Alabama Public Television Video: Alabama@Work http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/nola.asp?NOLA1=AAW Video episodes of Alabama@Work from Alabama Public Television. A Look Back at Alabama@Work http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=714 Former Producer Virginia Bear Mazyck and former Associate Producer Mary Snellgrove Kirkland were there at the start of Alabama At Work eight years ago. They recall some of their most memorable stories including a Mobile bar pilot, plant closings, and Alabama’s music industry. A Look Back at Alabama@Work http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Year in Review http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=713 “Alabama at Work” looks back at some of the stories that have been part of the program the past eight years. Dave Finger discusses he trip to a turkey farm. Dwayne Wingfield shows how tortillas are made. Lori Cummings remembers an artist producing items by bending and twisting branches. Year in Review http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Holiday Shopping Season http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=644 The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on the day after Thanksgiving. Many retail stores count on the season to supply much of a stores income for the year. “Alabama @ Work” look at the results from the weekend and the expectations for the shopping season. Holiday Shopping Season http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Focusing on Alabama Business and Economics. http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=638 This APTV Program includes profiles of Alabama companies and segments offering tips to help people improve their finances. Focusing on Alabama Business and Economics. http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Hondas 1 Millionth Vehicle http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=637 Honda celebrated the production of its 1 millionth Alabama built vehicle. The company produced the landmark vehicle in its fifth year in the state. The company says the milestone shows they made the right decision to come to Alabama. Alabama @ Work examines Honda’s accomplishments in the state. Also this week, The Birmingham International Auto show features both foreign and domestic automakers. The auto show gives people a chance to see the latest models and in some cases test drive certain vehicles. Hondas 1 Millionth Vehicle http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Hoover Goes Ethanol Applied Data Trends Derrick Copeland http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=627 The City of Hoover has a fleet of vehicles running on ethanol. President Bush visited the city to learn how the project is working. “Alabama @ Work” updates what the city is doing. There are also plans for Alabama to develop more E-85 and Bio-diesel stations. Applied Data Trends started as a virtual company. The company was the 2005 Technology Small Business of the Year by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce. The firm provides software and other information technology products for the military. The applications help improve operations and help different systems, people, and hardware work together. The firm does work for the following companies Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, CSC, Boeing, SAIC, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Teledyne Solutions, and CAS. Derrick Copeland, ADT Chief Executive Officer, talks about the company. The Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce recently named Copeland Entrepreneur of the Year. Hoover Goes Ethanol Applied Data Trends Derrick Copeland http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television The Cattle Industry http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=620 How has the drought impacted Alabama’s cattle industry? Alabama Cooperative Extension System Economist James “Walt” Prevatt will discuss what lies ahead for Alabama’s 2 billion dollar cattle industry. One farmer in North Alabama has cut out the middle man when it comes to providing beef for consumers. David and Julie Lee raise process, and sell their meat. They discuss how the practice started. In addition to weather reducing crop production, farmers must also worry about theft and other crimes. Farmers and law enforcement officials talk about efforts to deter crimes against agriculture. The Cattle Industry http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Down on the Farm http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=610 “Alabama @ Work” goes “Down on the Farm” to see how this year’s crop is looking. How has the drought impacted crops, and what are farmers doing to get the most return on their investment? Meanwhile, in North Alabama, a farmer has found a unique way to market apples from his orchard. Alabama’s Black Belt is hoping a type of seafood will become a “cash cow” for the region. Down on the Farm http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Professor Philip Gregorowicz http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=609 Each year the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition is held in Moultrie, Georgia. Billed as the largest farm show in the southeast, it attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors. The show gives attendees the chance to see equipment, livestock, ATV, lawn and garden implements, automotive, hunting and fishing gear, consumer living ideas and antique tractors. The show features educational seminars on topics such as beef, dairy, goat and equine. Auburn University Economics Professor Philip Gregorowicz talks about the Dow Jones Industrial Average setting a new high. He will discuss the situations leading to the record highs. He will also discuss some economic concerns posing a threat to the economy. Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Professor Philip Gregorowicz http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Alabama National Fair Retirement Options http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=608 The Alabama National Fair is celebrating 50 years. The fair works to beat the odds as nationwide fairs are having trouble maintaining popularity. Officials talk about how they work to keep the original purpose of the fair in place, but they will explain what goes into keeping the fair a fresh place for people to enjoy. Plus Bill Gulas of the Entrust Group talks about retirement options. Gulas specializes in helping other small businesses and individuals establish self-directed IRAs and other qualified retirement plans. Alabama National Fair Retirement Options http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Minority Business Opportunities Tuskegee Career Fair http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=607 Cedric Varner, an advertising executive in Montgomery, says minorities are in position to help their communities by being entrepreneurs. Varner has worked with the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce in creating opportunities for minorities to start businesses. He will discuss some of the ways potential business owners are being helped. Tuskegee University uses a career fair to help students get ready for the workplace. More than one hundred companies attend the event. The companies are from fields ranging from engineering to finance and include large and small firms from various parts of the country. The career fair is not just for those approaching graduation. Seventy-five percent of the university’s students are expected to attend. The students in freshmen and sophomore classifications are being encouraged to use the career fair as an opportunity to land valuable internships or co-ops. Career development officials say students also gain valuable experience from interviewing with several companies. For companies, they not only can search for employees, but they can help shape the future workforce when talking with undergraduates about current trends in their industry and what they look for in employees. Minority Business Opportunities Tuskegee Career Fair http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Ken Brown on Welfare to Faring Well http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=606 Ken Brown is the author of “From Welfare to Faring Well.” His story tells of how he grew up in poverty and with his parents showing him how to dream and not dwell on his current circumstances. Brown became the youngest owner of a McDonald’s franchise. Brown was one of the speakers at a conference focusing on minority business ownership. It was all part of Minority Enterprise Development Week. The week provides minorities an opportunity to network and learn more about what it takes to start and grow a business Ken Brown on Welfare to Faring Well http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television College Student Debt http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=605 The percentage of college students graduating with debt is increasing. Also the amount of money college graduates have to repay is increasing also. Many college students have student loans and a large number of students have financed their education with credit cards. The amount of debt college graduates have has officials worried about the impact it will have on the economy. Also Alabama Port officials are worried about new regulations aimed at making shipping more secure. The new rules include some background checks shipping industry experts believe will slow the process of moving goods in and out of ports. The fear is the result would hurt businesses in meeting tight deadlines for supplies reaching a destination. College Student Debt http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television College Student Debt http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=604 The percentage of college students graduating with debt is increasing. Also the amount of money college graduates have to repay is increasing. Many college students have student loans and a large number of students have financed their education with credit cards. The amount of debt college graduates have has officials worried about the impact it will have on the economy. Financial aid experts discuss ways students can avoid the problem of getting into debt and alternative ways a college education can be funded. College Student Debt http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Available Plastics Teledyne Brown Engineering and Boeing http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=603 Available Plastics, Inc. is a family owned company in Huntsville. The firm has more than 85 employees. As the business grew into a 16 million dollar company, the owners began to ask what to do once you have a successful venture? Available Plastics decided to form the CANDL Foundation. The CANDL Foundation works to help the education of children. One of the ways is through Phonics Phones, a device to help children read. “Alabama @ Work” talks with the owners about the firm, their product and foundation. Students with the Huntsville City Schools have an assignment that is out of this world. NASA and its’ contractors, Teledyne Brown Engineering and Boeing, have requested the Huntsville Center for Technology create a prototype piece of hardware for the International Space Station. Astronauts will use the device in training to repair a space station rack. The hardware must be ready for a possible space shuttle launch in December. Available Plastics Teledyne Brown Engineering and Boeing http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television U-Pick Operation Mansion Weddings 2-Wheel Product http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=559 For Labor Day weekend, “Alabama @ Work” explores the labor it takes for some companies to operate. Featured companies include a u-pick operation that gives a farmer a new way to make a profit with strawberries; a mansion that couples can use when they tie the knot; and a new company that has found a home in Alabama to make its two wheel product. U-Pick Operation Mansion Weddings 2-Wheel Product http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Mad Cow Identification College Student Debt http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=557 A national cattle identification system is being proposed to help track the origin of beef. The system is viewed as one way to help ease the public’s fear of B.S.E. commonly referred to as “Mad Cow” disease. The tagging of cattle is an important first step in the program. The cattle industry believes that, done properly, it will make people more confident in the beef they eat. More and more college students are graduating with large amounts of debt. One study shows two-thirds of college students will pick up their diploma along with student loan debt averaging around $20,000. Some college students also have several credit cards with thousands of dollars of debt. How are students getting into debt? What is being done to help them? The long term impact of this debt will be examined. Mad Cow Identification College Student Debt http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Keeping a Business for Generations http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=556 Red Diamond Coffee & Tea is celebrating 100 years of operation. It began as a coffee roaster in 1906 adding tea in 1920. The company’s history includes some interesting events. During the 1955 Alabama Tennessee football game, the company’s warehouse on 1st Avenue North burned down. A family member at the game went to the warehouse and retrieved account ledgers before the building was completely engulfed with flames. Local competitors let the company use their buildings until a replacement was built. Golden Rule opened its first barbeque restaurant in 1891 close to where Irondale outside Birmingham is today. The Williams family started the restaurant and after forty years it was bought by Jabo and Ellene Stone. When Jabo Stone decided to retire he sold it to Michael Matsos. Matsos still owns the Golden Rule and it has expanded to include multiple stores and franchises in Alabama and across the state line. Keeping a Business for Generations http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Keeping a Business for Generations http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=539 Red Diamond Coffee & Tea is celebrating 100 years of operation. It began as a coffee roaster in 1906 adding tea in 1920. The company’s history includes some interesting events. During the 1955 Alabama Tennessee football game, the company’s warehouse on 1st Avenue North burned down. A family member at the game went to the warehouse and retrieved account ledgers before the building was completely engulfed with flames. Local competitors let the company use their buildings until a replacement was built. Golden Rule opened its first barbeque restaurant in 1891 close to where Irondale outside Birmingham is today. The Williams family started the restaurant and after forty years it was bought by Jabo and Ellene Stone. When Jabo Stone decided to retire he sold it to Michael Matsos. Matsos still owns the Golden Rule and it has expanded to include multiple stores and franchises in Alabama and across the state line. Keeping a Business for Generations http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Scamming Seniors http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=533 The Alabama Securities Commission is warning seniors to be on the lookout for scams. According to the North American Security Administrators Association, almost half of all investor complaints received by state securities regulators come from seniors. Also, one-third of enforcement actions taken by state securities regulators involve senior investment fraud. Alabama Securities Commission Executive Director Joe Borg will talk about why regulators are worried about more fraud involving seniors. Learn about the most common scams and about information that is available for investors. Scamming Seniors http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television