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VPM announces new culture channel on YouTube

VPM Culture YouTube Page
Visit VPM's new arts & culture page.

VPM is excited to announce the launch of its arts and culture-themed channel, VPM Culture.

“This channel was created in an effort to reach a new and younger audience who are interested in arts, culture, food and more,” said Jamila Walker, VPM’s Director of Digital Strategy. “This is also part of our digital strategy to continue to be audience-first and engage them where they are.”

The new channel from VPM Digital Studios is dedicated to sharing local stories about what unites us. VPM Culture will explore the artistic side of our communities across Virginia, the food we eat, the work we do and the culture that makes us who we are.

Several new series will be available on the VPM Culture channel, including:

  • In the Pen with Roscoe Burnems –  Host, author, spoken word artist and Richmond, Virginia's first poet laureate Roscoe Burnems follows several local spoken-word artists as they explore Richmond's history of Slam poetry, creating powerful content and addressing difficult topics through writing, youth poetry activism and how to get started in spoken-word. 
  • Finding Edna Lewis – Follow host Deb Freeman, an award-winning writer and podcast host who studies African American foodways, as she searches for Lewis’s life and legacy — with plenty of cooking along the way. Despite little archival footage or audio of Edna Lewis, memories of her remain strong among those who knew her best. Today, she is an inspiration for a new generation of chefs.  
  • Girl Meets – Follow host Alyssa Johnson has she tries new things in the Richmond community for the very first time. 
  • Leave it 2 the Prose – Join hosts Alyssa Johnson and Jordan Lear as they bring reading to life! A digital series where Alyssa and Jordan review a book that has ties to Virginia either from the author or book setting.  Through a journey of discussions, arts and culture and history, each book will come to life off the page. 

Subscribe to the new VPM Culture channel.

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