It’s almost time for the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo.
The annual event that exposes eighth-grade students to various careers will be held Oct. 4 to 6 at the BancorpSouth Arena. This year, more than 7,000 eighth-grade students from 17 Northeast Mississippi counties will visit exhibits from 19 career pathways and 135 companies.
CREATE Foundation Communications Director Albine Bennett (9:31) joins Derek and Brad to talk about the impact of the event, changes this year and the need for volunteers.
Also on today’s show, Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn (27:35) discusses a story he recently wrote about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, its impact on veterans and its connections with suicides. Zack talked to a family of veterans that have all suffered with PTSD and looks at what resources are available to help veterans in the region cope with the disorder.
Photographer Lauren Wood (37:54) talks about her photo essay on My Brother’s Cup coffee company and about the special mission that drives the Tupelo business.
Food editor Ginna Parsons (42:13) breaks down this week’s food section – Regina Deens restaurant in Amory, a New Albany church’s cookbook and a mixologist at Tupelo’s KOK.