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Protecting the Forest, Preserving a Family Legacy

Nearly 140 years ago, the Jones family moved to Western Henrico. They didn’t have much at first, but eventually owned more than 1000 acres of land. A descendant is protecting what they have left and sharing his family’s history. 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Special thanks to Alan Weatherhead for composing original music and scoring this story. All family photos courtesy of the Jones Family.


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.


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