One of the greatest fears of people facing dementia is the loss of independence including what happens to their mobility if they lose their driver’s license. But advocates and the DMV say some can continue driving safely in the early stages of the disease. WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has more for Virginia Currents.
Before Georgia O’Keeffe became famous for her abstract paintings of bones, flowers and desert landscapes, she went through an evolution. Part of that evolution took place in Charlottesville during the summers of 1912-1916.
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia showcases 10 large scale paintings from artists cross the Commonwealth. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture invited the artists to pick any object they wanted from the museum's nearly nine-million-item history collection to create these murals.
VCU Professor John Freyer creates art pieces that use everyday objects to develop human connections. He gained national attention with All My Life For Sale, selling all his possessions online and traveling the country to visit the people who bought them.
In the last month, Central Virginia first responders have been facing a very personal kind of trauma - the death of two firefighters. In both cases, local departments activated their peer support systems and connected their teams to mental health resources. WCVE's Catherine Komp has more in the second of our two part series.