Coming up on Virginia Currents
Virginia Currents talks with two young women who suffered with eating disorders and how their families played important roles in their recoveries. We’ll reveal the uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors common in people who are afflicted with this illness. Then take a look at a recycle bicycle business in Norfolk and how it breathes new life into discarded bikes. Tune in January 10 or watch this episode online.
We visit the Central Virginia Burn Camp where every year young people who bare the scars of their burns come together for understanding, friendship and old-fashioned fun. Their stories will inspire you. Virginia Currents travels to the border of Virginia and Tennessee to capture the infectious, soulful, and passionate sounds of the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, a festival celebrating the music of Appalachia’s past, present and future. Tune in January 17 or watch this episode online.
Follow along with teen, Antonio Diggs, as he digs up clues on his ancestry including relatives who were slaves. Find out what it takes to do extensive family research. Plus, meet an internationally known artist who moved to Virginia. Sandhi Schimmel Gold shares her life stories and the process of creating mosaic art out of junk mail. Join us January 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Virginia Currents talks with Ashland’s George Dennehy, who became an internet sensation after playing guitar with his feet at a concert with the Goo Goo Dolls. Born without arms, George shares with us his musical talents and uplifting attitude. Also, travel to Abingdon, Virginia for one of art’s best kept secrets. Go behind the doors of the William King Museum and find out what makes this museum such a treasure. Watch January 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Virginia Currents airs each Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.