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06 Dec 2016

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.

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.

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.