Mississippi Arts Hour
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 invo
Malcolm White talks to Bill Ellison. Bill is a longtime Jackson area musician and since 1992, he has hosted the popular MPB radio program “Grassroots,” which received a Governor’s Arts Award in 2010. He also works with the MPB Foundation.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Talamieka Brice
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with artist and activist Talamieka Brice. Talamieka and her husband Charles are co-owners of Brice Media and consider themselves visual storytellers with their work in photography, web and graphic design. Brice's most recent passion project is Mississippi2, a magazine highlighting the achievements of Mississippians along with her work in arts, activism and as an entrepreneur
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Jerry Brooks
Larry Morrisey visits with musician and songwriter Jerry Brooks. Brooks is a MAC Roster Artist and was awarded an Artist Fellowship Award last month. A native of Jackson, he got his start playing bluegrass and country music while still in junior high, later played in rock and soul bands during high school and his twenties, and then returned to acoustic music with the arrival of disco. He’s played with many legendary Mississippi bands, including the Vernon Brothers, Delta Breeze, and The Dog Band.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Bobby Rush
Malcolm White talks with blues legend Bobby Rush about his newly released album Sitting on Top of the Blues. Now in his eighties, the 2013 Governor’s Arts Award recipient and 2017 GRAMMY winner still headlines shows and tours internationally, showing no signs of slowing down.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Leslie Ann Barker
Melody Moody Thortis talks to MAC’s new Director of Arts-based Community Development, Leslie Ann Barker. Originally from Clinton, MS, Leslie recently moved back home to Mississippi after spending the past 13 years working with communities in Memphis, TN. They talk about Leslie’s background in and passion for theater and community engagement.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Remembering Floyd Shaman
Remembering the late artist and sculptor Floyd Shaman of Cleveland this week. The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel recently sponsored a show of Shaman’s work. Larry Morrisey attended the exhibit opening and recorded memories of the artist from his family, friends and former students.
The Mississippi Arts Hour Antoinette Badenhorst
Malcolm White talks to MAC Roster Artist Antoinette Badenhorst. Known for her work in porcelain, Badenhorst has developed her ceramic mastery over the past 20 years in various countries. She has dedicated most of her career to promoting arts education after developing a passion for teaching.