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Solar Co-ops Spread Across Virginia

The nonprofit group VA SUN is helping Virginians across the state convert to solar power. They’re using a co-op model that brings residents together to bargain for competitive prices and advocate for clean energy. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.

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At the Glen Allen Library, Aaron Sutch welcomes people to a solar co-op info session. The room fills up quickly and Sutch gets things started.

Teaching a Public History of Public Housing

At Richmond's George Wythe High School, students are studying something close to home: public housing. A Title I school, nearly all students are black and many come from low-income families. By examining housing and ongoing segregation, teacher Libby Germer hopes students will gain the knowledge and passion to confront inequality. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Exploring Rodin: The Artist’s Creative and Technical Process

The Rodin exhibit at the VMFA offers visitors a chance to see some famous pieces, including “The Thinker” and “The Kiss.” Through objects that have never before traveled to North America, it also sheds light on the artist’s process and the techniques that made him a pioneer in modern sculpture. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.

A New Beginning for Virginia Prison Soul Album

Collectors have long searched through dusty record bins for an obscure soul album by the group Edge of Daybreak. Newly re-issued, the LP is prized for the quality of music and how it was recorded - inside a Virginia prison. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Hear more Edge of Daybreak at Numero Group's site and see more photos from the record release at Steady Sounds.

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