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To The Contrary, Public Broadcasting's successful all-female news analysis series, is celebrating its 30th season on air. With women in the forefront of politics and on the cutting edge of national agendas, To The Contrary continues to provide an important, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. It presents news and views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television.
 
Each week, members of MAC's staff host The Mississippi Arts Hour, a radio program broadcast on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's FM and digital radio networks. The show features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of The Worlds’ in 1938 showed the power of radio to capture listeners’ imagination through science-fiction - and in doing so demonstrated how mass media could be used to communicate science to different audiences. For decades, print and broadcast media have used different genres to portray the sciences, and the popularity of TV programmes like the BBC’s Blue Planet and the longevity of Horizon illustrates a current demand for science broadcasting. ...
 
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Melody Moody Thortis speaks with 2021 MAC Fellowship recipient, Sophie Glenn. Sophie is a furniture maker and steel fabricator who works to explore the relationship between the two. Sophie's work invites the viewer in to discover that things may not always been as they seem. They talk about the craft of metalworking, its connection to history and h…
 
Leslie Barker talks with The End of All Music record store owner, David Swider. David tells us about the origins of the original Oxford location and the new Jackson store that just opened up in Fondren. He also gives lots of great Mississippi music recommendations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Sarah Story talks with Adrienne Brown David, a painter based in Oxford, Miss. In her work, Adrienne captures black childhood in a way that is pure and uninterrupted, drawing inspiration from her four daughters and the Southern landscape. She has exhibited in New York and Oxford alike, was named one of Buzzfeed’s “26 Black Artists That’ll Help You S…
 
Larry Morrisey visits with ceramic artist and potter Stephen Phillips from Crawford, Miss. As a child, Phillips created animal figures out of mud and “fired” them in an improvised kiln. He got his official start working in clay as a student at East MS Community College and later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at MUW in Columbus. Phillips has a stud…
 
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with Eric Stracener. Eric --twice named best singer-songwriter by the Jackson Free Press -- talks about his new album, Ocean Springs and his creative journey throughout his musical career. You'll hear about how his inspirations and how his music and subsequent albums have continued to evolve over the years. See acast.com…
 
Leslie Barker talks with one of this year’s Performing Arts Fellowship recipients, Treya Dionne Brown. Treya is a writer and professionally trained film, stage, and voice over actor. Join us as she talks about how her Hattiesburg roots have grown into a life in the arts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Sarah Story talks with Ming Ying Hong, an interdisciplinary artist based in Starkville. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and was recently named the South Arts Mississippi State Fellow. A professor of drawing at Mississippi State University, her work explores bodies at the margins, questioning the way we define, categorize, and assign power to …
 
Larry Morrisey talks with Bruce Watson from Oxford-based Fat Possum Records about “Memphis ’69,” their newly released documentary film. The film documents the final Memphis Country Blues Festival, held in the summer of 1969 that featured performances by several Mississippi blues greats, including Son Thomas, Bukka White and Mississippi Fred McDowel…
 
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with Danielle Burns Wilson, guest curator of the 2021 Mississippi Invitational, the Mississippi Museum of Art’s biennial showcase of 42 visual artists from across the state. She also talks to Coulter Fussell, a Water Valley-based quilter and textile artist who is this year’s winner of the Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellows…
 
Leslie Barker speaks with Julian Rankin, director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. The two discuss Art Museum Month, happening through the month of August, which grants visitors free admission to seven participating art institutions in the state. Julian also talks about Walter Anderson, his work at the Museum and in the Ocean Springs community…
 
Sarah Story talks with award-winning author Kiese Laymon. The two talk about their home state, Laymon’s newly revised and repackaged book “Long Division" and the author’s upcoming appearance at the Mississippi Book Festival, which will take place on Saturday, August 21 in downtown Jackson. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Larry Morrisey talks with Carolyn Brown and Ellen Ruffin, co-editors of "A De Grummond Primer," a new book that examines the extensive children’s literature collection at The University of Southern Mississippi. The collection includes original items from a number of legendary children’s book authors, including Margret and H.A. Rey, the creators of …
 
Leslie Barker talks with musician, Adam Collier. Also known as AJC of AJC and The Envelope Pushers and AJC the DJ, he is a man who wears many musical hats. It’s a conversation about Adam’s influences, process, and upcoming projects. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Melody Moody Thortis talks to Erin Rockwell, a dancer and choreographer currently serving as a Professor of Dance at Belhaven University as well as the Director of its MFA Program. Erin is also a former Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship recipient. They discuss Erin’s journey as a dancer, her frequent collaborations with local musicians and her…
 
Sarah Story interviews Ralph Eubanks about his new book, "A Place like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape." They talk about Ralph’s experiences of growing up on a farm in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement, returning to the state after a long absence, and how he was inspired to write a book about the lit…
 
Larry Morrisey talks with musician and composer Igor Iwanek. Iwanek combines academic training in western classical music with longtime independent study of Indian classical music to create music that fuses the multiple traditions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Sarah Story speaks with Catherine Pierce, Mississippi’s new Poet Laureate. Pierce has been a professor of creative writing at Mississippi State University since moving to the state in 2007. She received the 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters’ Poetry Award for her book Danger Days. Sarah and Catherine discuss the role of the state’s envi…
 
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with H.C. Porter, a visual artist whose work is often recognized due to its unique style and high contrast colors. As a photographer, printmaker and painter, Porter’s work as an artist and cultural ambassador is rooted in an effort to use the visual arts to tell the stories of Mississippians. They talk about her journey …
 
Leslie Barker talks with Heather Barnes and Heather Bailey about Uproar Theatre Company, Inc.; a new company in Jackson, created by and led by women. Uproar works to create theatre that will inspire audiences and spark important community conversations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Larry Morrisey travels to Malaco Records in Jackson to talk with label president Tommy Couch, Jr. Malaco has just published a large-format book that documents the history of the music label, from its beginnings as a small music booking operation and growing into a highly regarded independent record label focused on blues, R&B and gospel music. See …
 
Sarah Story speaks with Cali Larson Noland, Griot Youth Program founder, and Leonette Henderson, Griot’s new executive director. Sarah speaks with the two about the founding of Clarksdale-based Griot and the diverse arts programs they offer for grades 3 – 12. They share their excitement for the opportunity to create new community in Clarksdale and …
 
Leslie Barker talks with theatre artist and Jackson native, Melissa Mickens. Melissa is an actress, writer, director, producer, and teaching artist based in New York. She is the director of Adler Youth and Summer Shakespeare and the Black Arts Institute coordinator at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. The discussion includes thoughts on the vital …
 
Melody Moody Thortis talks with Kristen Brock, Director of Programs and Promotions at Visit Hattiesburg and Director of the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art. They discuss how Hattiesburg has embraced the arts as a driver for community growth, economic development and community engagement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
Larry Morrisey talks with composer Ivan Elezovic, a professor in the music department at Jackson State and one of this year’s MAC Artist Fellowship grantees. Larry and Ivan talk about his early years as a performer, discovering contemporary music and composition in college and his path to becoming a composer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
Mississippi Arts Commission Executive Director Sarah Story talks with Jackson-based visual artist Alexis McGrigg. They discuss her influences from the Mississippi School for the Arts, her journey from undergraduate painting to the graduate painting level, and McGrigg’s current exhibitions which reach from Mississippi to New York See acast.com/priva…
 
Biden's Family Plan: How will the president's "American Families Plan" help, and how much will it cost? Non-Religious Women: The percentage of women who do not belong to an organized religion is higher than ever. PANEL: Carrie Lukas, Tiana Lowe, Erin Matson, Aisha MillsΑπό τον To The Contrary
 
Melody Moody Thortis speaks to Silbrina Wright, executive director of the Greater Jackson Arts Council (GJAC) about her work at the intersection of the arts and social justice. They talk about the efforts of the Greater Jackson Arts Council to grow its programming and expand its work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Leslie Barker talks with visual artist and Mississippi Arts Commission Special Initiatives Director, Victoria Meek. They discuss Victoria’s love of museums and how they helped spark her passion for art at an early age. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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