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Virginia Champion Wins Poetry Out Loud National Competition

RICHMOND, VA, May 6, 2016 – The Community Idea Stations is proud to announce that Virginia Beach high school senior Ahkei Togun has won the 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Competition.  With confident recitations of poems by Henry Taylor, Cornelius Eady, and William Lisle Bowles, the Tallwood High School student recited his way to a $20,000 award and major bragging rights among the approximately 317,000 student-competitors nationwide who participated in the program this year.

Documentary on Redistricting Reform Coming to WCVE PBS This Fall

RICHMOND – The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021 are joining forces to produce a statewide public television documentary, OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting. This one-hour documentary will bring awareness to the impact of gerrymandering, and explore how Virginia can progress from a system where legislators create their own districts toward a system that makes sense for true representative government.

Have Fun During the Holidays with the MERCY STREET Scavenger Hunt

Have fun during the holidays in the Community Idea Stations' free MERCY STREET Scavenger Hunt, running through January 17, 2016.
RICHMOND, VA December 15, 2015 – On Sunday, December 13 the Community Idea Stations kicked off the MERCY STREET Scavenger Hunt to a packed house at the Byrd Theatre for the Richmond Premiere of PBS’ new original series MERCY STREET.

WCVE's "BALL OF CONFUSION" to Receive Nationwide Release this Fall

RICHMOND – September 18, 2015 – 1968 was a year of profound political upheaval in the United States.  Assassinations, racial unrest, riots and a continuing war in Vietnam put the nation on edge and produced an historic three-way presidential election. Directed by Paul Tait Roberts, BALL OF CONFUSION: THE 1968 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION explores how these events shook the social and political foundations of America in ways that continue to resonate today.

Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest - Enter to Win GoPro Camera!

RICHMOND, VA, September 10, 2015 – In honor of Virginia Currents' 25th Anniversary, the Community Idea Stations is hosting a photo contest from October to April, encouraging community members to share their own “Virginia Stories.” Each month a Featured Artist will announce a theme and share an example photo and 250-character story on the contest website.