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.

Sunday
Jan162011

Newsocracy Year in Review | 2010

Produced by Jim Albritton | A brief look at some of the 100 stories we produced by or for Newsocracy in 2010. Most of the stories we produced this year were suggested by Newsocracy viewers.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | The Behind the Scenes Story 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Watch out Clark Griswold. In central Mississippi, a neurologist, a psychologist and a mother of three are nipping at your heels, building bigger, flashier and more over-the-top Christmas displays than ever before. Go behind the scenes and see how and why they do it. You might be surprised. For more "Going Griswold" stories, go to http://newsocracy.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | Winter Wonderland 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | Jingle Bells 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

 

Sunday
Jan162011

Jingle Bell Jog 2010 | A Benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Jingle Bell Jog--a benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children--drew more than 500 runners and walkers to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For more information about the race, the cancer clinic or the Batson Hospital, go to ‪http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.