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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.

02 May 2014

Watch VCU InSight for May 2, 2014

VCU InSight presents its final newscast for Spring 2014, with anchors Matthew Hall and Joshua Jackson.

02 May 2014

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recognized in international competition

Richmond’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden placed second in the category of Public Gardens in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards. The international competition put the Richmond location up against 19 other gardens around the world. The garden is currently hosting its annual exhibition, “Butterflies Live.” Zarmeena Waseem reports.

02 May 2014

Downtown’s resurgence continues

Downtown Richmond has seen an increase in both business and residential development over the last decade. Monument City Coffee and Records owner Eric Truitt hopes that his business will assist in the continued resurgence of the neighborhood. Nick Wright reports.

02 May 2014

Real Babymama’s of Richmond

InSight’s Teresa Galasso sits down with Aretha Lewis, producer of the web series “Real Babymama’s of Richmond.” The first episode received 80,000 hits on YouTube. The two discuss the theme of the show and how Lewis came up with the idea.

02 May 2014

Spring brings new life to Richmond Metro Zoo

Richmond Metro Zoo welcomed a number of new additions with spring, including a giraffe, camel and kangaroo. The babies, as well as five cheetah cubs that were born last year, are now on display for the public.

02 May 2014

Freedom Now Project highlights fight for education

VCU library’s Freedom Now Project tells the story of the plight for public education during the Civil Rights Movement through photographs. Edward Thornton, a project volunteer and participant of 1963 student protests in Farmville, talks about the project and the event it depicts. Joshua Jackson reports.

02 May 2014

Cycling race route affects VCU final exams

VCU’s final exam schedule was changed due to the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. The race was announced by the City of Richmond in May 2013, but VCU administrators were not informed that the race route would cut directly through the Monroe Park campus until March 2014. This left little time for the […]

02 May 2014

Proposal transforms 17th Street Farmer’s Market into public plaza

A proposed plan by the City of Richmond would convert the 17th Street Farmer’s Market to a public plaza before the city hosts the 2015 Road World Cycling Championships. The plan, which at this point has been well received, includes a public square, outdoor dining area and a band shelter.

01 May 2014

VCU Peppas add to havoc

InSight’s Olivia Witham sits down with Director Ryan Kopacsi of the VCU Peppas, the university pep band. The band is known as the other side of havoc. The band is known for its high energy performances, quirkiness and unique choice of songs.