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Voter's Choice Special

Air date 11/26/12
Host: Walt Grayson

You voted for your favorite segments, now watch them in this new Roads special!


Viewers who support MPB during this pledge program may recieve one of the following gifts at our suggested giving levels:

  • $40 - MPB Program Guide
  • $60 - Mississippi Roads Tumbler
  • $120 - Viewer's Choice DVD with additional, bonus segments
  • $200 - Walt Gray's book, "Oh! That Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown Stories"
  • $300 - All of the above-listed gifts

The Mississippi Rollergirls are taking the coast by storm. They are attracting a very diverse crowd to their rough and tumble matches that take place at the Harrison County Skate Park in Gulfport. The sport is attracting women from all walks of life and many have never participated in a sport in their lives. The ladies are getting into this very physically demanding sport and are gaining confidence in themselves inside and outside the roller rink. But mind you this is not the roller derby of the 1970’s, this sport is real; with no pre-determined outcomes or staged fights. These ladies are serious about this fast-paced contact sport.

The Old South Winery located in Natchez Mississippi has a rich and fruitful history. The winery was established in 1979 by Dr. Scott Galbreath Jr. Scott was a local veterinarian in Natchez who learned to make muscadine wine from his grandmother when he was a teenager. Since then doctor Galbreath has specialized in making a wide variety of muscadine wine. The winery got off to a rocky start due to Mississippi’s prohibition laws in the 70’s, but has since came into fruition. Dr. Scott Galbreath Jr. has now passed his wine making expertise; as well as the business, down to his children Scott Galbreath III and Diane Galbreath. The winery is now a successful family business with Scott III as winemaker and Diane as the manager. The Old South Winery offers daily tours; as well as wine tasting. Their wine is available on site and at many stores around the state.

Brad Orrison and his sister Brooke have created a dining experience along the coast that you won’t soon forget. What started out as a to-go barbeque stand has grown and expanded into an award-winning barbeque restaurant that is attracting people from around the country to this one-of-a-kind experience. Decorated with unique items found by the owner and donated by patrons, The Shed offers up a dining experience you won’t soon forget. They specialize in barbeque, blues and beer.

Now, imagine being selected as the youngest soldier in Marine Corp history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. That’s the true story of Captain Jack H. Lucas, of Hattiesburg. A true American hero if there ever was one. He’s quick to tell you he’s no hero, and that there are many others that deserve the honor more than him. Today, he proudly wears the Medal of Honor to show respect for his country, and the Marine Corp, but, most importantly, to honor the memory of all those who never came home.

Homemade Jamz is known as "America’s Youngest Blues Band". The Tupelo based group is made up of three siblings ranging in age from 17, to 15, to 10. The Perry youngsters, guitarist Ryan, bassist Kyle, and drummer Taya have been performing together for the past three years and have two C.D’s to their credit. Since placing a respectable second among hundreds of competitors at the 2007 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the band’s popularity has skyrocketed. The band has toured extensively across the United States, Mexico and Canada. In the summer of 2009 they had the opportunity to perform in Norway.