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  • Veterans Affairs: SPECIAL

    Veterans Affairs Executive Director Stacey Pickering talks about his dream job of overseeing Mississippi's four, and soon to be five, state veterans homes. He also proudly introduces you to several military heroes who are now VA home residents.

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  • David Pittman

    David Pittman, director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development center in Vicksburg, joins Marshall to talk about some exciting things happening at this little known gem.
  • Dave Jesiolowski

    As a former professional hockey player, Dave Jesiolowski had his fair share of hard knocks. But perhaps his biggest jolt was transitioning out of that world into the next chapter of his life. Now a successful businessman and motivational speaker, Dave uses lessons he learned to help others chart their course in life.
  • William Morris

    Lifelong Jackson resident and businessman William Morris writes about this connection to the Doo-Wop era in his book, This Magic Moment: My Journey of Faith, Friends, and the Father’s Love. 
  • Philip Shirley

    Mississippi Author Philip Shirley’s latest novel “The Graceland Conspiracy” is a fun work of fiction that will have you on the edge of your seat and wondering if it’s possible Elvis isn’t dead after all.
  • Derek Norsworthy

    Meet Derek Norsworthy, a rising star in the world of country music and Mississippi’s Songwriter of the Year.
  • Brenda Travis

    McComb native Brenda Travis writes about her harrowing experience as a young teenager in the sixties, fighting for civil rights and getting run out of the state because of it. Her story is captured in Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism under Fire Shaped My Life.