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Art and Social Marketing Address Rising Problem of Ocean Plastics

Millions of tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, according to researchers. It affects the health of marine wildlife, ecosystems and humans. When it washes ashore, localities spend millions cleaning it up. In Virginia, several efforts are working to highlight and address the problem. 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

VCU Police, Advocates Champion Options for Sexual Assault Survivors

VCU Police are seeing an increase in sexual assault reports. This coincides with a new program called You Have Options, which gives survivors more control of how the crime is investigated. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn more: Find information about VCU’s You Have Options program and resources at VCU’s Wellness Resource Center, including April's events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Virginia’s “Hidden Figures” Inspire Next Generation of Scientists

The Oscar-nominated film and book Hidden Figures put a spotlight on the Black female mathematicians and engineers who worked at NASA. These Virginia women are sharing their stories and inspiring the next generation of female scientists. In this special Science Matters edition of Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.


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