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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 Pittman26:46David 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 Jesiolowski26:46As 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 Morris26:46Lifelong 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 Shirley26:46Mississippi 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 Norsworthy26:46Meet Derek Norsworthy, a rising star in the world of country music and Mississippi’s Songwriter of the Year.
Brenda Travis26:46McComb 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.
Seth Dickinson26:46At the exceptionally young age of 18, college student Seth Dickinson suffered a stroke that nearly cost him his life. He talks about how sheer determination helped him overcome the odds and return to a normal life.
Judge William Alsup26:46Much has been written about the volatile civil rights days. Now comes a new book that adds the perspective of federal judge William Alsup.