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Vacation Mode

One of the good things about vacation is that you can kind of put things on hold. However, on this week’s World Music Show (8/11) even though I’ll be on a vacation, the show will be fresh and new (well, sort of).

The Epitome of World Music

Sometimes shows just click. For instance on this week’s World Music Show (8/4), many of the artists I’m featuring encompass so many parts of the world with just their style. So, instead of concentrating on particular regions on the show this week, many of the songs will encompass all sorts of worldly styles. What could be better than that?

No Room for Summer Doldrums

How can this be? It’s only July already the summer doldrums are creeping down on me like I’ve been splashed by kids going down the slide at the community pool. For this reason, on this week’s World Music Show (7/14) I’m culling together a batch of summer-specific tunes to help those like me who may need to hop on a floaty at said pool and chill a bit.

A New Elementary School for Chesterfield County Gets One Step Closer

At a special school board meeting in Chesterfield County last night, residents got their first chance to voice their opinions about a proposed $36 Million Dollar School in the Magnolia Green subdivision that wasn’t on the books last year.

Matoaca resident Brenda Stewart wondered why the school board waited until a holiday week to announce the special meeting, “It was too late for most citizens to react to your decision to choose a holiday week to announce that meeting was to be held only two working days later.”

Folklife Program Keeps Virginia’s Diverse Cultural Traditions Alive

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. 


Fever Pitch

I got a fever! And sadly I’m not talking about the epic Christopher Walken skit on SNL. I’m talking about the World Cup. Though, an image of Christopher Walken playing defender for Germany would be a great image or meme to see. And sadly too, because of the time difference and life itself, I can only catch quick score updates on the FIFA app. So, yes, I’m a bad fan.