2022 Podcast Archive
Episode 1: James Meredith: An Agent for Change
November 22, 2022
BPF sits down with our own Charles Grayson and James Meredith to hear about his fascinating life story. Listen as we dive into Meredith's formative years growing up in North MS.
Episode 2: James Meredith: An Agent for Change
December 13, 2022
BPF continues the conversation with James Meredith to discuss the time surrounding his entrance to the University of Mississippi and his time in the Air Force.
Episode 3: James Meredith: An Agent for Change
December 27, 2022
BPF wraps up our fascinating time with Mr. Meredith with excerpts from his powerful 1961 letter to the Kennedy Administration regarding his rights as an American citizen.
Episode 1: Energy & Electricity Experts — Jack & Elizabeth Coleman
September 27, 2022
BPF had the fortunate opportunity to discuss timely topics with a few of Mississippi's top experts in the energy and electricity industry at the regulatory & policy making levels. Listen in as they dive into the energy & electricity crisis in the U.K. and Europe that's beginning to happen in parts of the U.S. and what Mississippi can do to prevent it from coming here.
Episode 2: Energy & Electricity Experts — Jack & Elizabeth Coleman
October 11, 2022
BPF continues the conversation on what Mississippi can do to prevent an energy and electricity crisis from coming here.
Episode 3: Energy & Electricity Experts — Jack & Elizabeth Coleman
October 25, 2022
In our most recent episode, Jack and Elizabeth discuss battery technology and storage capacity in electric vehicles and giving the American people both sides of the renewable story.
Episode 4: Energy & Electricity Experts — Jack & Elizabeth Coleman
November 8, 2022
In our final episode with Jack and Elizabeth Coleman, we learn their plans for economic development in Rosedale, Mississippi.
Episode 1: MS Secretary of State Michael Watson
June 21, 2022
BPF visits with Secretary Watson to find out more on the "Tackle the Tape" initiative and the plan within it titled "29 x 29." The aim is to review every regulation for all 29 occupational licensing boards and commissions by the year 2029.
Episode 2: MS Secretary of State Michael Watson
July 5, 2022
BPF continues the conversation with Secretary Michael Watson on cutting regulations to help make Mississippi more business friendly and more Mississippians realize their dreams.
Episode 1: Natchez Renaissance — Mayor Dan Gibson
March 29, 2022
BPF travels to the jewel of the Mississippi River to meet Mayor Dan Gibson at the National Historic Landmark of Dunleith Historic Inn and discuss how Natchez is finding itself in an upside surprise renaissance on the heels of a pandemic — thanks to its diversity, hospitality and culture.
Episode 2: Natchez Renaissance — Mayor Dan Gibson
April 12, 2022
BPF continues the conversation with Mayor Dan Gibson on his vision and goals for the decade ahead and the continued renaissance of Natchez, Mississippi.
Episode 3: Natchez Renaissance — Filmmaker & Writer Tate Taylor
April 26, 2022
BPF sits down with successful filmmaker and writer Tate Taylor. We had the opportunity to hear his fascinating journey back to the Church Hill community outside of Natchez, Mississippi where he's shaking things up.
Episode 4: Natchez Renaissance — Filmmaker & Writer Tate Taylor
May 10, 2022
Tate Taylor discusses the needs of Natchez and how he's investing in the community to help build a city that implores newcomers to stay. Tate addresses Mississippi's tarnished past and how we can shake the sensationalism and stereotypes.
Episode 5: Natchez Renaissance — Chef Jarita Frazier-King
May 24, 2022
BPF had the opportunity to sit down with Mrs. King and hear how she's an agent for change in her community through her Natchez Heritage School of Cooking. She's also gearing up for the 3rd annual Soul Food Fusion Festival, (June 17 - 19) where the community celebrates together at a block-long white linen dining table eating the cuisine of the local chefs.
Episode 6: Natchez Renaissance — Art Gallery Owner Stacy Conde
June 7, 2022
BPF guest podcasters had the opportunity to meet and talk with gallerist and curator Stacy Conde of Conde Contemporary. Listen in as she tells how she makes a pivot from Miami to Mississippi and illuminates Natchez the way only she can.
Episode 1: Electricity Lessons from the U.K.
February 8, 2022
BPF has a fascinating conversation with Douglas Carswell of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy on the electricity crisis in the U.K. and why it matters to Mississippi's citizens and policy makers.
Episode 2: Electricity Lessons from the U.K.
February 22, 2022
Listen in as BPF discusses the history and policies regarding energy and electricity with Douglas Carswell of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.