New Web Series
The Community Idea Stations, in partnership with Leadership Metro Richmond, is producing a series of web-only programs called Start the Conversation. Over the course of seven episodes, host Gene Lepley, former WWBT news anchor, addresses pressing and controversial issues facing the greater Richmond area. Each program will be recorded in the Richmond studios of WCVE PBS and will be 30 minutes in length. The program will be available for viewing online each month starting in mid-June; the air date is still to be determined as recording begins this week. We will post the airdate as soon as it is available for web viewing.
The first program in the series will focus on Aging in the Richmond Region. As our population ages, the region is facing new challenges to ensure our community is prepared. Regional leaders working on these solutions will present the current realities, offer a picture of the future and invite you to get engaged with these efforts. Points of discussion include population shifts and growth, solutions focused on innovating approaches, next steps for leaders and Age Wave, what is it?
Panelists include: Marilyn West, LQ '95, Chairman/CEO of M. H. West & Co., Inc and Senior Connections Council Chair; Thelma Bland Executive Director of Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging; Sarah Link, Director of Older Adult Initiatives at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and John Martin, President & CEO of the Southeastern Institute of Research (SIR)
When the first program for this new series becomes available online, viewers are encouraged to post their comments about this program or the topic discussed.