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After Troop 491, Richmond Native Praheme Builds Film Career in LA

After making the movie Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions in Richmond, filmmaker Praheme headed to Los Angeles to build the next stage in his career. On a recent trip home, Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp caught up with the award-winning director to learn more about his work and his next film.

Building Confidence and Bonds at Girls Rock! RVA

Fifteen years ago, the first Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls took place in Portland, Oregon. Since then, the model has spread globally including to Richmond. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Find out about Girls Rock! RVA and FRILL, the Free Richmond Instrument Lending Library. Explore similiar initiatives with the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.

Building a Recovery High School in Central Virginia

Four hundred youth between the ages of 15 and 24 died from opioid overdoses in Virginia between 2010 and 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health. An alternative treatment model - recovery high school - seeks to help young people who are addicted. In WCVE’s ongoing series Facing Addiction, Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp reports.

Community Work Shapes Ideas for Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park

Several initiatives in Richmond are asking the public how the city should recognize buried history and past injustices. Last week we learned about the recommendations of the Marshall Street Well Project. Today, we examine community efforts envisioning a memorial park in Shockoe Bottom. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Community Makes Progress on East Marshall Street Well Project

The “East Marshall Street Well Project” continues making progress on how to honor human remains found more than 20 years ago on VCU’s medical campus. After gathering community input last Spring, a group standing in for relatives of the deceased has shared their recommendations. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

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