Mississippi Arts Hour
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Remembering Jim Dollarhide
In honor of Jim Dollarhide, near the anniversary of his tragic death, this is a rebroadcast of Malcolm White’s 2012 interview with the legendary Mississippi filmmaker. Best known for his work in documentaries, Dollarhide also produced commercials for national brands and local organizations, owned and operated a successful production company based in Mississippi, earned many awards and accolades, and influenced a generation of the state’s artists.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Salam Rida and Travis Crabtree
Melody Moody Thortis speaks to Salam Rida and Travis Crabtree, urban designers and long-term planners for the City of Jackson and co-owners of Jackson’s The Ecoshed, about “The Fertile Ground Project,” a winner of 2018’s national “Public Art Challenge.” They discuss their efforts to use the Fertile Ground project to bring together both local and nationally recognized artists, designers and architects to work alongside farmers, chefs, nutritionists, policymakers and community members.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Charlie Buckley
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.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Randy Bell
Malcolm White talks with Randy Bell, a veteran journalist about his longtime career in radio. The two talk about Randy’s 40+ year career, which spanned nine governors, four major hurricanes, three floods, many tornadoes, and an array of state and national elections.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Sean Johnson
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with the Director of the Chickasaw Development Foundation, Sean Johnson. Sean has worked throughout his career to use the arts as a catalyst for revitalizing small towns and mid-sized cities including New Albany and Houston, Mississippi. Sean shares his passion for community development, his love for the arts, and his advice for others looking for ways to transform their local communities.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Governor's Arts Awards
Highlights of the Governor's Arts Awards ceremony for 2020.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Spencer Thomas
This Sunday, Larry Morrisey visits with singer/songwriter Spencer Thomas from Jackson. Thomas was the drummer and co-founder of the roots band Young Valley. He’s recently released his first solo album, “Hangin’ Tough.” They talk about his process recording the record and his recent touring with a number of veteran musicians, including Jimbo Mathus and Justin Kinkel Schuster.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Patrick Sansone
Malcolm White talks with Meridian native Patrick Sansone, a talented multi-instrumentalist who has toured, written, and produced for well-known rock band Wilco since joining the band in 2004. In 1999, prior to Wilco, Sansone formed The Autumn Defense with Wilco’s bassist.The group went on to release three full-length albums. In 2010, he published 100 Polaroids, a book of photography.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Dr. Carmen Walters
Longtime Mississippi Arts Hour host Turry Flucker guest hosts this episode to interview the president of Tougaloo College, Dr. Carmen J. Walters. Tougaloo College will receive a 2020 Governor’s Arts Award for Preservation of the Arts. The Tougaloo College Art Collection was started during the Civil Rights Movement and has grown to include more than 1,500 pieces of fine art. It represents the first collection of modern art in the state. In July 2019, Walters became president of Tougaloo College with a commitment to advance the College’s mission—to provide students with an affordable and high-quality transformative education—and its ongoing commitment to social justice.