying duo whose mutual defining quality is an existential death wish. When the question posed by the couple — what is a life worth? — is directed straight back at Karl, he is forced to confront an utterly impossible choice.
8:00pm – Episode 1
A boat carrying child refugees is torched in the Channel, leaving no sign of its passengers.
9:00pm– Episode 2
Karl and Elise try to decode the Pied Piper’s demands, while BB joins the French investigation.
10:00pm – Episode 3
Another message from the Pied Piper leads Karl and Elise to a horrifying discovery.
3 Steps to Incredible Health
Wednesday, June 3 at 8:00pm on SWVA PTV
Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese — and that number is growing just like our waistlines. Dr. Fuhrman’s revolutionary health plan is not about will power, but instead offers knowledge and a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve.
The key to the program’s success is simple: health = nutrients/calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, fat melts away. The more nutrient-dense food you consume, the more you will be satisfied with fewer calories and the less you will crave fat and high-calorie foods.
50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary
Sunday, June 7 at 5:30pm on SWVA PTV
– Celebrate the Folk Trio Whose Music
Provided America’s Soundtrack For Generations –
This program features rare footage including a BBC program from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and most popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their artistry, a time when this popular and influential trio dominated the Billboard music charts.
From the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and anti-war era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to Mary Travers’ moving memorial, and finally to the present, where their legacy continues to inform and inspire successive generations, this far deeper and more intimate exploration of the trio reveals the impact of their artistry and activism on their generation and the world.
Bee Gees One for All Tour – Live in Australia 1989
Friday, June 5 at 8:00pm on SWVA PTV
Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits, as well as some rarely heard selections, in this fully restored, newly mixed and mastered concert recorded in Melbourne.