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.

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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.

20 Mar 2015

VCU InSight for March 20

Former jail inmates earn a scholarship to attend VCU; a local area school is shut down because of severe mold problems; one of Richmond’s homeless shelter is expanding; the “juicing” craze comes to RVA; the Va. Museum of Fine Arts and VCU team up for a “shark tank” student competition; and Richmond’s craft brewery movement just added a different, sweet taste: Mead. In-studio interviews with Peter Bailey, a former VCU adjunct professor and civil rights activist who worked with Malcolm X; and Jonathan McNamara from the Va. Red Cross.

28 Feb 2015

VCU InSight for Feb. 27

VCU retires former basketball player Bradford Burgess’ jersey; beagles involved in research studies find homes; new research sends texts to teens to reduce their smoking; a local bike advocacy group is nominated for a national award; a recent VCU art grad uses masking tape to create sculpture pieces; Richmond prepares for another community art fair; and a sad doll is putting smiles on area kids.

13 Feb 2015

VCU InSight for Feb. 13

How VCU Police is using body cameras on their officers; reaction to VCU no longer needing SAT scores for high-achieving applicants; the closing of a beloved theater in Richmond’s West End; how people are getting around the law to drink raw cow milk; a local high school sophomore basketball player who’s topping a national recruitment list; and a local comedy organization who’s using improv to help kids be more sociable.

05 Dec 2014

VCU InSight for Dec. 5

Publicly funded artwork goes missing from the Altria Theater during renovations; rising liquor prices may affect consumers and businesses; why outbreaks of norovirus may be making their way into Richmond restaurants; a local filmmaker starts on a new project highlighting local slave history; the RVA Street Art Festival returns to a new location; an unlikely combination comes together to design the new basketball practice facility; a new basketball chant stirs up controversy; and a class that teaches toddlers life lessons.

21 Nov 2014

VCU InSight for Nov. 21

Water from local breweries helps plants and animals in the James River; a new app turns your phone in a virtual neighborhood; the Va. Museum of Fine Arts just finished its first online fundraising campaign; local farmers help low income families eat healthier; and a VCU team is nationally ranked (hint: it’s NOT basketball!).

07 Nov 2014

VCU InSight for Nov. 7

Petersburg HS first to use new football technology; gas prices lowest in four years; a same-sex couple who couldn’t wait to marry; a local music venue and noise complaints; a VCU soccer player makes a comeback after injuries.

24 Oct 2014

VCU InSight for Oct. 24

What local men are doing to help fight Ebola in West Africa; the Valentine Museum is set to re-open; a Richmond principal loses his job because of accreditation; a local elementary school is using hands-on to teach the science SOLs; a northside newspaper is reporting only good community happenings.

10 Oct 2014

Watch VCU InSight for Oct. 10

Stories include cancer research, Enterovirus D68, a synchronized swimming team without a pool, Floyd Ave. for cyclists and the new prank with gamers that has the FBI knocking on the front door.

26 Sep 2014

Watch VCU InSight for Sept. 26

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