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The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% comes out every Monday. Subscribe today! Season 3 of The Coolest Show redefines how we win on climate and environmental justice centering Black and Brown climate activists and communities of color. Host Rev Yearwood brings his charismatic and loving self to each conversation, and creates a space where guests speak from their souls. This season focuses on how the climate crisis connects to our realities, who’s responsible for the crisis ...
 
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Fredericksburg has joined a multi-state program designed to help local governments switch over to clean energy vehicles. And the Virginia court case that ended bans on interracial marriage will be commemorated with an opera. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link. More no…
 
Today’s “solutionaries” stand on the shoulders of great revolutionaries of our past, but for every generation, the fight for freedom looks different. Rev Yearwood chats with Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center For Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). Dr. King breaks down what pathways to freedom and liberation look…
 
(Credit: Virginia Dept. of Education) Thursday’s report from the state education superintendent painted a dire picture of Virginia’s schools. Michael Pope reports it’s opened a debate about past decisions and the future. Editor’s Note: The Virginia Education Association is a financial supporter of Virginia Public Radio.…
 
Group at the start of retracing James Lindsey Smith’s escape at Rice’s Hotel /Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. From left: Kathy Schuder, Jonathan Wibberly, Robenson Charlotin, Caleb Roseme, Alexi Valle, Charles Sydnor, Adam Bowles. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo) 184 years ago, James Lindsey Smith, an enslaved man in Northumberland County on Virginia’s …
 
Earth in Color is a Black-led creative studio ​​working to affirm and strengthen cultural, spiritual, physical, and ancestral connections to the natural world. Nature is not the oppressor, even though it has been used as a tool to oppress, marginalize, and harm. Darel Scott, founder of Earth in Color, speaks with Destiny Hodges about the importance…
 
Credit: MBandman / Flickr, Creative Commons: flickr.com/photos/mbandman/23033039562 The World Wide Web can be a fraught place, especially for people looking for quick cash. As Michael Pope reports, all kinds of companies are trying to skirt Virginia’s law against predatory lending.By Nick Gilmore
 
VMI’s valedictorian did extensive research on the contribution of African Americans to the military institute. While African Americans fought in every American war from the revolution on, aspiring Black soldiers could not study at the Virginia Military Institute until 1968. Still one student – this year’s valedictorian — says they made an important…
 
Upper Mattaponi Chief Frank Adams at the tribal center in King William County. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo) Four years ago the Upper Mattaponi Tribe received federal recognition. Since then it has built a health clinic and purchased lands that were recently accepted into federal trust. Pamela D’Angelo reports on the significance for the Tribe and near…
 
The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.By Hip Hop Caucus
 
Credit: VPAP If your area code is 540 get ready to do some additional tapping on the keypad when you make a phone call. And some creative Virginia high school students went to New York and came back with a six-figure cash prize from a national tech competition. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Ac…
 
Menthol accounts for more than a third of cigarettes sold in the U.S. And the Food and Drug administration now has a plan to phase out production and sale of the mint flavored cigarettes. Roben Farzad, host of the Full Disclosure podcast, and Craig Wright have more on the health and business implications of the move.…
 
National Park Service Director Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III and Nikki Bass (Nansemond Tribe) during a forum at William & Mary (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo) A new institute at the College of William & Mary is teaching students to solve conservation challenges around the world. This year, Indigenous people were invited to share their knowledge, including …
 
Hip Hop Caucus defines “movement music” as songs that speak to the ills of society, incorporate calls to action, empower people, and/or connect to social movements. Art is a medium to reimagine systems and challenge the status quo. YBCL artist Dontay Wimberly speaks to Rev Yearwood about artivism, unlearning systems of oppression, and his new album…
 
While boating accidents are down across Virginia this year there’s an opposite trend at Smith Mountain Lake. And a celebrity civil trial in Northern Virginia has taken on a circus-like appearance, complete with animals. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link. More now fro…
 
Counterfeit oxycodone pills (Credit: DEA) The U.S. Attorney’s office for the western district of Virginia is pleading with parents to spread the word. China is sending chemicals to Mexico, and Mexican cartels are mixing them up to make powerful, and sometimes deadly, pills that look just like what you might get from an American pharmacy. Sandy Haus…
 
Black folks have historically and culturally been one with the environment. Colonialism (white supremacy) has robbed us of our heritage, cultural identity, access and ability to thrive. Young Black organizers are decolonizing education to create ecosystems of empowerment for communities. Mitchelle Mhaka, Zimbabwean-South African activist, speaks to…
 
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