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Each week, members of MAC's staff host The Mississippi Arts Hour, a radio program broadcast on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's FM and digital radio networks. The show features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Each week, members of MAC's staff host The Mississippi Arts Hour, a radio program broadcast on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's FM and digital radio networks. The show features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mississippi Arts Hour

Latest release on Jul 12, 2020

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Rank #1: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Wyatt Waters

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Malcolm White talks to watercolor artist and keynote speaker for the State Arts Conference Wyatt Waters. Best known for his paintings of Southern culture, Waters is a recipient of a 2010 Governor’s Arts Award. He is also well-known for his collaborations with Chef Robert St. John, which have included several books, international travel, and roles as co-hosts on MPB TV’s Palate to Palette series, which chronicles their travels and culinary and artistic experiences across Mississippi and Italy. 

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Oct 20 2019

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Rank #2: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Charlie Buckley

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Larry Morrisey travels to Tupelo and visits with painter Charlie Buckley. They talk about Charlie’s early beginnings, starting painting when he was in elementary school and his studies in high school and at the University of Mississippi. They also discuss his current work, including his “Stacked Houses” series, which considers how changes in the climate may effect homes in the future.

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Mar 15 2020

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Rank #3: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Henry Danton

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Larry Morrisey talks with ballet master and 2020 Governor's Arts Award recipient Henry Danton. Danton is a native of England and began dancing in London during World War II. Now 100 years-old, he has traveled throughout the world performing and teaching. He has lived and taught in the Hattiesburg area for the past 23 years.

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Jan 12 2020

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Rank #4: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Ruth Miller

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Malcolm White interviews Ruth Miller, textile artist and 2019 Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Excellence in Visual Arts, on Mississippi Arts Hour. Miller is known for her intricate portraits, landscapes and abstract works of art made entirely of yarn. She is a past recipient of Mississippi Arts Commission’s visual art fellowship, a 2014 Mississippi Invitational Artist at the Mississippi Museum of Art, and she has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the state and country.

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Feb 04 2019

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Rank #5: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Michael Farris Smith

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Larry Morrisey talks with Oxford-based writer Michael Farris Smith about his latest novel, The Fighter. The book follows the story of an aging cage match fighter from the Mississippi Delta who is dealing with the effects of his years in the ring.

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Apr 23 2018

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Rank #6: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Harrison Scott Key

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Larry Morrisey visits with writer and humorist Harrison Scott Key. A native of Rankin County, Key currently teaches at the Savannah School for Art and Design. His latest book, “Congratulations – Who Are You Again?” is a memoir of his time learning to be a writer, from his earliest attempts at trying to write through to the endless book tour he took on to promote his first book.

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Dec 03 2018

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Rank #7: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Hank Burdine

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Malcolm White interviews Hank Burdine, Mississippi Delta writer and bon vivant. He is the author the new book Dust in the Road: Recollections of a Delta Boy, a collection of his stories from Delta Magazine. The book features a forward by 2019 Governor’s Arts Award recipient Julia Reed and an epilogue by Richard Grant.

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Nov 12 2018

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Rank #8: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Jimmy Cajoleas

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Melody Moody Thortis speaks with author, Jimmy Cajoleas about growing up in Jackson, his writing process and his upcoming book, “Minor Prophets.”

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Dec 15 2019

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Rank #9: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Chris Offutt

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Larry Morrisey talks with Oxford-based writer Chris Offutt about his new novel, Country Dark. The book is set in Eastern Kentucky in the early 1960s and follows the story of a young moonshine runner and his family. Offutt grew up in the region and the novel was a way for him to delve into the huge changes that took place in Appalachia during the 1960s and 70s.

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Jun 04 2018

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Rank #10: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Jane Hearn

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Larry Morrisey speaks to Jane Hearn, the editor of “A Past That Won’t Rest,” a new book of Civil Rights-era photography. The photographs were taken by her late husband Jim Lucas, who worked as a freelance photojournalist while attending Millsaps College. They are compelling photos that mostly have never been published.

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Aug 27 2018

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Rank #11: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Anne O’Hara /Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt

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Malcom White talks to artists Anne O’Hara of Jackson and Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt of Sumrall. The artists are featured in a partnership between the Mississippi Library Commission and the Mississippi Arts Commission to showcase artists adjudicated through MAC’s annual Visual Artist Fellowship Grant program. They talk about their artistic influences and their style of art.

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Jul 30 2018

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Rank #12: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Alan Sibley

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Larry Morrisey visits with bluegrass musician and bandleader Alan Sibley from Ackerman. Sibley has been playing music professionally since he was a teenager. He and his band are the hosts of “The Bluegrass Trail,” a new show on the RFD-TV cable network. In addition to performances by Sibley and the group, they have a guest band spot, where they showcase up and coming bluegrass groups from the Southeast.

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Sep 24 2018

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Rank #13: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Chris and Rachel Myers

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Melody Moody Thortis, Arts-Based Community Development at MAC, talks with Chris Myers, principal and architect at Cooke, Douglass, Farr, Lemons and Rachel Myers, Director of the Museum of Mississippi History. Melody spoke with Chris and Rachel about their deep passion for the state of Mississippi and the beauty of of community, creativity and the arts.

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Jul 09 2018

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Rank #14: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Richard Chenoweth

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Malcolm White interviews Pascagoula restaurateur Richard Chenoweth, owner of Scranton's Restaurant and Catering.

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Dec 10 2018

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Rank #15: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Dr. Redell Hearn

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Melody Moody Thortis talks to Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, about Dr. Hearn’s work in the field of Museum studies and her experience incorporating the arts into telling the story of Civil Rights. Dr. Hearn is the Curator for “The Prize: Seven Decades of Lyrical Response to the Call for Civil Rights,” an immersive exhibition that highlights the use of lyrics and poetry and response to the call for Civil Rights. The Prize looks at the “call” represented in sketches of Tracy Sugarman during the summer of 1964 and the “response” represented in song lyrics ranging from “Eyes on the Prize” by Alice Wine to 2018’s “This is America” by Childish Gambino.  

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Oct 13 2019

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Rank #16: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Barry Leach

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Malcolm White talks to longtime Jackson-area musician Barry Leach. They discuss how he learned to play guitar, his musical influences and being a guitar teacher.

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Sep 10 2018

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Rank #17: The Mississippi Arts Hour | John Mohead

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Malcolm White talks to Delta-based musician John Mohead. After years of touring, during which he played with or opened for the likes of Bob Dylan, Robert Randolph, Little Feat and many others, he returned to Mississippi to focus on his family and open a restaurant on Moon Lake. He recently released a new album, Son of the South.

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Aug 20 2018

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Rank #18: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Dominic Lippillo

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Turry Flucker speaks with Dominic Lippillo. Dominic is among nine visual artists from around the region receiving a State Fellowship from Atlanta, Georgia-based and MAC‘s regional partner South Arts. In addition to Mississippi, this year’s recipients represent Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Dominic Lippillo's work questions the role of photography by making digitally constructed images that address notions of space versus place, memory, and experience. Selections of his collaborative work are included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Photographic Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; and the University of North Dakota. His work has been published in Don't Take Pictures, Exposure, Daily Serving, and The Eye of Photography

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Apr 09 2018

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Rank #19: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Carmen Lugo

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Melody Moody Thortis talks to Gulf Coast artist Carmen Lugo. They discuss what it’s like being a full-time artist working in mixed media, acrylic and encaustic. Carmen describe her efforts to use visual art as imagery to explore human emotion as well as her love of nature and her experiences teaching art classes at The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education.

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Jan 07 2019

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Rank #20: The Mississippi Arts Hour | Cole Furlow

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Malcolm White talks to Cole Furlow, a singer/songwriter, producer, composer and photographer based in Jackson.  

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May 05 2019

41mins

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