“Raised in the Sipp,” powered by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi, is a podcast hosted by comedienne, musician, and Mississippi native Rita Brent. Each episode will uplift powerful voices and stories in Mississippi of people committed, connected to and invested in Mississippi, working to improve the state for the benefit of women and girls.
Creating for Good with Talamieka Brice
For the season 1 finale, Rita sits down with artist, writer, filmmaker, and activist, Talamieka Brice.
Finding your Groove with Teneia Sanders
Rita sits down with Jackson native and Mississippi treasure, Teneia Sanders. A songwriter, recording artist, and musician, Sanders talks about her journey from North Jackson to an award-winning international touring musician and performer.
Creating Mississippi's Tech Future with Dr. Nashlie Sephus
Rita sits down with Jackson native Dr. Nashlie Sephus, a world-renowned computer engineer and artificial intelligence expert, to discuss her pathway into the Tech world and how she became one of the country's foremost experts on race and bias within artificial intelligence.
Fighting for Working Women with Cassandra Welchlin
Rita sits down with community activist, childcare advocate, and Jackson native, Cassandra Welchlin, leader of the Mississippi Black Women's Roundtable, to talk about being raised by her mother and grandmother and how that influenced her work and decision to fight for affordable childcare for working people.
Knowing your History with Pamela Junior
Rita interviews Pamela Junior about her life, Juneteenth, and May 8, 1865, also known as 8 of May Day. Hear how Pamela and the Two Mississippi Museums do "Black History 365."
Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement, with Dr. Flonzie Brown Wright
Rita interviews another Mother of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, the trailblazing Dr. Flonzie Brown Wright. Dr. Brown Wright was the first Black woman elected to public office in Mississippi in 1968.
Thanks for bringing visibility to Mississippi in an intelligent and empowered light. I love it! ❤️💛💙
Big fan of Rita Brent and the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi!
Insightful and powerful
Rita Brent is a natural and gets right to the heart of the matter.