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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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Mississippi Roads eases down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, where children learn while they play. The Ronald McDonald House in Jackson has proven invaluable for families of children facing a medical crisis. Drummer Derrick Martin shares his talent with a younger generation; and no stone goes unturned at a rock garden in the town of Mendenhall.

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Rocky Springs

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Mississippi Roads travels down the Natchez Trace to the ghost town of Rocky Springs.  While in the area we tour the Grand Gulf Military Park, which is dedicated to preserving the memory of that once prominent town and the Civil War battle that took place there.  We also explore the ruins of Windsor and a special connection shared between two local men.

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Town of Moss Point

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Mississippi Roads travels to Moss Point where we learn about the community and explore the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch and the Pascagoula River Audubon Park.  Walt meets Billy Joe Johnson who has chosen a life on the waters of the Pascagoula River.  Then we make a trip up to the Delta to see the sights of the Tunica RiverPark.

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Walter Anderson Museum

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Travel with Mississippi Roads to Ocean Springs for a tour of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Then see how artist Marlin Miller has transformed Hurricane Katrina’s damage into inspiring sculptors along highway 90.

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Jimmie Rodgers Museum

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The Jimmie Rodgers museum in Meridian pays tribute to “The Father of Country Music.” The town is also home to Greg Cartmell a gifted artist and musician. Country Music takes the stage at scenic Sciple’s Mill in Kemper County. We also trace some of the Mississippi musicians and musical styles who are intertwined with the music of Jimmie Rodgers.

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Prairie Arts Festival

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Mississippi Roads meanders through the Prairie Arts Festival and the charming host town of West Point. You might not know who Billy Brasfield is but, a whole lot of celebrities do. Billy B, as he’s known in the fashion world, has a remarkably creative gift, and incredible reputation as a professional makeup artist. Billy also wants to restore his hometown of Aberdeen one house at a time.

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French Camp

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Mississippi Roads travels the Natchez Trace to French Camp Academy to study this very successful boarding school. Then we meet Dr. Mark Yeager who founded Kamp Kaleidoscope to provide a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience for kids on the autism spectrum. Finally, we learn about students in Jackson who are learning to grow and growing to learn at Casey Elementary.

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Town of Louin

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Mississippi Roads eases down to our featured town of Louin to hear the sounds of master instrument maker MB Green. Then we visit Bob Jackman of Brandon, who has built quite a collection of model cars. We close the episode by learning how one man’s junk is transformed into art by metal sculptor and Louin resident, Dave Heflin.

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Dudie Burger Festival

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Mississippi Roads travels to the Dudie Burger Festival in the town of Tupelo. Mr. Arthur Davis sings the praises of fried chicken at the Old Country Store in Lorman. We escape the hustle and bustle of city life at the Forest Retreat down in Amite County and we get our motors running at the Blue Suede Cruise in Tupelo.

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African American Authors

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Host: Gene Edwards Guest(s): Anthony Grooms, Ravi Howard, Dedra Johnson “I was black long before I was a writer,” jokes novelist Anthony Grooms. He joins acclaimed African American novelists Ravi Howard and Dedra Johnson as they talk of everything from choosing their stories to marketing their work. Gene Edwards hosts.

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