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Hear Together: Virginia Prison Birth Project

The Virginia Prison Birth Project serves pregnant and postpartum people in a max security prison facility. Founded in 2018 by Sara Zia, their goal is to be a continuous source of care throughout the pregnancy.

The majority of the birthing people they serve are victims of violence prior to their incarceration, including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and child abuse. Their support also attempts to create compassionate alternatives to incarceration through awareness.

Lo Moon Mini Concert on World Cafe

To find inspiration, Lo Moon frontman Matt Lowell returned to the place in Connecticut he first performed as a musician, Clark Memorial Chapel. It was the spark that set the band’s new album, I Wish You Way More Than Luck, into motion. Lo Moon joins us to perform a set of songs from the album recorded live in London, on the next World Cafe.

Free Weekly Download: Redeem Your Track

Blondshell and Bully team up for a new single, “Docket”. And it’s your Free Weekly Download now at WNRN.org.
Blondshell reflecting on the track and working with Bully: “For me this is a song about splitting off from yourself. It’s about uncertainty when you’re in different environments all the time. In a way it’s about wanting to cope with distance and change but it’s also just a bit about being reckless. I had space on this song for another person and I kept hearing Bully’s voice on it. I’m a huge fan of hers and when I was touring last summer I couldn’t stop listening to her album. Honestly when we were sitting in the studio and I heard her voice coming through I was just kind of shocked and in awe of her. I’m really happy she said yes to making the song with me.”

Record Store Day

WNRN is celebrating Record Store Day! This Saturday, April 20th, Record Store Day continues a 15-year tradition of independent record store owners and supporters spreading the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently-owned, brick-and-mortar record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores around the world and the special role they play in their communities.

Community Connection: Shakespeare’s Birthday with Agecroft Hall and Gardens

On Saturday, April 27th from noon to 5pm, Agecroft Hall and Gardens in Richmond is presenting Shakespeare’s Birthday: A Celebration of the Bard. 

They invite you to join them as they celebrate the Elizabethan playwright’s 460th birthday outdoors at our 23-acre estate, located along the banks of the James River. 

You can bring a picnic—and they’ll have ice cream, games, dances, songs, and other activities for guests of all ages.  

Laura Jane Grace on World Cafe

There have been a lot of big changes in Laura Jane Grace’s life over the last few years – but just because she’s in constant motion doesn’t mean she’s trying to outrun her past. On the next World Cafe, Laura Jane Grace talks about her new album, Hole in my Head, and how past pain makes you who you are.

Community Connection: 44th Annual Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival invites you to bring your family out to Crozet Park on Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th, for the 44th Annual Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival.

Their event welcomes over 125 artists and includes live art demonstrations, wine tasting, treats just for Moms, and live music from Webley Twizzle Project and The Pinkerton Raid.

Four-legged friends are welcome and parking is available.

All proceeds from the event benefit non-profit and community owned Claudius Crozet Park.