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Chesterfield Behind the Mic

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A podcast focused on the people, stories, and happenings of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

A podcast focused on the people, stories, and happenings of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast focused on the people, stories, and happenings of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Language:

English

Contact:

804-748-1161


Episodes

Episode 33: Explaining Chesterfield’s Recycling Changes

11/30/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to John Neal, Director of General Services for Chesterfield, about upcoming changes to the way the county does recycling, how they came about, what was behind choosing the way forward, and what it all means for residents. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator: Martin Stith and Matt...

Duration:00:16:31

Episode 32: The Role of Community Enhancement in Chesterfield

11/16/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Dan Cohen, the director of community enhancement, about what his department does, what revitalization means for Chesterfield, how critical affordable housing is, and much more. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator: Martin Stith and Matt Neese Graphics: Debbie Wrenn Promotions and Media:...

Duration:00:24:40

Episode 31: Getting Involved This Holiday Season in Chesterfield

11/2/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Dawn McCoy, executive director of CCHASM, and Bonnie Cauthorn, the 2022 Christmas Mother, about how you can get involved this holiday season to make Thanksgiving and Christmas a little better for those in need in Chesterfield County. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator: Martin Stith and...

Duration:00:25:03

Episode 30: Gearing Up For the 2022 General Election In Chesterfield

10/19/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Missy Vera, who is the General Registrar for Chesterfield County, about the upcoming elections next month. We’ll discuss the important dates and information voters need to know as they head to the polls on Nov. 8 or look to vote by other means. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator: Martin...

Duration:00:14:40

Episode 29: Talking HARP with Bailey Hilliard

10/5/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we welcome program manager Bailey Hilliard to talk more in-depth about the Helping Addicts Recover Progressively (HARP) program, its origin, its mission, its successes, its lessons, and how it’s working to change the lives of so many throughout our area. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator: Martin...

Episode 28: A Deep Dive Into the Community Facilities Bond Plan

9/21/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we dive deep into the upcoming bond referendum by talking to Dr. Merv Daugherty and Gerard Durkin to go through the various projects included in the Community Facilities Bond Plan and share specifics on each one. Visit chesterfield.gov/bond for more information. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator:...

Duration:00:20:56

Episode 27: Celebrating One Year of Behind the Mic

9/7/2022
On this special episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we celebrate Year 1 of the show with a look back at how it came to be and share some glimpses behind the scenes of how its made, as those involved recount their stories in celebration of the show’s first anniversary. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Producer/Camera Operator:...

Duration:00:27:16

Episode 26: Bond Referendum 101

8/24/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Deputy County Administrator Matt Harris to get the background on Chesterfield’s upcoming bond referendum this fall. We dive into the basics of what a referendum is, how bonds work, what savings they can present, how the projects in the Community Facilities Bond Plan were chosen, and much more. Find out more at chesterfield.gov/bond. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive...

Duration:00:22:14

Episode 25: Preparing Your Child For a Successful Year

8/10/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Valerie Fowlkes and Ginger Dotter from Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services about the ways that parents can best prepare and support their children and teens as they get ready to start a new school year. We talk through tips and strategies for homework, sleep, screen time and how parents can be involved in order to help their kids navigate what can be a stressful time. For more information contact Prevention Services...

Duration:00:25:35

Episode 24: Helping Answer Child Care Questions

7/27/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Janice Stovall and Caitlyn Plaskett about child care in Chesterfield County. We go over questions families might have about trying to find a provider and what to look for in that process as well as talking about what to do if you think becoming a provider—either in your own home or with an established daycare—is the right move for you. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive...

Duration:00:22:13

Episode 23: After Hours Concert Series

7/13/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Matt Creeger about the After Hours Concert Series coming soon to River City Sportsplex. We’ll discuss how the event came to Chesterfield, what they learned in the initial run at the Fairgrounds last year, what the venue at the Sportsplex will look like and offer, and much more. Visit AfterHoursConcertSeries.com for ticket information. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive...

Duration:00:15:31

Episode 22: Talking Parks and Recreation with Neil Luther

6/29/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Parks and Recreation Director Neil Luther about his recent return to the county as head of the department, the busy season for Parks and Rec, and some of the upcoming events that county residents should have on their calendars. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt...

Duration:00:20:16

Episode 21: Entering the World of Library Bots

6/15/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to members of Library Bots, a team of local high schoolers who meet at Central Library and compete in FIRST Tech Challenge robotics. Their “coach” and two team members talk about their experience of building the robot and competing against other teams, including how important the term “gracious professionalism” matters in all that they do. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive...

Duration:00:27:00

Episode 20: American Idol Contestant Carrie Brockwell

6/1/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Chesterfield’s own Carrie Brockwell about a whirlwind few months as the 15-year old turned an open audition call on Zoom into a golden ticket, a trip to Hollywood, and the adventure of a lifetime on ABC’s American Idol. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of Photography/Editor: Matt Boyce Camera...

Duration:00:22:47

Episode 19: Important Parking Changes for Chesterfield

5/18/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Cpl. Tim Morton of the Chesterfield County Police Department to find out about several important changes to county ordinances related to parking. If you’re someone who parks a vehicle in Chesterfield County, this is information you’re probably going to want to know. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive Producer: Teresa Bonifas Producer/Writer/Host: Brad Franklin Director of...

Duration:00:17:12

Bonus Episode: Telling the Story of Jailhouse Redemption

5/12/2022
On this special episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we focus on the new four-part Discovery+ docuseries Jailhouse Redemption, which chronicles the Helping Addicts Recover Progressively (HARP) program at the Chesterfield County Jail. We talked to executive producer and show runner Beth Wichterich as well as Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard ahead of the world premiere of Episode 1, which was held at the Perkinson Center in Chester. Credits: Director: Matt Boyce Executive...

Duration:00:27:37

Episode 18: Talking CVTA with Frank Thornton and Kevin Carroll

5/4/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk about the Central Virginia Transportation Authority with chair Frank Thornton of Henrico and vice chair Kevin Carroll of Chesterfield. In this installment, we discuss what the CVTA is, the goal in its formation, how the group goes about doing its work, and how projects are coming along including the Fall Line Trail. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive Producer: Teresa...

Duration:00:26:12

Episode 17: Talking Master Gardeners with Sierra Seekford

4/20/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Sierra Seekford with the Virginia Cooperative Extension to discuss Master Gardeners, who they are and what they do, as well as break down all of the programming they have this spring and summer. Lastly, with so many people ready to get their hands in the dirt this spring we also discuss what to plant and when to do it. Credits: Director: Martin Stith Executive Producer: Susan S. Pollard Co-Executive Producer: Teresa...

Duration:00:14:57

Bonus Episode: Lorin Sodell talks advanced manufacturing

4/15/2022
On this special edition of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Lorin Sodell, director of the advanced manufacturing education program at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and director of external and industry engagement for the College of Engineering and Technology at Virginia State University. In this bonus episode, Sodell talks about advanced manufacturing, what it means in modern times, how integral it is for development, and much more. Credits: Director:...

Duration:00:14:54

Episode 16: Don’t Be an Accidental Drug Dealer

4/6/2022
On the latest episode of Chesterfield Behind the Mic, we talk to Allyson Butler, a prevention specialist with Chesterfield County’s Mental Health Support Services, about the “Don’t Be an Accidental Drug Dealer” campaign and the role that accidental access can have. As part of this initiative, the county is providing free prescription drug disposal pouches and locking bags to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis so those medications don’t fall into the hands of anyone who shouldn’t...

Duration:00:13:50