The Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn program is partnering with The Virginia Education Association, The Chesterfield Education Association, Communities in Schools, The Richmond Public Library, and United Way’s Women’s Leadership Initiative for Read Across America events on February 28 and March 2 & 3.
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PBS and its member stations were again named #1 in trust among nationally known institutions, and called an “excellent” use of tax dollars by the American public in a national poll for the 11th year in a row. This same survey found that the American public considers PBS KIDS the most educational TV/media brand, the safest place for children to watch television, the safest online media destination, as well as the top provider of content that helps children learn reading, math and essential skills.
Virginia Currents is a new weekly radio show airing on 88.9 FM WCVE Thursdays at 8:35 a.m. during NPR’s Morning Edition and 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered. Inspired by WCVE PBS’ award-winning Virginia Currents public television series, each three-and-a-half-minute episode will be independently produced with original interviews, field recordings and ambient sound to create stories specifically tailored for the medium of radio.
Season 7 of the Community Idea Stations’ award-winning local program Charlottesville Inside-Out will premiere on Thursday, January 16 at 8:30 p.m. on WHTJ PBS in Charlottesville and WCVE PBS in Richmond. Charlottesville Inside-Out is a fun and unique interview program, highlighting the people, places and quality of life that uniquely define Charlottesville and its surroundings.
The one-minute Capitol Events segment will cover daily events at the Virginia statehouse and will air on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS while the General Assembly is in session, weeknights at approx. 6:28 p.m. and 6:58 p.m. starting January 13, 2014. Capitol Events will be hosted by Craig Carper. Daily updates can also be found at ideastations.org/capitolevents or on twitter @WCVEcapitol.
12/11/13 - Richmonders, take out your gowns and bowties because Downton Abbey is coming back to The Byrd! Three days before the official U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey, Community Idea Stations will host two special screenings of the first episode of season four on Thursday, Jan. 2, at The Byrd Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the one-hour presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. The second screening will begin at 9:30 p.m. The Downton Abbey Preview Celebration will be the kick-off to The Community Idea Stations’ 50th Anniversary Year.
Marking the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, The Kennedy Half Century is a one-hour documentary based on Larry Sabato's new book, chronicling the impact and influence of John F Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president.
It premiered on Monday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS & WHTJ PBS.