Manage episode 337096819 series 1196568
Hailing from Ackerman in Choctaw County, Raymond Edwin Mabus, Jr.’s father would close his hardware Store once a year and the family would travel abroad to collect art, textiles, and historic memorabilia. Fast forward to 2022, Ray Mabus has continued this tradition and in-turn has amassed a wide ranging artifact collection that is currently being curated, by fellow Mississippian and designer of the BB King Museum, Steven Perkins, at his West Virginia home. From child collector to Auditor and Governor of Mississippi, in addition to serving as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Secretary of the Navy on behalf of the United States, he discusses the curation of his collection and the journey that led to him becoming one of the most notable individuals in the magnolia state.
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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