This year’s Richmond Folk Festival is celebrating young artisans and musicians. “Youth Will Be Served” is the theme of the Virginia Folklife area and one of those featured is Richmond-based musician Anhayla. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.
The UCI World Championships in Richmond have ended, but the event helped bring lasting improvements to the region. Bike lanes are growing and the 50 mile Capital Trail is complete. Another initiative expanded off-road bike trails and created some of the first in the country designed for people with disabilities. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
One of the countries represented at this week’s UCI races is Rwanda. The team’s been steadily developed by former US pro cyclist Jonathan "Jock" Boyer and has become a symbol of hope, change and unity. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
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 short story.