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Holocaust Escape Tunnel

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:05am -- WCVE

For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilnius was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North,” until the Nazis destroyed it. About 95% of its Jewish population of Vilna, its name in Hebrew and Yiddish, was murdered and its synagogues and institutions were reduced to ruins. The Soviets finished the job, paving over the remnants of Vilna’s famous Great Synagogue, for example, so thoroughly that few today know it ever existed.

Daphne’s Corner: Playwright and Author Rebekah L. Pierce

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:52am -- WCVE

Playwright, novelist, screenwriter, veteran and advocate for women, Rebekah L. Pierce visits Daphne’s Corner. Rebekah’s play, That Color Blind Kind of Love, will be live streamed June 23-25, 2017 at WCVE PBS. Inspired by the historic landmark case of Loving vs. The State of Virginia 1967, the play delves into the world of interracial dating. Have things changed since 1967? Is love truly color blind?

Daphne’s Corner: Julia Gabrielov, Editorial Fashion and Fantasy Illustrator

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:30pm -- WCVE

Editorial Fashion and Fantasy Illustration artist Julia Gabrielov visits Daphne’s Corner to share insights into her ethereal creations. Julia has a background in modeling, fashion and costume design, as well as illustrating children's books. Julia currently illustrates her own stories and plans to publish soon. Her art can be found in galleries around the world, which reflects the passion and wonder found in her art.

See more of Julia Gabrielov’s art at JuliaGabrielov.com.

Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation Sells Two Northern Virginia Stations in FCC Spectrum Auction

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:11pm -- WCVE

Over the past year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a voluntary auction to purchase the right to use broadcast spectrum from commercial and public broadcasters across the country with the goal to re-sell that spectrum to wireless providers for the benefit of creating more bandwidth for mobile broadband and other wireless services. Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, known in central Virginia as the Community Idea Stations, participated in this auction by offering two channels the corporation controlled in the DC area, WNVT, Goldvein, Va and WNVC, Fairfax, Va.

Daphne’s Corner: Visionary Artists Deshia Williams

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:13pm -- WCVE

Visionary artists Deshia Williams visits Daphne’s Corner to discuss how she uses paint and light to illustrate how transparent surfaces can be transformed into light exhibitions. Deshia talks about how she got started in this art form and shares some insight into her creative process. The multimedia artist’s studio is located at Art Works in Richmond, Virginia.