This week’s show takes us a few places including Ukraine. Joining me in studio is Hartselle Intermediate School teacher Jonathan Bragwell and writer/storyteller Melissa Thornton. During my interview with Jonathan, we have a special call from Shane Pack of Boaz, Alabama, who is currently in Ukraine with his family. In the third segment, I’ll be talking to nurse Jane Cavanaugh about a special program to help babies who are born addicted to drugs. In the final segment, I’ll be talking to Melissa Thornton about her mother’s suicide and her efforts to help others who are suffering with thoughts of suicide.
Live from Children’s of Alabama for Bryant Lay’s 8th birthday! Also joining me were Nichole Hughes the founder of Water Guardian’s Levi’s Legacy, Jason Wilder, who is the great great nephew of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Alabama/Gulf Coast Executive Director Regan Goldberg and campaign managers Tricia Center, Julie Moon, and Kate Siqueira.
Tanner, Ala. – First and foremost, sponsors of The Mark White Show believe in the mission of the show. Since the show began, I have added sponsors and people I believe in too. When you hear a sponsor on my show, understand that they are a sponsor because they also care about making a difference and they are dependable and trustworthy. One of those businesses is H&R Agripower in Tanner. I am pleased that they have joined the effort. Good things lead to good things and I’m looking forward to our partnership. My sponsors are the reason The Mark White Show exists. They are the reason that the show is now reaching over half the state of Alabama and parts of Tennessee and Mississippi via the radio airwaves. Please support them every opportunity you get.
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Tanner, Ala. – As Cora, Nicholas, and I were headed to Exit 347 on I-65 to welcome Snuffy Wallace home from the hospital, a vinyl sign in front of the building which once housed eating establishments such as McKinney’s Corner and Wingzilla, caught my eye. It read, “El Pollo Maníaco.” I’m limited in my Spanish, but I know that in English that means The Maniac Chicken. Since we had a few minutes before Snuffy arrived, I decided we would stop there for lunch. When Cora heard the word breakfast, she was excited. She had a pancake brought out to her that was bigger than her head! I selected Carne Asada off of the Mexican menu and Nicholas enjoyed a burger off of the burger/sandwich menu. I’m telling you, as a former Mexican restaurant owner myself, those folks know how to cook. Two days later, we were back for lunch on Sunday! I was so impressed with El Pollo Maníco that I offered them an opportunity to become a sponsor of the show and they accepted. Our family loves El Pollo Maníaco and I believe yours will too. As a matter of fact, we already have lunch figured out for Sunday. You know, El Pollo Maníaco!
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This edition of The Mark White Show focuses on Lyme Disease. Joining me on the show are Dianna Strickland, Maryandra Kendall-Ball Wiser, and Tina Neathammer with the Alabama Lyme Disease Association. During The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment, I was joined by William Flippo and Neal Clark with the Paint Rock Volunteer Fire Department. They were in on the effort to rescue a blind puppy named Toffee who was stuck in hole 50-60 feet deep.
This week’s show is focused on MPS awareness. Joining me are National MPS Society President Terri Klein. Amy Holland, and Mieke McPherson Embry. During The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment, I’ll be talking to Sarah Piebes who is looking for her daughter’s organ donor recipient in Alabama.
Athens, Ala. – A friend wearing purple on May 15th for International MPS Day led to a show dedicated to MPS awareness. Joining the show were National MPS Society President Terri Klein, Amy Holland, and Mieke McPherson Embry. You can listen to our conversations below. Please share and help bring awareness to your friends.
Justice For Connie Ridgeway with Austin Williams, Decatur American AAA Rookie All Stars Good Deed, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness with Steve Cook, Our Backyard Homes for the homeless with TK Devine, and The Line – WYDE co-host Jessica Borklund Discusses Daughter’s Cancer Journey.
Los Angeles – Our Backyard Homes founder TK Devine joined The Mark White Show to talk about his group’s effort to provide shelter to the homeless in Los Angeles and beyond through self-contained homes on wheels. Listen to the interview below (third segment).
Rogersville, Ala. – On October 23, 2015, Connie Ridgeway was brutally murdered in her Rogersville apartment. For almost three years now, the case has been left unsolved. Connie’s son, Austin Williams, joined the program today to talk about his experience and the hope that he has that justice will be served. Listen below.