Grammy Award winner Grady Champion talks about his successful career as a blues musician and life in Canton, Ms where he grew up as the youngest of 28 siblings.
Authors, athletes, entertainers. They are people we admire. Politicians, civic leaders, inventors. They are people who influence our daily lives and our futures. Join MPB as we engage these fascinating people for in-depth conversation about their lives, their efforts, and their visions. Whether they call Mississippi home or are just passing through, these icons offer insight into our world. From businessmen to benefactors, you’ll get to know them all on Conversations.
Why would the chairman of NBC News choose Mississippi as home to an innovative approach to news coverage? We’re talking to Andrew Lack about his vision for the digital-based, nonprofit operation known as Mississippi Today.
Melvin Williams of Smithdale, Mississippi is widely known as one of the most prolific gospel performers in the world. He has spent a life time writing, performing and producing music, either as a solo artist or with his brothers in the famous trio known as the Williams Brothers. During our conversation with Melvin, you’ll find out he has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
Longtime Journalist Randall Pinkston shares war stories, both literally and figuratively, of his career as a correspondent for CBS News and Al Jazeera America. The Yazoo County native got his start in television back in the early 70’s as a reporter & anchor for WLBT-TV in Jackson.
Holocaust survivor Leslie Schwartz travels to Hattiesburg to pay tribute to a unit of African American soldiers from Mississippi who helped liberate him from a World War II concentration camp in Germany.
In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court issue a ruling in the landmark Brown verses Board of Education case which outlawed segregation in this country. In this edition of Conversations we’re talking about the current state of school integration in Mississippi with NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Rex Buffington who is the director of the Stennis Center for Public Service and Dr. Phil Burchfield, Superintendent of the Clinton Public School District.