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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.


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.


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.


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.

In “Roanoke 40,” Richmond Advocates See Fix to Annual School Budget Process

With new officials coming to Richmond’s City Hall, Council and School Board, some advocates want to see a more functional school budgeting process.

The group Richmond Forward is encouraging leaders to evaluate the dedicated funding model used in Roanoke, Virginia. On today’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp speaks with the group’s chief organizer, Garet Prior.

Ukulele and Yoga Combine in Holistic Program for Dementia Patients

A Virginia resident has created a new way of helping people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. “Uke and Yoga” combines music and movement and is offered at more than two dozen facilities in Richmond. In 88.9 WCVE’s series on Alzheimer’s and Caregiving, Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.