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Discussing all matters that are relevant to our community in Mobile, Alabama, Baldwin County, Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Florida Panhandle areas. We will frequently have relevant guests such as local politicians, government officials, community leaders, health care providers, and more. Hosted by Jason Jones & John Wagner with Community Insurance Partners - Medicare Benefits Store.
 
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Ann Marie Powell with Bradford Health Services joins us to talk about Bradford's Addiction Treatment programs here along the Gulf Coast and Alabama. Bradford offers inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, detox programs, telehealth services, chronic pain programs, young adult rehab, intervention services, and career-specific programs for healthcare prof…
 
Joan Kellis joins us to talk about Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation (ACCF). Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers financial assistance to qualified cancer patients in the Mobile and Baldwin county communities, regardless of where they choose to receive their cancer treatment. To learn more about Anchor Cross Cancer f…
 
Alabama State Representative Matt Simpson joins us in studio. Rep. Simpson represents State House District No. 96, which covers portions of Baldwin County and Mobile County, Alabama. For contact info, please see Rep. Simpson's official legislature bio page. Follow Rep. Simpson's official Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/RepMattSimpson/ Le…
 
Sharon Brammer, CRNP at The H.E. Savage Healthcare for the Homeless - part of Franklin Primary Health - joins us in studio to discuss her mission to provide healthcare for Mobile's homeless population. To learn more about Franklin Primary's homeless outreach, visit: https://franklinprimary.org/homeless/ Learn more about Community Insurance Partners…
 
Ryan Lantaff joins us today to talk about Agape Life Gardens. Agape Life Garden's mission is to reach poverty stricken communities right where they are by teaching them to plant, cultivate, grow, and harvest physical as well as spiritual food. To learn more about Agape Life Gardens, visit: https://www.agapelifegardens.com/ Learn more about Communit…
 
We are joined in studio today by Vanessa Thompson - Clinical Director, Salvation Army Coastal Alabama, and Derrick Tinsley - Executive Director, PEIR (People Engaged In Recovery) to discuss addiction, recovery, and resources available to help those struggling here in South Alabama. To learn more about Salvation Army Coastal Alabama, visit: https://…
 
Pastor Tim Wolff joins us to talk about "Feed The Need" food pantry at Dauphin Island United Methodist Church. Every month on the second Thursday, their church gives away frozen meats, food, and groceries to anyone who needs it, in partnership with Feeding The Gulf Coast. To learn more about Feed The Need at DIUM, visit: https://www.diumc.org/need-…
 
Dr. Stuart R. Ball, Ophthalmologist with Premier Medical Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat joins us for today's podcast. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Month, so Dr. Ball discusses what warning signs to look out for, things you can do to help prevent or reduce your chances of macular degeneration, and more. Plus he answers the question e…
 
Valerie Longa, Public Relations Officer with Mobile Public Library joins us to talk about all the exciting ways MPL is here to serve the community during COVID-19. Tune in to hear about upcoming events, the Bookmobile, local author highlights, curbside pickup for books, and much more. Valerie also discusses the new online application process for ge…
 
Dr. Matt Barber, a top specialist in knee replacements & hip replacements from Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic joins us to talk about exciting current & future technology being utilized in the joint replacement fields. Dr. Barber also discusses why you should see an orthopedic surgeon sooner, rather than later - as well as things you can do to better pr…
 
In this episode, Suzanne Bonasera with United Healthcare joins us to talk about Medicare, the Annual Election Period, and some exciting new options in 2021 for Medicare recipients including Insulin Dependent plans, the National Network, and the Personal Emergency Response System by UHG. To find out more about these exciting new Medicare plans, cont…
 
Captain Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office joins us to discuss programs designed to help keep senior citizens safe, such as Project Lifesaver for those with Alzheimer's or dementia, and the Yellow Dot Program. Paul also discusses several common schemes that scammers use to target senior citizens, including the Grandkid Scam, Romance…
 
In this episode we sit down with James Averhart, the Democrat Candidate for U.S. House AL01 seat. James is a retired United States Marine (over 30 years service), Chief Warrant Officer Five (CWO5). James is also the President and CEO of J.T. Averhart Group (JTAG), a non-profit organization that facilitates ex-offenders’ re-entry into society, and h…
 
In this episode we sit down with Jerry Carl, current Mobile County Commissioner and Republican Candidate for U.S. House AL01 seat. Get to know more about Jerry, as well as where he stands on several key issues that impact South Alabama as well as Medicare insurance, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and more! To learn more about Jerry Carl, visi…
 
In this episode we continue our series on Influential Montgomerians by discussing Alabama’s first African American politician, James T. Rapier. We explore the life of Rapier, including his time in Florence, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Buxton, Ontario, Canada. We also focus on his education in Canada, as well as abroad in Scotland. Furthermor…
 
In this episode of In the Stacks, we begin a series on Influential Montgomerians by discussing one of the earliest white settlers of Montgomery, Abraham Mordecai. We follow Mordecai’s life from his Jewish background in Philadelphia and his service in the American Revolution, the war of 1812, and the Creek Wars of 1813-14. We also explore his relati…
 
In this episode we take a look into the lives of two of Montgomery’s most influential residents of the 19th century, Dr. William O. Baldwin and James Hale. We discuss the unusual connection between the two men and their role in within the city’s rich History. Sources: http://www.alabamapioneers.com/biography-william-owen-baldwin-m-d-born-1818-photo…
 
In this episode of In the Stacks, we present a discussion with the staff of the Montgomery County Archives, featuring County Archivist Dallas Hanbury, volunteer Taylor Smith, and Intern David Cook. The interview focuses on how the three developed their interest in archives and what they think can be done to help others develop an interest as well.…
 
In this Episode of In the Stacks, we discuss how Montgomery became the permanent site of the Alabama State Capital. We begin by discussing how St. Stephens became the original home of the state capital before it briefly moved to Huntsville. We then examine the turbulent time it spent in the town of Cahaba that led to it being moved to Tuscaloosa an…
 
In this episode of In the Stacks we discuss Revolutionary War General Marquis de Lafayette’s visit to Alabama in 1825, including Montgomery. Lafayette’s visit to the young state was part of a grand tour of the United States to honor the general, the last surviving general of the American Revolution. The visit was important to Alabama for many reaso…
 
In this episode of In the Stacks we discuss the aviation history of Montgomery, Alabama. We discuss the flying school opened by the Wright Brothers in Montgomery and how that site would later become Maxwell Air Force Base.Sources:http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1337http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1364Music: www.purple-…
 
In this episode we discuss the Montgomery County Courthouse and the upcoming 60th anniversary if its opening. We discuss historic moments that occurred within the Courthouse and basic facts about the building. Sources:http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/9809/rec/393http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/singleite…
 
In Episode 9 of In The Stacks we discuss lynching and the opening of Equal Justice Initiative's Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. For more about the EJI or the Memorial for Peace and Justice visit their website at www.eji.orgSources:Manfred Berg, Popular Justice: a History of Lynching in America pg. 48https://lynchinginamerica.eji.org/r…
 
In episode 8 of In the Stacks we use the Dowe family collection to explore the history of Catholicism in Montgomery, Alabama and the role it has played in the city. In particular, we discuss St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Bede Catholic Church, Pastor Patrick turner, The City of St. Jude, Father Harold Purcell, and Bishop Thomas J. Toolen.So…
 
In episode six of “In the Stacks” we interview Taylor Smith, A volunteer at the Montgomery County Archives, about his digital exhibit on Andrew Dexter, founder of the city of Montgomery. We discuss Dexter’s life before arriving in Montgomery, the research done to put together this exhibit, and the historical significance of Andrew DexterLink to the…
 
Episode five concludes our series “History in Plain sight”. In the episode we continue highlighting records related to slavery and Reconstruction. We specifically discuss marriage records and how researchers can use them to further African American genealogical research prior 1865. We also highlight slave marriages and the African American ritual o…
 
Episode four is the second in our series “History in Plain sight”. In the episode we further discuss records related to slavery and Reconstruction, specifically slave-backed mortgages and Freedmen’s Bureau labor contracts. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, more commonly known as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was created by the War dep…
 
In the debut episode of the “In the Stacks” podcast we introduce the Montgomery County Archives, located in Montgomery, Alabama. We highlight our notable collections such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott mugshots and the Emory Folmar Papers. In the Stacks was created to inform the public about our many collections as well as how they can gain access t…
 
Episode three begins our series “History in Plain sight,” a series that focuses on the records in our collections dating back to slavery and Reconstruction and how these records are useful in the practice of African American genealogy. In the episode we introduce the records that the series discusses, including slave-holder affidavits, slave-backed…
 
In episode two of “In the Stacks” we highlight the John Dowe Collection, a collection of family records from Montgomery’s Dowe family that date back to the nineteenth century. We also discuss the historic Dowe house. The Dowe Collection was created by John Dowe Jr., a lifelong resident of the historic Dowe house and a decorated scoutmaster. Dowe wa…
 
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