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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 involved in arts and culture from around the state.
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    • Performing Arts
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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 involved in arts and culture from around the state.
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    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Sarah Story

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Sarah Story

    Larry Morrisey visits with Sarah Story, the new executive director at MAC.  Story is a Jackson native with family roots throughout the state. She has worked at visual arts museums throughout the south and has just returned home to lead the Commission.
    They talk about her artistic journey and what areas she wants to explore at MAC.

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    • 46 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | John Ruskie

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | John Ruskie

    Melody Moody Thortis speaks with artist, canoe builder and river guide, John Ruskey. Owner of Quapaw Canoe Company and former curator of the Delta Blues Museum, John is one of the most experienced guides on the lower Mississippi river. Melody and John talk about his passion for nature and his passion for passing down traditions including the process for making dug-out canoes and his work with young apprentices.
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    • 46 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Chelsea Lovitt

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Chelsea Lovitt

    Malcolm White talks with singer-songwriter Chelsea Lovitt. A native of Hattiesburg, Lovitt now resides in Nashville, Tenn., where she has recently released her album “You Had Your Cake, So Lie In It.” The two talk about country music, garage-rock, MAC grants, and more.
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    • 40 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Rita Brent

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Rita Brent

    Leslie Barker talks with comedian, musician, and veteran, Rita Brent. Rita talks about life growing up in Jackson, sharing her Mississippi story with audiences all over the country, and how comedy is her superpower for connecting and sparking vital conversations.
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    • 44 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Lawson King

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Lawson King

    Larry Morrisey talks with sculptor and MAC Artist Fellowship grant recipient Lawson King. King is a native of the Delta. He creates public sculpture using steel. His current work was influenced by his work as an artist-in-residence in schools around the Delta.
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    • 45 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Charlie Worsham

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Charlie Worsham

    Malcolm White talks with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham. A former member of the Old Crow Medicine Show, Charlie Worsham was born in Jackson, Miss., and grew up in Grenada. Malcolm and Charlie talk about his Mississippi roots, grants from MAC as well as his experiences playing with country music legends. 
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    • 45 min

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