Virginia Currents (TV): VPM PBS | Thursdays at 8:00 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.
CURE | Silent Reading Party | Mama J’s
CURE (Clergy United for Racial Empathy), a inter-faith group of clergy, board a bus to visit the places where painful racial history began to learn how to better ally to those affected negatively by racism. Go inside a Silent Reading Party at a Henrico County school where introverts spend time with a good book & make new friends without ever saying a word. Visit Mama J’s in Historic Jackson Ward.
Watch: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness | Ben’s Friends | Historic Academy Theatre
This story inspired by NAMI Virginia (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hopes to help enlighten & end the stigma of mental illness with a personal, moving story of coping with bipolar disorder by an accomplished educator, Tammy Ozolins. We learn more about the high level of addiction within the restaurant industry and how a support group is giving them hope.
Watch: Concussions in Women Athletes | Pocahontas Festival | Prime Timers | Pope-Leighey House
Watch: Fear 2 Freedom - Empowering Survivors | A Look At CBD | Tangier Island - A Resilient Community
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