Can you name apple species native to Mississippi?

Unless you grew up with apple trees in your backyard, you might not think of apples as being a native of Mississippi. Our great ancestors wouldn’t have seen the apples you pick out in the grocery store today growing on their homesteads. You probably have never heard of many of the types of apples that … Continue reading “Can you name apple species native to Mississippi?”

Does coffee provide a competitive advantage?

Athletes have long been using caffeine or coffee for a competitive advantage, but what does the science say? Coffee guru and founder of Umble Coffee, Kenneth Thomas, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to break down the science behind enjoy a cup of coffee and a competitive advantage.

Do you have a library card?

When is the last time you visited your local library? Mississippi is the home to about 240 local libraries that act impart as a vital community resource center. There is more to your modern day library than just books to read. Tonja Johnson the Director of Madison County Library System, and Tracy Carr from the MS … Continue reading “Do you have a library card?”

The State Games of Mississippi

It’s that time of year when 6,000+ athletes from across the state of Mississippi join together to compete in 40 different sports. The State Games of Mississippi is in its 28th year and gearing up for the opening ceremonies on May 31st in Meridian, Mississippi. Missy Dozier, Sports Director at State Games of Mississippi and Kylie … Continue reading “The State Games of Mississippi”

Come Visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) opened in 1991 in historic Ocean Springs, MS, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. WAMA’s mission is to empower lifelong curiosity and connection to the natural world through the art of Walter Anderson and kindred artists. The WAMA and Memphis College of Art (MCA) announce … Continue reading “Come Visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art”

What is a good question to ask a stranger?

A good question can cut through the clutter and tell you a lot about a person. Whether you are interested in dating, going into business, or just getting to know a stranger, a good question helps you better know an individual. Interviewers and podcasters like Mary Payne Gilbert, host of Payne in the Pod joined … Continue reading “What is a good question to ask a stranger?”

Can you name all the areas of public health?

The 2019 National Public Health Week is focusing on healthy communities, violence prevention, and technology’s role in generating better health in Mississippi. Charles “Buddy” Daughdrill, Executive Director of Mississippi Public Health Association, perfectly explains how public health affects you daily on Good Things and Lydia West, RD, an MPHA board member, and a National Public Health Week committee … Continue reading “Can you name all the areas of public health?”

How do you enjoy honey?

You can’t go wrong with a teaspoon of honey in a cup of tea or mixed with peanut butter on bread. But there is so much more to bees than their deliciously sweet byproduct. Recently, Mississippi native, Morgan Freeman made national headlines for converting his 124- acre ranch in Charleston, Mississippi to a bee haven. … Continue reading “How do you enjoy honey?”

Photos of Mississippi’s Coca-Cola History!

Coca-Cola was first bottled in Vicksburg, MS, not Atlanta! Other fun facts you might like to know.  Coca-Cola sold the rights to bottle Coca-Cola throughout the United States for $1.00. These are just two interesting stories you will discover when you listen to Larry Jorgensen, the author of “The Coca-Cola Trail,” and guest on Good … Continue reading “Photos of Mississippi’s Coca-Cola History!”

Is it time for you to have a colonoscopy?

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month which focuses on the importance of screening with a colonoscopy. According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, every year 136,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States and 50,000 die from colorectal cancer. The statistics of this disease are unsettling because a colonoscopy could … Continue reading “Is it time for you to have a colonoscopy?”

Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet?

March is National Nutrition Month and Mississippians are more confused than ever about what to eat to achieve good health. While the hype around fad diets seems alluring, the recommendations typically aren’t based on science and the sources may not be credible. Registered dietitian, Mary Martin Nordness, with The Dairy Alliance, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things … Continue reading “Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet?”

Do you know a WWII Veteran?

Chances are you have a WWII Veteran in your family tree. Referred to as the greatest generation, they are slowly becoming beloved ones that have passed on. But their stories have not yet be forgotten. “Fading Front” is a documentary which captures the untold stories of the conflict which changed the world told by the … Continue reading “Do you know a WWII Veteran?”