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In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Pam Confer. Pam is an international, award-winning, bilingual singer, song-writer, and speaker. She has deep Mississippi roots, and a smile that can move the world. Her voice is described as velvety Jazz, dipped in soul.

Performing with her group Jazz Beautiful, she was voted the Mississippi Jazz Foundation’s 2015 “Jazz Ambassador of the Year.” She recently wrote and debuted the song, “Mississippi Beautiful,” which has quickly become a unifying and favored piece in Mississippi. “Mississippi Beautiful” is also permanently featured in Gallery 8 of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. A self-proclaimed “Joy Scout,” Pam talks about positivity, empathy and the beauty all Mississippians possess. Prepared to be inspired.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.