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JACK CRISS: Now See Hear/BAMSouth

JACK CRISS: Now See Hear/BAMSouth

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JACK CRISS: Now See Hear/BAMSouth

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“No Corona!”?
My thoughts on what is on everybody’s mind right now...for what it’s worth.
March 11, 2020
A Special Client—And Who NOT To Trust Your Marketing With. PLUS: Win A Gift Card!
Rants, raves and a special offer from one of our clients.
February 7, 2020
More Marketing BS—Plus R.I.P. Randy Grammar.
The TRUTH about modern marketing and remembering a mentor and friend.
February 4, 2020
My PR Guy Works Out Of His Mother’s Basement
Lessons learned in advertising and PR: Experience counts, awards don’t; and billboards are still horrible.
January 24, 2020
Business Always Matters!
More about our mission—and yours—going forward.
January 6, 2020
Happy New Year!
Business plans and resolutions!
January 3, 2020
Awe And Reverence
Reflections on...reflecting. In business and life. Thoughts I wanted to share...!
November 24, 2019
November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019
The Mantra: “Shop Local”!
Our new mission here—and why we think it is imperative to support our community-based businesses.
November 11, 2019
Fighting Back Against Predatory Lending
A fascinating discussion with Holly Dobbs of Pay Grace Forward based in Tennessee.
October 2, 2019
Brent Bailey/P.S.C. Candidate: Updates From The Campaign
Brent Bailey tells tales  from the campaign trail:  media fairness, voter concerns,  his first task at hand if elected...and more!
October 2, 2019
Are We Moving TOO Fast?
Are our lives being carried too fast to a totally digitized and transparent future? Part I of some thinking on the subject.
September 22, 2019
1978: The Greatest Year In Pop Music History?
What do YOU think?!
September 20, 2019
Where Have You Gone, Ric Ocasek?
We’re losing our heroes—what that means to this generation.
September 16, 2019
Bleeding Heart Libertarian?
How various political ideologies try to help those who are down and out. A unique perspective!
September 15, 2019
The Episode You MUST Listen To!
How speech has changed, sexual harassment, the treatment of retail employees—it’s a podcast free-for-all!
September 13, 2019
Former Clarion-Ledger Photographer Chris Todd
A Conversation With Chris Todd: Longtime former Clarion-Ledger photographer recalls illustrious career,  looks at how his profession has changed.
September 6, 2019
Part II Talking with Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove
Part II of an interview with former   Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove:   his upbringing, influences and entry into politics.
September 5, 2019
Part I: Talking with former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove
Part I of an interview with former  Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove:  his upbringing, influences and entry into politics.
September 4, 2019
Armchair Political Analysis
What happened yesterday in Mississippi? And we can survive any more of those terrible political ads?!
August 28, 2019
Brian Estes & The Estes Group
Talking Metro real estate trends  and investment with Brian Estes
August 23, 2019
"The Home Buyer Guy" / Will White
"The Home Buyer Guy" dropped  in for a visit to talk more about  his fascinating, and helpful, unique Metro business.
August 22, 2019
Brent Bailey/Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Central District pt. 2
Part two of our conversations with Brent Bailey,  candidate for Public Service Commission, Central District.
August 21, 2019
Brent Bailey/Candidate for Public Service Commissioner Central District
The first part of two  conversations with Brent Bailey,  candidate for Public Service Commission, Central District.
August 21, 2019
A Personal Story of Bi-Polar
This Mississippi writer  deals with and has faced  bi-polar depression for years.  Hear Julie Whitehead’s personal and moving story.
August 20, 2019
Eric Stracener: Attorney, musician
Attorney and musician  Eric Stracener discusses his craft  and plays some original songs
August 16, 2019
Talking Around The Town In The South with Cindy Cobb
"Around The Town In The South"  entrepreneur Cindy Cobb discusses  her great success, shares stories.
August 14, 2019
Joe T's Wine & Spirits David C. Rushing/John Malanchak
Talking wine and business with David C. Rushing & John Malanchak of Jo T's Wine & Spirits 
August 14, 2019
Part 3 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC
NOW SEE HEAR hosted Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC  as a guest and YOU, the listener, were invited  to come to this live recording and ask Dr. Mike a question  and speak to him in person. 
August 11, 2019
Part 2 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC
NOW SEE HEAR hosted Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC  as a guest and YOU, the listener, were invited  to come to this live recording and ask Dr. Mike a question  and speak to him in person. 
August 11, 2019
Part 1 Open Mic with Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC
NOW SEE HEAR hosted Dr. Michael Sanders/Face Value Health DPC  as a guest and YOU, the listener, were invited  to come to this live recording and ask Dr. Mike a question  and speak to him in person. 
August 11, 2019
The Great Debate: Danny Bedwell And Christina Dent On Drug Legalization
Part 2 of a fantastic discussion/debate  on the most controversial topic of our times.
August 8, 2019
The Great Debate: Danny Bedwell And Christina Dent On Drug Legalization
A fantastic discussion/debate  on the most controversial topic of our times.
August 7, 2019
Part 2 Social Media, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part 2 of our discussion on social media, with my  technician Roddy Merritt, owner of Merritt Media. 
August 5, 2019
A discussion with Dr. Robert McElvaine
A conversation with noted  progressive thinker and author,  Dr. Robert McElvaine, about today's  leftward drift in politics.
August 4, 2019
Dr. Michael Sanders/ Face Value Health
An informative and engaging  conversation with Dr. Michael Sanders of Face Value Health. 
August 4, 2019
Mass Shootings, Political Endorsements
General discussuion
August 4, 2019
Jesse Gress Part 2
Legendary guitarist Jesse Gress  returns to talk tap playing,  gear, Spinal Tap moments and  YouTube suggestions!
August 1, 2019
The Lady Auto Mechanic / Allison Walker
The Lady Auto Mechanic: An Inspiring Talk With Allison Walker
July 31, 2019
Mississippi's Next Great Car Show
A unique interview conducted at the Southlife Car Show with Nashville, TN participants on why they came to Mississippi for the show. 
July 29, 2019
9/11 Memories
Remembering that tragic day almost 18 years ago.
July 28, 2019 LIVE at Southlife Car Show
Bobby Gill & Joey Dumas of talk live from Southlife Car Show
July 27, 2019
Oxford, MS & Jon Maynard
A very interesting follow-up  discussion with Jon Maynard  concerning Oxford, MS’s economic  development situation.
July 26, 2019
Ending Mass Incarceration
A talk with Amanda Birdsong Hamilton about ending mass incarceration in Mississippi, her own personal experience with jail and the rally she has organized to bring awareness. 
July 25, 2019
End It For Good / Christina Dent and Drug Legalization
A discussion with Christina Dent of  End It For Good and what her organization  is doing--and why they are doing it--to  fight  for the decriminalization of drugs.
July 25, 2019
Roddy Merritt and Southlife Car Show
Southlife Car Show is Mississippi's next great car show.  A Merritt Production and hosted by Roddy Merritt, this car show combines Mississippi Hospitality with the love of the automobile.
July 24, 2019
Happy Moon Day!
What were you doing 50 years ago today? I share my own memories along with some commentary about the historic Apollo 11 mission.
July 20, 2019
Joanne Bell Wright talks publishing, inspiration and her career
Joanne Bell Wright discusses  why print is still viable, her own magazine,  and providing a forum for women with inspiring stories.
July 19, 2019
Battling Child Exploitation and Trafficking
Sex Trafficking and Child Exploitation:  Meet the two Central MS men working innovatively  to educate the public and end what they call a national "slavery" crisis.
July 17, 2019
An Interview with World Famous Guitarist Jesse Gress
Jesse Gress:  The Guitarist's Guitarist.  A conversation with the legendary guitar transcriber,  columnist and Todd Rundgren sideman: his career,  influences and what 80s pop song he thinks forever changed the lead solo.
July 17, 2019
I Can Understand The Socialists
A brief examination of why I think people are attracted to socialism. Saving some arguments for future shows!
July 16, 2019
What Constitutes News?
Why is tragic news apparently the only news to repost?
July 15, 2019
The Rise of Socialism/Dr. William Shughart
Dr. William Shughart:  Is Socialism's rise in America real and to be feared?
July 12, 2019
Author & Movie Producer Maximus Wright
Maximus Wright discusses his movie and books,  the art of writing and what he can offer to aspiring authors.
July 12, 2019
Gratitude or...It Don’t Come Easy
Just listen!
July 12, 2019
Brian Harris & Alley Taps
Brian Harris: How this "Fake Shelton"  from Mississippi started up Nashville's  hottest new speakeasy!
July 11, 2019
Regina Brim/ Politics and Race
Regina Brim on Race, Politics and Stereotypes.
July 11, 2019
An Interview with survivor, Dr. Jan Morgan
 A survivor of a horrific cycling incident tells her story.
July 10, 2019
The Good, The Bad...And The Still Good
A cynic makes a case for optimism and goodness in the modern, chaotic world.
July 9, 2019
Now See Hear? So What?
Does the world really need another podcast? Well, maybe it does...
July 8, 2019
A Special And Personal Independence Day Reading
The words that changed the world. Forever.
July 4, 2019
The Return of Danny Bedwell
Is America In Decline?  Can Politics Make A Difference?  A straightforward talk with one of our political commentators, Danny Bedwell.
July 4, 2019
A Discussion with Donald Mangum
Donald Mangum:  A thought-provoking discussion with  the Mississippi author and retired professor!
July 4, 2019
Adam Lee & Hometown Lenders of Mississippi
Adam Lee/HomeLenders of MS:  A discussion concerning what you need to know about  mortgages--and a great new company that can help!
July 3, 2019
Joey Dumas / The World's Most Interesting Man
Joey Dumas: The Renaissance man!  Joey's story will move and motivate you--trust us.
July 3, 2019
Why I Like “Blue Bloods”
My favorite, current television series and my reasoning for appreciating it as the best in modern programming.
July 2, 2019
Opiates: What’s The Real Crisis?
My PERSONAL thinking and musings on all of the discussion taking place today about opiate/opioid abuse.
July 1, 2019
Can YOU Flip A Burger?
A reading from my book of a 1998 column—plus comments and news.
June 30, 2019
Playmates And Fruitcakes: Talk Radio Memories
Some funny and fond reminiscing about my old days in talk radio at WJNT!
June 29, 2019
A talk with Jon Maynard, Chamber Director of Oxford, Mississippi
How Oxford, Mississippi continues to balance progress with the past.
June 28, 2019
John Hoffman / News Director & Mentor to Host Jack Criss
John Hoffman is a longtime News Director  who is currently based and works in Indiana.  He was also Jack Criss' mentor in news talk radio many years ago!  We discuss the current state of news and media.
June 27, 2019
Social Media: The Good, Bad, & Ugly! / Part 1
Today, we start part one of a weekly series on social media. I discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with my technician, Roddy Merritt, from Merritt's Media. 
June 27, 2019
The Phillip Shirley Interview / Accomplished Author & Advertising Legend
Phillip Shirley is an advertising executive/legend  as well as a well-known and accomplished author. We discuss some of his great books and pick his brain a little about advertising. 
June 26, 2019
Jean Lachowicz interview / The Spirit of Harmony Foundation
Jean Lachowicz is the Executive Director of the Spirit of Harmony Foundation in Chicago,  a non-profit organization founded by rock legend Todd Rundgren  that aims to get music education back in schools and financed!
June 26, 2019
The Edward Saint Pe' Interview
Edward Saint Pe’:  Entrepreneur Weather forecast pioneer Television station owner—a true business visionary and a "Now See Hear" exclusive! 
June 20, 2019
A Talk with Kinsella: Stephan Kinsella Interview
A Talk With Kinsella:  The world's leading libertarian theorist and advocate  explains why intellectual property is destructive,  will freedom survive and much more! A fascinating, intellectual discussion.
June 19, 2019
Marcy Granger/Motivation with Marcy Interview
"Motivation With Marcy":  A fun and uplifting conversation with a proud Mississippi woman,  Marcy Granger, who is trying to make the world a better place through social media.
June 19, 2019
Father’s Day Special
On the birth of my own daughter. Thank you for listening.
June 16, 2019
Why Is Health Care So Expensive?
A free-wheeling discussion with Dr. Michael Sanders, a direct primary care physician: trends in health care, are good doctors retiring, how to restore sanity to medical costs...and much more!
June 13, 2019
Danny Bedwell Official Interview
Danny Bedwell is a candidate seeking election to the Mississippi State Senate to represent District 17. Bedwell is running in the primary on August 6, 2019. The general election is November 5, 2019. Bedwell is a retired diver for the U.S. Navy.  The primary will occur on August 6, 2019. The general election will occur on November 5, 2019. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.
June 12, 2019
Now See Hear - An Interview with Bruce Blackman
We got to interview Singer/songwriter Bruce Blackman, who was born in Greenville, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi State University. In the 1960s he formed the band, Eternity’s Children, which had a top 100 hit with Mrs. Bluebird in 1968 and appeared on American Bandstand. He left the group and moved to Atlanta in 1969. In 1974, he joined a group called “Extravanganza” with Bo Wagner, vocalist Elgin Wells, keyboardist Sloan Hayes, drummer David Snavely and bassist Jimmy Cobb. In 1975, Private Stock Records, a New York City company, signed his group Starbuck to a single deal for Moonlight Feels Right, (written by multi-talented vocalist / keyboardist / producer Bruce Blackman). It rose to the top of the national and international charts, selling over 3 million copies. Everybody Be Dancin’ was also a top chart song. Blackman serves as CEO of his own music publishing and production companies and is producing an album project with his daughter Sarah and  several other artists, now Atlanta-based.
June 12, 2019 Nationally
A new approach to legal problems and issues...NATIONWIDE!  Learn more in this fascinating discussion with veteran attorney, Bobby Gill
June 8, 2019
Finally Saying Goodbye To Pop: A Father’s Day Special
A reading from my book, “Ready, Aim, Right!” about my Pop.
June 7, 2019
Can We Change Things? (Part 2)
A follow-up...
May 25, 2019
Can We Change Things?
Is real change possible in today’s world? Can one person make a difference? I explore in this episode.
May 24, 2019
The Joy Of Entrepreneurship
A lecture given at an Ayn Rand/Objectivist conference in the summer of 2006 at Chapman University in California.
May 1, 2019
Great Mississippi Business Leaders I Have Known
Join JC as he reminisces about some of the business giants he has known over the past 30 years.
April 30, 2019
The Future Of NOW SEE HEAR
What’s ahead for the show, what you can expect...and how you can help!
April 28, 2019
A Talk With “The Home Buyer Guy” himself, Will White.
The Mississippi expert and leader in buying houses, Will White discusses his trade and career.
April 9, 2019
Pity The Salesperson?
The trials and tribulations of capitalism’s “foot soldiers.”
April 1, 2019
Memories Of Kirk Fordice: A Rare, Personal Glimpse (Part I)
Jack Criss, former Governor Fordice’s friend and official biographer, shares special memories of the brash and outspoken late Mississippi political giant.
March 6, 2019
What To Expect
An brief overview of what’s to come on NOW SEE HEAR.
March 6, 2019
The debut of “Now See Hear”!
Out current political culture and why business may be the last tie that binds us all.
February 22, 2019