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”

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”

$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”

How to judge Miss Mississippi

Mississippi is gearing up to crown a new Miss Mississippi this upcoming weekend, but the festivities have been going on all week. But, if you are not a past pageant competitor or have a family member or close friend of one, you might be confused about how they are judged and scored. No worries, Mike … Continue reading “How to judge Miss Mississippi”

100 Pound Mississippi Transformation

Mississippi, as you know, gets picked on for not being the fittest state. While it is fun to make jokes, being overweight can lead to serious health concerns, such as and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Assuming that just because Mississippi ranks high on the obesity list, it’s residents are sitting … Continue reading “100 Pound Mississippi Transformation”

Webisode 005: Operation Healthy State

This week we’re talking wine and cheese…. but not together! Rebecca Turner shares how to have your wine or beer while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. We look at the pitfalls of those “protein” sources, that actually end up being fats! And Ryno shares his favorite part of the week (which incorporates his love… of soccer.)