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Northeast Mississippi business owners, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in Northeast Mississippi. All content is copyright 2021 Sun Bear Studio Ripley MS LLC all rights reserved. No portion of this podcast may be rebroadcast or used for any other purpose without express written consent of Sun Bear Studio Ripley MS LLC
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The Extra Mile

Mississippi Department of Transportation

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Tune in to The Extra Mile presented by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Co-hosts Paul Katool and Waverly McCarthy take listeners inside the world of transportation infrastructure in Mississippi.
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The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s ...
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Colby Kimmel, Assistant Chief Engineer - Pre-construction, and Jessica Dilley, Assistant State Planning Engineer, joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk women in engineering, why they got in to the field, the benefits of working at MDOT and more. Show intro, introducing MDOT Engineers Colby Kimmel and Jessica Dilley - 00:38 Beginnings at MDOT - 03:0…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Giving everyone an update on what is going on my world today. From being 33 and single, fighting OCD and depression, using paid time off, stand up comedy, recovery, people pleasing, and a whole lot more. I wanted to take some time to address my listeners for mental health month and open my book (mine) up for everyone. I also took some time to respo…
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On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, Jake Nelson, director of traffic safety advocacy and research for AAA, talks about the disturbing rise in crash fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic. Since pandemic stay-at-home advisories went into effect in 2020, traffic fatalities have risen. The National Highway Traffic Safety Ad…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, a conversation with Jeff Farrah, executive director of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA). As discussed in previous installments, U.S. traffic deaths jumped 10.5 percent in 2021 to 42,915, marking the highest number killed on American roads in a single year since 2005. Farrah t…
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Collin sits down with the first matchmaker to do speed dating in Iowa, but that is not all she has done while she has been on this earth. Suzon has lived a wild life that started with booking and promoting punk rock bands in the 80's, meeting her husband, losing her husband while she was pregnant with her first born son, and matchmaking in the Quad…
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Michigan is poised to become the 26th state to implement a ban on the use of hand-held phones while driving. The new laws, passed as House bills 4250, 4251 and 4252, are headed to Gov. Whitmer’s desk for her signature and are expected to take effect on June 30. This follows adoption of similar legislation in Ohio in April. An early analysis of data…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Carson Tuttle is a standup comedian and middle school teacher located in Iowa City. We sat down at his home with his dog George Michael and discussed comedy, some regrets of his, failure, the importance of good friends, living in the moment, and the challenges he faces being a middle school teacher in 2023.Keep up with Carson here: www.instagram.co…
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their infrastructure report card for Michigan at a May 8 news conference and gave the state a cumulative grade of C-, which counts as improvement since the previous grade was D+. On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, two people who participated in the news conference talk abo…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, conversations about how grants from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), will help the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) rebuild or shore up major roads and bridges over the next few years. First, Beckie Cu…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, a conversation about the success of efforts by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to attract pollinators with roadside sunflowers and other vegetation. Amanda Novak, a resource specialist in MDOT’s Bay Region, talks about the origins and successes of MDOT’s pollinator program and…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Nikki Murray is a Quad Cities personality who embodies the ultimate Jack of all Trades. Wearing many hats in her life including mom, comedian, makeup artist, burlesque dancer, and more. On this episode, Nikki and I discussed ADHD, Postpartum Depression, Therapy, and more. Keep up with Nikki and MDOT using the links below.https://linktr.ee/nikkimart…
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On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, a look at transportation-related legislation being debated. Aarne Frobom, senior policy analyst at the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Troy Hagon, MDOT director of government affairs, break down the proposals. Among those discussed: House bills 4132 and 4133. These bills, res…
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MDOT Executive Director Brad White joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session on location at the Mississippi Capitol to recap a successful 2023 Legislative Session. Show intro, introducing MDOT Executive Director Brad White - 00:31 On the State Capitol room setting - 01:16 2023 legislative session impact for MDOT - 02:18 Importance of multi…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Assistant Attorney General Roy Tipton joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to tell fun stories and anecdotes from his 31 years of service at MDOT. Show intro, introducing Assistant Attorney General Roy Tipton - 00:30 Professional experience prior to MDOT - 01:25 Beginnings at MDOT - 03:00 Government career versus private practice - 03…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Brandon Scott has been my barber on and off for about a decade now. For at least the last couple years, every time I get my haircut with him we discuss mental health. So obviously, I had to have on the podcast again. This time, he came over and we talked about him living with Bipolar Disorder (BPD 2) as well as his eagerness to challenge himself. O…
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State Representative Manly Barton joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about how he got into public service, serving in the Vietnam War, chairing the Local and Private Legislation Committee and more. Show intro, introducing State Representative Manly Barton - 00:29 How Representative Barton became a public servant - 01:20 Wher…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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On this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, some good news for innovative projects aimed at enhancing mobility. On March 21, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced winners of Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grants. Michele Mueller, MDOT senior project manager for connected, automated, a…
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State Senator Rita Potts Parks joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk transportation legislation, break down a nurse retention bill, explain the origins of the famous Slugburger and more. Show intro, introducing State Senator Rita Potts Parks - 00:30 Why Senator Potts Parks decided to run for public office - 01:21 Senator Potts …
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Sarah Edwards is the founder of Set Apart Company and a fellow mental health advocate. We had the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics such as OCD, anxiety, work flow process, consistency, setting goals, and plenty more. Sarah is an awesome person who loves to talk about self growth and mental health. I hope to have many more conversations…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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MDOT Chief of Staff Jeff Ely joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to break down his role at the agency, discuss funding, talk about the benefits of working at MDOT and more. Show intro, introducing MDOT Chief of Staff Jeff Ely - 00:30 Jeff Ely's career with MDOT - 01:39 Overview of what the MDOT Chief of Staff does - 02:49 What life i…
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With the introduction of a new bill in the Michigan Legislature to enable the use of automated technology to enforce speeding laws on segments of road under construction, this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast reprises an episode from Aug. 30, 2022, after a similar bill was introduced last legislative session. House Bill 4132 has bipar…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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On this episode of the Modern Day Overthinker podcast I sat down with a new friend of mine Judi Creighton and talked about her experience with a traumatic brain injury. Judi deals with memory loss, depression, and anxiety as a result of a car accident. We discussed her injuries and how those have impacted her up to this day. We also conversed about…
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State Representative Charles Busby joined The Extra Mile: Legislative Session to give an overview of transportation legislation during the 2023 session, discuss the future of transportation, talk about MDOT projects on the Coast and more. Show intro, introducing State Representative Charles Busby - 00:29 Update what's happening in the session as of…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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As Black History Month 2023 winds down, this week’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast highlights the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and some of the success stories. First, Lisa Thompson, administrator of MDOT’s Office of Business Development, which includes the DBE program, explain…
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Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to provide an overview of DPS, highlight upgrades to the Driver's License Services program, talk about partnering with MDOT and other agencies and more. Show intro, introducing MS Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell - 00…
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About Us: Business owners, Chamber directors, industry leaders, Main Street Directors, school and hospital leaders discuss what's happening in North MS with station owner, Melinda Marsalis. Interviews are recorded in Ripley, MS at Sun Bear Studio, broadcast every Tuesday at 11 am on The Shark 102.3 FM Radio and added here to help you stay informed.…
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Adam is a friend of mine who loves to talk about recovery, addiction, and mental illness. So, of course, I had to have him on to talk considering I do as well. Adam had plenty to share with me as we sat in my office/studio on Saturday the 19th. We made sure to talk about his CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) diagnoses in addition to Su…
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On part II of special Black History Month editions of the Talking Michigan Transportation, Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist talks about the importance of the project to convert the I-375 depressed freeway to an at-grade boulevard, reconnecting neighborhoods. As a child growing up near those neighborhoods, and hearing the stories of relatives who …
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State Senator Jenifer Branning joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative session to talk autonomous vehicles, the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund, the Dick Hall Welcome Center and more. Show intro, introducing State Senator Jenifer Branning - 00:29 Where we're at in the 2023 legislative session - 02:01 Legislation Senator Branning is watchin…
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