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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

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.

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Governor's Arts Awards

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Governor's Arts Awards

    Highlights of the Governor's Arts Awards ceremony for 2020.

    • 50 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Spencer Thomas

    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.

    • 42 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Patrick Sansone

    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. 

    • 46 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Dr. Carmen Walters

    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.

    • 35 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Steve Forbert

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Steve Forbert

    Melody Moody Thortis talks to musician Steve Forbert about his 40 year career as a singer and songwriter. Forbert will be awarded a Governor's Arts Award this year for "Excellence in Music." Photo credit: Jay Blakesberg

    • 38 min
    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Maurice Surrell

    The Mississippi Arts Hour | Maurice Surrell

    Larry Morrisey visits with Maurice Surrell of the Jackson Southernaires. The group is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year and they continue to be a popular group on the gospel touring circuit. The group is a recipient of one of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards.

    • 39 min

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