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”

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  

Cleveland Middle School Choir

The Cleveland Central Middle School choir rehearsed  and raised money for a performance of The Star-Spangled Banner during a Memphis Grizzlies game. Choir Director and Marine Corp Veteran, Dorothy Jones, joined the show today to talk history, patriotism and more.

Mardi Gras in Mississippi

Biloxi’s Mardi Gras Museum traces the three hundred year history of the celebration of Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. On display are costumes, photographs and memorabilia of carnival celebrations along the coast. Mississippi’s carnival celebrations are just getting kicked off on the Mississippi Gulf Coast0- Bill Raymond, historical administration with the city of Biloxi joined … Continue reading “Mardi Gras in Mississippi”

Mississippi King Cakes

Paul’s Pastry Shop has been in business nearly 50 years in Picayune, Mississippi. Churning out king cakes by the 1,000s during the Mardi Gras season. Thanks to Sherri Paul Thigpen, owner of Paul’s Pastry Shop, Ryno and Rebecca can attest to theirs being among the top best! She joined the conversation to tell us more.

Mississippi 5th Graders Get to Dissect

A Lewisburg Elementary School fifth-grader class, got to experience an exciting day in the classroom, thanks to a grant given by the DeSoto County Economic Council. Kids dressed in surgical scrubs were visited by a cardiovascular specialist, wildlife biologist and neuroscientist in the classroom.  Then they got to work getting hands-on  with animal organs! Teacher, Holly … Continue reading “Mississippi 5th Graders Get to Dissect”

Fast and Flavorful Dinner Ideas

When asked why families don’t cook at home more often, the number one excuse given is TIME! It would appear that it takes a superhero to get a well balanced, well tasting, dinner on the table that doesn’t take hours to prepare.  Robert St. John, Executive Chef, Cookbook Author, and Restauranteur, joined us from Hattiesburg, to … Continue reading “Fast and Flavorful Dinner Ideas”

Crape Myrtle Murder?

Have you or someone you’ve known committed crape myrtle murder? Are you confused on whether you should prune or not prune your crape myrtle?  Then you’ll want to hear the conversation with Dr. Gary Bachman with MSU Southern Gardening. He will help you prevent a horticulture crime.