One of the oldest structures in Colonial Williamsburg is the Peyton Randolph house. It’s become a critical place to learn about the lives of enslaved people in the 18th Century and their significant contributions during the founding of the United States. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Vegan diets exclude everything from meat and dairy, to sugar refined with bone char, and beer clarified with dried fish organs. Because animal products are so common, people who want plant-based meals often have a difficult time at restaurants. But a new initiative in Richmond challenges chefs and brewers to expand their vegan offerings. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A new coffee shop recently opened in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood. But it doesn’t just serve steaming beverages and savory quiche. This neighborhood gathering spot opened to provide job experience for youth in the community. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
On this edition of Virginia Currents, we remember a man who spent more than three decades sharing his love of music and people with the community. WCVE’s George Maida passed away unexpectedly in late December. Catherine Komp spoke to listeners and collaborators about his life and legacy.
In 1974, farmers in a rural Chinese province came upon some shards of pottery. Their discovery led to one of the biggest archaeological finds of the 20th Century -- several football-stadium sized pits that housed the Terracotta Army. Part of the find is on display at the VMFA. And as Ian Stewart reports for Virginia Currents, the exhibit is a window into an ancient Chinese dynasty.