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Virginians Head to Women’s March on Washington

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.

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Richmond Through a Traveler’s Eyes

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.

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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.

Family Traditions, a Wilderness Challenge and Love in Virginia

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.

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At Chesterfield School, Innovative Classes Combine Math with Carpentry and Manufacturing

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.

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