The Richmond Mayor’s Youth Academy works with hundreds of young people each year, connecting them to jobs and mentors. This year, the program is doing something new. Teens are organizing and leading youth-centered town halls. WCVE’S Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
One of the women being honored by the Library of Virginia this month is a founding member of the seminal all female group, Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women. This “Virginia Woman In History” is also a longtime educator and activist. WCVE’s John Porter has more in this edition of Virginia Currents.
New research reveals the orangutan population dropped by 100,000 in a recent 15 year period. The critically endangered species lives on the Southeast Asian Islands of Borneo and Sumatra. As orangutans face ongoing threats, Virginia filmmakers co-created a documentary that highlights new aspects of their culture.
Since 2005, the Valentine Museum has celebrated more than 60 “Richmond History Makers.” One of this year’s honorees uses urban agriculture as a vehicle to build community and racial equity. His work - along with others recognized - complements the Valentine’s new partnership with the Capital Region Collaborative. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.