VCU InSight for Nov. 1, 2016

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson courts the millennial vote; a peak inside the VCU Votes class, which encourages students to participate in democracy; current and past students across the country owe $1.2 trillion dollars in loan repayments – how are VCU students affected?; details on a $400+ million bond referendum in Henrico County; and an update on the double murder at Chesdin Landing. In-studio interviews with two-day Jeopardy champion and VCU medical student Siddharth Hariharan; and Rachel Solomon, the YWCA Development and Communications Coordinator.

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06 Dec 2016

VCU InSight for Oct. 23, 2016

The latest on Petersburg’s financial crisis; see what Virginia is doing in response to the Heroin epidemic sweeping across the Commonwealth (and the country); a new technology employed by VCU Police aims to curb the number one crime on college campuses: bike theft; beatboxing finds its way on stage at the annual Richmond Folk Festival; and GRTC looks to expand its services to make travel more efficient while helping ease traffic woes. See in-studio interviews with Larua Rugless and Tammi Slovinsky, VCU Title IX Coordinators; and Alexandra Reckendorf, VCU political science professor, and Angelique Scott, a VCU student activist, about the role black millennials will play in the upcoming election.

02 Apr 2016

VCU InSight for April 1, 2016

A new approach to combating what police are calling a heroin epidemic in Chesterfield County; one of our students recently traveled to Belize and reports on Zika virus in this impoverished country; a VCU Police officer was in the right place at the right time to save a life; fitness trackers are providing important health information to users and doctors; and kKids with autism are riding horses for fun and therapy. See in-studio interviews with VCU graduate student Jennifer Gerlach, leader of this weekend’s “Out of the Darkness” Walk for suicide prevention on the VCU campus; and area muralist and artist Sir James Thornhill.

04 Mar 2016

VCU InSight for March 4, 2016

The controversy over Dominion Virginia Power’s plan to drain treated water from coal ash ponds into the James River; you won’t believe how much sugar that Starbucks’s drink may have; local churches band together to send donations to Flint, MI to help with their water crisis; a program in local schools gets parents more involved; hello A-10: VCU Women’s Lacrosse isn’t a club anymore; and the VCU Men’s Baseball team is starting the season after winning the A-10 championship last season.

04 Dec 2015

VCU InSight for Dec. 4, 2015

VCU students join national protests about campus racial issues; a local mother starts a holiday charity to cope with her child’s death; a Richmond police officer’s new program to help inmates get back on their feet; the “buzz” surrounding drones this holiday season; students from one Richmond school are ESL tutors for students from another; a Broadway classic is on stage here in Richmond; and a VCU student shares his week-long exchange trip to Qatar. In-studio interviews with Christy Dalton, the community events manager of Feedmore; and Tera Barry, communications vice-chair for the Dominion Christmas Parade.

23 Nov 2015

VCU InSight for Nov. 20, 2015

We check out the new multi-million dollar training facilities for VCU men’s and women’s basketball; the fight for better wages for healthcare, child and other workers comes to Richmond; what you need to know about “skimmers” on ATM machines that can steal your information; some Richmond schools are part of new national program to get parents more involved; an 11-year-old middle school student who started her own business to help people create personalized care package; Blair’s Drugstore closed after serving Mechanicsville for 182 years; and during the week of Veteran’s Day vets were able to adopt pets for free. In-studio interviews with Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick, VCU associate professor in the School of World Studies and co-director of the French Film Festival, on the terrorist attacks in Paris and how they’ll affect next year’s festival; and Dr. Ravi Perry, VCU associate professor of political science and the board president for the National Association of Ethnic Studies, which recently moved to VCU.

06 Nov 2015

VCU InSight for Nov. 6, 2015

What Richmond’s number one ranking for asthma problems means for local schools; a preview of the upcoming VCU men’s basketball season under new head coach Will Wade; a VCU program working to help jail inmates; how a local hip-hop artist is using music to help area teens; emmy-nominated outfits on display from the hit PBS series “Downton Abbey;” local groups voluntarily lock themselves up in “Escape Room RVA;” and what happens when you get shelter dogs into the pool for some exercise (hint: it’s adorable). In-studio interviews with new VCU women’s basketball coach Beth O’Boyle about her arrival and the upcoming season; and VCU MFA student John-Michael Bloomquist and his “Poetry for Trash” program.

23 Oct 2015

VCU InSight for Oct. 23, 2015

Richmond’s Manchester area is seeing revitalization; construction of a traffic circle at an infamous area intersection; possibly moving a statue honoring fallen police officers; VCU police get body cams; monitoring young football players through a high-tech mouth guard; closing the William Byrd Community House; and a NASA scientist returns to her local high school. In-studio interviews with Micah “Bam Bamm” White, a local comedian with a new program to help inmates get business experience; and Will Gilbert, a VCU student (and VCU InSight student executive producer) heading to Qatar as part of an exchange program.

09 Oct 2015

VCU InSight for Oct. 9, 2015

Resident reaction to a local golf course that’s not being kept up; a downtown construction project that will have visitors experience the James River in a whole new way; how residents in one local area can not only call 911, but text; a federal education initiative hits home for area historic sites; school officials consider installing cameras on buses to catch drivers who don’t stop for them; a tour of downtown focused on some of the stranger stories of Richmond’s history; and how a local non-profit advocating cycling is helping charities and offering a cool, new look. In-studio interviews with Nicole Riedel, the Director of Development for Special Olympics RVA; and Brandon Ruffin, a former record-breaking VCU Track and Field athlete.

02 May 2015

VCU InSight for May 1

We talk with VCU Men’s Basketball player Briante Weber about his college career-ending injury and legacy; how VCU students have taken on redesigning the controversial Washington Redskins logo; the upcoming renovations of a Belle Isle entrance for this fall’s UCI Road World Championships; Dinwiddie County is the first in the area to feature 911 texts; the pollen isn’t out of RVA yet, and with pollen comes allergies; and the remake of a local band’s song is a smash…in Taiwan. Also catch in-studio interviews with VCU School of the Arts Dean Joe Seipel about the construction delay with the Institute of Contemporary Art; and Evan Hoffman and Matt Cowen, two of the founders of the upcoming “Good Day RVA” festival.

03 Apr 2015

VCU InSight for April 3

How VCU Medical Center and Richmond 2015 are preparing for this fall’s World Road Cycling Championships; Richmond is launching an all-male charter school next year; Dominion Virginia Power gets resistance about their plan to string high-voltage power lines on huge towers across the James River just south of Jamestown; local reaction to the Presbyterian Church USA redefining marriage to include same-sex couples; a local teen soccer star has a shot for an exclusive national team; a Richmond organization gives kids with physical disabilities bikes just for them; and an innovative coach and author teaches tennis to toddlers.

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