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The Mississippi Arts Hour features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state.

The Mississippi Arts Hour features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state.
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Jackson, MS

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The Mississippi Arts Hour features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state.

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English

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Episodes

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

6/14/2018
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On today's show: Find out what you need to know to protect your loved ones from elder abuse. Then, more Mississippi high school students are graduating, but the population is shrinking. Find out how slow growth could affect future rates. We continue our look at the In the Dark Podcast from American Public Media over the six trials of Curtis Flowers. And in our Book Club, meet author Silas House. Guests include: Sandra McClendon - Mississippi Department of Human Services Treasure Tyson -...

Duration:00:24:49

Alexander Bostic and Dominic Lippillo aired June 10, 2018

6/10/2018
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Malcolm White talks with Alexander Bostic and Dominic Lippillo, MAC visual art fellowship recipients featured in the exhibit "A Perspective of People" now on display at the Mississippi Library Commission. Bostic and Lippillo are both art professors at Mississippi State University.

Duration:00:40:20

Chris Offutt aired on June 3, 2018

6/3/2018
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Larry Morrisey talks with Oxford-based writer Chris Offutt about his new novel, Country Dark. The book is set in Eastern Kentucky in the early 1960s and follows the story of a young moonshine runner and his family. Offutt grew up in the region and the novel was a way for him to delve into the huge changes that took place in Appalachia during the 1960s and 70s.

Duration:00:40:50

Mona Nicholas aired on May 27, 2018

5/27/2018
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Melody Moody Thortis talks to Mona Nicholas, Executive Director of the USA International Ballet Competition. The IBC, started in 1979 is held every four years in Jackson, MS and regularly welcomes over 40,000 attendees from 25 nations and 30 states. Melody and Mona speak about the history of the competition and its founder, Thalia Mara and the distinct caliber of this event. You can find more information online at www.usaibc.com

Duration:00:41:08

Michael Kardos aired on May 20, 2018

5/20/2018
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Larry Morrisey talks with author Michael Kardos. His latest novel is “Bluff,” which follows the story of a young washed-up magician who steps into the world of card cheats and gets more than she bargains for. In addition to the details of the book, Kardos also talks about his time working as a magician on the boardwalk at the New Jersey shore.

Duration:00:42:54

LONDON BRANCH AIRED ON MAY 13, 2018

5/13/2018
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Diane Williams talks with Dr. London Branch, accomplished musician, writer, educator, conductor and retired Jackson State University professor. He was instrumental in building the JSU symphony and still teaches students privately and performs locally. He is joined by one of his former students, Daniel Parker, who currently lives in Memphis

Duration:00:50:22

Marita Gootee aired on May 6, 2018

5/6/2018
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Larry Morrisey travels to Starkville to talk with photographer and Mississippi State professor Marita Gootee. Her photography focuses on examining the concept of memory, which she has pursued through different processes and techniques, creating a varied and distinctive body of work. Gootee has received two artist fellowships from the Arts Commission and has been featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s biennial shows five times.

Duration:00:50:22

Jonathan Miles aired on April 29, 2018

4/29/2018
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Malcolm White talks to journalist and author Jonathan Miles. They talk about Miles time in Oxford, his career as a journalist and free-lance writer and his latest novel

Duration:00:50:22

Michael Farris Smith aired on April 22, 2018

4/22/2018
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Larry Morrisey talks with Oxford-based writer Michael Farris Smith about his latest novel, The Fighter. The book follows the story of an aging cage match fighter from the Mississippi Delta who is dealing with the effects of his years in the ring.

Duration:00:50:33

Roger Cleaves aired on April 15, 2018

4/15/2018
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Malcolm White talks to visual artists Teresay Haygood and Roger Cleaves. Haygood is the currator for a series of exhibitions co-sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Mississippi Library Commission. Cleaves is one of the featured artists. He talks about his carrer, style of work and artistic influences

Duration:00:50:23

Dominic Lippillo aired on April 8, 2018

4/8/2018
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Turry Flucker speaks with Dominic Lippillo. Dominic is among nine visual artists from around the region receiving a State Fellowship from Atlanta, Georgia-based and MAC‘s regional partner South Arts. In addition to Mississippi, this year’s recipients represent Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Dominic Lippillo's work questions the role of photography by making digitally constructed images that address notions of space versus...

Duration:00:50:23

Robert Damm aired on April 1, 2018

4/1/2018
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Larry Morrisey travels to Starkville to talk with percussionist Robert Damm. Damm is the director of Music Education Partnerships at MSU and is specialist in African percussion. He performs throughout the region with his group and leads drumming classes at MSU

Duration:00:50:24

Amelia Key aired on March 25, 2018

3/25/2018
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Malcolm White talks to Jackson based artist Amelia Key. They discuss her artistic influences, her artwork and her job working with stained glass at Pearl River Glass Studio in Jackson.

Duration:00:50:21

Cultural programs at the Mississippi State University Library aired on March 18, 2018

3/18/2018
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Larry Morrisey traveled to Starkville to learn about the arts and cultural programs at the Mississippi State University Library. Library staffer Sarah McCullough gives details on these programs, including the upcoming Ragtime Festival, the new Ulysses S. Grant Museum and programming at the Historic Cotesworth home in Carroll County.

Duration:00:50:23

Diane Williams explains grants offered by the MAC aired on March 11,2018

3/11/2018
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Malcolm White talks to Mississippi Arts Commission Grants Director Diane Williams about the grant programs offered through the MAC. They also talk about her work as an artist.

Duration:00:50:22

La Tanya Autry aired on March 4, 2018

3/4/2018
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Turry Flucker talks to La Tanya Autry. She currently serves as Art and Civil Rights Curator at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Her role is in partnership with the Tougaloo College, where she will organize exhibitions lecture about works of art related to the African American liberation struggle from the early 20th century to today.

Duration:00:50:22

Stuart Rockoff aired February 25, 2018

2/25/2018
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Turry Flucker talks to Executive Director Stuart Rockoff about the work of the Mississippi Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council was founded in 1972, and during that time the Mississippi Humanities Council played an important role in helping to bring about social change in Mississippi, organizing and supporting interracial meetings and funding grants to communities to discuss desegregation and other important issues. Today, MHC continues to create opportunities for...

Duration:00:50:22

Remembering Leo "Bud" Welch aired on February 18, 2018

2/18/2018
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Larry Morrisey hosts a tribute to the late bluesman and MAC Roster Artist Leo “Bud Welch. Welch passed away in December 2017 at the age of eighty-five and a busy but brief career as a touring musician. Larry talks with “Highway 61” show host Scott Barretta about Welch’s career and his impact on the Mississippi blues scene. He also will speak with Vencie Varnado, Welch’s manager who helped him land a recording contract and accompanied the musician on tours around the world.

Duration:00:50:22

Chris Gill aired on February 11, 2018

2/11/2018
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Malcolm White talks to Jackson based singer/songwriter Chris Gill. They talk about his career, his musical style and influences and his guitars. Chris plays some tunes live in studio as well

Duration:00:50:23

David Keary aired on February 4, 2018

2/4/2018
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Turry Flucker talks with 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards recipient and Artistic Director of Ballet Mississippi, David Keary from Jackson. David Keary began his ballet training with the Jackson Ballet under the direction of Albia Kavan Cooper, and later became the first professional dancer under the direction of Thalia Mara. He completed his training at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. Keary was invited by George Balanchine to join the New York...

Duration:00:50:17