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You’ve probably seen his work in a newspaper near you, but now, you can put a voice to the name. On Now You’re Talking with Marshall Ramsey, you’ll hear commentary on the latest news, punch-lines from his latest cartoons, interviews with fellow cancer survivors he’s met along the way and compelling stories of known and unknown people, places, and things of Mississippi. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Our next guest is the over-definition of what is considered to be diligent in one's profession and/or talents. Covering SWAC sports for over 30 years, Robert "Rob Jay" Jeuitt, Jackson State University Alumnus and longtime sports broadcaster, was recently inducted into the Southwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and is well known for his reportin…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Janet Parker from Innovate Mississippi. Janet serves as the director of Business Development and marketing at Innovate Mississippi. She oversees all marketing, PT, corporate fundraising functions with the ultimate goal of working with partner or…
 
Mississippi is a land of storytellers. How we get our stories has changed over the years. It used to be the word we heard while on the front porch. Then it became a newspaper thrown in the driveway. Then radio and television became the center of our worlds. In the late 1990s and early 2000s the internet changed how we got our information. Then in 2…
 
With this Friday commemorating Veterans Day 2022, we’re celebrating our own Mississippi Veterans. The 2021 and 2022 Hattiesburg Veterans of the Year, Col. (Ret) Joseph Kinnan, U.S. Air Force and Sergeant 1st Class (Ret), Nelson Haskin, Jr., with the Army National Guard, join the show to discuss their honors, lives, and legacies. Colonel (Ret) Sheil…
 
In this edition of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Extra Table’s Executive Director Martha Allen to talk about Extra Table’s mission, the many facets of hunger in Mississippi and how you can sponsor a TURKEY as a part of their Tackle Hunger Holiday Campaign for $15 (your donation will put a 10-1…
 
Happy Halloween! With today’s show falling on the iconic holiday, why not bring insight into some of the real-life accounts, re-told stories and centuries-long traditions, that help to bring this season of celebration, to life with guests: Brian Riley, Founder of the Mississippi Paranormal Society, Melanie Roberts, Tour Guide with McRaven Mansion i…
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Mississippi Mass Choir Executive Director and pastor Jerry Mannery. Mannery has lived a colorful life that includes being in the first class to integrate Florence High School to being in the Navy, a Jackson Firefighter, an executive at Malaco Re…
 
Forty plus years experience in the medical field is just the tip of the iceberg… Valedictorian of his Cleveland High School Class, Dr. Darden North has not only solidified himself as a nationally respected healthcare professional, but also an award winning author. He joins Marshall Ramsey to discuss the 2022 release of his seventh novel, “Party Fav…
 
On the cusp of their 11th Live Recording, and celebrating close to 35 years of ministry, The Mississippi Mass Choir has not only succeeded in longevity, but has also proven themselves a gospel force in the industry. Malaco Record's 200+ voice choir has remained a constant presence on Billboard’s gospel charts since the release of their 1988 debut a…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with owner and publisher of Mississippi Christian Magazine Katie Eubanks. Katie, a former writer for the Northside Sun and the Clarion Ledger, took a leap of faith when she took over the longtime Mississippi magazine founded by Marilyn Tinnin. She ta…
 
Marshall Ramsey chats with Dr. Shawn Mackey, Deputy Director for Programs and Accountability at Mississippi Community College Board, an adjunct professor at Mississippi College, a member of the MPB Board of Directors, Founder of SCM Consulting & Investments and Author of the book "Her Battle, My Lessons, Our Journey: A Husband’s Account Up Close & …
 
According to the USDA ERA, 15% of Mississippi households in 2020 were experiencing food insecurity. In 2018, one in four Mississippi children walked around hungry. Hunger is an invisible problem that affects so much and so many. On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor At Large Marshall Ramsey is joined by Langston Moore, wh…
 
Marshall Ramsey chats with Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America and President of Mars Wrigley North America, Anton Vincent, to discuss his latest position and accolade, and reflect on his Jackson, Mississippi upbringing. He also sits down with the state’s former First Lady and author, Julie Hines Mabus about …
 
Watercolorist Wyatt Waters joins Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey from the road for this episode of Mississippi Stories. Waters talks about new book, “The Watercolor Road: Painting and writing through America’s South.” He and his wife Kristi traveled through the Southeastern U.S. with their trusty trailer in tow. Waters tells stori…
 
James Howard Meredith, American civil rights activist, writer, political adviser, and Air Force veteran, inspired by President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, was the first African-American student admitted to the former racially segregated University of Mississippi. Today, we’re celebrating the diamond anniversary of his enrollment at Ole Mis…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with author, reporter and playwright Ellis Nassour. Nassour, a native of Vicksburg has lived a colorful life covering celebrities and the entertainment scene. Author of the book Honky Tonk Angel, The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline (a book that has bee…
 
With a passion for nature and his recent Presidential Appointment to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Advisory Group, Alex Littlejohn’s love for the outdoors is clearly reflected in the fabric of his life. With degrees from MSU and experience working as an intern for the Corps of E…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Dr. Alyssa Killebrew to talk about her life and incredible resilience in the face of crushing loss and grief and her work to help kids work past their trauma. Dr. Killebrew knows about working past trauma. In December of 2021, Dr. Killebrew’s lo…
 
Mississippi native Clark Richey is somewhat of a one-man band… A professional mechanical engineer, singer-songwriter, actor, producer, writer and director, Clark can do it all and to add to the list, he’ll nationally release his feature film, “Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis,” next month. He sits down with Marshall to discuss…
 
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. John Jay Wellons has been in practice for more than twenty-one years. But time has not amassed anywhere near the footprint that he has, in world pediatrics. Born and raised in southern Mississippi, Dr. Wellons’s passion for healing has led him from the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson to the head of pe…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Jeff Good about how Jackson’s continuing water crisis is pushing local independent restaurants to the brink. Water is a huge part of a restaurant’s operation from drinks to food preparation to hand washing to ice and when drinks and ice have to be bou…
 
Following a hiatus, due to COVID, the Mississippi Book Festival has come home for 2022. Dubbed a literary lawn party, this year’s book fest boasts a whopping 172 well-known authors, over 40 panel discussions, book signings and more. Marshall sits down with panelists and authors, Kevin Maurer and James Scott to discuss the 2022 Mississippi Book Fest…
 
Hailing from Ackerman in Choctaw County, Raymond Edwin Mabus, Jr.’s father would close his hardware Store once a year and the family would travel abroad to collect art, textiles, and historic memorabilia. Fast forward to 2022, Ray Mabus has continued this tradition and in-turn has amassed a wide ranging artifact collection that is currently being c…
 
The summer box office smash Top Gun Maverick has left its mark on movie goers, and I’ve invited fighter pilots, Lt. Col. Lance Bowlin from the One-Seventy Second Airlift in Flowood, MS and Capt. Benjamin Ayivorh from Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, MS to talk about the history and impact that they have on the state as well as the impact that M…
 
In this bonus episode of Mississippi Stories, we share the conversation between Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey and Laurel-based couple Ben and Erin Napier of HGTV's Home Town. Hear more on how they balance work and family life, their upcoming projects, and answers to member questions like what their go-to paint colors are. This interview originall…
 
Since joining Ole Miss Rebels Baseball in 2000, Coach Mike Bianco has proven that diligence definitely pays off. Synonymous with the national pastime, the winningest coach in the program’s history has solidified his place in history, alongside other baseball legends. Now in his 22nd season, after two Hall of Fame inductions from Seminole High Schoo…
 
Since joining the MPB Foundation in 2017, Angela Crossley Ferraez has strategically enhanced fundraising efforts for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, significantly growing membership, and revenue, and was recently named 2022’s Businesswoman of the Year by the Mississippi Business Journal. Angela joins us to talk about becoming an acclaimed business…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey visits with golfer Ethan Mangum. Mangum tells about how he started playing golf at the age of two, his pathway of success, how his parents influenced him and how he trains to be the world-class athlete and student. His is an inspirational story and a blueprint…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with award-winning author W. Ralph Eubanks to talk about his book, A Place Like Mississippi. Eubanks talks about teaching other writers to learn their voice and how those voices have helped lift Mississippi’s literary tradition.…
 
In 2013, the Mississippi State Board of Education hired Dr. Carey Wright to be Mississippi’s Superintendent of Education. After the longest tenure as chief educator in modern Mississippi history, Dr. Wright joins host Marshall Ramsey to talk about the department's accomplishments of which she’s most proud, the difficulty of leading Mississippi's pu…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Brigadier General Maxey J. Phillips (Retired) of the Mississippi Air National Guard. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Vietnam, to England and back to Mississippi, Maxey tells stories about his nearly 40-year career in the Air Force. Those stori…
 
Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with singer, songwriter and musician Scott Albert Johnson. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, Johnson shares stories about his time as a kicker and then how his career as a musician took off. Ramsey and Johnson talk creativity, dreams and how to achieve them. Johnson also tells how to a…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Pam Confer. Pam is an international, award-winning, bilingual singer, song-writer, and speaker. She recently wrote and debuted the song, “Mississippi Beautiful,” which has quickly become a unifying and favored piece in Mississippi. “Mississippi …
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Sammy Moon. Sammy is the executive director of the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy. In his role, Sammy provides leadership and support to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in their efforts to strengthen Mississippi’s children, families…
 
The Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards is back for its 7th year to celebrate young-African Americans from Mississippi and the south who are beating the odds and positively affecting change at local, national, and global levels and our guest today is the founder of Young, Gifted & Empowered, Shameka Reed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for mor…
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Under her leadership, the Foundation has significantly increased its grant-making while developing strategic initiatives that act on the urgency of the issue. Marshall c…
 
The Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County has been chosen by the Mississippi Humanities Council to host a new traveling exhibit, “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” as part of The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program and today we sit down with Library Director, Sean Farrell for an inside look into this new exhibit.…
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with magician, entertainer and speaker Joe M. Turner. Turner is an American corporate magician, mentalist, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and other meetings. Turner talks about growing up in Mississippi, overcoming challenges presented…
 
Friends of Children’s Hospital supports the only hospital in Mississippi dedicated solely to caring for kids, Batson Children’s Hospital and today we’re sitting down with Executive Director, Rochelle Hicks to talk about their 33-year history and how they continue the mission of supporting Mississippi’s Children. For more information about Friends o…
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey catches up with entrepreneurs Hagan Walker and Anna Barker, the founders of the Starkville-based company Glo. They share how the disruption in the Global Supply Chain nearly prevented them from having products for Christmas. But in a story that is almost like …
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with William “Bill” Parker, Meteorologist-In-Charge of the NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in Jackson, Mississippi. Bill discusses the mission of the National Weather Service and talks about some of the roles the team of 20 meteorologis…
 
March is National Women’s History month and all month long we’ve featured amazing Mississippi women doing amazing things. So today, we’ll end the month with motivational speaker, historian, women's activist and Director of the Two MS Museums, Pamela Junior. Listen as she shares her story of resilience, determination and pride. Hosted on Acast. See …
 
March is National Woman’s History Month so today we featured another amazing Mississippi woman. Listen as Liza Cirlot Looser, CEO of the Cirlot Agency and one of Mississippi's most successful women entrepreneurs shares her story of strength, determination, and success. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large sits down with Ki Harris, the Executive Director for the Freedom Project Network, which helps support and tie the Sunflower County, Meridian and Rosedale Freedom projects together. Ki shares his life and passion for uplifting lives and proves he is not talking out of a book; …
 
March is National Women’s History month so all month long we’ll feature amazing women doing amazing things. Our first amazing woman is actress, radio host and comedian, Jill Whelan she played Vicki Stubing, the daughter of Captain Stubing in the hit television series "The Love Boat". Listen as she talks about her career as a child actor and how her…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey talks to Neil Woodall, Jr. about his recovery from opioid pain pills after a freak hunting accident. Woodall shares his motivational journey — from his fall to his triumphant recovery and a new life based on his faith.…
 
Most of the Freedom Riders of the 1960′s civil rights movement were college age and older but there was one activist who wasn’t even old enough to drive at the time when he got involved, that man was Hezekiah Watkins. Listen as he shares his incredible story of courage plus Gwen Harmon, Director of the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center is …
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey brings back Canopy CEO, John Damon to discuss the current mental health challenges facing our nation, avenues to get help for both adults and children, and ways to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
 
Whether she’s telling jokes on a stage, playing in a band or hamming it up on social media, Rita Brent, is sure to bring realness to the world. Listen as multi-talented comedian, musician, actor and writer, sits down with Marshall to talk about her new projects, music and more!! For more information about Rita Brent and booking information visit: R…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor At Large Marshall Ramsey visits with the talented Merc B. Williams. Merc is an comedian, host, writer and speaker who appeared on Comedy Central’s “Hart of The City" Season 2 created by comedian Kevin Hart. He’s also one-third of the “Hilarious Homies,” along with fellow comedian Nard…
 
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