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History of Fashion Exhibit Highlights Craft, Creativity and Persistence of Virginia Women

A new exhibit at the Valentine museum explores more than a century of women’s fashion in Virginia. Behind the unique dresses, hats and accessories that shaped local and national trends, is a story of women who fought for equality, launched businesses and advanced women’s rights. WCVE’s Phil Lyles has more for Virginia Currents.


Richmond Teens Launch Start-Ups Through ‘Junior Founders’ Initiative

This Spring, a landscaping company, clothing lines and several other startups launched in Richmond, Virginia. The owners are teenagers who were guided by the Junior Founder’s Club. For Virginia Currents, WCVE’s Lauren Francis has more on the initiative and one business that combines sports and studying.


Virginia Researchers Study Simple And High Tech Ways to Reduce Increasing Pedestrian Crashes

Every ninety minutes, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash, according to federal data. That’s about 6,000 people a year. In Central Virginia, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is studying this issue and testing “crash avoidance” technologies that may lead to fewer deaths and injuries. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Decades of Research in Central Virginia Pushes Industry to Make Safer Vehicles

When buying a car, people across the country often turn to safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The research and testing that leads to those ratings happens in Central Virginia, at a sprawling, state-of-the-art facility near the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the first of a two-part series, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.


Community Arts And Theater Project Highlights Richmond’s First Integrated School

What can a community arts project reveal about the past and present? How can it spark dialogue and connect people in meaningful ways? The "Unsung Heroes" project in Richmond's Brookland Park explored those questions in a year-long initiative that brought together youth with the neighborhood's civil rights leaders. The exchanges led to Together We Rise, a community play that puts a spotlight on some of the residents who helped make history in 1960 and spent decades fighting for equality and justice. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.


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