Food and culture is at the center of a new initiative in Richmond called “Cooking as a Second Language.” More than a cooking class, the program seeks to bring new people together and highlight the diversity of the city. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A Virginia resident has created a new way of helping people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. “Uke and Yoga” combines music and movement and is offered at more than two dozen facilities in Richmond. In 88.9 WCVE’s series on Alzheimer’s and Caregiving, Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.
After getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, many feel scared, anxious and uncertain about the future. One Virginia woman decided to use poetry to convey her experiences and help others understand a disease that’s often hidden. In 88.9 WCVE’s series on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp has more.
A century ago, a growing number of states were granting women the right to vote. But the South - and Virginia - resisted. Social activists came together in Richmond to fight for enfranchisement. One of the movement’s leaders was Lila Meade Valentine. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
The Healing Place provides men addicted to drugs and alcohol a free, long-term residential recovery program. Offering a “hand up, not a hand out,” they use a 12 step, peer-led model. The program is in high demand, as the opioid epidemic continues in Greater Richmond. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more in our ongoing series, Facing Addiction.