“reTyped” is a growing collection of stories and portraits to get people re-thinking stereotypes. An Alexandria-based writer teamed up with a Richmond artist for the project, which they hope sparks dialogue and understanding. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
As young people spend more hours of the day with electronic screens, some educators are concerned about a growing disconnect with nature. In response, some teachers are expanding environmental education and moving the classroom outdoors. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
After years of preparations, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center is re-opening in the Leigh Street Armory. The building has more than a century of history in Richmond, including a decades-long effort to save it. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp reports.
Teens in Virginia are learning how to combat bullying and prejudice in their communities. The multi-day “Project Inclusion” retreat provides tools and strategies to diffuse tension and build trust. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More: Find details about Project Inclusion and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
A growing number of universities are pledging to become climate neutral. In Central Virginia, some schools are using green building techniques, alternative energy and education to reach sustainability goals. On this Earth Day edition of Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp reports.
There are hundreds of Civil War sites across Virginia and one of the latest to be preserved tells a unique story. Not far from Fredericksburg, the Stafford Civil War Park is where a major Union Army recuperated before a turning point in the war. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A year-long course at the University of Richmond gets students out of the classroom and into the historic Church Hill neighborhood. They’ve been studying gentrification and their work is culminating in a documentary drama to engage people on all sides of the issue. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
After the city of Richmond launched a community garden initiative, advocates discovered that many people had never grown their own food. To help residents succeed, the city offers free classes on urban agriculture. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Across Virginia, one of the most popular trees is the crepe myrtle. For months, shades of pink, purple and red light up medians and neighborhood streets. But there’s a controversy about how to take care of these beloved trees. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.