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Mississippi Arts Hour

Airs Sundays at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio


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  • The Mississippi Arts Hour| Patti Golden

    45:28
    Kristen Brandt talks with Gulf Coast-based writer Patti Golden. Patti left her twenty-five-year legal career behind to move abroad, and during her extensive travels, she began her new career as a full-time writer. Her mystery novels are influenced by her travel journals as well as her adventures sailing across the Gulf Coast and beyond. She is now the author of five books, including four thrilling mystery novels and a new work of nonfiction that uses her personal experiences to provide insight into the world of sailing through a woman’s eyes.
  • The Mississippi Arts Hour| George Bassi

    42:36
    David Lewis talks with the George Bassi. George is the Director of the Lauren Rogers Museum in Laurel, Mississippi. In the conversation, they talk about the unique and moving history of how the museum came to be, the impact that the Building Fund for the Arts has had on the Museum, and the current 100th anniversary celebration of the Museum's collection. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please consider contributing to MPB. https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcast
  • An Arts Hour Extra!

    13:36
    Poetry is alive and thriving in the Magnolia State! On the Mississippi Poetry Podcast you’ll hear poets sharing their work, telling their stories, and offering tips to help listeners flex their poetic muscles. In this episode, poet January Gill O'Neil joins host and Mississippi Poet Laureate Catherine Pierce to talk about the poetry of place, the importance of getting the details right, and her favorite month (not the obvious one). A resource for teachers or community leaders can be found here: https://arts.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Podcast-Supplement_ONeil.pdf
  • The Mississippi Arts Hour| Earl Poole Ball

    01:11:50
    Larry talks with American singer-songwriter, pianist, music producer, actor, and 2024 Governor's Arts Awards recipient Earl Poole Ball. Earl talks about his exciting and extensive career as a musician. He shares stories about the many well-known artists he has worked with, including Johnny Cash!
  • The Mississippi Arts Hour| Cedric Burnside

    46:45
    Maria Zeringue talks with GRAMMY Award winning Hill Country Blues musician and a 2024 Governor's Arts Awards Recipient, Cedric Burnside. Cedric talks about growing up in North Mississippi and his mentors, including his grandfather R.L. Burnside, his father Calvin Jackson, and blues legend, Junior Kimbrough. Cedric also discusses life on the road, his prolific discography, and the future of the genre. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please consider contributing to MPB.  https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcast
  • The Mississippi Arts Hour| Brent Funderburk

    46:23
    David Lewis talks with educator and visual artist, Brent Funderburk, a 2024 Governor Arts Award Recipient. An artist known for his exuberantly hued water media paintings as well as energetic teaching and lectures, Brent Funderburk is a Charlotte, North Carolina native who has worked as a teacher/administrator for three universities in three states over 40 years. From a robust life of art practice and travel, Funderburk has researched, produced, exhibited, and lectured passionately, working from life and in the studio in Starkville, Mississippi If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please consider contributing to MPB.  https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcast