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Listen for Learning Curve between 7:33 a.m. and 7:44 a.m. every other Wednesday during NPR’s Morning Edition and again at 4:50 p.m. during NPR’s All Things Considered. Hosted by Megan Pauly, WCVE News.


Virginia State University Students Begin Project Digging Into Politicians' Yearbooks

After Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring admitted to appearing in blackface in the 1980s, a group of activists had an idea: pay Richmond-area students from historically black colleges and universities to dig into politicians’ yearbooks. They’re closing in on their $10,000 goal to fund the project.

Briana Harris is a junior at Virginia State University majoring in political science. She wants to become a lawyer and effect change through policy. And now she expects Northam to do the same.

Students, School Board Fight For Changes To 'Gender-Discriminatory' Dress Code

Fifth-grader Manuela-Lynn Francis began last year at Barack Obama Elementary as a star student. Her favorite subject was math, she had straight A's, and loved going to school.

"One morning she was throwing up, she was so sick I actually had to convince her she couldn't go in... that's how much she loved school," said Tanya Francis, Manuela-Lynn’s mom.

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