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Podcast No. 122: Andrew Blackard of the Union EDGE Program

Kevin Adelsberger

Of Tennessee’s five postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities, Union University’s EDGE Program is the only residential option, and for four years they’ve been preparing those with special needs and disabilities for the workforce. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews Assistant Director Andrew Blackard about this unique program and how it’s changing our community for the better.

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Podcast No. 115: Dr. David Larsen of the Faith Health Center

Kevin Adelsberger

Good health is nobody’s birthright, but thankfully the Faith Health Center is here to help those with health needs in our community, no matter what their status. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews founder and family medicine specialist Dr. David Larsen about his Jackson story and what led him to opening a faith-based medical facility for low-income families.

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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. 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. 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. 91: Christian Brantley of West Alley BBQ

Kevin Adelsberger

Starting a family business is no easy feat, and creating a restaurant might be the toughest of all, but West Alley BBQ has hit their stride. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with manager Christian Brantley to discuss his story with Jackson, the restaurant business, and all that the future holds—including a new location in Phoenix!

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Podcast No. 89: Tabitha Moore of La Petite Boutique

Kevin Adelsberger

Most college kids go through a few different areas of study, but few end up opening a boutique of their own within five years of graduating. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with La Petite Boutique owner Tabitha Moore to hear how she transitioned from social work to operating a mobile boutique to now running a brick-and-mortar shop.

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Podcast No. 86: Dr. Fonsie & Lesley Guilaran

Kevin Adelsberger

Adoption isn't an easy journey for any family, and today on our podcast Kevin Adelsberger sits down with Union University professor Dr. Fonsie Guilaran and his wife Lesley to hear about their especially unique story of bringing their children home. Find out how special needs, health, and international culture shifts play a huge role in creating a family. 

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Podcast No. 85: JMCSS Superintendent Eric Jones

Kevin Adelsberger

Our Jackson Home believes that the strength of a city lies in its public school system, and we're proud to have a new superintendent for the Jackson-Madison County School System who agrees. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews Mississippi native Eric Jones about his journey with education both in and outside of Jackson and what he's dreaming for our schools' future.

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Podcast No. 84: Coach Donnie Nickey

Kevin Adelsberger

It ain't everyday you get the meet a pro athlete, but now that Donnie Nickey calls Jackson home, you can at least watch one coach a football team on Friday nights in the fall at North Side High School. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this former Tennessee Titan about his football career from childhood and Ohio State to the NFL and his new coaching career. 

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Podcast No. 63: Gail Gustafson & Melanie Luckey of The Dream Center

Kevin Adelsberger

From its beginning as a tornado shelter in 2003, The Dream Center has helped those in need in Jackson from disaster relief to transitional ministry for women and children. Check out Kevin Adelsberger's interview with Executive Director Gail Gustafson and Treasurer of the Board Melanie Luckey to hear about the center's history, goals, and vision for the future.

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Podcast No. 61: Frank McMeen of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation

Kevin Adelsberger

Some folks in Jackson seem to have their hand in everything! Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger meets Frank McMeen, President of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, proprietor of Miss Ollie's, and active member of the Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association. Find out how Frank got involved in such a diverse range of interests and the good work he's proud to be a part of through the Foundation.

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Podcast No. 55: Ted Kluck

Kevin Adelsberger

What in the world do semi-pro football, creative writing, and Union University have to do with each other? The eclectic Ted Kluck tells us on this episode of our podcast by Kevin Adelsberger. Learn how this recent Jackson transplant wound up teaching journalism at Union this past fall after a varied career.

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Podcast No. 47: Dr. Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver of Union University

Kevin Adelsberger

Kevin Adelsberger has had the opportunity to sit down with the leaders of four Jackson colleges, and now he welcomes the fifth: Dr. Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver of Union University. This Jackson transplant shares his journey with education that brought him through Texas A&M, East Texas Baptist University, and Baylor University before ever coming to Union. Find out how the sixteenth president of Union has found a home in Jackson and what his vision for the future of his school entails.

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Podcast No. 45: Russ Pflasterer & Matthew Marshall of City Fellowship Baptist Church

Kevin Adelsberger

When Russ Pflasterer and Matthew Marshall met as teacher and student in Russ's freshman art class at Jackson-Central Merry High School, they had no idea that they would be leading a church together within ten years. Kevin Adelsberger and Katie Howerton sit down with these two pastors of City Fellowship Baptist Church to discuss their story of finding a common passion to see racial reconciliation made manifest through the Church in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Podcast No. 41: Bart Swift

Kevin Adelsberger

Kevin Adelsberger had the pleasure of sitting down the Bart Swift, former businessman turned Court Clerk. They spoke about his career with the Catfish Cabin, his work in the court system, and his father-in-­law, Carl Perkins.

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Podcast No. 39: Lisa Peoples of Area Relief Ministries

Kevin Adelsberger

Kevin Adelsberger had the opportunity to sit down with Jackson native and Area Relief Ministries Executive Director, Lisa Peoples. In this podcast they talk about the work of ARM, Lisa’s family, and how to help ARM support our community.

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