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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

JANE HEARN AIRED ON AUGUST 26, 2018

8/26/2018
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Larry Morrisey speaks to Jane Hearn, the editor of “A Past That Won’t Rest,” a new book of Civil Rights-era photography. The photographs were taken by her late husband Jim Lucas, who worked as a freelance photojournalist while attending Millsaps College. They are compelling photos that mostly have never been published.

Duration:00:43:53

JOHN MOHEAD AIRED ON AUGUST 19, 2018

8/19/2018
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Malcolm White talks to Delta-based musician John Mohead. After years of touring, during which he played with or opened for the likes of Bob Dylan, Robert Randolph, Little Feat and many others, he returned to Mississippi to focus on his family and open a restaurant on Moon Lake. He recently released a new album, Son of the South.

Duration:00:41:43

Sondra Lee-Bell aired on August 12, 2018

8/12/2018
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Larry Morrisey talks with MAC’s new Arts Industry Director Sondra Lee-Bell. She is best known in central Mississippi for her work as a musician and music minister. They talk about her roots in Yazoo City as well as her work as the Minister of Music at Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Duration:00:41:14

Julian Rankin aired on August 5, 2018

8/5/2018
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Malcom White talks to Julian Rankin about his book Catfish Dreams. The book tells the story of African-American catfish farmer and Mississippi Native Ed Scott.

Duration:00:43:25

Anne O’Hara and Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt aired on July 29, 2018

7/29/2018
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Malcom White talks to artists Anne O’Hara of Jackson and Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt of Sumrall. The artists are featured in a partnership between the Mississippi Library Commission and the Mississippi Arts Commission to showcase artists adjudicated through MAC’s annual Visual Artist Fellowship Grant program. They talk about their artistic influences and their style of art.

Duration:00:39:39

Terrance Roberts aired on July 22,2018

7/22/2018
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Larry Morrisey travels to Meridian to talk with Storyteller and MAC Roster Artist Terrence Roberts. Roberts got started telling stories to his children and then got introduced to the world of professional storytelling. He currently travels throughout the state telling African folktales and other stories to school groups and at festivals.

Duration:00:42:17

John Howell aired on July 15, 2018

7/15/2018
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Malcolm White interviews John Howell, actor, founder of Fondren Theatre Workshop, and teacher at Whole Schools Initiative-affiliated Casey Elementary.

Duration:00:37:08

Chris and Rachel Myers aired on July 8, 2018

7/8/2018
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Melody Moody Thortis, Arts-Based Community Development at MAC, talks with Chris Myers, principal and architect at Cooke, Douglass, Farr, Lemons and Rachel Myers, Director of the Museum of Mississippi History. Melody spoke with Chris and Rachel about their deep passion for the state of Mississippi and the beauty of of community, creativity and the arts.

Duration:00:41:37

Mark Tullos aired on July 1, 2018

7/1/2018
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Larry Morrisey travels to Meridian and visits with Mark Tullos, director of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, or The MAX for short. The new facility tells the story of creativity in Mississippi. Tullos gives an overview to the exhibits and describes the cutting edge technology that they utilize

Duration:00:42:36

Sherry Lucas aired on June 24, 2018

6/24/2018
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Malcolm White talks with Sherry Lucas, a longtime features writer and editor. The two discuss culture, food, arts and entertainment in Jackson. Lucas also talks about the opportunities and challenges of being a free-lance writer.

Duration:00:43:12

David Lewis aired on June 17, 2018

6/17/2018
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Melody Moody Thortis talks to David Lewis, project specialist for the Greater Jackson Arts Council. The two speak about public art, creative placemaking and using the arts as a tool to empower communities

Duration:00:40:24

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