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August 24th, 2015
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MWB CreativeFire Podcast featuring HOPE Policy Institute

Host Tim Mask talks with Dr. Corey Wiggins about the work of the HOPE Policy Institute (formerly Mississippi Economic Policy Center). Discussion ranges from education to public health to workforce development. Tim also talks about the newest Kids Code Mississippi project with the Springboard to Opportunities organization.
 

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August 24th, 2015
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Special MWBeer30: KATRINA – SURVIVING THE PERFECT STORM w/C SPIRE

After taking a hiatus in July, MWBeer30 is back on Friday, August  28th with a very special gathering. Terrell Knight, VP Government Sales & Economic Development with C Spire, will give a stirring presentation of how C Spire (then Cellular South), ultimately overcame the telecommunications challenges posed by the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. And as a special treat, MWB's own Jana Bell (the Landmass...
 

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August 17th, 2015
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The digital boom heard ’round the classroom

Did you hear? There’s been a huge explosion in digital technology, and students today are right in the very center of it. 93 percent of 12-17 year-olds have computer access at home, 78 percent have their own cell phone; and 74 percent state that they go online occasionally via a cell phone, tablet, or other digital gadget.—Teens and Technology, 2013 Which is why digital literacy—the ability...
 

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August 12th, 2015
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Mississippi in Space

A big part of #MWBSpaceWeek is recognizing Mississippi's historic and ongoing contributions to the American and International aerospace industry. As of today, virtually every major commercial airliner in service has a major component that was either manufacturered and/or tested in Mississippi. All of the Saturn V rocket engines that carried Astronauts to the moon were tested at Stennis Space Center, as were the shuttle engines. The...
 

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August 11th, 2015
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#MWBSpaceWeek Podcast

The moon landing, NASA SLS test, a future trip to Mars, plus conjecture on the first Twerk in Space. Listen as host Tim Mask is joined by film maker and space enthusiast Philip Scarborough, raconteur Chef Tom Ramsey, and MWB Creative Director Marc Leffler as the special #MWBSpaceWeek edition of the MWB CreativeFire podcast talks all things space, and Mississippi's place in the burgeoning space industry....
 

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August 4th, 2015
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For the LOVE of Star Wars: Why good stories matter

Star Wars blasted onto the screen when I was eight years old. Sci-fi instantly went mainstream. In epic proportions. We had a modern Hero’s Journey which we could all embrace. To find we felt empathy for the chief villain, Darth Vader, humanized us. Star Wars impacted science as well. Imaginations soared with “what could be possible?” Technology’s bounds exploded. The digital age leapt forward. That is...
 

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August 3rd, 2015
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Are Students ‘Digitally Divided’ In Jackson?

There’s no doubt kids today are immersed in digital technology like never before. Look around, and it seems almost every child has a tablet, smartphone, laptop or other techno gizmo they’re glued to. And that can be disconcerting for parents and educators. Because while these “digital natives” are admittedly tech-savvy users who Snapchat on a dime and play Minecraft in a mesmerized state for hours on...
 

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August 3rd, 2015
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MWB Wins Best of Show Honors at Ragan Healthcare Communications Awards

Maris, West & Baker (MWB) has been awarded the overall Best Wellness Campaign for 2015 by the Ragan Health Care Awards. The campaign, developed by MWB on behalf of the Mississippi State Department of Health, takes a direct and hard-hitting approach to encouraging young people to get tested for HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases. Ragan's Communications Awards are among the most prestigious in the fields of...
 

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July 22nd, 2015
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MWB Creative Fire Podcast: FireEye, TECHJXN, Data Security & B Sides Jackson

Check our newest edition of the MWB CreativeFire Podcast. A big announcement regarding the TECHJXN hackathon and great conservation with Chris Sistrunk of red-hot data security company FireEye and news about his B Sides Jackson conference.
 

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June 23rd, 2015
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MWB Creative Fire Podcast: Craft Beer, Matthew McLaughlin, & TECH JXN

On this edition of the MWB Creative Fire Podcast, host Tim Mask talks with "Craft Beer" attorney Matthew McLaughlin about the challenges and opportunities of the burgeoning craft beer industry in Mississippi. We also give a brief overview of the exciting upcoming TECH JXN student hackathon and innovation townhall summit happening in Jackson June 30 - July 1.
 

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