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”

How Your AC Can Save You Money

Take one step outside and you will agree that it is hot and humid in Mississippi! But, before you go turning up the thermostat a few more notches, you’ll want to hear how you can save on your electric bill. Mara Hartman with Entergy Mississippi called into the studio to give top ways to save energy … Continue reading “How Your AC Can Save You Money”

JT Show, Good Things, and Steak

JT from the JT Show stopped by Good Things to discuss how he cooks steaks, to prepare you for the Independence Day festivities! Rebecca barely had to say a word before JT started rolling on his steak cooking tips, and once he got going, it was tough for Rebecca to get a word in edge-wise! … Continue reading “JT Show, Good Things, and Steak”

Illustrating Your Imagination

Parents and grandparents make sweet memories reading to youngsters- and re-reading the same story over and over. But nothing can unlock a child’s imagination like reading, and part of that is because of the illustartions. A well illustrated story allows a child to create their own unique narrative and relationship with the characters. Chuck Galey, … Continue reading “Illustrating Your Imagination”

Finding old things and painting life back into them.

Every child spends time finger painting, drawing awkward stick figures, and freely cultivating a little creativity. I’d argue you and I both are  creative beings in our own right. But for some the talent just comes natural and the rest of us are in awe of their ability to take paint in a tube and … Continue reading “Finding old things and painting life back into them.”

$3.12 million to support 535 AmeriCorps members

Since 1994, more than 14,500 Mississippi residents have served as National Service members, providing over 29 million hours of service. The Mississippi (MS) Commission for Volunteer Service, the Governor-appointed state service commission, announced today that Mississippi has received $3.12 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency … Continue reading “$3.12 million to support 535 AmeriCorps members”