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Podcast No. 110: Peter Shannon of the Jackson Symphony

Kevin Adelsberger

Jackson is proud to boast an astounding symphony for a town our size, and today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger gets us ready for this month's Starlight Symphony by interviewing artistic director and conductor Peter Shannon. Find out how this Ireland choirboy developed his music career through diverse experiences and landed in West Tennessee.

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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. 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. 78: "Jackson's Still My Home"

Kevin Adelsberger

Have you heard the Jackson "anthem" yet? If not, you're in luck because this podcast is all about Josh Smith's song, "Jackson's Still My Home." Kevin Adelsberger sits down with the artist along with Jackson Chamber President/CEO Kyle Spurgeon and University of Memphis at Lambuth music professor Dr. Jeremy Tubbs to find out how this simple song gained momentum over the last year and brought together dozens of local musicians to create something special.

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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. 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. 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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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. 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. 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. 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. 37: W.S. Holland, Part 2

Jim Wilhelm

In this episode, we continue our interview with rock and roll music legend, W.S. Holland. We'll reminisce about Johnny Cash, the famous San Quentin concert, and how W.S. Holland is still going strong and making music today with The W.S. Holland Band. Hosted by Jim Wilhelm and Kevin Adelsberger.

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Podcast No. 36: W.S. Holland, Part 1

Jim Wilhelm

In this episode, we meet rock and roll music legend, W.S. Holland. We discuss how he earned the nickname “Fluke” his early days in rock and roll. Learn how a man with a set of borrowed drums joined Carl Perkins at Sun Records to make music history. Hosted by Jim Wilhelm and Kevin Adelsberger.

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Podcast No. 31: Ontoni Reedy

Jim Wilhelm

In this episode, we welcome Ontoni Reedy to our front porch. Mr. Reedy is a teacher, musician, and actor and performed most recently in the Jackson Theater Guild’s production of “South Pacific.” We’ll talk about his experiences as a teacher with The Montessori School at Bemis, and his work with the community and the arts. Plus, Ontoni will perform his original song, “Jackson TN"!

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