Between now and May 31st, we are raising major funding to enable production of season 23 of Virginia Currents this summer, in time for the Fall premiere. The more money contributed, the more new segments of people, places and issues in your community you will see next season. The first $15,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by anonymous fans of Virginia Currents.
Direct Contributions / Sponsorships
- Contribute $25 - $199 Now Receive an update letter this summer from host Daphne Maxwell Reid that will include insider information about Season 23 production.
- Contribute $200 - $499 Now Your name before the program on a Patrons of Virginia Currents sponsor credit roll.
- Contribute $500+ Now Invitation to season opening meet-and-greet reception on the set of Virginia Currents.
- Sponsor a Segment: $2,000+ Includes lunch & conversation with Daphne Maxwell-Reid plus additional benefits. Contact Katherine Godin at (804) 560.8261
- Sponsor a Show: $6,000+ A private behind-the-scenes production tour plus additional benefits. Contact Katherine Godin at (804) 560.8261
- Major Program Sponsor: $10,000-$50,000 A 15 second on-air credit reaching 89,000 viewers statewide plus additional benefits. Contact Katherine Godin at (804) 560.8261
Virginia Currents: Harry Stilson; Wounded Wheels; Virginia AquariumGo behind the lens of Harry Stilson, a Richmond streetcar operator and photographer who captured thousands of famous and not so famous landmarks and people around Richmond in the first half of the 1900's. See how Wounded Wheels restores and modifies classic sport cars for disabled war veterans. The VA Aquarium & Marine Science Center gives us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to keep its thousands of residents healthy and happy. Get a glimpse of some transportation museums across the state. Enjoy inspiring music from VA Beach ecording artists Rooted Deep.
Virginia Currents: Christian Youth Theater; The Muse Writers Center; Stuart BlackwellFind out what makes Christian Youth Theater so unique and how parental involvement helps step up the caliber of these Broadway classic productions. Also, find out how The Muse Writers Center helps the inner author shine. Meet the longest running employee at Virginia's State Capitol. Find out what keeps Stuart Blackwell on the job for half a century. Get some tips on which hiking trails offer some of the most breathtaking views of Virginia's mountains. Check out the sweet sounds of Lynchburg's band, Mercutio.
Virginia Currents: Art on Wheels; Muse Creative Workspace; Ken Schwarz; Kip WilliamsVirginia Currents goes mobile with Art on Wheels. Find out how this traveling art class helps the residents of The Virginia Home gain independence, freedom and socialization through art. Step inside the doors of the Muse Creative Workspace to see how jazz is being celebrated and preserved by young musicians. See the preservation of a forgotten craft during a profile of Ken Schwarz, master blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg. Find out what art centers to check out across Virgina. Enjoy the toe tapping sounds of Richmond's Kip Williams and Bop Nation.
Virginia Currents: Vic Mizelle/Robotic Plane/Historical Document PreservationHear Vic Mizelle's incredible story of battling Tourette's Syndrome and enduring misdiagnosis and mental institutions for his entire teenage years. Find out about his life with the 1950's band the Rock-A-Teens and the interesting story behind the 1959 hit still being played in movies and commercials today, the "Woo-Hoo" song. Learn about a robotic plane that can fly to Mars. Dr. Joel Levine of William & Mary and NASA tells us about the important information this plane can gather that could ultimately answer the question-is there life on Mars? Then find out how Dr. Levine and NASA helped stop the deterioration of America's most important historical documents.