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Lewis and Broad
34 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
S4 : E7 : Literacy in Troup County
Happy Wednesday from Lewis and Broad. Happy Season 4 Finale episode!Listen to today's Finale episode to hear Kim Myers, Director of Get Troup Reading, Gail Gordon, Success By Six Coordinator, and Nicole Kennedy, Troup County's Community Coordinator, share the literacy initiatives Troup County is implementing. Literacy and "reading on grade level" are crucial needs for children, and the work Troup County educators do is outstanding. For more information, check out their website : Get Troup Reading.
33 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
S4 : E6 : Kids Zone
This week on Lewis and Broad, we have special guest, Jordan Child, with Kids Zone Behavioral Health. Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Kids Zone is a local treatment facility that provides mental health services for both children and families. On today's episode, Jordan shares the work Kids Zone does for advocating for children's mental health and what she witnesses in our community as a mental health advocate and therapist. She also gives her opinion on the intersection of faith and therapy. For more information about Kids Zone, please visit their website.
29 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
S4 : E5 : Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Welcome back to Lewis and Broad! On this week's episode, we have the Chapter President, Greg Watts, from Sleep in Heavenly Peace join us to share the mission behind Sleep in Heavenly Peace and how the organization advocates for children in our community. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a non-profit organization that builds and delivers beds to children. FPC Students had the pleasure of hosting a build day this past Sunday, and man, it was a fantastic and humbling experience! The work this organization does for our community does not go unnoticed and matches a need that is often overlooked. For more information on Sleep in Heavenly Peace, check out their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/SHPLaGrange. You can find links to the episode below.
28 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
S4 : E4 : Safe Families
Welcome back to Lewis and Broad! On this week's episode, we have Safe Families' Program Director, Brooke Bryant, with us to share the work Safe Families does for children in our community. This episode kicks off the advocacy portion of Season 4, where we invite organizations in our community that advocate for children's welfare and their needs. Safe Families does this by assisting families in crisis: "Safe Families provide a safe home for children and a supportive community for parents while they get back on their feet. Parents are provided with the space and support they need to address the issues impacting their ability to provide the best environment for their children." To learn more about Safe Families, check out their website at https://www.twincedars.org/program/sffc/.
33 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
S4 : E3 : LaGrange Art Museum
Join us for today's episode as special guest Laura Jennings, Executive Director of the LaGrange Art Museum, shares the art museum's role in our community. It is not only an outlet for artists to showcase their art but also an educational haven for children to learn and practice art. The art museum offers numerous classes focusing on all types of art, such as painting, cooking, and printmaking. These classes teach the practice of each craft, as well as critiquing skills and the history behind the art. Laura explains the importance art has for children and how crucial it is for children to express their creativity. For more information about the LaGrange Art Museum, please visit https://lagrangeartmuseum.org/.
27 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
S4 : E2 : Troup County Parks and Recreation Center
Join us today with special guest Kerry Whaley from the Troup County Parks and Recreation Center to hear what they offer for children in the community. Kerry is the Superintendent of Athletics at the rec center. As part of his job, Kerry manages all athletic programs and heads up all game officials. In today's episode, Kerry shares the important role the rec center plays in our community for children and both future and current plans the rec center has for expansion. The rec center is currently in the middle of its Fall Season, but registration for the Winter Season opens soon. For more information on the Troup County Parks and Recreation Center, go to http://www.trouprec.org.
20 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Season 4 : TEASER EPISODE
We are back, everybody! Season 4 of Lewis and Broad is here! Today's episode is a little teaser of what's to come for the next couple of months. In case you haven't heard, we are talking about CHILDREN this season. Be sure to tune in!
34 minutes | May 20, 2022
S3 : E6 : Season Finale
Join us on today's episode for Lewis and Broad's Season Three Finale and Jan's last episode as a co-host! We recapped the amazing success of ListenLaGrange and invited Maggie McDonald, owner of Pure Life House of Music, to the studio to share her thoughts on the afternoon and more about Pure Life. Pure Life House of Music is "a true listening room featuring hidden treasures to legendary singers/songwriters and their original works."With this being Jan's last episode as a co-host, she gave us some insight into what she believes digital ministry to be and the success Lewis and Broad has come to claim. Don't let her fool you-she's enjoyed podcasting with us. https://www.purelifelagrange.com
21 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
S3 : E5 : Alyese Cross
This week's feature on Lewis and Broad is Alyese Cross! Alyese is the Music and Arts teacher at Hollis Hand Elementary and an alum of both LaGrange College and Belmont University. Alyese has a huge heart for teaching and loves teaching children music. She feels incredibly honored to give back to her students, just as her teachers poured into her. To learn more about Alyese, listen to this week's episode!
28 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
S3 : E4 : Daniel Toole
This week's feature on Lewis and Broad is Daniel Toole! Daniel is from small-town Millen, GA, and moved to the area a few years back. He is a full-time singer-songwriter and has toured just about anywhere and everywhere. Daniel takes pride in his songs and many of the lyrics he writes. He has a love of words and the meanings that they often convey. Listen to this week's episode to learn more about Daniel!
26 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
S3 : E3 : Lauren Hicks
This week on Lewis and Broad, LaGrange College student Lauren Hicks joined us to share her journey with music. Lauren is a senior at LaGrange College and graduates this upcoming May. In today's episode, she shares what it is like for a college student both studying music and producing music and the challenges she has faced since COVID. Her music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms! Lauren will be performing at "ListenLaGrange," a music festival to fight poverty, on May 1 from 2:00-6:00 PM at Pure Life Studios! "ListenLaGrange," is a benefit music festival, and 100% of the donations go to support Circles of Troup County.
25 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
S3 : E2 : Kevin Dunn
This week on Lewis and Broad, local musician and entrepreneur Kevin Dunn joined us to share his gift of singing and his ministry at West Georgia Hospice. That's right, Kevin actually sings for us on today's episode! Kevin volunteers his gift of voice for the patients and families at Hospice, and his story is quite remarkable. You're in for a treat! Check out more of Kevin's music below. Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, and Apple MusicDon't forget to mark your calendars for May 1st! Lewis and Broad is presenting, "ListenLaGrange," a music festival to fight poverty. "ListenLaGrange" will be at Pure Life Studios and is benefiting Circles of Troup County.
29 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
S3 : E1 : Corbin Hoats
Lewis and Broad is back! Season 3 is here and we are so excited exploring another fact of LaGrange's culture. This season is all about local music and local musicians from our community, and today's subject is Corbin Hoats! Corbin was born and raised in West Point, GA, and now makes up half of the duo, "PeachMotif," with Steffi Ledbetter. Tune in to hear more about Corbin and his background of music, as well as his true appreciation for the art. Don't forget to read our article!https://lewisandbroad.org/blog/azv7gdqecv6tmt2x2tyfqre2uwh027
25 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
S2 : E5 : Charlie Joseph's
This week's episode is Lewis and Broad's Season 2 finale! This season has flown by, and we have had a blast talking and sharing different foods of LaGrange. We couldn't end the season without talking about the town jewel: Charlie Joseph's. Charlie Joseph's is a local hotdog and hamburger joint and has been in LaGrange for over 100 years! Stephen Keith, owner/operator of the downtown location, joined us to share what he loves about Charlie Joseph's and how family and community-oriented the business is. Such a fantastic story to wrap up Season 2! Until January, folks!
28 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
S2 : E4 : LaGrange Farmer's Market
Join us this week on Lewis and Broad for an interview with Cody Nix, owner of LaGrange Farmer's Market. Cody's family has been in the grocery business for generations, going all the way back to his great-grandfather. In todays episode, Cody talks about what it's like owning a community market. Cody mentions that one aspect they do their best in achieving is selling quality grown produce. He speaks a little into the organic and GMO debate, as well!Be sure to read Rev. Adam Robert's article, published on our website! https://lewisandbroad.org/blog/wme75xnpj5qv451b3i1nsmgzph1v0j
27 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
S2 : E3 : Shirley's Restaurant
This week on Lewis and Broad, we are talking all about good southern food and the famous Shirley Strickland of Shirley's Restaurant in LaGrange and Shirley's Country Kitchen in Newnan. Shirley found her love of cooking as a child and has not stopped since. After opening two restaurants, she has her recipes down to a science, and to hear her talk about them is a treat in of itself. Tune in this week to hear Shirley's story and some of her classics at her restaurants. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shirley's%20Country%20Kitchen/345772449161308/ https://lewisandbroad.org/blog/r29s8e4y477t3n9sh6go9dhbt731by
35 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
S2 : E2 : Pastoring the Land
Join us this week on Lewis and Broad to hear all about a local farm and CSA organization known as the Jenny Jack Farm. Chris Jackson, co-founder with his wife Jenny, shared what it's like owning a micro-farm in small-town Pine Mountain, Georgia, just outside of LaGrange. The Jacksons hold a philosophy of "less is better" at Jenny Jack, and he explains how they live out that mentality. Below is a link to their website, as well as our brand-new website! https://lewisandbroad.org https://www.jennyjackfarm.com
28 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
S2 E1 : Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls : The Sweetest Combo
Welcome back to Season 2 of Lewis and Broad, everybody! We are super pumped to be back and can't for y'all to see what we have in store for y'all with Season 2. Today, Alex Brown, co-owner of Sweet Roast Cafe, joined us to talk about Sweet Roast, its story, and the plans they have for its future. Sweet Roast Cafe is a coffee shop located in downtown LaGrange, Georgia, and it offers varieties of sweet baked goods, coffee, teas, and lunch items. Be sure to check it out!!Also-check out our newly made and published website! Link is below. https://lewisandbroad.org
37 minutes | May 26, 2021
Episode 25 : Lessons Learned
Welcome to the Season Finale of Season 1 of Lewis and Broad! To wrap up this season, we invited Dr. Brian Shumate, Superintendent of Troup County Schools, to come and talk with us about this past year and what it has looked like for education. In today's episode, he shares with us how he came to Troup County, his thoughts on virtual schooling, and his dreams for our school system. As always, don't forget to read this week's accompanying article, written by Judy Gilliam. https://www.fpclagrange.org/lewisandbroad/lessons-learned
35 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 24 : Journalism in a Small Town
Join us this week on Lewis and Broad to hear what life is like for small-town journalists. The names that appear below the headline and on Facebook are more than just names; they are people and they are lives that live here in our community. In today's episode, April Ross of BeeTV Network and Daniel Evans of LaGrange Daily News and the Valley Times share their struggles and their reasons for why they love their work. BeeTV Network is accessible through Facebook Live, and the page link is below. https://www.facebook.com/theaprilrossshow https://www.fpclagrange.org/lewisandbroad
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