Sunday
May082011

HAWAII | Surfing 101 on Waikiki Beach 

See all our Hawaiian video and stories in our Hawaii Y'all section. 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Honolulu's Waikiki Beach is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. Each year thousands of people ride their first wave at the world-famous beach that plays host to surf schools, countless board rentals and soft, rolling waves. And many are surprised at how easy it is to learn the sport of kings.

Sunday
May012011

Hawaii | Tourists Find Hawaii Hard to Leave and Some Never Do

See all our Hawaiian video and stories in our Hawaii Y'all section. 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Hawaiian Islands are the dream destination for millions around the world. From Honolulu's world-famous Waikiki Beach to the Big Island's active volcanoes, they offer breath-taking beauty, from sea shore to mountain top and seemingly everywhere in between. Most tourists find it hard to leave Hawaii, and for some, the vacation never ends. Watch for more stories and video from Hawaii coming soon to Newsocracy.

Friday
Apr292011

Photos | Newsocracy Goes Hawaiian | View All Albums

Several hundred photos of Newsocracy's trip to Hawaii are now available with more to come soon. Photos posted so far:

Honolulu, Hawaii | Pearl Harbor | Hilo Area | Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 

See all our Hawaiian video and stories in our Hawaii Y'all section. 



Friday
Apr152011

Former Secret Service Agent Focuses on Workplace Violence

Reported by Gene Edwards | Former Secret Service Agent Larry Rowlett offers comprehensive security services to a wide variety of businesses and organizations. Drawing on his 33 years of experience at the highest levels of the US government, Rowlett also speaks to groups about workplace violence and other security issues that businesses and organizations face every day. He is the President and CEO of Presidential Security and Training Services, LLC. | http://presidentialsecurityservices.com

Tuesday
Apr052011

New Ole Miss Mascot Makes Debut at Batson Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Rebel, the University of Mississippi's new mascot, made his debut at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, visiting patients in the Jackson hospital's lobby and in their rooms.

Monday
Apr042011

Pieces of Hope Autism Conference Brings Parents, Educators Together

Produced by Jim Albritton | Pieces of Hope sponsored by the National Autism Association of Mississippi brought together parents, educators and physicians for a day-long conference that focused on the spectrum of autism disorders.

Sunday
Apr032011

Walk and Roll Raises $50,000 for Neuroscience Research

Produced by Jim Albritton | The second annual Walk and Roll on Methodist Rehabilitation Center's east campus in Flowood benefits the Wilson Research Foundation which funds neuorscience research at the Jackson, Mississippi hospital. This year's event raised $50,000 to fund brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke research. For more information, go to Wilson Research Foundation.

 

Tuesday
Mar292011

Zippity Doo Dah Parade Brings Sweet Potato Queens to Fondren, Benefits Batson Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Zippity Doo Dah Parade brought Sweet Potato Queens and their wannabes to Jackson, Mississippi's Fondren neighborhood for a unique Mardi Gras-style nighttime parade that featured fun-loving women out for a good time and a good cause. Proceeds from the parade and related festivities benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. For more information, go to http://zippitydoodahparade.com or http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Newsocracy RAW | Zippity Doo Dah Parade 2011

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Produced by Jim Albritton | Raw footage of the 2011 Zippity Doo Dah Parade in Jackson, Mississippi's Fondren neighborhood.

 

Sunday
Mar202011

Thousands Line Jackson Streets for the 29th Mal's St. Paddy's Parade

Produced by Jim Albritton | A look at the 2011 Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival in downtown Jackson, Mississippi on March 19. The annual celebration of spring benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and features the BancorpSouth Run, the Trustmark Children's Festival, the Trustmark Children's Parade and the Pet Parade. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.

Thursday
Mar172011

AirCare at 15 | New Helicopter Marks Milestone Anniversary | The Story 

Produced by Jim Albritton | AirCare, the air ambulance service at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, marks its 15th anniversary with a new replacement helicopter that is roomier, faster and can transport a larger crew and two patients instead of one. The crew and hospital staff gathered atop the Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care for tours of the new chopper which is based at UMMC in Jackson. A second AirCare helicopter is based in Meridian. For more information about AirCare and the state's only level one trauma center, go to http://umc.edu.

 

Tuesday
Mar082011

Final Total | Mississippi Miracles Radiothon 2011

Produced by Jim Albritton | A quick look at the total amount raised for the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the 2011 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. Included are final words from the DJs at Mix 98.7, Y101.7 and US 96.3 as well as Radiothon volunteers, patients and staff. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Tuesday
Mar082011

AirCare at 15 | A Day in the Life | Music Video

Produced by Jim Albritton | Aircare, the air ambulance service at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, marks its 15th anniversary with a new helicopter. The new replacement chopper is smaller, roomier, faster, can carry a larger crew and can transport two patients instead of one. This two-minute video shows AirCare helicopters and crews departing and arriving at UMMC. For more information about AirCare, go to http://umc.edu.

Tuesday
Mar082011

Behind the Scenes | Mississippi Miracles Radiothon | Day One

Produced by Jim Albritton | A behind the scenes look at the first day of the 2011 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon which benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Radio People stations in Jackson and Meridian broadcast the three-day, 39-hour Radionthon from the hospital's lobby each March. For more information, go tohttp://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Thursday
Feb242011

7 Year-old Girl Beats Cancer, Battles Bieber Fever

Produced by Jim Albritton | Seven year-old Sydney Gholar celebrates five years in remission after a battle with Wilms' tumor, a kidney cancer that strikes kids. Sydney, who was treated at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, invited family and friends to the Mississippi Children's Museum. The guests brought toys that Sydney donated to the Batson Hospital. Now the real fight begins as the Gholar family tries to tackle "Bieber fever." For more about the Batson Hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Saturday
Feb052011

Mockumentary | A Behind-the-scenes Look at the Production of Two Music Videos

Produced by Jim Albritton | A behind-the-scenes mockumentary look at the production of two music videos saluting retiring pediatrics chairman Dr. Bev Evans. Evans is stepping down after 22 years as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He spearheaded the building of the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic and the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.