Let’s Get Healthy, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties

The Mississippi Public Health Institute (MPHI) was recently awarded roughly $700,000 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to focus on the health and well-being of families on the Gulf Coast. Tenille Collins the program coordinator for the MPHI REACH grant, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk details and areas of health interest.

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?”

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?”

Hear how running saved a Jackson man’s life.

It is easy to see how starting to run can help you reduce your risk for disease, but that is not how Jeremy Jungling attributes running for saving his life. Jeremy had been an avid runner for years when he started to notice his workouts beginning to change. When his energy levels began to decrease, and … Continue reading “Hear how running saved a Jackson man’s life.”

Want to be a filmmaker in Mississippi?

Michael Williams of West Point, MS, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the Commission awarded in 2018-2019 and will be used to support and continue the development of future film projects. The grants are made possible by … Continue reading “Want to be a filmmaker in Mississippi?”

Learn to make vegetables taste good.

March is National Nutrition Month created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an educational campaign to help consumers make informed food decisions. Fiona Lewis, DrPH, RDN, LDN with the Department of Preventive Medicine at UMMC and Mississippi American Heart Association Spokesperson joined Rebecca Turner, a registered dietitian, to share healthy tips. In addition to … Continue reading “Learn to make vegetables taste good.”

When is the last time you had a shower?

Chances are you hopped into a hot shower within the last 24-hours. However, there are those in Mississippi who go days, weeks, months and sometimes years without the benefits of a regular bath. Teresa Renkenberger discovered a need in the Metro area after befriending Benny, a homeless man in Flowood, Mississippi.  In efforts to help … Continue reading “When is the last time you had a shower?”

Mississippi’s Crop to Pop

You love popcorn, right?! Of course, you do! And, it doesn’t get much better than stovetop popcorn made at home. Now, you can have the best of both worlds: homemade popcorn, homegrown in Mississippi. John Mark Looney, Mississippi Popcorn Farmer, stopped by Good Things with Rebecca Turner to talk farming, what it takes to be … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Crop to Pop”

Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

It is estimated that about 36,000 Mississippians are affected by epilepsy.  In addition, close to 1 in 10 Americans will experience a seizure in their lifetime. Tres Townsend the director of the MS Epilepsy Foundation and  Elizabeth Thompson a dynamic teenager living her best life with epilepsy, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to raise … Continue reading “Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi”

HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson on Good Things

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about his visit to Mississippi. Dr. Carson came to the state to visit several ‘Opportunity Zones’ which were recently designated by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.  You can read the official news story on … Continue reading “HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson on Good Things”