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Top Gun | 172D Airlift Wing & Columbus Air Force Base

The summer box office smash Top Gun Maverick has left its mark on movie goers, and I’ve invited fighter pilots, Lt. Col. Lance Bowlin from the One-Seventy Second Airlift in Flowood, MS and Capt. Benjamin Ayivorh from Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, MS to talk about the history and impact that they have on the state as well as the impact that Mississippi Air Force Bases have on the nation. They tell their story on how they became pilots, their past and current missions and their take on the Top Gun flying scenes from the film. 


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.