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Conversations from the Capital City and beyond! Tune in every other week to hear the stories of Mississippi’s artists, activists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and more!

Let's Talk Jackson: Jackson, Mississippi Jackson Free Press

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Conversations from the Capital City and beyond! Tune in every other week to hear the stories of Mississippi’s artists, activists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and more!

    LTJ 8x04 Timothy Rush - Mississippi Department of Employment Security

    LTJ 8x04 Timothy Rush - Mississippi Department of Employment Security

    In this special edition of Let’s Talk Jackson, Todd Stauffer spoke with Mr. Timothy Rush, who is Director of Reemployment Assistance at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Todd spoke with Mr. Rush about the current state of the MDES system, what they’ve gone through to deal with tens of thousands of suddenly unemployed people, including questions of who is getting federal stimulus dollars and what it means when you get a debit card with no money on it. We recorded the interview via Zoom during a busy day, so please excuse the sound quality.

    https://www.mdes.ms.gov/

    • 28 min
    LTJ 8x03 Dr. Thomas Dobbs

    LTJ 8x03 Dr. Thomas Dobbs

    In this special edition of Let’s Talk Jackson, state report Nick Judin spoke with Dr. Thomas Dobbs. Dr. Dobbs is leading the public-health response to the COVID-19 crisis, directing the State Department of Health and serving as Gov. Tate Reeves’ chief health adviser on the virus and the state’s attempts to stem its spread.

    https://msdh.ms.gov/
    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/19,19972,161.html

    Nick spoke with Dr. Dobbs specifically about the racial disparities that are appearing in the COVID-19 numbers—both the number of cases and the number of deaths, as well as what the Health Department is trying to do about it.

    • 29 min
    LTJ 8x02 David Humphreys - COVID-19 Local Business Advice

    LTJ 8x02 David Humphreys - COVID-19 Local Business Advice

    Show links:
    - https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
    - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
    - https://www.uschamber.com/report/covid-19-emergency-loans-small-business-guide
    - https://www.thecarsonlawgroup.com/
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_BZdKX_Luc

    In this special edition of Let’s Talk Jackson, Todd Stauffer talks with David Humphreys, a local attorney with the Carson Law Group who has two decades of commercial law and litigation experience.  David earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting, and Bachelor’s Degrees in both Economics and Business Administration, all from Rhodes College.

    We talked about issues that small businesses in Jackson are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including some loans and grants that you can apply for thanks to the CARES Act that passed in late March. We also talked about employment issues, unemployment issues and some legal questions that we’ve been fielding through this trying time.

    • 41 min
    8x01 Alesha Judkins

    8x01 Alesha Judkins

    Alesha Judkins is the State Director for Criminal Justice Reform at Fwd.us, a bipartisan group founded by leaders in the technology and business communities seeking meaningful reform in the areas of immigration and criminal justice.

    She spoke with Jackson Free Press editor-in-chief Donna Ladd about the fact that Mississippi has the third highest level of incarceration, and how that’s affecting public safety and crime rates.

    https://www.fwd.us/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alesha-judkins-46a373101/

    • 48 min
    LTJ 7x21 Merritt Baria

    LTJ 7x21 Merritt Baria

    Merritt Baria is a 23-year-old political strategist in Mississippi who grew up in Jackson and on the Gulf Coast, and is now living back in the capital city. The daughter of outgoing Mississippi House Minority Leader David Baria, Merritt talks with Donna Ladd about the need for more women to run for office in the state and for strategists to take a wider view of who is a “viable” candidate or not. She plans to help more women, in particular, run for and win office as she did with incoming House Rep. Shanda Yates.

    Merritt Baria on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/merritt-baria-73b426a3/

    • 56 min
    LTJ 7x20 Mukesh Kumar

    LTJ 7x20 Mukesh Kumar

    Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an associate professor at Jackson State University who recently finished a two-year stint as the director of planning and development for the City of Jackson. He sat down with Todd Stauffer to discuss his time with the City and both what the discipline of planning can and can't do to improve the quality of life in a place like Jackson.

    https://www.jxnplanning.com/
    http://www.jsums.edu/planning/

    • 52 min

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