Mississippi Roads ‘goes wild’ in premiere episode of new season Jan. 24 on MPB Television

Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area in Belzoni. MPB

Mississippi Roads with host Walt Grayson will kick off a new season beginning Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television. Episodes will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. and repeat Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the season ending March 3.

The programs continue to showcase the Magnolia State’s unique landmarks, attractions, art, history, culture, and of course, people. This season each episode will have a theme and feature myriad areas in the state.

Here’s a breakdown of episodic themes:

Going Wild in Mississippi – airs Jan. 24 and Jan. 27 – Hosted from the Clinton Community Nature Center, stops include the Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area in Belzoni, an agritourism farm in Poplarville and a turtle rehab facility in Jackson.

Passion Into Art – airs Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 – Hosted from the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum in Bay St. Louis, we connect with artists such as Photographer T.J. Legler, Master Knife Maker Paul LeBatard in Vancleave, and Judy Noble with her collection of Faberge eggs.


Music the Old Way – airs Feb. 7 and Feb. 10 – Hosted from the Mississippi Music Museum in Hazlehurst, we explore fiddle bands, visit the Southern Strings Dulcimer Club in Petal and talk with Jay Dean, conductor of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

Students of Art – airs Feb. 14 and Feb. 17 – Hosted from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, we visit the Mississippi Art Colony in Utica, the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven and meet Michael Roy, a spray paint artist from Moss Point.

Of History and Honor – airs Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 – Hosted from the War Memorial Park in Pass Christian, we visit the John Ford home in Marion County, a lost cemetery in Port Gibson, and walk the Trail of Honor in Jackson.

Book Load of Fun – airs Feb. 27 and March 3 – Hosted from the B.S. Ricks Memorial Library in Yazoo City, we check out little lending libraries popping up around the state, discover Big House Books, an organization in Jackson that sends books to prisons to promote literacy, and stroll through the Mississippi Book Festival.

For more information on Mississippi Roads, visit here.

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