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Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest - Enter to Win GoPro Camera!

RICHMOND, VA, September 10, 2015 – In honor of Virginia Currents' 25th Anniversary, the Community Idea Stations is hosting a photo contest from October to April, encouraging community members to share their own “Virginia Stories.” Each month a Featured Artist will announce a theme and share an example photo and 250-character story on the contest website.

88.9 WCVE Announces New News Director

WCVE Richmond Public Radio has announced that political reporter Craig Carper will be its new News Director. Craig has served as 88.9 WCVE’s Capitol Correspondent since 2009, during which he filed reports for daily newscasts, created in-depth feature stories during General Assembly sessions and at other times, and produced full-length forum programs that addressed political issues and community interests. Carper was also the host of the Capitol Events television news series broadcast during the General Assembly on WCVE PBS.

Carreras Jewelers To Hold Fundraiser for Community Idea Stations

Carreras Jewelers is hosting a jewelry appraisal event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18, 2015. All proceeds benefit the Community Idea Stations. The Richmond-based store, located at 121 Libbie Avenue, will verbally appraise up to 3 items of jewelry for a donation of $35. This is the fifth time Carreras has held the annual event. For more information, call the store at 804-282-7018.


Produced by WNET Thirteen, the six new films tell the stories behind Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Like the first series, the second installment of Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, and Christopher Plummer.  (Press Image Gallery)

WCVE Continues Nearly Forty Years of General Assembly Reporting

Since 1976, the Community Idea Stations has been reporting news from the Virginia General Assembly and that tradition continues today on 88.9 WCVE Richmond as the legislature comes back to session. Daily anchored reports also begin on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS beginning Friday (1/16). All audio and video segments will now also be available online at and through social media.

Season 8 of Charlottesville Inside-Out to Premiere January 15th

Terri Allard returns with the premiere of the 8th season of Charlottesville Inside-Out, airing January 15 at 8:30 p.m. on WHTJ PBS and WCVE PBS. Terri continues to shine a spotlight on the places and faces of the Charlottesville area with 12 all new programs. Season 8 begins with a conversation with a veteran feature writer for Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper. Then CVIO visits with an artist who is a master glassblower.

Local PBS Documentary “Bombs Away” Premiere Event Oct. 30

On the evening of Thursday, October 30, the University of Virginia Center for Politics and Community Idea Stations will host the premiere of their new documentary, Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign that Changed It All, at the Library of Virginia. The showing will take place at 7:00 p.m. with introductory comments from U.Va. Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato, and Community Idea Stations President and CEO Curtis Monk. At the reception preceding the showing, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will make comments and present Prof. Sabato with the Emmy award for The Kennedy Half Century, the U.Va. Center for Politics and Community Idea Station’s previous documentary project. The Library of Virginia is located at 800 East Broad Street in Richmond, and the reception beforehand will begin at 6:00 p.m.