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Truthful History Heals

Jun 1, 2016
artwork by Spencer Turner

Throughout Virginia, the conversation about confederate monuments is a sticky one.  So a new art exhibition in Richmond is making the conversation visual. It’s an effort to have more voices heard in the debate about the future of confederate statues on Monument Avenue. 

The Promise: Why Did Soering Confess?

Apr 25, 2016
jenssoering.com

The Making of a Murderer – a documentary that aired on Netflix – cast doubt on the guilt of a man convicted of murder in Wisconsin and raised questions about law enforcement and the justice system there.  Now, Virginia is coming under the microscope with a film premiering in June. 

Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival

Apr 15, 2016

It's time for the Annual Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival, a celebration of stories, music, and nature. The festival begins Friday, April 15th and runs through Saturday, April 16th.  Among the many performers, the lineup includes  Kevin Kling, Barbara McBride Smith, and Bill Lepp.

For information about tickets and schedules, visit here. 

Wikimedia Foundation

The term “bird brain” is used to imply stupidity, but a new book by Jennifer Ackerman suggests our feathered friends are anything but.  It's called the Genius of Birds.

Since childhood, when she had a pet parakeet named Grisgris, Jennifer Ackerman has marveled at the intelligence of birds.

Last month, Wisconsin Public Radio decided to end production of Whad'Ya Know. For more than a quarter of a century, Michael Feldman's quick wit and timely humor brought the Midwest to Virginia with comedy, conversation, music and current events.    

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