Race Capitol interrogates racial narratives in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy. @RaceCapitol
Three Black femme organizers deliver activist radio every Wednesday at 10am on WRIR LP 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio. Episodes loaded weekly.
Created by: Chelsea Higgs Wise (she/ her)
Co-Hosts: Kalia Harris (she/ her) & Naomi Isaac (she/ they)

Customer Reviews

CHW is tremendous

Such an informative and engaged podcast from a vibrant local voice but you need not be from RVA to appreciate this podcast.

Thanks for your community service

Don’t live in Richmond, but I grew up there! I like to follow the stories of what’s happening in RVA and there’s no better way than listening to Race Capitol! This podcast gives me the opportunity to cover local news from an angle you don’t hear anywhere else, seriously. I’ve learned more about the community struggles and many of the great activists who are there through this podcast! Thanks for highlighting such important content and creating space!

Keeps you in the know!

Race Capitol is a fantastic podcast! I've been in Richmond almost 3 years and this podcast really keeps me in the loop. The hosts of this podcast know their stuff and make sure you do as well. Love it!

White ladies interested in checking privilege - inquire here!

As a white woman, I am try to check my privilege everyday and learn from my sisters and brothers. This podcast is smart, fun and will get you up to speed about what’s going down in RVA. Amazing work

A must listen

As a white guy who is new to town and passionate about racial justice and knowing the story of the place I call home, I highly recommend this smart, thoughtful, and fun podcast! It tells an important story that needs to be heard.


Chelsea is an amazing host with a wealth of knowledge and does a great job assembling thought provoking, relevant content. Definitely worth a listen or three.