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Checking In on Smac's Shack, MB Greene, and The Noble South.

What's Working with Cam Marston

Release Date: 09/27/2021

Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington Discusses How and Where to find Workers Today show art Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington Discusses How and Where to find Workers Today

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When the Alabama economy was soaring in February of 2020, the state's unemployment rate was very low. Today, though the pandemic and government assistance, it's nearly as low as it was then. What are employers who desperately need workers doing to find people? Where are the workers? Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington gives us an update and discusses what employers can do. He'll be a panelist at an upcoming commercial real estate conference where he'll get into further detail. 

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Billy Duren of Threaded Fasteners Talks ESOP, Culture & Growth show art Billy Duren of Threaded Fasteners Talks ESOP, Culture & Growth

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Threaded Fastener's culture is a retention tool. Billy Duren is the company president and Chief Motivational Officer. When asked about the company, Billy spends more time describing the culture than the products. Hear how the former company leaders chose an ESOP for the company as they retired and how Billy works to perpetuate the culture day-in and day-out. 

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Stephen Fitzgerald's Company, Per His Customers, is an Stephen Fitzgerald's Company, Per His Customers, is an "Ethos" - That's BIG.

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Episode 200!! WooooHoooo!!

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The Work Life of Two NYC Ballet Corps Members - Mobilians Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon show art The Work Life of Two NYC Ballet Corps Members - Mobilians Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon

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Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon have known since a very young age that they wanted to dance professionally at the highest level their talent would allow. Today they're members of the corps at the New York City Ballet where I chat with them them prior to their nightly holiday performance of the Nutcracker. Born and raised in Mobile, they share their daily practice schedule, their weight-lifting regimen, and their favorite things to do when returning home. 

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The Annual Gratitude Show show art The Annual Gratitude Show

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Michael Ledger runs Mobile's Feeding the Gulf Coast food bank. Kelly Qualls is the VP of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama. Both talk about their programs, what they need from their communities to make them successful, and what their future looks like. Then What's Working producer John Thompson and I talk about the show's plans for 2022. It's the annual Gratitude Show. 

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Mobilian Gabriella Saab's First Novel is a Break Through Hit. Learn How She Did It. show art Mobilian Gabriella Saab's First Novel is a Break Through Hit. Learn How She Did It.

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Gabriella Saab's first novel is a smash hit. Her publisher, Harper Collins, thinks so, too, and is prioritizing its publicity. Reviewers are gushing. It's now available in many different languages and is featured in book clubs worldwide. Called The Last Checkmate, the book features a female protagonist, historical fiction, and the game of chess - all trends in today's pop culture. Meet Gabriella and hear our extended conversation on this podcast version of the interview. 

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Forester Charles Taylor Explains Carbon Offset Credits, the Need for New Forestry Talent, and Who's Making Money and How show art Forester Charles Taylor Explains Carbon Offset Credits, the Need for New Forestry Talent, and Who's Making Money and How

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Forester Charles Taylor must keep up with the trends shaping the forestry business today. That includes carbon offset credits, the need for new talent and skilled workers, and the challenges of finding loggers and drivers. Forestry is a HUGE industry in Alabama and this is an important conversation.

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Jim Cox Talks Trends in the Wine Business and We Sample a Couple Goodies show art Jim Cox Talks Trends in the Wine Business and We Sample a Couple Goodies

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It's the annual holiday wine boondoggle. I invite Jim Cox to the studio to sample some great wines to consider for the holidays. He and his wife Carrie run Southern Napa Wines in Daphne, Alabama. We discuss the cool wines of the season, a huge sale of Napa property by friends of his, and sample some goodies. 

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REPLAY: Educator Blair Fisher Discusses the Boy Crisis in Education show art REPLAY: Educator Blair Fisher Discusses the Boy Crisis in Education

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REPLAY: Educator Blair Fisher discusses the alarming trend of boys performing poorly in school. I asked Blair a simple question after watching my daughter's graduation awards day last spring where about twelve girls won awards and only two boys and he offered insight and I had to get him on the air. I say with confidence this is probably the most important show I've done - this issue needs attention. It's a problem. 

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Chef Jule of Fairhope Chocolates - A Primer for High-End Chocolates Just in Time for the Holidays show art Chef Jule of Fairhope Chocolates - A Primer for High-End Chocolates Just in Time for the Holidays

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Chef Jule creates extraordinary chocolate delicacies in her shop in Fairhope, Alabama. Knowing nothing about high-end chocolate, she takes me on a tasting journey to teach me how her delicacies are made, offering insights on the ingredients she sources from across the US and Europe and even the cocoa trees in Madagascar. If you're looking for a perfect finish to a Thanksgiving meal, take a listen and let Chef Jule offer some delicious ways to cap it off with something truly exceptional. 

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I revisit some former show guests and learn how they used the pause in business caused by the pandemic over the past eighteen months to reinvent themselves. These entrepreneurs don't ever stop. Artious Walker and Smac's Shack Food Truck, Mary Beth Greene and MB Greene bags, and Chris Rainosek at The Noble South restaurant.