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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 64: Harbert Alexander

Kevin Adelsberger

If you've been around Jackson for a while, you've probably met our county's historian, Harbert Alexander. Today Kevin Adelsberger sits down with this Madison County legend to hear about his past with the Bank of Jackson, his many authored books, and a few of his favorite stories from of our city's past.

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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. 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. 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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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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