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Tails of Survival: Life in Veterinary Hospitals

(Running time: 29 minutes)

Step into the world of modern animal hospitals and see how veterinary medicine has evolved. Through the eyes of emergency doctors and staff, you’ll see life and death decision making for pets that are loved as true family members.

Taking Care of Business: Henrico’s Economic Development [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

Local businesses are the cornerstone of Henrico County’s fiscal stability, and the recent economic recession presented unique challenges for the county’s Economic Development Authority (EDA). As our economy slowly recovers, the EDA continues to support Henrico businesses, as well as promote the county to businesses around the globe as a great place to relocate. Join HCTV as we explore the role of the EDA, and how they are working to maintain the quality of life our residents and businesses have come to expect in Taking Care of Business: Henrico’s Economic Development Authority.

Taking Flight: Stories of Early Virginia Aviation

(Running time: 53 minutes)

Join us as we visit with pilots of the open-cockpit biplanes and explore aviation from 1864-1940 in this living history documentary.

Taking Flight: Stories of Modern Virginia Aviation

(Running time: 51 minutes)

Evolution of flight has taken more than a century. Throughout the years, many of the discoveries made that have shaped the industry have come from one small corner of the world. From streamlining the early warbirds of World War II, to improving the capabilities of today’s supersonic stealth fighters, the story of modern aviation cannot be told without the pilots, researchers and enthusiasts right here in Virginia. Join HCTV as we lead you through aircraft innovation in Taking Flight: Stories of Modern Virginia Aviation.

Taking Out the Trash: Solid Waste and Recycling [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 17 minutes)

Someone has to do it. Garbage doesn’t just magically disappear. The employees of Public Utilities’ Solid Waste Division are out there every morning collecting trash and recycling from more than 6,000 homes. HCTV-17 takes you behind the scenes of this physically demanding job and introduces you to the people who help keep Henrico beautiful.

Tech Edge, The: 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.

Therapeutic Recreation in Henrico County

(Running time: 23 minutes)

Therapeutic Recreation in Henrico County provides the opportunity for residents with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate in activities that benefit them socially, emotionally and physically. Join HCTV as we highlight programs including arts and crafts, sports, games, dance and drama offered by Henrico Recreation and Parks. Learn from recreation therapists, coaches, participants and parents as they describe the importance of these activities and how our disabled community benefits from these innovative programs.

Too Smart 2 Start

(Running time: 19 minutes)

The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition promotes the health and wellness of Henrico County’s young people. Join HCTV as we explore how the Too Smart 2 Start Coalition empowers the community to reduce at-risk behaviors through education and advocacy. The Too Smart 2 Start Youth Ambassadors have a direct impact in our county by demonstrating to their peers how education and awareness are the keys to a successful life.

Tough Choices: The County Manager Form of Government

(Running time: 36 minutes)

HCTV brings you the inside story of the men who have managed Henrico since 1934. Their stories tell us why the County Manager Form of Government has become the benchmark in local communities.

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.

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.

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.

Under the Lights: Richmond International Raceway [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)

From the first dirt track race in 1946 to today’s unique three-quarter mile speedway, Richmond International Raceway has evolved into one of the most popular auto racing tracks in the country. HCTV talks to Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, Hermie Sadler, Bill France Jr. and others on why drivers and fans alike love RIR! You’ll see original footage from the early 50s through the fast-paced action of today.

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

(Running time: 33 minutes)

The spinal cord is a delicate structure that allows the brain to communicate with the body. When that communication is interrupted by a spinal cord injury, the body is no longer able to function normally below the level of the injury. In this program, we learn about the devastating and life-altering effects of spinal cord injuries, and we meet people who have come through this trauma to lead fulfilling and successful lives.

Until the Cows Come Home: A History of Dairy Farming in Henrico County, Virginia

(Running time: 51 minutes)

Henrico County once supplied milk for much of the Richmond Area, and dairy farms were a way of life. The HCTV team shares stories of joys and days-gone-by in this fascinating tale of cows and family owned farms.

Virginia: The Mother of Presidents

(Running time: 41 minutes)

Virginia is known as the Mother of Presidents for good reason: more United States presidents hail from this great state than any other. Virginia has produced eight U.S. presidents, including Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor and Wilson. Each played a vital role in the formation of our country and our democratic form of government. These insightful and experienced leaders guided our country through times of war and peace, and helped shape the United States of America.

Virginia Estelle Randolph: Pioneer Educator

(Running time: 29 minutes)

Virginia Estelle Randolph was a pioneer educator in Henrico County during the 19th and 20th centuries. Her innovative ideas and vocational curriculum termed “The Henrico Plan” was adopted throughout the south and internationally. Randolph made remarkable strides in African-American education during an unsettled time in our history. Join HCTV as we look inside the life of Virginia Estelle Randolph, and learn how her legacy lives on today.

Voices from Mountain Road: The Historic Mountain Road Corridor [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 36 minutes)

The history of Henrico County is filled with stories of dreams, intrigue, ambition and courage — many of which happened in the historic Mountain Road corridor. See these stories come to life, and learn about the remarkable Virginians who changed the course of American history.

Wasted Youth: Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

(Running time: 32 minutes)

Teen alcohol and drug abuse not only affects the substance abuser, it impacts the user’s family, friends and our community. For many parents, learning about their son’s or daughter’s struggle with drug abuse is a catastrophic revelation. HCTV searches for answers about why teens begin using, what they are using and how those drugs are affecting the teen physically, socially and mentally. Join us as we search for answers to quell the devastating problem of teen alcohol and drug abuse.

Weathering the Economic Storm: How to Prepare for and Survive a Layoff [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 28 minutes)

As unemployment rates rise, stocks fall, businesses fail and people struggle to make ends meet, there are still ways to make it through these turbulent times. Join HCTV as we highlight programs and resources available right here in Henrico County in Weathering the Economic Storm: How to Prepare for and Survive a Lay-Off.

Welcome to Dabbs House

(Running time: 8 minutes)

Henrico’s historic Dabbs House has been restored and is now open to the public for an inside look at this significant national landmark. The structure has been used for many diverse purposes through its lifetime, including an antebellum farmhouse, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters, an alms house, Henrico police headquarters and an office building. Visitors will learn fascinating stories about the Dabbs House, and discover why it has stood the test of time.

Welcome to Meadow Farm Museum

(Running time: 10 minutes)

The history of the rolling fields and grassy pastures of Meadow Farm is a story of land and people. It stretches over seven generations of the Sheppard family, tracing back to Virginia’s earliest days and beyond. Land that was once inhabited by the Monacan Indians has been host to a thriving agricultural farm, an unsuccessful slave revolt by Gabriel Prosser, the doorstep to a 13 mile long Union march to the battle of Yellow Tavern, and eventually a generous gift by the Crump family as a historical museum and park to the residents of Henrico County.

When Disaster Strikes: Are You Prepared? [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)

From hurricanes and tornadoes to chemical spills and evacuations, Henrico County is prepared to manage natural and manmade disasters. Learn what plans are in place, and what you can do to prepare yourself for the initial days of an emergency situation.

When Seconds Count: Henrico’s 911 Emergency Operations

(Running time: 18 minutes)

From medical emergencies to house fires, bank robberies to burglaries, when you need help and seconds count, you can count on Henrico’s 911 Emergency Communications Center. Join HCTV as we explore what happens when people in distress call for emergency help, and how the trained professionals on the other end of the line quickly kick in to action.

When the Clock Strikes Twelve: New Year’s Traditions

(Running time: 29 minutes)

Remember, reflect, resolve, renew — our New Year’s traditions help us do all of these things. But before you can have the tradition, you need to have the New Year. Why do we celebrate the first of January? And how did all of these traditions get started? From Auld Lang Syne and champagne toasts, to Times Square, black-eyed peas and Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, learn about all things New Year in HCTV’s When the Clock Strikes Twelve: New Year’s Traditions.

When the Smoke Clears: Fire Scene Investigators [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)

Fires happen every day; some are accidents, and some aren’t. HCTV rides along with Henrico’s highly motivated fire investigative team as they tackle actual fire scenes to determine whether arson occurred. See the investigators sift through scores of ash and debris to find the fire’s origin, and learn about the trials and tribulations of these firefighters you don’t usually see — the ones investigating and arresting arsonists.

While You Sleep, Henrico Works for You [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

When most of us are turning in for the night, the day is just beginning for many Henrico County employees. The job of running a major suburban county doesn’t follow a nine-to-five schedule; when the sun goes down, Henrico County stays up to ensure we receive top-quality services around the clock. HCTV follows eight different night shifts as they protect, serve, save and improve life in our county.

Will of the People, The: The Evolution of American Voting and Elections

(Running time: 27 minutes)

Virginia is the birthplace of America’s unique democracy, which has evolved and improved from colonial times through today. Discover the history of our democratic process in The Will of the People, a compelling look at the suffrage movements of women and minorities, as well as advancements in ballot casting technology and campaigning methods.

Working for All of Us: Hermitage Enterprises [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

An in-depth look at Mental Health/Mental Retardation’s Hermitage Enterprises. See real people with special challenges complete meaningful work for the local businesses who employ them.

Working On The Roads: Developing, Improving and Maintaining Henrico’s Road System [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 21 minutes)

Henrico is one of only two counties in Virginia that builds and maintains its own road system. Find out how this benefits residents and why it’s important to our growth as an economic leader.

Working Partnership, A: Canines In The County [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 23 minutes)

Join HCTV for a look at pets, their owners and breeders. We’ll cover everything from police patrol dogs, bomb and drug detection dogs, seeing eye dogs, companion/therapy dogs, dog health and more.

You Are Not Alone: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness

(Running time: 27 minutes)

We’ve all known someone with mental health challenges, whether it be a family member, coworker, friend or have had struggles ourselves. Until recently, “recovery” was seldom uttered in the same sentence with “mental illness,” but times are changing. We’ve come a long way from the mental institutions and sanitariums of a generation ago, but the shackles of stigma still remain. In 2011, Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services launched an innovative campaign to combat the stigma of mental illness and granted HCTV full access to the process.

Your Baby’s Health: Preventing Infant Mortality [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 10 minutes)

Learn how Henrico’s Health Department can help you raise a healthy, happy baby.

Your Other Mind: The Healing Power of Hypnotherapy [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)

The healing power of hypnotherapy can range from pain management and anxiety, to insomnia and smoking cessation. In this program, HCTV talks to several people who have used hypnotherapy to successfully control some of their medical or behavioral issues, up to and including calming the side effects of Tourette’s Syndrome.

Your Weapon Against Gun Violence: Henrico Exile [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 20 minutes)

Learn about Henrico’s Exile Law as you hear stories from police on the street, convicted felons and witnesses of gun violence. Citizens have a weapon of their own to stop illegal gun use: Henrico Exile.