WCVE News is launching an ongoing series on housing called Where We Live. We’ll be looking at a range of issues, from affordability and housing policy, to homelessness and segregation. Today we begin by examining how we perceive housing, as individuals and as part of the larger community. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp has more.
Each year hundreds gather on the rolling hills of James Monroe’s Highland, near Charlottesville. They’re here to take in the sights, sounds and smells of The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship program, and learn how residents are preserving cultural traditions. WCVE’s Ian Stewart has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More: The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program.
The Richmond Public Library is launching their latest reading initiative this week. The idea stemmed from PBS’ Great American Read and aims to engage residents with pop-up events across the city. WCVE intern Yasmine Jumaa has more for Virginia Currents.
“Napoleon: Power and Splendor” is a new exhibit at the VMFA that features more than two hundred works of art, including his throne and six foot high candlesticks, as well as regal portraits of the emperor and his court. The pieces reflect the trappings of wealth and reveal how Napoleon attempted to craft his public image. Peter Solomon has this report for Virginia Currents. WCVE’s Peter Solomon has more for Virginia Currents.
For the past 25 years, Monticello has been gathering accounts from descendants of the people enslaved by Thomas Jefferson. Those stories, along with other restorations and a new exhibit on Sally Hemings, reveal a fuller story about slavery, freedom and the complicated history of the nation’s third president. WCVE’s Hawes Spencer has more for Virginia Currents.