The Slave Dwelling Project Visits Roanoke College

Nov 10, 2017
Nick Gilmore / RADIO IQ

Roanoke College was the scene of a unique history experience this past weekend.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

A dozen House members are packing up their offices in Richmond and headed home after being fired by voters this week. Michael Pope has this look at the unseated.

In less than four years, a concert venue on the Crooked Road Music Trail is making a small southwest Virginia town a destination for music lovers. Luke Church reports on the impact of the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.

Judy Gary

Nov 10, 2017

Judith Gary joins us from our Charlottesville studios. She talks about the origins of the Virginia Consort, upcoming events and performances, what types of music they perform, the Youth  Chorale and Venetians!

Bluegrass Kids Boost Traditional Appalachian Music

Nov 9, 2017
Sandy Hausman

Washington and Lee’s Bluegrass Ensemble presents its fall concert Nov. 11 at 8 – an event that’s free and open to the public. The program will feature a first – the debut of Dueling Basses. It might surprise you to find enthusiasm for this traditional Appalachian music on a college campus, but as Sandy Hausman discovered at the Old Fiddler’s Convention, blue grass has made a comeback.

Former Felons Also Took to the Polls Election Day

Nov 9, 2017
Associated Press

 

 

More than two and a half million Virginians went to the polls Tuesday to elect a new Governor. For some it was the first time they had voted in years, if at all.

Michael Pope

Control of the Virginia House of Delegates is up in the air, although Republicans currently have an edge on keeping their majority.

Cliff Owen / AP

 

 

In a Democratic sweep, Virginians elected Ralph Northam to be their next Governor. But they also chose a new Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax. Fairfax is just the second African-American to be elected to statewide office in Virginia, almost three decades after Doug Wilder.

Documentary Reclaims the Story of Charlottesville

Nov 9, 2017
Brian Wimer

There was lots of reporting about what happened in Charlottesville on August 12th – most of it by people from other places.  Now, about a dozen local media producers are set to release a 90-minute documentary on the subject.  It’s called Charlottesville: Our Streets, and Sandy Hausman has this preview.

Jeff Bossert

A new non-profit group in Roanoke seeks to connect formerly incarcerated women with the chance to turn their lives around.  But the founder of House of Bread says the practical experience of baking and selling will only accomplish part of her goal.

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