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These storytellers talk about how the river has impacted and shaped their lives in interviews initially developed by a partnership between JRA and VCU students and professors.
James River Poetry Contest
JRA is thrilled to partner with VPM News to bring Stories by the James to the public. Click here to listen to exclusive cuts of storyteller interviews.
Our sincere thanks to Troutman Pepper, The Tomato Fund, Boostie & Jim Rogers, and VPM for the opportunity to bring Stories by the James to listeners across Virginia.
Season 2 (2023) Storytellers
Season 1 (2022) Storytellers
Partnership with VCU
In the fall of 2020, JRA was very fortunate to join forces with students and professors from VCU’s Advanced Media Production Technology (or AMPT) Program to develop and craft our Stories by the James project into what you see today.
Students have had the opportunity to provide creative direction with JRA and receive hands-on experience during various stages of media production. They have created compelling full-length audio recordings, with complementary video and photos.
JRA extends our sincere gratitude to our Storytelling Series partners.
VCU Executive Producers Julian Pozzi, Carlos Chafin, Bob Tyskowski
Associate Executive Producer & Editor Annie Lacey
Producer, Director, and Editor Jordan Joseph
VCU’s Advanced Media Technology Production program
- 2021-2022 Cohort:
Producer Amaya Fuentes; Production Team Tony Beres, Clevon Hall, Brendan Hamilton, Jordan Reinecke
- 2020-2021 Cohort:
Producers Zack Forbes and Fiona Walkington; Editor Marcus Emmanuel; Production Team Joe Fitzpatrick, Tina Harding, Meg Sheehy
Special additional thanks to VCU’s AMPT program, In Your Ear Studios, Audio Editor Daniel Davis, Drone Operator Crixelle Matthews, Voice-over Artist Erin Frye, Editor Greg Elgin, Berkeley Darr, Jen Pike, and Craig Rolan Martin