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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. 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. 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. 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. 88: Ryan Porter of the Jackson Chamber

Kevin Adelsberger

Perhaps you recognize Ryan Porter from the Jackson Chamber—or you knew him when he was a kid at North Side. Or you met him a few years back through the police department or JEA. Any way you put it, Ryan is a Jackson man through and through, and today our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews him about the many hats he wears and why he's planted roots in West Tennessee.

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Podcast No. 80: Omer Yusuf of The Jackson Sun

Kevin Adelsberger

Been noticing some changes in The Jackson Sun lately? While change can be a tough thing, we're excited for the ways our local paper is evolving, including some of their newest staff members. Today on the podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews recently transplanted journalist Omer Yusuf. Find out how this Minnesota native came to the South and what his experience reporting on local business and government has been like.

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Podcast No. 72: Steve Pitcairn of Clear Vision Business Services

Kevin Adelsberger

For those of you who know Steve Pitcairn, you understand just what lengths this business coach will go to to get your company in gear. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this CEO of Clear Vision Business Services to learn about his background, career, and life in Jackson.

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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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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. 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. 51: Matt Childress of Woodstock Bake Shop

Kevin Adelsberger

Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with Matt Childress, founder and owner of local favorite Woodstock Bake Shop. Matt shares about how he got into the business after the nonconventional career of being a racecar driver, and we learn a little about the next steps this bakery is taking to locate themselves in downtown Jackson.

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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. 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. 34: Kyle Spurgeon

Jim Wilhelm

In this episode, we welcome President/CEO of the Jackson Chamber, Kyle Spurgeon, to our front porch. Mr. Spurgeon is not only a driving force behind what helps make Jackson great; he is also an innovator who has some amazing ideas that can help Jackson continue to be an amazing place to live, work, and make a difference. Join us as we discuss life, commerce, the future of Jackson, and share a few laughs along the way. Hosted by Jim Wilhelm and Kevin Adelsberger.

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Podcast No. 32: Scott Conger

Jim Wilhelm

In this episode, we welcome Scott Conger from the United Way to our front porch. Mr. Conger is a Jacksonian who has made a career out of giving back to Jackson with community outreach and civic enrichment that are helping to make the town we all love an even more wonderful place to call home. Hosted by Jim Wilhelm and Kevin Adelsberger.

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