In response to racial, ethnic and religious hate crimes and rhetoric, many are looking for ways to foster tolerance and celebrate diversity. In the Richmond area, many years of interfaith dialogues between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities have led to a new tradition. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
This month young readers across the Richmond area will begin diving into the “Girls of Summer” reading list. As the program has grown, participants have seen it build relationships and strengthen community. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
June 8, 2017 marks 150 years since of the birth of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and events are taking place all summer across the country. Known for famous buildings like Falling Water and the Guggenheim Museum, Wright also experimented with more affordable housing. One of these "Usonian" homes in Virginia was almost demolished by the state. For Virginia Currents, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more on the family that commissioned the home and the woman who saved it.
Virginia artists Jerome and Jeromyah Jones are known for their portraits of prominent figures from Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett to Muhammad Ali and Tom Brady. The father-son duo have a new exhibit at the Elegba Folklore Society that focuses on Africa and weaves together the past, present and future. WCVE's Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A growing number of organizations in Greater Richmond are working to educate the community about the impact of trauma on children and families. The effort involves service providers, educators, government agencies and community groups. In the first of an ongoing series on Trauma and Resilience, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.