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Podcast

Podcast No. 110: Peter Shannon of the Jackson Symphony

Kevin Adelsberger

Jackson is proud to boast an astounding symphony for a town our size, and today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger gets us ready for this month's Starlight Symphony by interviewing artistic director and conductor Peter Shannon. Find out how this Ireland choirboy developed his music career through diverse experiences and landed in West Tennessee.

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Podcast No. 109: Mayor Jimmy Harris

Kevin Adelsberger

Since 2007, Mayor Jimmy Harris has been serving in leadership over Madison County, and today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews him about the journey that led him there. From running multiple businesses to working in real estate, find out where Mayor Harris comes from and what he sees for the future of our community.

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Podcast No. 108: Our Annual Update with Editor-in-Chief Katie Howerton

Kevin Adelsberger

With 731Day just three weeks away, we've got all things Our Jackson Home on the mind—from Porchfest and water balloon fights to a new journal and fun merch. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews Editor-in-Chief Katie Howerton for her annual update on where OJH is at and where it's going for the second half of 2018.

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Podcast No. 107: Dr. Pepper Pratt of Youth Town

Kevin Adelsberger

A child's teenage years are some of the most formative of his or her life, and Youth Town is proud to serve in our community to guide our city's teens on the right path. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews executive director Dr. Pepper Pratt about this unique ministry and how it's changing the lives of young alcohol and drug addicts.

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Podcast No. 106: Amy Crenshaw of ComeUnity Café

Kevin Adelsberger

There aren't many places more special to Jackson than ComeUnity Café, and today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger gets the full story from creator Amy Crenshaw. Find out how this restaurant/ministry/garden came to be in the first place and the ways it has transformed our community over the past five years.

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Podcast No. 105: Brent Lambert of Birth Choice

Kevin Adelsberger

After spending years in various industries and as entrepreneur, Brent Lambert and his wife never expected their journey to lead them to pregnancy ministry, but almost thirty years later, Birth Choice is running strong under his leadership as CEO and founder. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews him about what led them here and how Birth Choice is changing the lives of expecting women throughout Jackson and Trenton.

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Podcast No. 104: Nathan Young of The Care Center

Kevin Adelsberger

There a lot of special places in Jackson, Tennessee, but The Care Center may be one of the most amazing and yet most unexpected and overlooked. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this ministry's executive director, Nathan Young, about the crazy path that led him and his wife to serving and housing homeless women with a myriad of stories, struggles, and addictions and bringing them to a life of freedom.

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Podcast No. 103: Shawn Daly of Toyota Bodine

Kevin Adelsberger

When Shawn Daly entered the manufacturing industry after college, he had no idea that it would take him to Japan, Argentina, Brazil, and eventually Jackson, Tennessee. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this general manager of Toyota Bodine about his career in his industry, growing up in a coal mining town, and making the most of the Jackson community with his family.

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Podcast No. 102: Ronnie Coleman of SoulQuest Church

Kevin Adelsberger

When Ronnie Coleman and his wife began to have the vision for SoulQuest Church in 2006, they had no idea how beautiful the community it has created would be in 2018. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this West Tennessee native and pastor about his ministry journey, SoulQuest's search for a permanent location, and what makes this place of worship so unique.

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Podcast No. 101: Supreme Court Justice Roger Page

Kevin Adelsberger

Ever been curious about our state Supreme Court Justices? We've got one right here in our backyard: Roger Page, the first member from West Tennessee outside of Memphis. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews him about his Chester County heritage, career path, and personal priorities in his significant role.

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Podcast No. 100: Meet the host!

Guest Contributor

On September 3, 2014, our founders Luke Pruett and Jim Wilhelm were launching our very first podcast on YouTube—before our blog, our team, our journal . . . everything! Three and a half years later, we're finally launching our 100th episode and celebrating all the amazing people we've met along the way, including our faithful host since fall of 2015: Kevin Adelsberger. Today we're turning the tables on him and hearing his story, interviewed by theCO's operations manager and Kevin's good friend, Dan Drogosh.

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Podcast No. 99: William Donnell & Bria Pittman of Driving Innovation

Kevin Adelsberger

If you're familiar with theCO (which happens to be the place that funds and houses us), you know that they've always got something incredible and a little wild up their sleeve, and their most recent collaboration with the State of Tennessee is no exception. Today Kevin Adelsberger interviews two of the folks behind this larger-than-life project, Driving Innovation, to learn all about its mission to bring the latest in the tech world to Tennessee's most distressed counties.

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Podcast No. 98: Seth Nelson of The Farmer's Perk

Kevin Adelsberger

It's not every day that you meet a fourteen-year-old entrepreneur, but Seth Nelson is doing much more than serving out of a coffee pot these days. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews the creator of The Farmer's Perk about his business journey over the last six years, going from simple cups of joe to speciality drinks and now a full-blown donut truck.

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Podcast No. 97: James "JR" Ross of West Tennessee Healthcare

Kevin Adelsberger

Did you know that West Tennessee Healthcare employs over 5,800 people? That's a pretty big impact. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews the organization's president and CEO, James "JR" Ross, about his journey through the medical world, his West Tennessee roots, and the future of the hospital and the many other services offered through WTH.

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Podcast No. 96: Steve Smith of the Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority

Kevin Adelsberger

Have you taken a flight from the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport? Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with Jackson-Madison County Airport Authority's executive director, Steve Smith. Find out how this West Tennessee native ended up in the world of aviation and how our city's airport came to be—and where it's going in the future.

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Podcast No 95: Sam Bryant of Samuel T. Bryant Distillery

Kevin Adelsberger

Not many folks can boast a background in chemistry, career as an arborist, and starting their own business, but Sam Bryant isn't your average Joe. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with this past A Night of Storytelling speaker to learn all about his journey to Samuel T. Bryant Distillery and what this unique West Tennessee spot has to offer.

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Podcast No. 94: Lisa Tillman of RIFA

Kevin Adelsberger

Keeping 150-200 hungry bellies fed every day of the year is no easy feat, and the Regional Inter-Faith Association (RIFA) is about so much more than just that. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with this non-profit's executive director, Lisa Tillman, to discuss the mission of this 40+-year-old organization and what efforts they'll be making in 2018 to fight hunger in Jackson.

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Podcast No. 93: Daryl Chansuthus of WRAP

Kevin Adelsberger

While always encouraging safety and respect in our community, let's not forget to listen to and comfort those who have not found safety and respect. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews Wo(Men)'s Resource & Rape Assistance Program (WRAP)'s executive director Daryl Chansuthus, who is striving to do just that. Discover how this Tennessee native ended up in Thailand (and now back in her home state) and how her heart for the hurt and unheard is changing the lives of sexual assault and domestic violence victims in West Tennessee.

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LIVE! Podcast No. 92: Jackson Young Professionals | Side Hustle to Full Hustle

Kevin Adelsberger

Got a side hustle and wondering if it could one day be your full-time gig? Then check out our first-ever live podcast created in collaboration with the Chamber's Jackson Young Professionals group: Side Hustle to Full Hustle. Kevin Adelsberger interviews three well-known entrepreneurs in the Jackson community about their unique success stories, markets, and goals for the future. Featuring Lisa Garner of Garner Blue, Ben Hays of Gourmet Your Way Catering, and Katie Nickey of Pure Barre Jackson.

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