Each year, 800,000 people have a stroke. It is the fifth leading cause of death and many more are disabled. On today’s Virginia Currents, WCVE’s Charles Fishburne reports on the warning signs and prevention.
There are more than a dozen film festivals in Central Virginia, and this month a new one debuts. Pocahontas Reframed: The Native American Storytellers Film Festival features historic and contemporary films, and will bring American Indian artists and actors to Richmond. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Artists and scholars from around the world are in Richmond for the 7th Symposium on Islamic Art. To complement the gathering, VCU’s Anderson Gallery is highlighting the work of international and local Muslim artists in an exhibit titled "The Things I Could Tell..." WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
More than six decades ago, two doctors and a businessman saw a problem and an opportunity. Jim Crow laws had wiped out black political influence for decades, white leaders were mounting a statewide campaign to resist school integration, and not enough people of color were running for office. After the Richmond Crusade for Voters got off the ground, the political landscape started changing and the group would have a significant impact in Richmond and beyond.
The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra marks a milestone this year, its 40th season. Founded in the late 1970s, the orchestra involves performers of all ages and backgrounds, works with local schools and continues a mission to “entertain, educate and enlighten.” WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.