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Podcast No. 118: Dr. Jared Myracle of JMCSS

Kevin Adelsberger

With so many changes happening amongst our school system, it’s easy to become discouraged, but we’re thankful for leaders like Dr. Jared Myracle whose vision hold our community together. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this Chief Academic Officer of the Jackson-Madison County School System to learn about how he ended up in the world of education and why investing in our local schools is essential to building a great city.

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Podcast No. 114: Jesse Perkins & Austin Brown of ComeUnity Café

Kevin Adelsberger

Jackson native Austin Brown and missionary kid Jesse Perkins from Africa never expected their paths to lead them to cooking, much less in a non-profit, pay-as-you-can café. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews these two ComeUnity Café chefs about how they met, what they love about cooking, and what makes their kitchen so special.

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Podcast No. 112: Dr. Allison Shipp of Give Back Jack

Kevin Adelsberger

Giving Tuesday is coming up in just three weeks, and today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger introduces us to a way you can get involved in giving back your time, finances, and resources right here in Jackson. Dr. Allison Shipp shares about her movement, Give Back Jack, and how it’s changing the 731 community one project at a time.

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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. 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. 100: Meet the host!

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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. 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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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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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. 75: County Commissioners Jason Compton & Jay Bush

Kevin Adelsberger

For the next few weeks on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger will be interviewing various elected officials from our city to learn about their responsibilities and how we can better be a part of our community. Today he interviews County Commissioners Jason Compton and Jay Bush to find out how these guys got to Jackson, what their day jobs at Jackson Generals and Clayton-Little PLLC are like, and what our County Commission does on a daily basis.

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Podcast No. 73: Sharon Younger of Younger Associates

Kevin Adelsberger

Those of you who have met Sharon Younger know just what a whiz she is at working with our city's demographics to serve local businesses in the best way possible. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger hears the story behind this Younger Associates president's life in Jackson and exponential growth in her marketing business's success.

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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. 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. 49: Rico Bryson of the Jackson Fire Department

Kevin Adelsberger

Today on our podcast Kevin Adelsberger welcomes Rico Bryson of the Jackson Fire Department who shares about how we can create safer homes in Jackson and tells us a little about the soon-to-come Life Safety House.

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Podcast No. 48: Julian Williamson of Bluesland Films

Kevin Adelsberger

When you attend banquets, variety shows, and pageants, it's easy to forget the many hours and hard work going into making the music, lighting, and video elements seamless. Julian Williamson of Bluesland Films is a technological mastermind who has worked both within the Jackson community and with major companies like K-LOVE Radio, ESPN, and IBM. Kevin Adelsberger interviews this creative local and learns about his practice, family, and life here in Jackson.

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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. 40: Niles Reddick of the University of Memphis at Lambuth

Kevin Adelsberger

Dr. Niles Reddick, Vice Provost for the University of Memphis at Lambuth, paid a visit to theCO for the Our Jackson Home podcast. Kevin Adelsberger and Niles talk about his writing and the school that brought him to Jackson.

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Podcast No. 38: Shannon Stewart of CASA

Kevin Adelsberger

Kevin Adelsberger got to sit down with Madison County CASA Executive Director Shannon Stewart for this podcast. They had a fun interview and talked about the good work that CASA is doing in our community.

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