Can you name a teacher that was instrumental in getting you where you are today? Don’t you wish you could award all the stellar educators in your life? Woodrow Price, a first grade teacher at Sherman Avenue in Warren County, joined the conversation to talk about his community nominating him for the national LifeChanger of … Continue reading “Mississippi LifeChanger Nominee”
When the Great Depression began, Mississippi was still recovering from a flood, dust bowl, and deforestation. Nevertheless, innovative Mississippians managed to keep their businesses and services open. Author Richelle Putnam also highlights the state’s spiritual and cultural giants, who rose from the nation’s poorest state to create a lasting footprint of determination, pride and hope … Continue reading “Mississippi and the Great Depression”
Leave it to a Mississippi boy to capture the heart of a Northern California gal and convince her to move to the Magnolia State to raise a family. That Mississippi transplant is Emily Blount, the owner of Saint Leo a thriving restaurant in Oxford, MS. A 2017 James Beard Foundation “Best New Restaurant” semifinalist, Saint … Continue reading “Oxford Restaurant Invited to NYC”
It can be disheartening to hear that Mississippi is one of two states that have never sent a woman to either the Senate or the House. The other is Vermont. Yet, it is encouraging to watch women, like State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, blaze trails in Mississippi politics. Still, more of Mississippi’s talented, well organized and … Continue reading “Women in Politics”
Let’s face it, reaching your New Year’s resolution alone can be daunting. Don’t go at it alone, use the power of social accountability to keep you on track. Registered dietitian, Constance Shelby, founder of Perfect Fit Nutrition stopped by the studio to talk nutrition and support for Mississippi women.
Don’t Drop the Ball on Energy Savings This New Year! Even though warm temps are headed our way this weekend, you still want to be sure you’re taking every chance to save money at the meter! Mara Hartman with Entergy Mississippi stopped by the studio to talk tips to save you money on your electric … Continue reading “Stay Warm and Save Money”
A short drive from the Square in Oxford leads to one of the most actively involved nonprofits in the area: Exchange Club Family Center. When you enter the building: A sign in the front lobby reads: “We work for the day child abuse no longer exists.” Fred Johnson, the director of the Exchange Club Family … Continue reading “STAN: Stop the Abuse Now”
You may have heard the story of Robert Eager Bobo, before- the famous bear hunter from the Mississippi Delta, but there is more to the story. Jim McCafferty, the author of The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager Bobo in Canebrakes of the Old South, stopped by the studio to share … Continue reading “Mississippi Bear Hunters”
Recall the movie, Hidden Figures, 3 brilliant African- American women at NASA- served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history’s. But that isn’t the only remarkable achievement made by an African-American women at NASA Behind the NASA scenes there are countless people, keeping things together that never make the limelight- one … Continue reading “Mississippi’s NASA Hidden Figure”
Many of Mississippi’s most interesting writers have a day job, just like you- but are fulfilling their dreams of putting stories into the world as becoming a published author. Len Melvin from Hattiesburg, has three decades of law experiences and two novels under his belt. You can hear more about his unique story here:
How many entrepreneur success stories start with glitter? Not many, but there is a breakout Mississippi company that is on track to glister the world. What is glister? To sparkle and shine. Carlie Hogan, founder of Galexie Glister, stopped by the studio to tell us more. Listen here: Watch Ryno #GetGlistered
Mississippi Snake Grabbers is a lifestyle-reality episodic series featuring 6 Mississippi law enforcement agents. Two of them stopped by the Good Things studio to tell us more about their exciting new show and hobby! You’re going to want to listen.