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East Main: 101 is an idea from City of Jackson, TN Communications Director Kenneth Cummings that provides education to the community about City Government. Kenneth has a background in journalism previously working for The Jackson Sun newspaper. East Main: 101 is a play on the term for general education courses such as "English: 101" and our city hall address "101 E. Main St." This series will be an inside look at city government where viewers and listeners will learn more about Jackson, TN City Government and the people within the organization. New lessons uploaded every Thursday.

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East Main: 101 Lesson 10 ft. Lauren Kirk
07/18/2024
Kenny sits down with City of Jackson, TN Chief Innovation Officer Lauren Kirk to talk about some of the key projects an initiatives happening with the Innovation Team including the new Men's Homeless Shelter and other projects.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 09 ft. David McCall
07/11/2024
From Theatre to Art Exhibits, The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center has it all. Kenny sits down with The Ned Director David McCall to talk about their love for the arts and many of the exciting happenings at The Ned.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 08 ft. LaTrell Billingsley
07/04/2024
For this special Independence Day 2024 Lesson of East Main: 101, Kenny sits down with the Fire Marshal for the City of Jackson, TN, LaTrell Billingsley who has served with JFD for nearly a decade and a half. The two discuss fire safety as well as what it takes to be a fire fighter.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 07 ft. Tyler Carr
06/20/2024
Kenny sits down with City of Jackson, TN Office of Financial Empowerment Director Tyler Carr to talk financial services including free financial counseling.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 06 ft. Austin Clark
06/13/2024
Austin sits down with Kenny to educate the public on public works issues such as stormwater, and the assessment being done in the city. Topics discussed also include the 3-1-1- Call Center, and more.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 05 ft. Christi David and Whitney Billingsley
06/06/2024
"The Dale Sisters" -- Christi David and Whitney Billingsley join East Main: 101 Podcast to discuss the progression of our city's recreation and parks department -- including new playgrounds, grant monies rewarded, and the importance of engaging with the community.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 04 ft. Zach Polk
05/30/2024
Kenny sits down with City of Jackson, TN Purchasing Director Zach Polk to talk about the process of procurement as it pertains to city government purchasing. Zach explains why it may take up to a month or more for services to be rendered or for a product to be delivered to the city. Zach also dives a bit into his personal life dealing with his love for the outdoors.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 03 ft. Whitney Owen
05/23/2024
In Lesson 3 of East Main: 101 Kenny sits down with the Director of the Jackson Animal Care Center to talk about the services provided by the center including pet adoption and spay/neuter assistance.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 02 ft. Danielle Wade
05/16/2024
Keep Jackson Beautiful Coordinator Danille Wade joins Kenny for Lesson 2 of East Main: 101. It takes a community to keep our city beautiful and Danielle has the tools to get anyone started when it comes to volunteering. Don't forget to stay through the end for your homework assignment.
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East Main: 101 Lesson 01 ft. Mayor Scott Conger
05/08/2024
Kenny sits down with City of Jackson, TN Mayor Scott Conger on the first lesson of East Main: 101. They discuss what it like to be Mayor of the city of Jackson; how the city navigated during the COVID pandemic and some of the projects happening in the city.
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East Main: 101 | Introduction with Kenneth Cummings
05/02/2024
East Main: 101 is a play on the term for general education courses such as "English: 101" and our city hall address "101 E. Main St." This series will be an inside look at city government where viewers and listeners will learn more about Jackson, TN City Government and the people within the organization.
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