November 2015

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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.