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My goal is to get you everything you need to know to have intelligent conversations with the folks you encounter throughout the day. I make Richmond's news interesting and give you an easy way to collect your thoughts on what's happening around town. Plus, there are jokes!

Ross Catrow


    • Jun 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Latest episodes from Good Morning, RVA!

    Good morning, RVA: Big generosity, reconnecting Jackson Ward, and a new noise ordinance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

    Who among us is brave enough to introduce an ordinance banning gas-powered leaf blowers??

    Good morning, RVA: 48.5% of the way there, gasping at the housing market, and a sandwich cake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022

    Just think of all the different things we could put in the cake format!

    Good morning, RVA: Membership drive!, two good newsletters, and more barrels

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022

    Chip in a couple of bucks, and join the GMRVA Patreon today!

    Good morning, RVA: A change in the COVID-19 level, the State Board of Health, and drone photos (of graves)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

    I'm living vicariously though students on summer break right now.

    Good morning, RVA: Vaccines for little kids, the Jefferson Davis statue, and saying goodbye to reporters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022

    I spent yesterday afternoon hiding from the storm in my basement. Related: The Virginia Mercury is hiring a climate reporter.

    Good morning, RVA: Another transportation survey, Oregon Hill clarification, and that new Beyoncé song

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022

    Bikepeople! Take your vast knowledge of where our streets are unsafe and cram it into this Richmond Connects survey!

    Good morning, RVA: Vaccines for all, a State budget, and Richmond Connects

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022

    I'm pretty excited about the Richmond Connects process—which kicks off in earnest today.

    Good morning, RVA: Racism is a public health crisis, HIGH COVID-19 level, and Juneteenth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022

    Racism is still a public health crisis.

    Good morning, RVA: More progress on baby vax, racism is a public health crisis, and red bus lanes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022

    Good morning, RVA: Baby vax event horizon, river islands, and breakfast for dinner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022

    The James River is our very best thing, and folks shouldn't be able to buy and hoard that for themselves.

    Good morning, RVA: Budget hints, VCU's athletic village, and gun buyback best practices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022

    I'm pretty excited about the bike/ped improvements that should come out of the Diamond District and VCU's Athletic Village.

    Good morning, RVA: The tiniest bit of gun legislation, a new bike lane survey, and Breakaway RVA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022

    Take the bike lane survey! Tell them sharrows are bad!

    Good morning, RVA: HIGH COVID-19 Community Level, RPS budget stress, and poke weed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022

    Today I've got two stories about native plants—it's Richmond's only zoning, budget, and plant-obsessed email newsletter!

    Good morning, RVA: Safer intersections, a new podcast, and papusas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022

    If we wanted to, there are many, many cheap and easy ways to make our streets safer.

    Good morning, RVA: The future of the paper, a Diamond District meeting, and gun buybacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022

    Take a minute this morning to financially support our local journalists however you can by subscribing, donating, joining, patreoning, or participating in whatever other business models are out there!

    Good morning, RVA: RTD has a new publisher, a great gardening column, and trains

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022

    Do you know about rose rosette disease? Do you see it everywhere and constantly point it out to your eye-rolly family?

    Good morning, RVA: Congratulations Julie Timm, a handful of Council updates, and bike races

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022

    Ranked-choice voting for City Council sounds great, let's make it happen!

    Good morning, RVA: High COVID-19 level, high casino drama, and getting high off of Delta-8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022

    I was wondering what would suck up all of my attention this summer, and it sure looks like it'll be casino round two.

    Good morning, RVA: A budget comparison, shipping containers, and a bike event

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022

    This state budget comparison PDF from The Commonwealth Institute is incredible!

    Good morning, RVA: A pedestrian killed by a driver, state budget vote, and priority investment neighborhoods

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022

    We know our streets are dangerous and deadly, but what are we going to do about it?

    Good morning, RVA: The devil is in the budget's details, Hull Street Corridor improvements, and the coming fire ant invasion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022

    Good morning, RVA: HIGH COVID-19, Monkeypox, and a budget for the State

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022

    Have a great, excellent, and hopefully long weekend!

    Good morning, RVA: Zero fares for FY23, lead the Office of Sustainability, and food halls

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022

    Do you want to head up the City's new Office of Sustainability?

    Good morning, RVA: Uvalde

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022

    The future seems incredibly clear but incredibly dark.

    Good morning, RVA: Council papers, remote workers, and Bike Walk Talks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022

    It's wild how long things can stick around on City Council's agenda.

    Good morning, RVA: Monkeypox, telework, and redistricting wraps up

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022

    Welcome to the 3rd District, a bunch of ex-2nd Districters!

    Good morning, RVA: Yellow everywhere, an education report, and Riverrock!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022

    Good luck to everyone competing in the heat! Stay cool!

    Good morning, RVA: School Board recap, Belle Isle bridge, Breakaway RVA

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022

    It must be nice and cool for folks who live places where they don't feel deep anxiety over what their schoolboard may do next.

    Good morning, RVA: We all have a part to play, 5–11yo boosters, and river rules

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022

    Make a plan to get your 5–11yos boosted this weekend.

    Good morning, RVA: Ride the coronawaves, free COVID-19 tests, and free fares live (for now)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022

    Go and get your eight free COVID-19 tests from covid.gov/tests!

    Good morning, RVA: City Center progress, Bike Month continues, and lampreys

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022

    The river is full of wonderful things.

    Good morning, RVA: Green to yellow, red Pulse lanes, yelling until he's blue in the face

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022

    Be cool. Don't be all, like, uncool.

    Good morning, RVA: Fighting Joe radio show, someone should subsidize e-bikes, and seared hearts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022

    I don't love how so many people's rights hinge on someone with chaotic neutral alignment.

    Good morning, RVA: LVT, Diamond District finalists, and infinite gardening

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022

    Congratulations to RPS Teacher of the Year, Kiara Thompson!

    Good morning, RVA: Keep an eye on the COVID level, a budget is born, and proposed bike share stations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022

    Good morning, RVA: A fatal crash, end of budget season, and a creepy poem

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022

    It's not nearly as interesting to me, but I guess the state's budget season is still ongoing.

    Good morning, RVA: Worker muscle, Broad Street repaving, and a romantic Richmond.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022

    No justice anywhere, even in the port-a-potty, until we put it there!

    Good morning, RVA: So long, budget season; staircases; and saving zero-fares

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022

    Can you believe we're at the end of budget season already??

    Good morning, RVA: May is Bike Month, dark charts, and Monument Avenue

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022

    Reply with your best Star Wars-themed City Council meme.

    Good morning, RVA: Abortion, River City Middle rezoning, and a cool map

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022

    I don't know that I've ever seen a more thoughtful, effective, and unified public comment period than at last night's School Board meeting.

    Good morning, RVA: School Board meeting, RPS COO, and horsing around

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022

    Honestly, a city that's safer for horses is probably one that's safer for pedestrians and people on bikes, too.

    Good morning, RVA: More School Board fallout, zero-fare in limbo, and native plants

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022

    This weekend, I wash the pollen out of my screen porch!

    Good morning, RVA: An unconscionable decision, inside the Coliseum, and paving continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022

    I don't know where we go from here.

    Good morning, RVA: More on School Board, a new school reporter, and the Pulse's last stop

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022

    You need to watch the video from this past Monday's School Board meeting.

    Good morning, RVA: School Board questions, solar power, and claiming Poe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022

    I could live with a more boring School Board.

    Good morning, RVA: City stuff, other diseases, and old restaurants

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022

    "RP" stands for "Research Park," just so you know.

    Good morning, RVA: Litter, RVA Street Art Fest, and road closures

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022

    My solution to urban litter: More trash cans and empty them more frequently.

    Good morning, RVA: Masks + buses, NYT + RVA, and marijuana + amendments

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022

    The NYT has a not-so-secret love affair with Richmond.

    Good morning, RVA: RVAgreen 2050, pedestrian bridges, and gardening tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022

    Block out some time to weigh in on the draft of the City's climate action plan!

    Good morning, RVA: Masks on transit, zero-fare buses?, and budget amendments

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022

    I'm probably just going to keep wearing a mask on the bus...forever?

    Good morning, RVA: Two fun Council updates, regional transportation money, and voicing an organ

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022

    I never know what feedback to give on huge lists of transportation projects other than "don't do any of the highway widenings."

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