John Dersham Talks Tourism & Photography

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Ft. Payne, Ala. – John Dersham, photographer & president of Dekalb County Tourism, came to The Mark White Show to discuss his work in the photography & travel industries. Below, you can isten as John talks about how he became interested in photography 57 years ago through his dad’s 1930 Kodak Brownie camera. You’ll also hear about a new Alabama travel photography book coming out soon! For that and much more, listen below.

Author & Historian Peggy Towns Discusses Duty Driven & Scottsboro Unmasked Decatur’s Story

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Decatur, Ala. – Author & Historian Peggy Towns joined The Mark White Show to discuss her American history research. She discussed her two books, Duty Driven & Scottsboro Unmasked Decatur’s Story. Our conversation can be found in the final segment of the show. Listen below.

After Fourth Cancer Relapse, Easton Tells Mom He’ll Be Okay

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Scottsboro, Ala. – When Easton was just three years old, he was diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Easton is now eight years old and has relapsed for the fourth time, with that said, Easton has recently been approved for special treatment in Memphis. His mom, Keisha Dolberry, came on the show to talk about their experience and to talk about ways others can help on Easton’s journey. A PayPal account has been set up to help with expenses. I had Keisha join me during The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment. You can listen to our conversation below.

Lancaster’s Storybook Acres Making A Difference Through Characters

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Killen, Ala. – I first met Todd & Eileen Lancaster, owners of Lancaster’s wStorybook Acres, at a fundraising event at the North Alabama Flea Market for JM’s Journey. Right off, I saw the unique opportunity they had as small business owners to make a difference in the lives others. Eileen asked me what characters to bring to the studio and I left that decision to my four year old daughter, Cora. Having Anna, Elsa, and Olaf in studio was special for her. Listen to our conversation below.

 

Meteorologist James Spann Discusses Friendship & Support of Jason Simpson Family

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Birmingham, Ala. – On Friday morning, ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann joined The Mark White Show to talk about his longtime friendship with WHNT 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson and to help promote a special fundraiser for Jason’s son, Brody, as he faces further treatment at Children’s of Alabama. Listen to the interview below.

Caressa Houchins Recognized During Good Deed Segment

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Athens, Ala. – Last Saturday, Caressa Houchins and her husband, Jeremiah, were in a motorcycle accident. Caressa was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital due to severe injuries. After several days in the hospital, it was determined that Caressa was not going to survive. At that point, there was a difficult decision to make. While in good health, Caressa had chosen to be an organ donor and the family chose to honor her wishes. This week, Caressa was recognized during The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment for her final selfless act. Her choice to give life to others is certainly worth recognizing. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses. My condolences to the family and friends of Caressa Houchins.

Marqueta Cook Recognized During Good Deed Segment

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Athens, Ala. – On this morning’s show, Marqueta Cook was recognized during The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment. During the recognition, messages from her husband, Steve, and daughter, Catie, were shared. It was an honor to be able to recognize Marqueta for the good example and light that she had been to so many. This evening, Marqueta passed away after her year long battle with cancer. My prayers are with the Cook family as they face life without Marqueta. We love you all.

 

Special Helen Keller Show 6/1/2018

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Today marks 50 years since Helen Keller’s passing. In honor of this important date, The Mark White Show put together a special Helen Keller edition of the show featuring Birthplace of Helen Keller-Ivy Green Executive Director Sue Pilkilton, The Miracle Worker Director Darren Butler, and Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind (AIDB) President John Mascia.