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Host Adam Ganucheau and the Mississippi Today political team bring you intimate access to the most connected players and observers in Mississippi politics. This podcast is a continuation of the mission that Mississippi Today serves: To present facts, perspectives and appropriate context on all sides of a political debate. With no focus on one side of the aisle or the other, we'll also provide you the other side of a story, giving our award-winning journalists a platform to share their insigh ...
 
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Mississippi Today political reporter Geoff Pender talks with Rep. Lee Yancey, who has led the House’s efforts to pass a medical marijuana program. Yancey detailed legislative negotiations about the marijuana program, as well as an impasse lawmakers have reached with Gov. Tate Reeves over several details of the proposal.…
 
Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau and Geoff Pender discuss how Mississippi is behind many other states in determining how to spend billions in federal coronavirus-related stimulus funds.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi’s voucher program to help single working parents has been underfunded and difficult to navigate because of red tape. Carol Burnett and Matt Williams of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care initiative explain how an influx of federal pandemic stimulus dollars could help.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Jackson attorney Rob McDuff of the Mississippi Center for Justice discusses with Mississippi Today’s political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender the efforts of him and others to invalidate state constitutional provision crafted in 1890 to prevent African Americans from voting.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today hosted a virtual town hall last week with key state leaders including Dr. Dan Edney, chief health officer at the Mississippi Department of Health, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, chief executive of University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann. We also heard from several key education leases. Listen to the full town…
 
Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss where in the process lawmakers are on passing a medical marijuana program to replace the one struck down by the Mississippi Supreme Court in May. Officials had promised a marijuana special session in August. Where are they?…
 
Mississippi Today reporters Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison join Adam Ganucheau to discuss Mississippi lawmakers' two-day hearings, when experts talked about the pros and cons of cutting the state's income tax and raising other taxes.
 
Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss medical marijuana with Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, who has been leading the negotiations with Rep. Lee Yancey, R-Brandon, in hopes of reaching a compromise between the two legislative chambers on the issue.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Dr. Anita Henderson, a Hattiesburg pediatrician, joins Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau and Kate Royals to discuss the dramatic increase of COVID-19 delta variant cases among children. While experts are unsure whether the delta variant is more virulent or causes more severe illness in children, they are sure of this: There is far, far more of it.…
 
Mississippi Today's political team discusses the recent leadership of Gov. Tate Reeves. As the state's COVID-19 crisis has become more dire than ever — as the state's hospital system is reportedly days to failure — Reeves has been largely out of the public eye and is receiving criticism from every quarter.…
 
State Rep. Robert Johnson of Natchez, the House Democratic leader, expresses concerns during an interview with Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender that state leaders are not taking adequate steps to determine best way to spend about $6 billion coming to various governmental entities in Mississippi from the American Rescue Plan.State…
 
Mississippi Today journalists Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender recap events from the recently completed Neshoba County Fair and address other issues facing the state, ranging from medical marijuana to teacher pay raises to Critical Race Theory.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today reporters Will Stribling and Geoff Pender discuss the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as Mississippi schools prepare to start the year. They also discuss what the state’s leaders doing (or not) to promote vaccinations.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Brandon Jones, policy director for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Action Funds, talks with Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender about results of the poll his organization commissioned on reinstating the ballot initiative process that was struck down by Mississippi Supreme Court.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Jessica Rice, the executive director of the Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association, talks with Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau and Geoff Pender about the potential economic impact of a medical marijuana program in the state.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender talk with former Mississippi journalist Karen Hinton, a Jones County native who became an adviser to politicians such as Mike Espy, Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, and later made national news as part of #MeToo movement.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Secretary of State Michael Watson said he believes Gov. Tate Reeves should call a special session of the Legislature to address issues created by a Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Initiative 65 medical marijuana program and Mississippi voters’ right to ballot initiative. Watson gives his take on the ruling and what might happen moving for…
 
Angie Calhoun of Puckett became an advocate for medical marijuana after her teenage son suffered a debilitating illness and standard pharmaceutical treatments didn’t work — and brought horrible side effects. Calhoun is now chairwoman of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association. Like many others, she is waiting to see whether state lawmakers wi…
 
Mississippi Today's Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau discusses the newsroom's latest project to dig into why young people are leaving Mississippi in droves or are stuck here wanting to leave. He joined WJTV's Byron Brown on their Sunday political show called "Mississippi Insight" to explain the rationale behind the new project.…
 
Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss whether lawmakers will come to Jackson earlier than scheduled to pass a medical marijuana program or fix the ballot initiative process that was voided by the Mississippi Supreme Court.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today's political team analyzes the wide-ranging political and policy implications of the Mississippi Supreme Court's decision to eliminate the medical marijuana program and the ballot initiative process.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today this week will launch a reporting project aimed at asking why young Mississippians are leaving in droves and why others are staying. Sam Kapoor, a 28-year-old attorney in Jackson, joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss why she decided to stay in Mississippi.…
 
Senate Corrections Chair Juan Barnett, D-Heidelberg, talks with Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison about the state’s high incarceration rates and efforts to give more people being held in prison an opportunity for parole. Barnett explains why he works so hard on efforts to ease sentencing guidelines even after his father was murder…
 
Mississippi lost population for just the third time in state history, according to preliminary census number released last week. Mississippi Today journalists Bobby Harrison and Adam Ganucheau discuss what that means for the Legislature's upcoming redistricting process.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
State Rep. Chris Bell, a Democrat from Jackson who filed a bill to restore voting rights to a man who was convicted of felonies, joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss how Mississippi has fallen behind in changing its voting laws.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today journalists Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss this week’s state Supreme Court hearing of oral arguments in Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler’s challenge of the Initiative 65 medical marijuana program passed by voters in November. The pending court decision on whether Initiative 65’s placement on the ballot was unconstitution…
 
Tray Hairston, a founding board member of Mississippi Today and an attorney at Butler Snow, joins Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau for a conversation to mark the newsroom's fifth anniversary. Tray and Adam talked about where Mississippi Today has been and where it's headed, and they also talked discussed race and politics and journalism in Mississipp…
 
Mississippi Today journalists Bobby Harrison, Geoff Pender and Adam Ganucheau are joined by WJTV reporter Thao Ta to break down what happened — and what didn't — during the 2021 legislative session.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, the chief executive of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to reflect on the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the days ahead.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today reporter Anna Wolfe joins editor-in-chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss federal charges filed last week against Nancy New and Zach New, what's next in the ongoing federal and state investigations of their alleged misspending, and who else may be ensnared in the alleged schemes.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Rob Hill, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign of Mississippi, talks with Mississippi Today reporters Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison about how he believes the legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Tate Reeves discriminates and portrays a negative image of Mississippi.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Description: Speaker of the House Philip Gunn sits down with Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss his massive tax proposal, which would eliminate the state’s personal income tax, cut the highest-in-the-nation grocery tax, and raise the sales tax and several other taxes.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today journalists Bobby Harrison and Adam Ganucheau break down two key transportation funding proposals, including an eyebrow-raising proposal to let Mississippi voters decide whether to raise the state's gasoline tax.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
A lawsuit pending in the high court with more litigation possible. The agency tasked with running it doesn’t want to. An alternative program proposed late in the game by lawmakers. Mississippi Today's political reporters discuss the state's fledgling medical marijuana program that voters passed in 2020.…
 
House Ways and Means Chair Trey Lamar, a Republican from Senatobia and one of the Legislature’s most powerful members, talks with Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison about key issues facing the 2021 Legislature. Lamar, like Gov. Tate Reeves, supports phasing out the state’s income tax but says it cannot be done without finding other…
 
Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison quiz state Sen. David Blount about a wide range of legislative issues including education, tax policy, elections and sports betting. Blount, chair of the Senate Gaming Committee and vice chair of Senate Education Committee, also discussed his proposal to help fight the state's public school teache…
 
In his final week in Jackson, Gerald Harris, a political reporter at WJTV, discusses his time covering state politics and why journalism in Mississippi is important as ever.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
In interview with Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison, state Sen. Derrick Simmons of Greenville, the chamber's Democratic leader, praises bipartisan spirit in state Capitol, though he said differences still exist. He also questions whether rioters at U.S. Capitol would have been handled differently had they been African American.…
 
Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender break down key Mississippi leaders' 2021 proposal to eliminate the state's income tax and what that decision would mean for the future of the state.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
In the final week of 2020, Mississippi Today editor in chief Adam Ganucheau recalls his favorite episode of The Other Side from 2020. That episode features Mississippi Today's political reporters debriefing on the night that lawmakers voted to change the state flag that featured the Confederate battle emblem and had flown for 126 years.…
 
The pandemic took sports from us and then changed everything about it. There were monumental coaching changes that turned the eyes of the nation to Mississippi. Athletes and coaches influenced the historic state flag change. Legendary sportswriter Rick Cleveland, a columnist for Mississippi Today, discusses the year to remember in Mississippi sport…
 
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley joins Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss federal and state spending on expanding broadband access across the state.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Joe O'Hern, who managed Mike Espy's 2020 U.S. Senate race, joins Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss Espy's campaign strategy and how Espy lost the election.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender join editor in chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss which big issues lawmakers could consider during the 2021 legislative session that will begin in January.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Secretary of State Michael Watson, in his first year as Mississippi's chief elections official, joins Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender to discuss the state's 2020 elections and possible reforms the state could implement in the future.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
Hear from voters across Mississippi, Mississippi Today’s rapid response team of correspondents and senior political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender. Hosted by contributing producer Tom Wright.על ידי Mississippi Today
 
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