Mississippi’s Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry

One major area of food waste in Mississippi is in farmers’ fields, where crops that don’t meet top-grade quality are left to rot or be plowed under. Gleaning is the traditional biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields to rot, or be plowed under after harvest. Mississippi’s Society of … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry”

Murder at Dinner?

Dinner and a movie is no longer the perfect first date. Try dinner and a murder mystery! The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre is an interactive comedic event in which guests enjoy a meal while actors are amongst the audience. As the story unfolds a member of the cast unexpectedly dies an untimely death. It’s up to … Continue reading “Murder at Dinner?”

Thriving on the Big Screen while rooted in Mississippi

When you were a kid did you have dreams of being on the big-screen? Do you have a kid who enjoys playing dress up in their room, acting out their favorite characters? It’s true, that most living room performances don’t turn into actual Hollywood careers, but that doesn’t mean kids or adults should shy away … Continue reading “Thriving on the Big Screen while rooted in Mississippi”

Fresh Savings for Farmer’s Markets

If you’ve eaten today, you have a farmer to thank for that. One of the best places to get fresh from the Mississippi ground food is visiting your local farmer’s market! But, unfortunately, that’s not so easy for all Mississippians, with 1-5 struggling with food insecurity. Good Things guest, Erin Smith, with the AARP Foundation … Continue reading “Fresh Savings for Farmer’s Markets”

Healthy Ice cream? Yes, it’s true!

National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in the United States. And Ryno and Rebecca celebrated in the studio by trying out the new “healthier” ice-creams. Did you know? It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream. The average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is … Continue reading “Healthy Ice cream? Yes, it’s true!”

Hope Lodge for Mississippians Battling Cancer

Whether you or someone you love has cancer, you can imagine the impact the entire process has on the patient and the caregivers –it can be overwhelming. When you live in rural Mississippi, you often must drive hours away from home to get top-notch treatment. That’s where the Gertrude C Ford Hope Lodge comes into help … Continue reading “Hope Lodge for Mississippians Battling Cancer”

Family Cat Inspires Children’s Book

There are a wealth of Mississippi women would are learning how to balance work, home life, and their passions to create good things. Dr. Jacinda Roach is a registered dietitian, mom, and accomplished children’s book author. Inspired while grading papers, she stopped and wrote her son an inspiring tale about their family cat, Kitty Prince. … Continue reading “Family Cat Inspires Children’s Book”

Pet Food 101: What your animal eats matters.

If you are like me, then your pets are literally an extension of your family and you might be embarrassed if the outside world knew just how spoiled your fur babies are at home. Which means you want to feed them the best food possible, too. Josh Gilmer is a small business owner in the … Continue reading “Pet Food 101: What your animal eats matters.”

Mississippi Blues Musicians’ Gravesite Preservation

Mississippians are proud of their blues heritage (we even have a museum dedicated to the accompaniments of our musicians), yet often we forget about preserving their final resting place. Sure, their music lives on in our hearts, but it takes time, energy and resources to keep their gravesite kept for future generations to enjoy. That’s … Continue reading “Mississippi Blues Musicians’ Gravesite Preservation”

USM Leading the Way in Publicly Available 3D Printing

You may not know what a 3D printer can do, but soon you find out because Southern Miss is making them available to the public. Anna Wan, assistant professor in mathematics, had the idea of creating a space for the public to experience machines known as digital fabrication tools at Southern Miss. It is the first … Continue reading “USM Leading the Way in Publicly Available 3D Printing”

Crafty Moms Turn Beads into Big Business

There are many of a conversation between two southern women around a dining room table, but most transpire into little or nothing. But, for two friends who had an idea to be crafty, their dining room table experiment turned out to be big business. As you’ll hear, all it took was one bored mom, a … Continue reading “Crafty Moms Turn Beads into Big Business”

Mississippi’s Sweetest Murder Mystery Author

When you hear the words ominous warnings, dark family secrets, deadly encounters, black magic and haunted dreams, I bet you don’t think of a vibrant mom of two, who is also a successful health professional that happens to love BBQ. Mississippi author, Kathryn Rodgers is a mom, a licensed therapist, and author to a widely … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Sweetest Murder Mystery Author”