Articles by Catherine Komp
In Central Virginia, a collaborative of law enforcement, health and service providers are expanding initiatives to help victims of human trafficking, often called "modern day slavery." The area’s forensic nurses are playing a critical role in the effort. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected for the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday. In dozens of states, local demonstrations are also taking place. At Richmond’s March on Monument, participants expressed their fears and concerns. But many also say the election has prompted them to get more involved in their communities. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp reports.
Violinist Eric Stanley has captivated fans around the world with his re-interpretation of hip hop, R&B and pop songs. With a growing catalog of originals, the VCU graduate is preparing for a tour and the release his first album. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
There’s growing research that shows the positive impact of afterschool and summer programs on young people, especially in high poverty communities.
What we can learn from tourists who see our cities through a different lens? Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp recently met a visitor from Thailand who shared her experiences exploring Richmond’s parks, streets, libraries and museums.
It’s a clear, sunny day in Richmond. On the south side of Belle Isle, tourist Jaruwan Damrongsoontornchai takes in the view. Sprawling rocks, some dotted with smooth basins of water. Trees transforming with the season.
Earlier this year, Virginia Currents asked you to share your stories at an exhibit at Crossroads Art Center. You wrote about the mountains and the James River. You told us about your family emigrating to the state. You shared exchanges of love and kindness. Virginia Currents Radio Producer Catherine Komp sat down with some of these storytellers.
Two years ago, the smallest high school in Chesterfield County restructured to better prepare students for entering the workforce. Carver College and Career Academy offers four speciality areas--business and information technology; construction trades; child development; and hospitality, tourism, and recreation.
In construction trades, they recently implemented an innovative model--combining geometry and carpentry with algebra and manufacturing.
States in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have spent decades implementing a cooperative agreement to reduce pollution. A deadline is approaching next year to make sure jurisdictions are reaching the ultimate goal of a restored Bay by 2025. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp has more.