Curling in North Mississippi

The Winter Olympics is the perfect time to get to know a new sport, not popular within our southern cutlure. Curling is a team sport played on ice.  The players take turns sliding rocks across a sheet of ice towards a target just over 100 feet away.   Curling came to Olive Branch, Mississippi in … Continue reading “Curling in North Mississippi”

MS State Medical Association Alliance

Prescription Opioid Drug Abuse has become a major epidemic in the United States. Each day, almost 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments for using these drugs in a manner other than as directed. Recognizing that opioid abuse is a national health epidemic, the AMA Alliance, in collaboration with the American Medical Association, is focusing … Continue reading “MS State Medical Association Alliance”

The Legacy

S. P. Brown has been reading and writing from a very early age. His love of Marvel Comics inspired his passion for fantasy / sic-fi novels. Inevitably, this led to a his first novel, The Legacy. He stopped into the studio to talk sic-fi and his book.   Hear the rest of Good Things ON … Continue reading “The Legacy”

UpRoot Mississippi

It’s no secret, Mississippi has some issues with maintaining good health. But there is a collaborative effort going on within the state called UpRoot Mississippi which is bringing over 90 partners together to try and move the needle in terms of better health. UpRoot Mississippi stopped by the studio to share more about the movement. … Continue reading “UpRoot Mississippi”

Make A Wish Mississippi

  Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses through the Make-A-Wish Mississippi ‘Wish Challenge.’ A wish come true replaces a child’s fear and uncertainty with happiness and optimism. For many children, it marks the turning point in a child’s health battle. You can go to MississippiWishChallenge.Org to find out more about how … Continue reading “Make A Wish Mississippi”

Mississippi’s Debutante Farmer

Chances are you’ve seen Elizabeth Heiskell cooking on TV, enjoyed food from her catering business in Oxford, or have a jar of one of her Debutante Farmer concoctions (including Bloody Mary Mix)!  But do you know the story behind the big personality? Elizabeth stopped by the Good Things studio to talk about building her business … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Debutante Farmer”

Dance Enhances Classroom Learning

Meridian School District  has gotten the chance to dance, shake and shimmy  to better education. As you can imagine, this isn’t your typical teaching method, but it’s working.  Julie White, an Associate Professor and K12 LIcensure Supervisor at USM- Creator of Wiggle Genius joined the conversation to tell us more.    Listen to all Good … Continue reading “Dance Enhances Classroom Learning”

Grammy Museum Mississippi Events

February is Black History Month making it the perfect opportunity to highlight those that helped birth the blues and make a culture change here in Mississippi.  Check out the events scattered throughout the month of February at the Grammy Museum Mississippi.   To hear more Good Things go to ON DEMAND.  Collier Linton was a … Continue reading “Grammy Museum Mississippi Events”

Mississippi Coach Gets 850 Wins!

During the Collins Classic back in Jan, Wayne County High School’s Lady War Eagles beat Mendenhall to give the long-time heard girls basketball coach her 850th victory! Coach Gina Skelton has been in the business of coaching high school athletes for over three decades. Her passion for student athletes is evident when she talks about … Continue reading “Mississippi Coach Gets 850 Wins!”

Feel Good, Give Back

Volunteer Mississippi that has recently launched a new campaign, Feel Good, Give Back, which encourages service as a way of life. In 2017, Volunteer Mississippi programs oversaw an astounding 1.3 million hours of service which is an estimated value of $32 million. You can listen to their story here and #VolunteerYall  

Camp in the Back Bay

Mississippi’s oldest youth camp, located on Biloxi’s Back Bay. With 79 wooded acres and 10 acres of developed camp, offering facilities for daily or overnight use by groups, Camp Wilkes accommodates a variety of recreational and educational youth activities. Camie Director, Phil, stopped by to share more.