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National Geographic says the odds of being struck by lighting in the U.S. are 1 in 700,000. We know what you’re thinking: what does this have to do with WCBE?

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If you see "Innocence," you may never have to see another love story...

Writer, director Paul Cox's "Innocence" may be about senior-citizen love, but it really is about how we must be ready when love arrives or when it returns, no matter at what age. As a cautionary tale and a lyric expression of love's power, few current movies can match this film's quiet honesty.

"The Mothman Prophecies" is an X-Files-like trip into the paranormal, disorienting and interesting...

So you're looking for a classy heroic alternate to Julia Roberts' ragged Erin Brockovich? May I submit Cate Blanchett as Charlotte Gray....

So you're looking for a classy heroic alternate to Julia Roberts' ragged Erin Brockovich? May I submit Cate Blanchett as Charlotte Gray, a volunteer for British Special Operations in WWII looking for her missing RAF pilot lover in occupied France. This story has more holes than the crumbling walls of a chateau, but it is just as beautiful and inscrutable.

A trashy potboiler delight...

"Brotherhood of the Wolf" is a French Gothic Romantic thriller in the tradition of Victor Hugo, James Fenimore Cooper, and Jules Verne all rolled in together.

In this popular French potboiler, the Noble Savage returns in all his saintly glory. And although noble savages may be politically incorrect in the U.S. these days, what care the French for our forbiddens?

The audience will be terminally blinded by the worst case of sugar overdose since "The Majestic"...

A salute to Czech WWII fighter pilot heroes...

They do make movies the way they used to, only it's the Czechs who are doing it.

First we had "Kolya," which won director Jan Sverak an Academy Award in 1996; then we have Jan Hrebejk's "Divided We Fall," and now we have Sverak's newest film, "Dark Blue World."

The United States Army should use "Black Hawk Down" as a training film...

The United States Army should use "Black Hawk Down" as a training film. After 20 minutes’ viewing, a recruit would have a very good idea that being caught in a warlord-controlled Somalia town is indeed a life-threatening, bloody business.

You can't be on both teams at once...

I can hear reasonably well, and I love all things British, but Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" has tested the limits of my theatrical patience once again: his brilliant ability to film as if we were overhearing conversation at a party (remember "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" or "Nashville") leaves me wanting to be a listener who actually has heard all the conversation.

The plot holes are as many as dot our own moon...

Earth in 2079 is less secure than in 2002. Our hero, Gary Sinise, is a weapons inventor mistaken for a bomb-carrying alien. Let the chase begin. Most of this lost-opportunity sci/fi is based on a story by Philip K. Dick, better known for his plots of "Total Recall" and the seminal "Blade Runner."

Newfoundland just won’t give us its news gracefully...

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Live From Studio A

WCBE Presents Delyn Christian & The Fret Shop Band Live From Studio A Tues. July 18, 2017 @ 2PM!

Delyn Christian & The Fret Shop Band will perform Live From Studio A at WCBE in advance of the show that night at Natalie's ! Delyn Christian sings each song as if it were his last, combining raw energy and true soul with every song he performs, striving to touch the heart and soul of the audience. Delyn is a singer/songwriter/musician who has been performing in the central Ohio area for over 30 years. He has recently relocated to the central Tennessee area and performs in venues in both...

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Science, Technology & Environment

Meet The Other Robotics Team That Almost Didn't Make It To The Competition

It was a story that made headlines around the world. An all-girl team from Afghanistan applied for visas to come to the First Global Challenge , an international robotics competition taking place in Washington, D.C. this week. And their visa request was denied. They weren't the only team to face visa hurdles. The team from Gambia — two girls and three boys — was also denied when they first applied. "Having no hope to come, we still worked," says the team's captain, 18-year-old Alieu Bah. "We...

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Arts & Life

British Polar Guides Get Hitched In Antarctica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxCplQjSxg From one of the coldest places on Earth comes a heartwarming love story. A pair of polar field guides got married over the weekend at a British research station, and the British Antarctic Survey says it's the first official wedding in Antarctic territory claimed by the U.K. The bride, Julie Baum, fashioned the skirt of her dress out of an "old orange pyramid tent," according to the BAS. The groom, Tom Sylvester, crafted the brass wedding rings at...

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