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In Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Land Trust Model Helps Protect Affordable Housing

Richmond has a new tool to slow gentrification and create permanently affordable housing stock. The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust is nearing completion of its first home and advocates aim to expand the model. 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

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In North Church Hill, Freda Green-Bolling opens the door of her mossy green Italianate style home.

Freda Green Bolling: Would you like some lemonade?

With Gift of Land Near Fones Cliffs, Rappahannock Tribe Expands Return to the River Initiative

The Rappahannock Tribe joined environmental advocates in a recent ceremony to celebrate a donation of land on their original territory. The gift will be used to expand a program that preserves ancestral knowledge and traditions. From Warsaw, 88.9 WCVE’s Inigo Walker Howlett has more for Virginia Currents.

Navigating The Rapids: Life Lessons On And Off The River

In the heart of Richmond, the James River attracts boaters and fishermen; hikers and cyclists; conservationists and citizen scientists. One resident turned his passion for paddling into a career that connects him and his passengers to the City’s whitewater rapids. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

(Photography, sound and production support by Angela Massino, Marshall Lloyd, Gabrielle Jones and WCVE intern Alexander Austin.)

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The Richmond Cookbook Project: Documenting a City Through Recipes and Stories

What is the identity of a city through residents favorite recipes? When you put these different people and dishes, side by side, what do you create? Those questions are being explored by documentary photographer Steven Casanova in a new project called “The Richmond Cookbook.” WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Virginia to Expand Sexual Consent Curriculum

Virginia’s Education Department is revising Family Life Education curriculum. The new material was spurred by a group of students from Charlottesville and expands lessons on the meaning of sexual consent. 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Find information about the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, and more on Family Life Education in Virginia.

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