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weekly podcast

Race Capitol is a weekly one hour radio show that airs on Wednesdays at 10am on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio.

Race Capitol was created by Chelsea Higgs Wise and produced/ co-hosted by Cat Modlin-Jackson who is known for her journalism around food justice. Give them commentary from the Capital of the Confederacy of Richmond Virginia about news from all over the world, while inviting guests to take deeper dives into racial narrative across #RVA.

Race Capitol can be found on your favorite podcast platforms so subscribe!


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Exclusive, intimate interview with Councilwoman Kim Gray after her journey of bringing Arthur Ashe to Richmond. Chelsea asks the hard questions about not being invited to the key events for the celebration.

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Chelsea Higgs Wise and Cat Modlin-Jackson are serious about amplifying voices throughout the city, including those unable to make it into the studio. Race Capitol will hold panels and dialogues within the community to continue these conversation off the air waves and in the spaces of our city.

If you’re interested in having Race Capitol cover your event that aligns with racial narratives then email us at racecapitol@gmail.com

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VSU students participate in archiving fellowship

During 2019 February events, Race Capitol joined RVA DIRT to fund raise for a positive cause in such a traumatic time in politics. Through the help of Virginia State University Political Science Professor Dr. Wes Bellamy, 5 scholars were chosen to participate in an 8 week fellowship to learn research & archiving techniques on the most talked about artifact of 2019: the college yearbook.

Congrats to Erika Neal, Briana Harris, Daeshia Smith, Ja’Neese Jefferson, and Mychala Walker as they continue their work this summer.

The scholars plan to compile their findings and present throughout the state for their recommendations to higher-ed institutions and to our Virginia Legislators. STAY TUNED