Mississippi Industries for the Blind

Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB) is a leading employer of Mississippians who are blind. MIB offers employment opportunities at all levels of the organization, from direct labor manufacturing jobs to service jobs like document imaging to management staff positions. Executive Director, Mike Chew stopped by Good Things with Rebecca Turner to share more. LISTEN … Continue reading “Mississippi Industries for the Blind”

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with the theme; no one is too young for diabetes. Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi stopped by Good Things to share timely information and a little inspiration for those living with diabetes.

Recipe for business success, 25 years in the making

Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal – co-owners of BRAVO! Italian Bar and Restaurant, Broad Street Baking Company and Sal & Mookie’s – stopped by Good Things to talk about the book written about their life by Mississippi author (and SuperTalk Creative Director) Dawn Dugle. Their advice for entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to start a … Continue reading “Recipe for business success, 25 years in the making”

Mississippi Celebrates Archaeology Month

October is Archaeology Month in Mississippi with activities and events celebrating our unique prehistoric history. Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology Collections with Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) along with Chris Goodwin, Director of Public Information for MDAH – joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk Native Americans and more.

Eat Better, Eat Together

The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to eat one meal together each day. Dr. Brent Fountain, Human Nutrition Specialist, with Mississippi State University … Continue reading “Eat Better, Eat Together”

Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories

You don’t have to be a fan of sports to be entertained by the documentary series Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories.  With the help of C Spire and others, TV and radio personality Jon Wiener and his brother, a filmmaker star in his own right, are bringing Mississippi’s most celebrated sports stories to … Continue reading “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories”

Eat Better, Eat Together

When is the last time your family sat down to a family meal together? The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous for children – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to … Continue reading “Eat Better, Eat Together”

Mississippi Skater Spins to the Top

Jeremy Huddleston has been skating his way to the top. Taking a pastime and turning it into a bigger mission for Mississippi. Jeremy took 3rd in this year’s Sonic Carhop National Skate Off. Learn more about Jeremy’s story here:      

MSU’s First Astronaut Scholar

Mississippi State University’s awarded their first Astronaut Scholarship recipient, a senior civil engineering major Phong C. Ly of Brandon.  Receiving a $10,000 merit-based award from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Ly is pursuing an environmental engineering concentration through MSU’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.  Phong joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share in his experience … Continue reading “MSU’s First Astronaut Scholar”

Mississippi’s Rose Hill Cemetery

In 2010 a group of people came together under the leadership of Annie McKee, and with the endorsement of the Cemetery Caretaker, Walton Moore and formed “The Rose Hill  Company.” Together these people researched and prepared for months to present a historical picture of some of the individuals interred in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Annually,  the … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Rose Hill Cemetery”

Car Seat Safety Tips

Every year during the month of September, Safe Kids coalition members host events in Mississippi and across the country to help parents learn how to install and use their car seat correctly. These events are in celebration of National Child Passenger Safety Month. Listen to learn what you need to know about what Mississippi is doing … Continue reading “Car Seat Safety Tips”