The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra marks a milestone this year, its 40th season. Founded in the late 1970s, the orchestra involves performers of all ages and backgrounds, works with local schools and continues a mission to “entertain, educate and enlighten.” WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Five years ago, a group launched a campaign to build a cooperatively owned grocery store in Richmond. More than 1000 residents have signed up as members and the initiative is preparing to renovate a building on city’s southside. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
As the opioid epidemic continues to affect thousands across Virginia, officials are looking for new ways to stem this public health crisis. The 2017 Governor’s Datathon brought together dozens of people who used public data to reimagine solutions to addiction. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Virginia resident William Haneke arrived in Vietnam in 1968, the deadliest year for U.S. soldiers. The U.S. Army Captain defied death multiple times. His critical injuries would take him on a new journey, focusing on patient advocacy and helping other amputees. In our series Vietnam: Virginia Remembers, Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
In the years following the Vietnam War, the experiences of civilian and military nurses were featured in films, a TV series, magazine articles and books. In 1993, a bronze sculpture depicting Vietnam nurses was dedicated on the National Mall. But there’s another group of women who served and veterans want more recognition for the female soldiers in the Women’s Army Corps, Air Force, Navy and Marines.