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Podcast No. 118: Dr. Jared Myracle of JMCSS

Kevin Adelsberger

With so many changes happening amongst our school system, it’s easy to become discouraged, but we’re thankful for leaders like Dr. Jared Myracle whose vision hold our community together. Today on our podcast, Kevin Adelsberger interviews this Chief Academic Officer of the Jackson-Madison County School System to learn about how he ended up in the world of education and why investing in our local schools is essential to building a great city.

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Podcast No. 86: Dr. Fonsie & Lesley Guilaran

Kevin Adelsberger

Adoption isn't an easy journey for any family, and today on our podcast Kevin Adelsberger sits down with Union University professor Dr. Fonsie Guilaran and his wife Lesley to hear about their especially unique story of bringing their children home. Find out how special needs, health, and international culture shifts play a huge role in creating a family. 

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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. 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. 58: Taylor Lott of The Rugged Reclaimers

Kevin Adelsberger

January 1, 2016, was the opening day for new local antique/retail/furniture shop, The Rugged Reclaimers. Kevin Adelsberger sits down with owner Taylor Lott to hear the story of the store's inception, its unique Bemis location, and its future dreams of workshops, candle-making, and maybe even a food truck!

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Podcast No. 55: Ted Kluck

Kevin Adelsberger

What in the world do semi-pro football, creative writing, and Union University have to do with each other? The eclectic Ted Kluck tells us on this episode of our podcast by Kevin Adelsberger. Learn how this recent Jackson transplant wound up teaching journalism at Union this past fall after a varied career.

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Podcast No. 52: Nathan Lewis of Early College High

Kevin Adelsberger

With all changes happening in our school system over the past year, it's easy to fret about our children's education. Some amazing things are on the horizon, though, including a new program called Early College High. Kevin Adelsberger sits down with administrator Nathan Lewis and hears about his vision to equip student for careers earlier than you might think possible.

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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. 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. 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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Podcast No. 43: Bruce Blanding of Jackson State Community College, Part 1

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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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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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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