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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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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 | Ryan Dennis

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Ryan Dennis

    Sarah Story speaks with curator Ryan Dennis about the newly opened Dusti Bongé exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Widely considered to be the first Mississippi artist to work consistently in a Modernist style, the exhibition includes works from throughout Dusti Bongé's career. Visitors will be able to experience her paintings, works on paper, and sculptures as well as see the influences of Bongé’s life in different stages.
    Image description: Dusti Bongé, Void 6 (detail). 1982, Oil on canvas. Collection of the Dusti Bongé Art Foundation

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    • 46 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Governor's Arts Awards

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Governor's Arts Awards

    Highlights of the annual Governor's Arts Awards ceremony.
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    • 53 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Jesmyn Ward

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Jesmyn Ward

    Leslie Barker talks with this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards honoree for Excellence in Literature, Jesmyn Ward. The first woman to win the National Book Award twice, a recipient of a McArthur Genius Grant, and one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2018, Ward’s writing pulls deeply from her Mississippi roots. It’s a conversation about storytelling, community, education, and life in DeLisle, Mississippi
    Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

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    • 48 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Raphael Semmes

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Raphael Semmes

    Melody Moody Thortis talks with Raphael Semmes, who is being recognized this year with a Governor’s Arts Award as a Cultural Ambassador. Raphael is a lifelong musician, songwriter and event organizer based in Jackson who has contributed to the music and festival scene across the state for decades. His creation of the song, "Feels like coming home" was recorded for Visit Mississippi as a reminder of all the positive attributes of our state.
    Photo © Portico, by James Patterson

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    • 43 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Arthur Jafa

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Arthur Jafa

    Sarah Story interviews the Governor’s Arts Awards recipient for Excellence in Media Arts, Arthur Jafa. An acclaimed artist, film maker and cinematographer, Jafa has worked to address African American identity through contemporary imagery for the past three decades. The two discuss Jafa’s early years in Clarksdale and Tupelo, films and comic books that influenced him, his time at Howard University as well as upcoming film projects, some of which may take place in Mississippi.
    Photograph by Robert Hamacher. Image courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York / Rome.

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    • 46 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Nellie McInnis

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Nellie McInnis

    Larry Morrisey talks with 2021 Governor’s Arts Award recipient Nellie McInnis (aka Nellie Mack). McInnis is a Jackson-based bass player and band leader. She has played with several legendary Mississippi blues and R&B musicians and currently leads a number of groups.
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    • 43 min

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