Watch Virginia Currents Encores Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Virginia Currents takes the time to reveal the people and organizations who make a difference in the community, who are passionate, empowered and rise above challenges.
If These Walls Could Talk: The Historic Academy Theatre
Find out how this theatre withstood fire, weather damage, segregation, and hard economic times, but eventually closed for 60 years deteriorating from the inside out. Hear the gripping history of the theatre from Geoffrey Kershner, Executive Director of the Academy of the Arts, and how it has been fully renovated to be a jewel in the crown of downtown Lynchburg.
Shayy Winn Gets Real About The American Idol Experience
Shayy Winn shares candid stories about being on American Idol as a high school student with a newly diagnosed vision impairment. This uncut interview at her Chesterfield County Virginia home includes a few bloopers and a lot of laughs. Shayy made it to the top 40 in season 17 of American Idol and her main audition brought Lionel Richie to tears.
Watch: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness | Ben’s Friends | Historic Academy Theatre
Watch: Concussions in Women Athletes | Pocahontas Festival | Prime Timers | Pope-Leighey House
About Virginia Currents
Virginia Currents is the longest running TV show produced in Virginia. The program's goal is to inspire, enlighten, evoke emotions, conversation and connection. Through Currents Features we share in-depth stories of people and groups who overcome, persevere and inspire. Through Current Conversations we spark conversation on relevant topics that impact the community with experts who can shed light on these issues. Through Against the Grain, we focus on people and groups who choose to live life or follow a passion that is against the norm and often ahead of the wave. On the Move gives behind-the-scenes stories of Virginia's destinations whether well-known or a hidden gem. Spotlight on Virginia Music gives a chance for musical artists from across Virginia to shine.
Patrons of Virginia Currents: Josephine Miller • Marilyn Scott • Patti Pusey