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.

Sunday
Jan162011

Thousands Run in the Mississippi Blues Marathon | The Story

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 2,300 runners took to the streets of Jackson, Mississippi for the 4th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. The event celebrates Mississippi's blues heritage and this year honors its favorite son--Elvis Presley--on his birthday.

Sunday
Jan162011

Newsocracy RAW | 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon | Start to Finish 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Newsocracy provides complete "orange cone coverage" of the 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson. Video of the marathon and half marathon from start to finish at the Old Capitol.

Sunday
Jan162011

Cops in Sprint Cars | Cajun Sprinters 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Three friends--law enforcement officers in a rural Mississippi county--watch out for each other on the job, but on the track, they compete to win. Together they race sprint cars--part of the Cajun Sprinters Association--in several gulf states. For more information, go to http://cajunsprintersassociation.org .

Newsocracy Raw | Pike County Speedway

 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Raw video of the Pike County Speedway near McComb, Mississippi. Some of this footage can also be seen in our Cops in Sprint Cars story.

Sunday
Jan162011

Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Make-A-Wish New Year's Eve Gala at the Jackson Convention Center featured good food, great music, a compelling message and the ultimate countdown clock. Organizers hope it will become the most popular new year's eve event in central Mississippi in the next five years. For more information, go to http://ms.wish.org.