2014

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Chronological Listing of Program Titles


Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse
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(Running time: 15 minutes)

Each year hundreds of thousands of seniors are abused, neglected and exploited in the United States. Many elder victims are frail, unable to care for themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. Henrico’s Adult Protective Services works with public and private agencies to stop the mistreatment of the county’s elderly population. Join HCTV as we highlight the services that help detect, investigate, prosecute and prevent elder abuse cases.


A Day in the Life: A Reenactment of the Battle at New Market Heights
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(Running time: 21 minutes)

On September 29, 1864, on fields south of New Market Road, African-American soldiers serving in the U.S. Colored Troops led an assault against Richmond’s outer ring of defenses. One-hundred fifty years later, Henrico County brought the day back to life. More than 100 acres of Henrico farmland were transformed into the New Market Heights battlefield. Nearly 1,000 reenactors traveled from around the country to recreate the battle of New Market Heights. Watch how Henrico County bears witness — both then and now — to a significant moment in American history.


Taking to the Sky: First Ladies of Aviation
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(Running time: 26 minutes)

In 1903, the Wright Brothers harnessed the mystery of flight. Male-dominated American aviators began to explore the skies and capture the imagination. But before long, women stepped forward with their own spirit of adventure. Join HCTV as we meet Martha C. West, Genevieve Krimm Orange and Maude “Maxine” Walker who found their passion for flying and a desire to go beyond the traditional roles expected of women.


Inside Henrico: Fall 2014 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 18 minutes)

This edition of Inside Henrico feature packages include:

  • Quidditch
  • Leaf Collection
  • Thanksgiving Traditions
  • Turkey Frying Blow Up
  • Holiday Shopping Safety


Safely Rest: The Saga of Taps, An American Bugle Call
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(Running time: 27 minutes)

Taps, the unmistakable bugle melody that has signaled day’s end for our military for more than 150 years, is perhaps best known as a song of mourning and as the final tribute at funerals for service members. While the twenty-four deceptively simple notes are easily recognizable, their origin is much more complex. Join HCTV for a musical journey that spans the Eastern Henrico Civil War battles in the summer of 1862, and the creation of Taps at Berkeley Plantation soon thereafter, to Arlington National Cemetery where it is played an average of thirty times a day.


Get Your Game On: Open Gym
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(Running time: 14 minutes)

Whether your game is pickleball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton or basketball, you can hit the courts in Henrico County’s Open Gym program! Open Gym invites all ages and levels of experience (or inexperience) to get active and healthy without paying for expensive gym memberships or costly fitness classes. Join HCTV as we watch teens to seniors discover the benefits of exercise and meeting new friends in Get Your Game On: Open Gym.


The Henrico Victim/Witness Assistance Program
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(Running time: 15 minutes)

When a serious crime occurs in Henrico, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Police work together to prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law. Crime victims and witnesses are essential in bringing offenders to justice, and advocates in the Victim/Witness Assistance Program support them throughout the process. Advocates are committed 24-hours-a-day to advise in legal matters, provide protection and offer counseling to help victims and witnesses get through this difficult time.


Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?
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(Running time: 23 minutes)

Hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms, and even earthquakes are year-round threats in Henrico County. Being prepared for emergencies can be as easy as having a plan, staying informed, and knowing what to do when disasters occur. Join HCTV as we learn from the experts how to survive severe weather emergencies.


Learning the Henrico Way: Inside the County’s Internship Program
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(Running time: 18 minutes)

The lessons learned by students in the classroom are important building blocks for a career after graduation, but experience gained after the school bell rings is irreplaceable. Whether in high school or college, internships prepare students for the workforce in ways a textbook can’t. Join HCTV as we explore Henrico’s internship program and see how our future leaders are learning the Henrico Way.


Inside Henrico: Summer 2014 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 19 minutes)

This edition of Inside Henrico feature packages include:

  • Civil War Reenactment
  • Fire Teen Academy
  • Police TEMPO Computer System
  • Advanced Traffic Management System
  • Residential Reinvest Program


Elizabeth Jane Holladay: Trailblazer of Public Education
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(Running time: 15 minutes)

Henrico County Public Schools is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier school systems, but this modern model of excellence comes from humble beginnings. One cornerstone was laid in the late 19th century, in the parlor of a home on Mountain Road, where a dedicated teacher began sharing her love of learning with a handful of children from the nearby farms. By the time she was done, Elizabeth Jane Holladay had helped build a foundation for public education in Henrico. Students today continue to learn under her watchful eye — at Holladay Elementary School in central Henrico, just a couple miles from her original classroom. Join HCTV as we learn about Miss Lizzie, her life and her dedication to education.


The Decision: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

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(Running time: 23 minutes)

At the age of 18 young adults in the foster care system must make a daunting decision: opt out of foster care now, or age out at 21 and receive benefits to help transition into adulthood. HCTV features four young adults who share their struggles and successes, as well as their decisions to opt out or stay in foster care. Join us as we hear their stories, and learn what foster care professionals say about remaining in the system until age 21.


Hometown Hero: Arthur Ashe, Jr.
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(Running time: 28 minutes)

Arthur Ashe, Jr. is known worldwide as a tennis champion, an advocate for education and for his tragic death due to AIDS-related pneumonia as a result of a blood transfusion. Ashe’s legacy and his ties to Central Virginia are further cemented in the Henrico County public school that bears his name, Arthur Ashe, Jr. Elementary. Join HCTV as we explore the man behind the tennis racket, and learn about how he used his notoriety to help the people of Richmond, especially children.


Raymond Bennett Pinchbeck: The Good Neighbor
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(Running time: 28 minutes)

The students at Pinchbeck Elementary School are known as the Rays — for good reason. The school’s name and mascot come from Raymond B. Pinchbeck, a man who served his community locally and nationally. As a Henrico School Board member, a Dean at the University of Richmond and a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Pinchbeck brightened lives throughout the community and inspired a character in the popular 1970s television series The Waltons.


Frozen in Time: The Ruins of the James River Steam Brewery
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(Running time: 23 minutes)

The arched cellar entrance of David Yuengling Junior’s once mighty James River Steam Brewery is a portal to an amazing tale that lies buried in a Rocketts Landing hillside, nearly forgotten for a century. The mysterious facade bears no trace of the famous name or the tumultuous times during which an American staple, lager beer, was produced on a massive scale right here in Henrico County. Join HCTV for a journey into the cellars and back in time.


Inside Henrico: Spring 2014 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 18 minutes)

This edition of Inside Henrico feature packages include:

  • Meals Tax Implementation June 1
  • Springfield Road Landfill Changes
  • CVWMA/Recycling
  • New Texting While Driving Laws
  • 911 Communications Officer Academy


Henrico’s Wild Side: Living with the Creatures Among Us
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(Running time: 16 minutes)

From foxes, skunks and deer to raccoons, opossums and even black bears, Henrico County residents may encounter wild life at any given time, even in their own backyards. Join HCTV as we talk to the Police Animal Control Officers to find out how they work with wild animals, what we should do if we happen upon them and how we can all learn to coexist in Henrico’s Wild Side: Living with the Creatures Among Us.


Henrico County Law Enforcement Explorers [Retired from Broadcast]


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(Running time: 16 minutes)

Join HCTV as we introduce you to law enforcement through the eyes of explorers. Dedicated to helping young adults prepare for a career in law enforcement, this program is full of exciting challenges that promote character development and good citizenship. Watch and learn alongside Henrico’s youth as they take part in authentic hands-on crime fighting techniques taught to them by Henrico’s Division of Police.


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(Running time: 24 minutes)

Henrico’s Hazardous Incident Team is ready to respond to any chemical, fuel or biological release that threatens the health and safety of Central Virginia residents. The highly-skilled firefighters at Henrico’s Station 21 rely on their training and experience to respond to any HAZMAT situation. Join HCTV as we learn more about this specialized unit and its unprecedented reputation throughout our region.


SWAT: Henrico’s Special Weapons And Tactics Team
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(Running time: 19 minutes)

Police officers put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect Henrico County residents. And sometimes, when the situation is complex, the stakes are high and lives are in danger, it’s time to call in the SWAT team. Unified action and perfect precision are paramount to its successful operations, and team members must be ready to engage at a moment’s notice. Join HCTV as we follow this elite, highly-trained, Special Weapons and Tactics team.


Larger than Life: Captain John Cussons (1838-1912)
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(Running time: 23 minutes)

With a life that spanned from his native England to the American frontier and ultimately Henrico County, John Cussons left us with a colorful image of his spirited adventures and brash personality. But what do we really know about him? Is it possible to separate the truth from the fiction? The man from the legend? Join HCTV as we learn about the fearless pioneer in Larger than Life: Captain John Cussons (1838-1912).


From the Ground Up: Henrico County GIS
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(Running time: 16 minutes)

Since 1997, the Geographic Information System — or GIS — has continued to evolve and assist an increasing number of Henrico residents and internal agencies. This complex, computerized, geographic database assists everyone from 911 communication officers dispatching emergency responders to residents accessing a free, public parcel viewer. Join HCTV as we look inside GIS and its many cutting edge applications.


Inside Henrico: Winter 2014 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)

This edition of Inside Henrico feature packages include:

  • New Police Substation at Virginia Center
  • America’s Four Star Libraries
  • Veterans’ Center
  • Fire Dispatching Tiers
  • Project Lifesaver


From Stuffing to Starving: Dealing with Eating Disorders [Retired from Broadcast]


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(Running time: 22 minutes)

From anorexia to binging, eating disorders are life-threatening illnesses that impact the mental and physical health of millions each year. The fear and avoidance of eating, inability to control eating and purging after eating can cause damage to every major organ in the body. Join HCTV as we hear the stories of several people who have battled eating disorders and learn how they found help.


Eyes on the Future: Henrico’s Planning Department
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(Running time: 17 minutes)

Henrico’s quality development, managed growth and balanced mix of commercial and residential property is no accident. The Planning Department’s professional team of experienced, talented staff imagines how the landscape of the county will look years into the future, often relying on lessons of the past and future trends to guide them. Join HCTV as we examine the Planning Department’s processes and principles as they develop a vision for Henrico’s future growth.


 

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