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An award-winning writer based in Richmond, Joan Tupponce is a parent, grandparent, and self-admitted Disney freak. She writes about anything and everything and enjoys meeting inspiring people and telling their stories. Joan’s work has appeared in RFM since the magazine’s first issue in October 2009. Look for original and exclusive online articles about Richmond-area people, places, and ideas at Just Joan: RVA Storyteller.
The Art of the TV Talent Show

Executive producers of America’s Got Talent are used to dealing with death-defying acts. But a pandemic? Not so much.  This season has been anything but ordinary for the television industry.…

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On the COVID Case!

As lead contact tracer for the Virginia Department of Health, Delaney Savedge is squarely focused on finding the most efficient way to interview people with COVID-19 in an effort to…

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Essential Leader Danny Avula

During a pandemic or a public health crisis, families look to healthcare experts and scientists for guidance. Leaders rise up because of their courage, intelligence, and calm demeanor. Leaders like…

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RVA Masks 4 Health

When she heard a CDC spokesperson say crisis medical workers could use a bandanna or scarf over their faces as a last resort, Julie Kratzer knew she needed to do…

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