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As Opioid Epidemic Continues, Alive RVA Launches Warmline Staffed By Peers in Recovery

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.

Historians Seek More Answers On Richmond's Interracial Civil War Spy Ring

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.


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