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Dr. John (Jay) Wellons, III | All That Moves Us

Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. John Jay Wellons has been in practice for more than twenty-one years. But time has not amassed anywhere near the footprint that he has, in world pediatrics. Born and raised in southern Mississippi, Dr. Wellons’s passion for healing has led him from the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson to the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He joins the show today to discuss his 2022 book, “All That Moves Us: A Pediatric Neurosurgeon, His Young Patients, and Their Stories of Grace and Resilience,” life as a pediatric neurosurgeon in a post Roe v. Wade society and growing up in Mississippi.


Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a "Now You're Talking" on MPB Think Radio and "Conversations" on MPB TV, and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.

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James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier | Celebrating the 60th Anniversary

James Howard Meredith, American civil rights activist, writer, political adviser, and Air Force veteran, inspired by President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, was the first African-American student admitted to the former racially segregated University of Mississippi. Today, we’re celebrating the diamond anniversary of his enrollment at Ole Miss with a few of the contributors from his newest book, “James Meredith: Breaking the Barrier” - Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Meredith’s 1962 enrollment at the U of M. The book, edited by Ole Miss journalism professor, Dr. Kathleen W. Wickham, features contributors: Dorothy Gilliam, the first African American reporter hired by the Washington Post and Sidna Brower Mitchell, former student-editor of The (Daily) Mississippian whose editorial calling for calm, received a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Marshall sits down with each of them, to discuss the book and their own contributions connected to this historic paradigm shift in Mississippi and U.S. history. Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a "Now You're Talking" on MPB Think Radio and "Conversations" on MPB TV, and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.