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Community Idea Stations Funds Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Film

The Community Idea Stations is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a film that gives voice to those who survived and those who were lost on the USS Oklahoma.

Presented by WCVE/WHTJ PBS and produced by Lone Wolf Media, Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma: The Final Story will air on WCVE/WHTJ PBS on Wednesday, November 23, from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective

This month-long multimedia initiative sponsored by VCU Health and presented during Alzheimer’s Awareness and Family Caregivers Month, includes an hour-long TV documentary, radio vignettes, digital resources, a special workshop for caregivers and a Science PubRVA gathering. Each component features interviews and conversations with caregivers and support-organizations sharing what they have learned, what they wished they had known and what they hope will help others as they navigate this difficult journey.

WCVE PBS Presents The First Official Thanksgiving

WCVE’s newest, locally-produced and directed film explores Virginia’s claim as the site of the first celebration of thanks by English explorers

Richmond, VA–WCVE PBS (Richmond) is sharing a monumental Virginia story. “The documentary is about the little known story of America’s first English Thanksgiving,” says Graham Woodlief, President of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. “Setting the record straight on where the first Thanksgiving occurred is an important milestone in the history of our state and deserves the recognition.”

Virginia Champion Wins Poetry Out Loud National Competition

RICHMOND, VA, May 6, 2016 – The Community Idea Stations is proud to announce that Virginia Beach high school senior Ahkei Togun has won the 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Competition.  With confident recitations of poems by Henry Taylor, Cornelius Eady, and William Lisle Bowles, the Tallwood High School student recited his way to a $20,000 award and major bragging rights among the approximately 317,000 student-competitors nationwide who participated in the program this year.

Documentary on Redistricting Reform Coming to WCVE PBS This Fall

RICHMOND – The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021 are joining forces to produce a statewide public television documentary, OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting. This one-hour documentary will bring awareness to the impact of gerrymandering, and explore how Virginia can progress from a system where legislators create their own districts toward a system that makes sense for true representative government.

Have Fun During the Holidays with the MERCY STREET Scavenger Hunt

Have fun during the holidays in the Community Idea Stations' free MERCY STREET Scavenger Hunt, running through January 17, 2016.
RICHMOND, VA December 15, 2015 – On Sunday, December 13 the Community Idea Stations kicked off the MERCY STREET Scavenger Hunt to a packed house at the Byrd Theatre for the Richmond Premiere of PBS’ new original series MERCY STREET.