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As Frank Lloyd Wright Turns 150, A ‘Small Jewel’ In Virginia Shares Lessons In Simplicity

June 8, 2017 marks 150 years since of the birth of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and events are taking place all summer across the country. Known for famous buildings like Falling Water and the Guggenheim Museum, Wright also experimented with more affordable housing. One of these "Usonian" homes in Virginia was almost demolished by the state. For Virginia Currents, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more on the family that commissioned the home and the woman who saved it.

With Paint and Poetry, Father-Son Artists Share 400 Year History From Africa to Virginia

Virginia artists Jerome and Jeromyah Jones are known for their portraits of prominent figures from Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett to Muhammad Ali and Tom Brady. The father-son duo have a new exhibit at the Elegba Folklore Society that focuses on Africa and weaves together the past, present and future. WCVE's Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Trauma and Resilience: Building a Network to Strengthen Communities

A growing number of organizations in Greater Richmond are working to educate the community about the impact of trauma on children and families. The effort involves service providers, educators, government agencies and community groups. In the first of an ongoing series on Trauma and Resilience, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Chesterfield County’s Path to Regain School Accreditation

In Chesterfield, leaders are working on corrective action plans after two schools were denied accreditation - a first in the county’s history.

In addition to adding staff and partnering with VSU, the County is looking at new ways to measure student growth. For 88.9 WCVE’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp spoke with Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane and Matoaca District School Board Representative Rob Thompson.

Urban Agriculture Fellowship Prepares Residents to Be Social Entrepreneurs

Community and backyard gardens are spreading in Virginia, as more people take an interest in locally grown food. Now several initiatives are helping people become urban agriculture entrepreneurs, including an intensive program at Tricycle Gardens. 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Richmond Education Compact Builds New Framework to Tackle Schools and Poverty

Richmond city leaders have been gathering public feedback on the draft “RVA Education Compact.” Part of Levar Stoney’s campaign platform, the Compact is an agreement between the Mayor, City Council and the School Board to work together to raise academic achievement and reduce poverty.

The Compact aims to “institutionalize collaboration,” by holding quarterly meetings between Council and the Board, developing an Education Compact Team and setting up a Children’s Cabinet to more effectively facilitate wrap-around services.