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Mississippi Moments Podcast

These are the stories of our people in their own words. From sharecroppers to governors, the veterans, artists, writers, musicians, leaders, followers, all those who call Mississippi home. Since 1971 we've collected their memories. The technology has changed, but our mission remains the same: to preserve those wonderful stories. Listen to Mississippi Moments Monday through Friday. at 12:30pm on MPB think radio.
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Apr 16, 2009
MS Moments 95 Country StoresJames Harris Jr. and Dr. John Douglas Jr. recall their youthful days buying snacks and swapping stories at the ole country store.
Apr 16, 2009
MS Moments 90 Civil War LegaciesKenneth O. Williams and Legrand Capers speak of the legacies of the Civil War in Mississippi.
Apr 16, 2009
MS Moments 92 Minstrel ShowsLegrand Capers and Libby Hollingsworth share fond memories of attending traveling variety shows of the early 20th century.
Apr 16, 2009
MS Moments 26 Stennis Space CenterHarry Guin, A.D. Kellar, and Ken Cashion explain how the Stennis Space Center evolved and changed the face of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Apr 9, 2009
MS Moments 38 Chinese in Mississippi

Chinese Americans Vera Penney Gong, Luck Wing, and John Wing discuss their experiences living outside of a black and white racial identity during segregation in Mississippi.  (photo of students of the only all-Chinese school in Bolivar County, 1938)

Apr 9, 2009
MS Moments 6 Dave Legendary Red Sox Hall of Famer, Boo Ferriss, shares the most memorable experiences of his baseball career, while noting the value and importance of education.
Apr 6, 2009
MS Moments 156 Broadcasting Pioneer Jobie Martin

Jobie Martin reminisces about his early career and entering unchartered territory as the first African American to host his own television show in Mississippi.

Apr 2, 2009
MS Moments 80 Korean WarKorean War veteran Sidney Berry recalls the harsh reality of killing enemy soldiers.  Rodney Duke describes the torture he endured as a prisoner of war.
Apr 2, 2009
MS Moments 175 Mississippi Choctaw IndiansKenneth and Jason York discuss the history of the Choctaws and contemporary challenges of retaining their traditional values and culture.
Apr 2, 2009
MS Moments 32 Evelyn GandyEvelyn Gandy speaks about serving the people and breaking barriers for women during her distinguished legislative career.
Apr 2, 2009
MS Moments 34 Willie MorrisMississippi writer Willie Morris entertains with recollections of a youthful prank, meeting with Robert Frost, and lunch in Greenwich Village.
Apr 2, 2009
MS Moments 36 William FaulknerShelby Foote and Bell Wiley reminisce about the literary skill and eccentricities of their friend and colleague William Faulkner.
Apr 2, 2009
MS Moments 33 Novelist and Historian Shelby FooteNovelist and historian Shelby Foote discusses his approach to writing, opinion of Jefferson Davis, and friendship with William Faulkner.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 8 Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927Reid Dunn Jr., Sarah Carter, and Brodie Crump recall firsthand the most destructive flood in U.S. history.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 24 Discrimination Toward African American WWII VeteransLanier Phillips and Lee Spearman recall blatant discrimination back home after returning from military service in World War II.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 2 Segregation and the Ku Klux KlanAfrican American Lee Spearman recalls an unexpected ride with the KKK during the days of segregation.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 12 Musician Jimmie Rogers

Sister-in-law Elsie McWilliams remembers the legendary father of country music, Jimmie Rogers.

Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 27 Comedian Jerry ClowerComedian Jerry Clower muses about growing up in rural Mississippi and entering show business.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 162 Vietnamese American

Vietnamese American Dat Duong relates the difficulties of growing up in Vietnam as a mixed-race child of the enemy.

Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 138 SNCC [Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee]Sandra Adickes, Unita Blackwell, and Fannie Lou Hamer relate their experiences forging a new path as civil rights activists for SNCC in Mississippi.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 147 The Hobo ExperienceClem Maples and William Redd share their experiences during the Great Depression when jobless men nicknamed "hoboes" rode the rails in search of work.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 1 Gulf Coast GamblingGulf Coast residents Vincent Creel, Roland Weeks, and George Schloegel discuss the pros and cons of legalized riverboat gambling.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 25 Teddy Bear Hunting TaleAuthor Minor Ferris Buchanan sheds light on Theodore Roosevelt's famous black bear hunt in the Mississippi Delta.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 11 Freedom Riders

Fred Clark Sr. describes the experiences of those who attempted to integrate interstate bus travel in 1961. (photo of Mr. Clark)

Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 18 American POWs

World War II veteran Lloyd Smith and Vietnam veteran Thomas Collins III remember the brutality of life during captivity.

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