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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. 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. 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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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. 83: Sabrina Anderson of the Boys & Girls Club

Kevin Adelsberger

No matter what the home situation, education struggles, or financial issues, all kids could use some love and encouragement, and the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson-Madison County is here to make a difference in the lives of our city's youth. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with Executive Director Sabrina Anderson to find out how this Louisiana girl came to Jackson and what her mission is a the club.

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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. 66: Barry Cooper of JACOA

Kevin Adelsberger

We interviewed Barry Cooper two years ago to get to know about his personal life, but today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with him to learn more about his role as Executive Director at JACOA (Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism). Hear about the recent struggles and successes of serving our city by leading alcoholics and drug addicts out of a life of dependency.

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Podcast No. 65: Donna Agnew of Hands Up! Preschool

Kevin Adelsberger

From her career as a professional clown to her years teaching in the Jackson-Madison County School System to even her management of Moe's, Donna Agnew has found herself bound up in the lives of Jackson's children and parents time and time again. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with her to find out how her passion for education and childhood development has transformed into the establishment and growth of Hands Up!, a local non-profit preschool aimed to serve low-income families.

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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. 60: Dustin Summers of Madison County Young Republicans

Kevin Adelsberger

With the presidential election just around the corner, we've definitely got government on the mind, and sometimes it's nice to have a place to debate and discuss our nation's issues. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger sits down with Dustin Summers, the Chairman of the Madison County Young Republicans and the Executive Director of the West Tennessee Physicians Alliance. Hear about this West Tennessee native's journey through politics, education, and health, and listen to his thoughts on this year's election.

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