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Senior Living in Henrico [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 28 minutes)

Retirement is a time to enjoy life and to explore new opportunities. Henrico County offers a variety of programs to keep seniors mentally and physically active. Getting together for activities like Bowling, Tai Chi, Croquet, Line Dancing, and Water Aerobics gives seniors a chance to socialize, stay healthy, make friends, and live their lives to the fullest.

 


Pandemic 1918: A Diary of the Flu

(Running time: 28 minutes)

The 1918 flu pandemic brought life to a screeching halt in Central Virginia. Schools and businesses closed, church services were canceled, and people were being quarantined by the thousands. As World War I drew to a close, more than 50 million people worldwide lost their lives to this violent strain of flu. Join HCTV as we chronicle this horrific public health episode through original diaries of a Virginia woman who lived through it.


Best of Magazine 17: Fall 2007 [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 31 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

* The Loneliest Road
* Motorcycle Police
* Preventing Auto Theft
* Community Maintenance
* Randolph Cemetery

The History of Short Pump

(Running time: 30 minutes)

Short Pump: a crossroads in Henrico County that never had a city hall, never was incorporated, and until recent years, was a quiet, rural community. Who deemed the area “Short Pump”? How has it evolved through the years, and what made it such a special place for residents, businesses, and all who’ve ever passed through?


Play Ball: The Babe Ruth 14 Year-Old World Series at Glen Allen Stadium [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 29 minutes)

We built it, and they came! In August 2007, Henrico County showcased its crown jewel of youth sports venues: the new Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park. Ten teams from around the country competed in the prestigious Babe Ruth 14 Year-Old World Series. Join HCTV as we play ball!


Saving Lives: The History of Henrico’s Rescue Squads

(Running time: 24 minutes)

Since 1951, Henrico County has offered free emergency rescue services to our residents. What began as a strictly volunteer effort has evolved into a modernized, cohesive paramedic and advanced emergency medical support unit operated by the Division of Fire. The mission to save lives has always been the driving factor.


Moving Water Nature’s Way: Stream Restorations in Henrico

(Running time: 23 minutes)

Across the country, suburban waterways are under pressure. Henrico County, with 400 miles of streams and 300,000 people, is no different. But new techniques learned from an old teacher — Mother Nature — are helping Henrico repair and restore its waterways naturally.


Turning Point: Inside Henrico’s Drug Court [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 37 minutes)

HCTV takes a journey inside Henrico’s Drug Court, which is reducing crime by assisting non-violent felons who have a history of substance abuse recover from their addictions. This is unscripted reality as told through past and present Drug Court participants, staff, judges, and actual courtroom drama. Turning Point tells the revealing story of addiction, recovery, and hope.


Food Allergies [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

Food allergies are on the rise, and allergic reactions can range from slight itching to anaphylaxis and even death. A food allergy can be triggered by eating, touching or even smelling certain foods, and there is no immunization available to desensitize patients. See how food allergies affect the lives of children and adults, and how they consciously avoid dangerous foods.


Magazine 17: Summer 2007 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • Road Construction
  • Voyage of the Godspeed
  • Fire Escape Plan
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Emergency Notification System

Angels of Agriculture: The Plight of Henrico’s Honeybees

(Running time: 20 minutes)

From pollinating crops to producing honey and bee’s wax, the honeybee is essential to our agriculture and modern life. HCTV takes you inside the beehive as we shed light on these often misunderstood, fascinating creatures.


Hidden Beauty: The Wildflowers of Virginia

(Running time: 29 minutes)

From coastal wetlands to the western mountains, Virginia is one of the most naturally diverse states in the country. Native wildflowers are part of our heritage and add to the beauty of our surroundings. To fully appreciate their wonder, stop and look carefully to find the hidden beauty in these natural works of art.


Under the Influence: Underage Drinking in Henrico County

(Running time: 29 minutes)

Underage drinking can cause very real, very devastating tragedies that can affect anybody at anytime. HCTV talks to families who have experienced the anguish up close, and learns how Henrico Police are working to keep alcohol out of the hands of teenagers. Under the Influence delves into underage drinking and driving, and shows how the efforts of concerned residents and law enforcement officials are working.


At Your Leisure: What’s New in Henrico’s Parks? [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)

With an ever expanding range of recreational opportunities, Henrico’s Division of Recreation and Parks truly has something for everyone. Join us as we take a look at some of the new and upcoming attractions across the county.


No Way Back: Coping with Alzheimer’s

(Running time: 29 minutes)

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating form of dementia that is on the rise. There is no known cure, and according to doctors, it is appearing in younger patients than in previous years. HCTV introduces you to several families who are dealing with various stages of Alzheimer’s, and what support services are available to help caregivers cope.


Magazine 17: Spring 2007 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 23 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • 18th Annual 5K Run
  • The Henrico Open Golf Tournament
  • Springtime Allergies (repeat)
  • Disposal of Oil and Household Chemicals
  • Bluegrass Coffeehouse at Walkerton

A Calling to Serve: Henrico Police [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)

Do you ever wish you could do more to serve and protect your community? Do you hear a calling to be a Henrico police officer? Follow HCTV on a real world experience fighting crime and helping citizens — then decide if you should answer that call.


Henrico County General Services: A Partnership of Excellence [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)

Teamwork and dedication drive the employees in the Department of General Services to provide a quality life for Henrico residents. From building security to maintaining school buses and emergency vehicles, General Services’ partnership of excellence provides unparalleled support in ways you never imagined.


Moving the Message: Public Relations & Media Services [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)

Media relations, press conferences, television productions, writing, design, photography, and more . . . the Public Relations & Media Services Department uses many avenues to communicate with Henrico residents. Watch as HCTV takes you inside . . . well, ourselves . . . to give you a true behind the scenes look at how we operate. Learn how a newspaper is produced from computer to press, how a television program evolves from concept to broadcast, and much more never before seen footage of the PR&MS staff in action.


Losing Weight, Gaining Life: The Obesity Epidemic [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

Americans have always had an appetite for big things: Big cars, big houses, big business, big stars, big dreams. Lately — with Big Gulps, biggie fries and big buffets– the culture of big has moved onto our menu. And that’s big trouble. Obesity can result in a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Join HCTV as we hear the stories of several people who are fighting obesity, and get some advice from the county’s health director.


Turning the Page: The New Look of Henrico Libraries [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

HCTV takes you through the front doors of Henrico’s modern libraries to show you what services are available to today’s library patrons. Whether its best sellers, Internet connections, the latest educational tools, or story time for youngsters, Henrico’s libraries are really making a difference in people’s lives. You can reserve meeting rooms, research online databases, and borrow a book from any member library around the world.


Magazine 17: Winter 2007 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Henrico’s HAZMAT
  • Pottery Classes at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
  • RIR Expansion
  • Richmond International Airport Expansion

The Iron Horse: Stories of Central Virginia Railroading

(Running time: 32 minutes)

What is it about the railroad? The music, the movies, the model train sets, the allure of riding the rails . . . people just love trains! HCTV explores the mystique of the railroad, the nostalgia for the steam era and the heyday of passenger rail service. Climb aboard as we introduce you to railroad historians and enthusiasts who are preserving our railroad heritage, and visit a modern day short line railroad that pulls freight through Henrico County.


The Promise Fulfilled: The History of Henrico County Public Schools [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 31 minutes)

The story of education in Henrico County spans more than four hundred years of growth and change. From the earliest one-room school houses to the classroom of tomorrow, HCTV looks at school life and the ways in which our school system is providing a top-notch education for our students. Quality education is alive and well in Henrico County Public Schools, and the promise is being fulfilled.


The Tech Edge: Henrico’s Information Technology Department [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 12 minutes)

Better, faster, smarter . . . technology is now such an integrated part of our lives we are always looking for ways to use it more efficiently. HCTV takes you inside Henrico’s Information Technology Department to show you how they stay ahead of the technology curve and help virtually all county departments provide top-notch services to residents.

 


On Air: Early Radio in Central Virginia

(Running time: 33 minutes)

From the bygone days of nationwide live performances to modern computer play lists, this nostalgic program will introduce you to the faces of radio that listeners in central Virginia have known for years. HCTV talks to legendary local radio announcer Harvey Hudson, sports broadcasting pioneer Frank Soden and many, many more, about early radio in central Virginia. From the days of Sinatra and Abbott and Costello, to sportscasts from telegraph wire reports, HCTV explores the fascinating world of early broadcasting.


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