2022 Episodes

September 15, 2022:
Kanika Welch and Anik Kurkjian

Kanika Welch, Executive Director, The Bean Path and Anik Kurkjian, Director of STEAM & The Bean Path Makerspace talk to Kimberly and Azia.

July 28, 2022:
Ellen Ann Fentress

Writer and Filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress talks to Kimberly and Donna about founding The Admissions Project/Academy Stories and more.

July 7, 2022:
Nick Wallace

Chef Nick Wallace talks to Kimberly and Donna about the legacy of Southern food in the country, his recent television appearances and more.

June 23, 2022:
David Rae Morris

David Dennis Sr., Civil Rights activist and collaborator on “The Movement Made Us” and David Dennis Jr., journalist and author of “The Movement Made Us”, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

June 16, 2022:
Arekia Bennett
and Velvet Johnson

Arekia Bennett, Executive Director for MS Votes, and Velvet Johnson, Program Director for MS Votes, talk to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

June 9, 2022:
Rita Brent

Comedian, musician and military veteran Rita Brent visits with MFP’s Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

May 19, 2022:
David Dennis Sr. and David Dennis Jr.

David Dennis Sr., Civil Rights activist and collaborator on “The Movement Made Us” and David Dennis Jr., journalist and author of “The Movement Made Us”, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

May 12, 2022:
Thomas K. Hudson

Thomas K. Hudson, President of Jackson State University, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 21, 2022:
Jessie Daniels

Jessie Daniels, the author of “Nice White Ladies” and professor of sociology and Africana studies at Hunter College, CUNY, speaks with Donna and Kimberly.

April 14, 2022:
Carlton Turner

Carlton Turner of ‘Sipp Culture joins Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd to discuss community development in rural Mississippi through storytelling, art, connection and community farming.

March 31, 2022:
Roscoe Barnes III, PhD

Roscoe Barnes III, PhD, Cultural Heritage and Tourism Manager for Visit Natchez joins Donna and Kimberly to discuss the proposed U.S. Colored Troops monument and the changing way Natchez is facing its history.

March 24, 2022:
La June Montgomery Tabron
and Rhea Williams-Bishop

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, then Rhea Williams-Bishop, director of Mississippi and New Orleans programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, talk to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 17, 2022:
Ellen Reddy

Ellen Reddy, executive director of the Nollie Jenkins Family Center, joins Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin to discuss promoting safe and supportive schools and school-discipline reform.

March 10, 2022:
Karen Hinton

Karen Hinton, Mississippi native and the author of “Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power,” talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 3, 2022:
Elaine Talbott and CJ Winship

Elaine Talbott, board member of PFLAG Jackson, and CJ Winship, a law student, former police officer and member of the LGBTQ+ community, joins Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin to discuss the impact of LGBTQ+ representation in the Ridgeland Public Library.

February 17, 2022:
Oresa Napper-Williams

Oresa Napper-Williams, founder of NYC’s Not Another Child, an advocacy organization combating gun violence and supporting grieving families, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

February 10, 2022:
Talamieka Brice and Flonzie Brown Wright

Civil-Rights Activist Flonzie Brown Wright and Local filmmaker and owner of Brice Media Talamieka Brice talk to Donna Ladd about the need to know full Black history.

February 3, 2022:
Pauline Rogers

Pauline Rogers, formerly incarcerated founder of RECH Foundation, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

January 27, 2022:
Anastasia Higginbotham

Anastasia Higginbotham​, author of “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness” talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

January 20, 2022:
Tyree Jones

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones talks to
Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.