Episode 14: A Conversation with Missouri’s First Lady – Teresa Parson

Season Description

Premiering in September 2018, the Our Missouri Podcast's inaugural season opens with Bob Priddy discussing his book, “The Art of the Missouri Capitol.” From that auspicious start, listeners can explore all corners of the state from Kansas City and the Missouri River Valley to the Governor's Mansion, the Ozarks, and the Land of Big Red Apples. Season 1 also features conversations on key topics, including Genealogy, National History Day, and Missouri's Bicentennial.

Episode Description

The year 2021 will mark Missouri's Bicentennial, as well as the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Governor's Mansion. Recorded on location at the "People's House," this episode features Mrs. Teresa Parson, First Lady of the State of Missouri, and Dr. Gary R. Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, discussing Mrs. Parson's life and family as well as her goals for addressing important issues related to the state's culture and history. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Missouri's First Lady.

    About the Guest

    Teresa Parson

    A native of Bolivar, First Lady Teresa Parson has deep roots in Missouri, particularly Polk County. After spending her youth on her family's southwest Missouri cattle farm, she was employed in the banking industry for forty years. An advocate and volunteer for many causes around the state, she has served as First Lady of the State of Missouri since her husband was sworn in as Governor in 2018.

    Episode Transcript