“What does it mean to perceive ourselves and others as native or non-native? As welcome guests or invasive species?” Those questions are explored in one of two new exhibitions that open this week at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art.
Articles by Catherine Komp
A symposium at VCU’s Wilder School tomorrow night (10/3) will examine the public’s role in shaping policies around housing and education.
155 years ago, a woman enslaved in Hanover County gathered six of her children - including an infant - and took a dangerous journey toward freedom. The story of Martha Ann Fields was long hidden, but comes to life in a performance at the Hanover Tavern. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Residents can often feel powerless when wealthy developers propose big projects in their neighborhood. But over the last two decades, citizen-led groups in a number of cities are turning to Community Benefits Agreements to influence publicly-funded developments.
The City of Richmond recently recognized residents of the East End with honorary street signs. Two of them came from Fulton, a neighborhood destroyed by the City’s urban renewal plan nearly 50 years ago. WCVE’s Catherine Komp reports.
Residents of Richmond’s Historic Fulton neighborhood were honored with street signs today, nearly 50 years after the city demolished the predominantly Black neighborhood.
Across Virginia, an increasing number of families are spending more of their income on rent and mortgage payments. Advocates and non-profits often talk about the need for more affordable housing. But how is that defined and measured? In our new series Where We Live, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more.
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.
Mecklenburg County schools may be one of the first to have new facilities built to complement Virginia’s new graduation requirements and what’s known as “Profile of a Graduate.” It’s a new approach to education with a goal to give students multiple paths to good paying jobs. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Learning Curve.
At Bluestone High School, students are working on a computer programming concept called looping.