Last Fall, as part of WCVE’s series on the Vietnam War, we shared the little-known story of women who served in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Every other year, the women meet at a conference.
When someone addicted to opioids or other drugs is finally ready to get help, knowing where to go or who to call can be an obstacle. A new resource, staffed by people in recovery themselves, aims to fill that need. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
What can a plant teach us about Virginia history? On the Eastern Shore, residents rescued a lost fig tree that helps tell the story about a barrier island community forced to flee their home. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
College students tackled some big issues at Richmond’s first environmental hackathon. Teams developed prototypes to identify invasive species, reduce pollution with renewable energy and use moss to combat asthma and respiratory issues in low income areas.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Van Lew, the wealthy Richmond heiress who led one of the most successful Union spy rings of the Civil War. Her legacy has been interpreted through the works of journalists, historians and playwrights. Adding to the intrigue, is Mary Bowser, a woman enslaved by the Van Lew family, rumored to have carried out espionage in the Confederate White House. But as WCVE’s Peter Solomon reports for Virginia Currents, the truth of this story is elusive.