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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.

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.

01 May 2014

Annual “Take Back the Night” takes place

VCU’s annual “Take Back the Night,” presented by the Student Wellness Center and the student group S.A.V.E, took place April 25. The night raises awareness about sexual assault through speakers, emotional testimonials and a night march through the streets.

18 Apr 2014

‘E-cigs’ could pose threat to curious kids

Insight’s Matthew Hall reports on electronic cigarettes and how the flavored, liquid nicotine used in the devices may pose a threat to children attracted to fruity and sweet flavors. Experts worry about the increased risk that children could drink the nicotine, which would be toxic or fatal.

06 Apr 2014

Watch VCU InSight for April 4, 2014

VCU InSight for April 4, 2014, with Anchors Onofrio Castiglia and Olivia Whitham.

06 Apr 2014

Una Vida Sana! helping and educating

According to the American Heart Association, Hispanics are at a greater risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. A volunteer effort at MCV, Una Vida Sana!, is helping lower that risk. Emily Akiyama reports.

06 Apr 2014

High tech healing at Sheltering Arms

Richmond rehab center Sheltering Arms uses state of the art technology to help amputees and vertigo patients walk. The high tech, hands on method helps the patient gain trust in themselves and therapist. Joshua Jackson reports.

06 Apr 2014

Monument Ave. 10k successful despite rain

Approximately 36,000 runners, volunteers and spectators came out for the 15th annual Ukrop’s Monument Ave. 10k despite soggy conditions.

06 Apr 2014

Watch VCU InSight for March 21, 2014

VCU InSight for March 21, 2014 features anchors Randi Ayala and Matthew Hall.