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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. 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. 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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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. 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. 82: Paul Taylor of Gary A. Taylor Investment Company

Kevin Adelsberger

If there ever was a jack-of-all-trades for our city, it's Paul Taylor. Today on the podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this Jackson native about his carrying on of the family business, Gary A. Taylor Investment Company. Find out how Paul got into architecture and what exciting projects he's working on to improve our city's future.

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Podcast No. 79: Matt Altobell & Megan Elston of JDDC

Kevin Adelsberger

If you haven't heard yet, there's a lot of exciting new things happening this year in downtown Jackson. (Think mobile businesses, classic movies, street art, and a new website.) So we thought it was about time we sit down with Jackson Downtown Development Corporation's (JDDC) Matt Altobell and Megan Elston to get the details. Find out how you can be a part of all that's coming to the heart of our city!

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Podcast No. 76: City Councilman Scott Conger

Kevin Adelsberger

We may have interviewed Scott Conger in 2015 about all his responsibilities with The United Way, but that ain't his only job. Today on the podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this city councilman about his responsibilities making sure our city is kept in line and supported as it continues to grow and evolve.

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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. 69: Melinda Hearn of the Jackson Arts Council

Kevin Adelsberger

Whether you're applauding a performance at the Ned, drifting away to a Symphony production, or snapping a photo in front of the ComeUnity Café mural, there are hundreds of ways to support the arts in Jackson, and Melinda Hearn is the woman who keeps the wheels turning. Kevin Adelsberger sits down with this Executive Director of the Jackson Arts Council to discuss how funding, community participation, and diverse skill sets come together to make up the 40+ art groups throughout our city.

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Podcast No. 67: Seth Chandler of DCA/DCPR

Kevin Adelsberger

If you've enjoyed a scoop of gelato, bought some furniture from Coffman's, or perused Oz's Rare & Used Books, you've probably overlapped into Seth Chandler's life in some capacity. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this man behind local advertising and public relations company DCA/DCPR, a business with an intriguing history and rich portfolio of work.

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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. 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. 53: Chris Felder & Jeff Bannister of Grubb's Grocery

Kevin Adelsberger

As Grubb's Grocery gets ready to celebrate their one-year anniversary, Kevin Adelsberger welcomes owner Chris Felder to the podcast to hear about their first year of success and the heart of this business. We also meet new employee Jeff Bannister of Texas who is moving to Jackson to be a part of the healthy community Grubb's is creating.

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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. 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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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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