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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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6014326364


Episodes

Remebering James Patterson aired October 28, 2018

10/28/2018
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A re-broadcast of a 2011 interview with Jackson photographer James Patterson, who passed away on October 21st. In the show, Larry Morrisey talked with James about the origins of his interest in photography as a child, working as the printer of Eudora Welty’s Depression era photos, and his series of portraits of Mississippi artists, for which he received an Artist Fellowship grant from MAC.

Duration:00:40:40

Jere Nash aired on October 21,2018

10/21/2018
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Malcolm White talks to author and political consultant Jere Nash. They talk about Nash growing up in Greenville, his work as a political consultant and creating the Mississippi Book Festival.

Duration:00:42:52

Jim O'Neal aired on October 14,2018

10/14/2018
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Larry Morrisey visits with Jim O’Neal, co-founder of Living Blues magazine and one of the primary researchers for the Mississippi Blues Trail. They talk about his long career in documenting the blues, focusing on his work on the Mississippi Blues Trail over the past decade.

Duration:00:42:24

Arden Barnett aired on October 7, 2018

10/7/2018
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Malcolm talks to Arden Barnett, owner of Ardenland, a Jackson-based entertainment company. Arden got his start in the music business at Hal & Mals in the 1980s. The two longtime friends discuss live music and Arden’s work as a promoter, producer and music presenter.

Duration:00:36:52

Sean Starwars and Anne Campbell aired on September 30, 2018

9/30/2018
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Melody Moody Thortis talks with Sean Starwars and Anne Campbell, MAC Visual Art Fellowship recipients who are featured in Creatures Among Us, an exhibit now on display at the Mississippi Library Commission. The show features Halloween-esque works of art, perfect for the season

Duration:00:41:18

Alan Sibley aired September 23, 2018

9/23/2018
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Larry Morrisey visits with bluegrass musician and bandleader Alan Sibley from Ackerman. Sibley has been playing music professionally since he was a teenager. He and his band are the hosts of “The Bluegrass Trail,” a new show on the RFD-TV cable network. In addition to performances by Sibley and the group, they have a guest band spot, where they showcase up and coming bluegrass groups from the Southeast.

Duration:00:44:16

Barry Leach aired September 9, 2018

9/9/2018
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Malcolm White talks to longtime Jackson-area musician Barry Leach. They discuss how he learned to play guitar, his musical influences and being a guitar teacher.

Duration:00:40:11

Holly Lange aired September 2, 2018

9/2/2018
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Malcolm White talks with Holly Lange, executive director of the Mississippi Book Festival. The two talk about the recent festival, how it has grown and changed in its four years of being and about the Mississippi Writers Trail.

Duration:00:42:39

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