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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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Podcast No. 71: Billy King of the Big Black Creek Historical Association

Kevin Adelsberger

West Tennessee is full of rich history, but as development continues, often our past becomes dissolved. The Big Black Creek Historical Association out of Denmark is dedicated to preserving some of our region's most historically significant buildings and cemeteries—and, more importantly, the stories they hold. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews president Billy King to learn more about the association, his personal life, and the waterway that binds so many historic small towns together.

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Podcast No. 64: Harbert Alexander

Kevin Adelsberger

If you've been around Jackson for a while, you've probably met our county's historian, Harbert Alexander. Today Kevin Adelsberger sits down with this Madison County legend to hear about his past with the Bank of Jackson, his many authored books, and a few of his favorite stories from of our city's past.

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Podcast No. 62: Dr. Sandra Dee & Eduardo Morales of the Jackson International Food & Art Festival

Kevin Adelsberger

We are so proud to see Jackson celebrating its third annual International Food & Art Festival this October to kick off the city's Season of Unity! Check out Kevin Adelsberger's interview with the festival's Co-Chairs Dr. Sandra Dee (a former Night of Storytelling presenter) and Eduardo Morales to learn about the history of the event, their own cultural backgrounds, and some of the exciting new elements being added this year.

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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. 59: Dev Catalyst

Kevin Adelsberger

With technology constantly changing, so is education. Check out this podcast by Kevin Adelsberger highlighting Dev Catalyst, an educational coding and technology program for high schoolers conducted through theCO. Hear the perspectives of student Steven Prescott, teacher Kimberly Colbert, and Educational Outreach Coordinator Molly Plyler on this incredible opportunity for West Tennessee youth to prepare for competitive careers.

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EXTRA! Podcast No. 57: 731Day

Katie Howerton

731Day is so close we can taste it! Still a little clueless about what's going on this July 31? Kevin Adelsberger presents a special podcast extra with Our Jackson Home Editor-in-Chief Katie Howerton to get the scoop on what's going down next Sunday.

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Podcast No. 56: Frank Hay of The Jackson Sun

Kevin Adelsberger

Last October, The Jackson Sun announced the hiring of a new General Manager and Director of Sales, Frank Hay. Today Kevin Adelsberger sits down with this Jackson transplant to learn how he ended up in West Tennessee after living in nearly every other state in the U.S.. We'll also explore Frank's journey from a NASA family to a music-centered education to now a career in the journalism world.

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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. 54: Ben & Marci Harris of POPVOX

Kevin Adelsberger

We all have moments where we want to speak up about the laws we see being passed in our nation. West Tennessee native brother and sister Ben and Marci Harris have created a way to make this process easier with their company POPVOX. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with these two to learn how the story behind their business grown out of Jackson and throughout the nation.

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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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