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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. 113: Judy Renshaw & Brandy Stutsman of Leadership Jackson

Kevin Adelsberger

Next Thursday marks the 40th Leadership Jackson class to graduate from the Jackson Chamber's unforgettable leadership program for our community. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews the woman who started it all, Judy Renshaw, and the current Director of Leadership Development, Brandy Stutsman. Find out how these ladies got involved in the Chamber and how the program has become a life-changing experience since its founding in 1979.

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 81: Mutual Live

Kevin Adelsberger

Anybody looking for some Southern summer tunes? We've got the perfect concert for you coming up Saturday, June 24! Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews Jackson transplants Zachary Charles and Dan Drogosh of local Southern rock band Mutual Live. Find out how this Michigan childhood friends ended up in West Tennessee and how the four years they've spent developing their music has paid off.

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Podcast No. 77: Bob Alvey of the Jackson-Madison County School Board

Kevin Adelsberger

So many of the best and worst parts of a city are seen most clearly in its school system, and it's thanks to our school board that issues can be addressed and families can be encouraged. Today on the podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews Jackson-Madison County School Board member Bob Alvey about the challenges of his role, his perspective on public and private schools, and what new superintendent Eric Jones has to offer.

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Podcast No. 74: Editor-in-Chief Katie Howerton

Kevin Adelsberger

This week is bringing a lot of change with the Our Jackson Home journal, but what else is in store for 2017? Kevin Adelsberger sits down with our own Editor-in-Chief Katie Howerton to get the inside scoop on A Night of Storytelling, 731Day, and more exciting things to come.

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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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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. 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. 46: Jeff Sisk of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Kevin Adelsberger

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology fills a unique roll in our community helping to train people to skill labor positions. At its head is Dr. Jeff Sisk who sat down with Kevin Adelsberger for a interview on our podcast.

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Podcast No. 44: Bruce Blanding of Jackson State Community College, Part 2

Kevin Adelsberger

Bruce Blanding is the President of Jackson State Community College, but he started his education career teaching in prison. Learn more about Bruce Blanding and Jackson State Community College in this two-part podcast with Kevin Adelsberger.

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