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JACK CRISS: Now See Hear/BAMSouth

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Civil and enlightening discussions with business leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners who influence their Southern communities. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nowseehearBAM/support

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“No Corona!”?

March 11th, 2020

7:34

My thoughts on what is on everybody’s mind right now...for what it’s worth.

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Ridgeland Review Returning?

February 25th, 2020

5:21

News on the independent Ridgeland community/business newspaper returning—bigger, better and done by a new printer!

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More Marketing BS—Plus R.I.P. Randy Grammar.

February 4th, 2020

11:14

The TRUTH about modern marketing and remembering a mentor and friend.

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My PR Guy Works Out Of His Mother’s Basement

January 24th, 2020

11:47

Lessons learned in advertising and PR: Experience counts, awards don’t; and billboards are still horrible.

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Business Always Matters!

January 6th, 2020

7:30

More about our mission—and yours—going forward.

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Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2020

6:38

Business plans and resolutions!

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Awe And Reverence

November 24th, 2019

14:11

Reflections on...reflecting. In business and life. Thoughts I wanted to share...!

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The Mantra: “Shop Local”!

November 11th, 2019

6:59

Our new mission here—and why we think it is imperative to support our community-based businesses.

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Fighting Back Against Predatory Lending

October 2nd, 2019

27:18

A fascinating discussion with Holly Dobbs of Pay Grace Forward based in Tennessee.

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Brent Bailey/P.S.C. Candidate: Updates From The Campaign

October 2nd, 2019

27:41

Brent Bailey tells tales 
from the campaign trail: 
media fairness, voter concerns, 
his first task at hand if elected...and more!

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Are We Moving TOO Fast?

September 22nd, 2019

13:53

Are our lives being carried too fast to a totally digitized and transparent future? Part I of some thinking on the subject.

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Where Have You Gone, Ric Ocasek?

September 16th, 2019

6:23

We’re losing our heroes—what that means to this generation.

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Bleeding Heart Libertarian?

September 15th, 2019

16:28

How various political ideologies try to help those who are down and out. A unique perspective!

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The Episode You MUST Listen To!

September 13th, 2019

14:02

How speech has changed, sexual harassment, the treatment of retail employees—it’s a podcast free-for-all!

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Former Clarion-Ledger Photographer Chris Todd

September 6th, 2019

29:18

A Conversation With Chris Todd: Longtime former
Clarion-Ledger photographer recalls illustrious career, 
looks at how his profession has changed.

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Part II Talking with Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove

September 5th, 2019

25:05

Part II of an interview with former  

Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove:  

his upbringing, influences and entry into politics.

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Part I: Talking with former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove

September 4th, 2019

22:22

Part I of an interview with former 
Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove: 
his upbringing, influences and entry into politics.

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Armchair Political Analysis

August 28th, 2019

9:27

What happened yesterday in Mississippi? And we can survive any more of those terrible political ads?!

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Brian Estes & The Estes Group

August 23rd, 2019

19:40

Talking Metro real estate trends 

and investment with Brian Estes

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"The Home Buyer Guy" / Will White

August 22nd, 2019

26:19

"The Home Buyer Guy" dropped 

in for a visit to talk more about 

his fascinating, and helpful, unique Metro business.

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Brent Bailey/Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Central District pt. 2

August 21st, 2019

28:58

Part two of our conversations with Brent Bailey, 

candidate for Public Service Commission, Central District.

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Brent Bailey/Candidate for Public Service Commissioner Central District

August 21st, 2019

25:01

The first part of two 

conversations with Brent Bailey, 

candidate for Public Service Commission, Central District.

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A Personal Story of Bi-Polar

August 20th, 2019

24:06

This Mississippi writer 
deals with and has faced 
bi-polar depression for years. 
Hear Julie Whitehead’s personal and moving story.

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Eric Stracener: Attorney, musician

August 16th, 2019

30:12

Attorney and musician 
Eric Stracener discusses his craft 
and plays some original songs

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Talking Around The Town In The South with Cindy Cobb

August 14th, 2019

26:25

"Around The Town In The South" 

entrepreneur Cindy Cobb discusses 

her great success, shares stories.

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Joe T's Wine & Spirits David C. Rushing/John Malanchak

August 14th, 2019

29:32

Talking wine and business with
David C. Rushing & John Malanchak
of Jo T's Wine & Spirits 

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Part 3 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC

August 11th, 2019

11:39

NOW SEE HEAR hosted Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC 

as a guest and YOU, the listener, were invited 

to come to this live recording and ask Dr. Mike a question 

and speak to him in person. 

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Part 2 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC

August 11th, 2019

35:58

NOW SEE HEAR hosted Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC 

as a guest and YOU, the listener, were invited 

to come to this live recording and ask Dr. Mike a question 

and speak to him in person. 

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Part 1 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC

August 11th, 2019

30:41

NOW SEE HEAR hosted Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC 

as a guest and YOU, the listener, were invited 

to come to this live recording and ask Dr. Mike a question 

and speak to him in person. 

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The Great Debate: Danny Bedwell And Christina Dent On Drug Legalization

August 8th, 2019

32:28

Part 2 of a fantastic discussion/debate 

on the most controversial topic of our times.

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The Great Debate: Danny Bedwell And Christina Dent On Drug Legalization

August 7th, 2019

30:02

A fantastic discussion/debate 

on the most controversial topic of our times.



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Part 2 Social Media, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

August 5th, 2019

27:57

Part 2 of our discussion

on social media, with my 

technician Roddy Merritt, owner

of Merritt Media. 

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A discussion with Dr. Robert McElvaine

August 4th, 2019

30:30

A conversation with noted 

progressive thinker and author, 

Dr. Robert McElvaine, about today's 

leftward drift in politics.

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Dr. Michael Sanders/ Face Value Health

August 4th, 2019

27:57

An informative and engaging 

conversation with Dr. Michael Sanders

of Face Value Health. 

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Jesse Gress Part 2

August 1st, 2019

39:12

Legendary guitarist Jesse Gress 

returns to talk tap playing, 

gear, Spinal Tap moments and 

YouTube suggestions!

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The Lady Auto Mechanic / Allison Walker

July 31st, 2019

25:18

The Lady Auto Mechanic: An Inspiring Talk With Allison Walker

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Mississippi's Next Great Car Show

July 29th, 2019

8:45

A unique interview conducted at the Southlife Car Show with Nashville, TN participants on why they came to Mississippi for the show. 

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9/11 Memories

July 28th, 2019

13:05

Remembering that tragic day almost 18 years ago.

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SettleMyCase.com LIVE at Southlife Car Show

July 27th, 2019

9:32

Bobby Gill & Joey Dumas

of SettleMyCase.com talk

live from Southlife Car Show

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Oxford, MS & Jon Maynard

July 26th, 2019

27:49

A very interesting follow-up 

discussion with Jon Maynard 

concerning Oxford, MS’s economic 

development situation.

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Ending Mass Incarceration

July 25th, 2019

22:25

A talk with Amanda Birdsong Hamilton
about ending mass incarceration in
Mississippi, her own personal experience
with jail and the rally she has organized to
bring awareness. 

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End It For Good / Christina Dent and Drug Legalization

July 25th, 2019

26:17

A discussion with Christina Dent of 
End It For Good and what her organization 
is doing--and why they are doing it--to  fight 
for the decriminalization of drugs.

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Roddy Merritt and Southlife Car Show

July 24th, 2019

21:51

Southlife Car Show is

Mississippi's next great car show. 

A Merritt Production and hosted by Roddy Merritt,

this car show combines Mississippi Hospitality with the love of the automobile.

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Happy Moon Day!

July 20th, 2019

8:38

What were you doing 50 years ago today? I share my own memories along with some commentary about the historic Apollo 11 mission.

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Joanne Bell Wright talks publishing, inspiration and her career

July 19th, 2019

25:58

Joanne Bell Wright discusses 

why print is still viable, her own magazine, 

and providing a forum for women with inspiring stories.

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Battling Child Exploitation and Trafficking

July 17th, 2019

32:58

Sex Trafficking and Child Exploitation: 

Meet the two Central MS men working innovatively 

to educate the public and end what they call a national "slavery" crisis.

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An Interview with World Famous Guitarist Jesse Gress

July 17th, 2019

26:26

Jesse Gress: 

The Guitarist's Guitarist. 

A conversation with the legendary guitar transcriber, 

columnist and Todd Rundgren sideman: his career, 

I Can Understand The Socialists

July 16th, 2019

19:02

A brief examination of why I think people are attracted to socialism. Saving some arguments for future shows!

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What Constitutes News?

July 15th, 2019

7:53

Why is tragic news apparently the only news to repost?

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The Rise of Socialism/Dr. William Shughart

July 12th, 2019

25:39

Dr. William Shughart:

 Is Socialism's rise in America real and to be feared?

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Author & Movie Producer Maximus Wright

July 12th, 2019

27:11

Maximus Wright discusses his movie and books, 

the art of writing and what he can offer to aspiring authors.

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Brian Harris & Alley Taps

July 11th, 2019

24:07

Brian Harris: How this "Fake Shelton" 

from Mississippi started up Nashville's 

hottest new speakeasy!

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Regina Brim/ Politics and Race

July 11th, 2019

24:37

Regina Brim on Race, Politics and Stereotypes.

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An Interview with survivor, Dr. Jan Morgan

July 10th, 2019

24:07

 A survivor of a horrific cycling incident tells her story.

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The Good, The Bad...And The Still Good

July 9th, 2019

12:03

A cynic makes a case for optimism and goodness in the modern, chaotic world.

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Now See Hear? So What?

July 8th, 2019

9:23

Does the world really need another podcast? Well, maybe it does...

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The Return of Danny Bedwell

July 4th, 2019

24:12

Is America In Decline? 

Can Politics Make A Difference? 

A straightforward talk with one of our political commentators, Danny Bedwell.

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A Discussion with Donald Mangum

July 4th, 2019

25:44

Donald Mangum: 

A thought-provoking discussion with 

the Mississippi author and retired professor!

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Adam Lee & Hometown Lenders of Mississippi

July 3rd, 2019

24:53

Adam Lee/HomeLenders of MS: 

A discussion concerning what you need to know about 

mortgages--and a great new company that can help!

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Joey Dumas / The World's Most Interesting Man

July 3rd, 2019

33:58

Joey Dumas: The SettleMyCase.com Renaissance man! 

Joey's story will move and motivate you--trust us.

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Why I Like “Blue Bloods”

July 2nd, 2019

9:45

My favorite, current television series and my reasoning for appreciating it as the best in modern programming.

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Opiates: What’s The Real Crisis?

July 1st, 2019

11:10

My PERSONAL thinking and musings on all of the discussion taking place today about opiate/opioid abuse.

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Can YOU Flip A Burger?

June 30th, 2019

9:33

A reading from my book of a 1998 column—plus comments and news.

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Playmates And Fruitcakes: Talk Radio Memories

June 29th, 2019

44:35

Some funny and fond reminiscing about my old days in talk radio at WJNT!

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A talk with Jon Maynard, Chamber Director of Oxford, Mississippi

June 28th, 2019

25:08

How Oxford, Mississippi continues to

balance progress with the past.

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John Hoffman / News Director & Mentor to Host Jack Criss

June 27th, 2019

29:30

John Hoffman is a longtime News Director 

who is currently based and works in Indiana. 

He was also Jack Criss' mentor in news talk radio many years ago! 

We discuss the current state of news and media.

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Social Media: The Good, Bad, & Ugly! / Part 1

June 27th, 2019

12:42

Today, we start part one of a weekly series on social media.

I discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with my technician,

Roddy Merritt, from Merritt's Media. 

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The Phillip Shirley Interview / Accomplished Author & Advertising Legend

June 26th, 2019

25:07

Phillip Shirley is an advertising executive/legend 

as well as a well-known and accomplished author.

We discuss some of his great books and pick his

brain a little about advertising. 

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Jean Lachowicz interview / The Spirit of Harmony Foundation

June 26th, 2019

26:12

Jean Lachowicz is the Executive Director of the Spirit of Harmony Foundation in Chicago, 

a non-profit organization founded by rock legend Todd …

The Edward Saint Pe' Interview

June 20th, 2019

21:44

Edward Saint Pe’: 

Entrepreneur

Weather forecast pioneer

Television station owner—a true business visionary and a "Now See Hear" exclusive! 

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A Talk with Kinsella: Stephan Kinsella Interview

June 19th, 2019

27:51

A Talk With Kinsella: 

The world's leading libertarian theorist and advocate 

explains why intellectual property is destructive, 

will freedom survive and much more! A fascinating, intellectual discussion.

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Marcy Granger/Motivation with Marcy Interview

June 19th, 2019

21:27

"Motivation With Marcy": 

A fun and uplifting conversation with a proud Mississippi woman, 

Marcy Granger, who is trying to make the world a better place through social media.

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Father’s Day Special

June 16th, 2019

8:26

On the birth of my own daughter. Thank you for listening.

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Why Is Health Care So Expensive?

June 13th, 2019

25:26

A free-wheeling discussion with Dr. Michael Sanders, a direct primary care physician: trends in health care, are good doctors retiring, how to restore sanity to medical costs...and much more!

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Danny Bedwell Official Interview

June 12th, 2019

24:28

Danny Bedwell is a candidate seeking election to the Mississippi State Senate to represent District 17. Bedwell is running in the primary on August 6, 2019. The general election is November 5, 2019. Bedwell is a retired …

Now See Hear - An Interview with Bruce Blackman

June 12th, 2019

29:22

We got to interview Singer/songwriter Bruce Blackman, who was born in Greenville, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University. In the 1960s he formed the band, Eternity’s Children, which had a top 100 hit with …

SettleMyCase.com Nationally

June 8th, 2019

24:43

A new approach to legal problems and issues...NATIONWIDE! 

Learn more in this fascinating discussion with

veteran attorney, Bobby Gill

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Finally Saying Goodbye To Pop: A Father’s Day Special

June 7th, 2019

9:08

A reading from my book, “Ready, Aim, Right!” about my Pop.

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Can We Change Things?

May 24th, 2019

13:53

Is real change possible in today’s world? Can one person make a difference? I explore in this episode.

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The Joy Of Entrepreneurship

May 1st, 2019

1:01:02

A lecture given at an Ayn Rand/Objectivist conference in the summer of 2006 at Chapman University in California.

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Great Mississippi Business Leaders I Have Known

April 30th, 2019

20:15

Join JC as he reminisces about some of the business giants he has known over the past 30 years.

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The Future Of NOW SEE HEAR

April 28th, 2019

10:50

What’s ahead for the show, what you can expect...and how you can help!

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A Talk With “The Home Buyer Guy” himself, Will White.

April 9th, 2019

13:36

The Mississippi expert and leader in buying houses, Will White discusses his trade and career.

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Pity The Salesperson?

April 1st, 2019

11:51

The trials and tribulations of capitalism’s “foot soldiers.”

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Memories Of Kirk Fordice: A Rare, Personal Glimpse (Part I)

March 6th, 2019

25:17

Jack Criss, former Governor Fordice’s friend and official biographer, shares special memories of the brash and outspoken late Mississippi political …

What To Expect

March 6th, 2019

5:25

An brief overview of what’s to come on NOW SEE HEAR.

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The debut of “Now See Hear”!

February 22nd, 2019

5:22

Out current political culture and why business may be the last tie that binds us all.

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