FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead federal safety efforts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently selected Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory to lead UAS safety efforts, so today, the lab’s director Dallas Brooks joined Good Things with Rebecca Turner to talk about the accomplishment. To hear all about the major federal, unmanned aircraft systems research testing, and development initiative that MSU is … Continue reading “FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead federal safety efforts”

BBC docuseries takes a closer look at Mississippi’s fireflies

Seven Worlds, One Planet, a docuseries created by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), explores the diversity and challenges of the different kinds of wildlife on each of the world’s seven continents. When the BBC was filming the episode on North America, they came to Mississippi to take a look at our incredibly beautiful fireflies. Libby … Continue reading “BBC docuseries takes a closer look at Mississippi’s fireflies”

‘Far East Deep South’ creators talk about the Mississippi documentary

Recently, Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu, a husband-wife filmmaking team based in Los Angeles, joined Good Things with Rebecca Turner to talk about their newest documentary, Far East Deep South, which follows a Cinese American family looking for answers from California to Mississippi. The 76-minute documentary explores the seldom told history of the early Chinese … Continue reading “‘Far East Deep South’ creators talk about the Mississippi documentary”

Jackson’s Charles Rounds III wins international art competition

A Jackson teen has won an international art competition. The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes recently announced that Charles Rounds III, a senior at Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC) in Jackson, has been awarded a $6,000 grand prize for a piece of his artwork called “Saved by Science.” “Saved by Science” is … Continue reading “Jackson’s Charles Rounds III wins international art competition”

Stennis Space Center had a hand in tomorrow’s SpaceX launch

NASA’s SpaceX launch was supposed to take place on Wednesday, however Mother Nature had other plans. The launch is now scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, and Stennis Space Center Deputy Director Randy Galloway joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about the historic event. “This is the first time we are going to launch an … Continue reading “Stennis Space Center had a hand in tomorrow’s SpaceX launch”

Fifth grader raises $3,000 for the Mississippi Food Network

James Pacelli, who is a fifth grader at Northshore Elementary School in Brandon, recently decided to use his bike to raise money for hungry families in Mississippi. Pacelli found time in between his schoolwork to come up with a plan to ride ten miles and ask people to donate $1 per mile. “I saw it … Continue reading “Fifth grader raises $3,000 for the Mississippi Food Network”

The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. and Mississippi travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals unite to celebrate the value travel holds. This year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry. Visit Mississippi and the travel and tourism community is … Continue reading “The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi”

Mississippi micro livestock farmer reduces food waste with worms.

Imagine recycling food waste into something useful, like an all-natural fertilizer for your plants, lawns, and gardens. The Mississippi based company, Wurmworks, is doing just that. Vermicompost is an all-natural soil amendment that will never burn your plants or poison your kids or pets. Matt Castell is the founder of Wurmworks and considers himself a … Continue reading “Mississippi micro livestock farmer reduces food waste with worms.”

What’s for dinner: Salsa Verde Chicken

Most dinner tables have become stale with the same ole’ dishes week-in and week-out. After serving canned green beans several times in a row, Lindsey Bell set out to crowdsource social media for dinner ideas. That is when The Dinner Darling Facebook Group was born. Now six thousand home-cooks share their family’s favorite recipes, helping … Continue reading “What’s for dinner: Salsa Verde Chicken”

Memory’s Magical Dresses and Formal Wear provides dresses and tuxedoes free of charge to those in need

Memory’s Magical Dresses and Formal Wear provides dresses, tuxedoes, jewelry, and shoes to junior high and high students free of charge for proms and dances. Memory Carouthers started the organization after becoming inspired by young girls in single-parent homes that couldn’t afford prom. The Tupelo, Mississippi community has rallied around Memory’s mission, opened their business … Continue reading “Memory’s Magical Dresses and Formal Wear provides dresses and tuxedoes free of charge to those in need”

An Air Rifle Athlete’s Journey from Ole Miss to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Ole Miss Rifle alum Ali Weisz qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, making her dream of being a member of Team USA a reality. At the age of nine, Ali was introduced to the sport of shooting, starting with a BB gun. Ali opened up to Rebecca Turner of Good Things and shared her … Continue reading “An Air Rifle Athlete’s Journey from Ole Miss to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics”