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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 insights as they cover some of the most contentious elections in the state's history

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    • 4.7, 64 Ratings

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 insights as they cover some of the most contentious elections in the state's history

    E117 Young Black activists seek to reframe Mississippi’s narrative

    E117 Young Black activists seek to reframe Mississippi’s narrative

    Jarrius Adams, a 23-year-old activist, is one of several young Mississippians working to influence politics and policy in the state. Adams, who co-organized Jackson’s massive Black Lives Matter protest in June, joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss why he’s doing the work and forecast what he hopes the future could look like.

    • 34 min
    E116 Schools, facing pandemic, deal with lack of funding from Legislature

    E116 Schools, facing pandemic, deal with lack of funding from Legislature

    Veteran Sen. Hob Bryan says governor was grandstanding in vetoing more than $2 billion in education funding. Bryan says Legislature would have fixed oversight of not providing bonuses to teachers in top performing and improving school districts without governor vetoing bill. Gov. Tate Reeves is providing funds to schools for now, based on opinion from attorney general.

    • 21 min
    'I'm very scared': Public school teachers discuss why schools shouldn't reopen this fall

    'I'm very scared': Public school teachers discuss why schools shouldn't reopen this fall

    Three public school educators join Mississippi Today to discuss their concerns about hundreds of thousands of students returning to their classrooms this fall as COVID-19 numbers across the state spike.

    • 26 min
    Former governor happy to see flag change 19 years after his effort

    Former governor happy to see flag change 19 years after his effort

    Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, the state’s last Democrat governor, talks about attempt in 2001 to change state flag and why he believes this time was different. He praises efforts of Hosemann and Gunn.

    • 25 min
    Behind the scenes: How lawmakers worked to remove the Mississippi state flag

    Behind the scenes: How lawmakers worked to remove the Mississippi state flag

    State Rep. Chris Bell, D-Jackson, discusses how a bipartisan group of lawmakers worked behind closed doors to remove the state flag.

    • 24 min
    'It's been surreal': How lawmakers changed the Mississippi state flag

    'It's been surreal': How lawmakers changed the Mississippi state flag

    Mississippi Today's political reporters discuss the wild few hours leading up to the moment that lawmakers voted to remove the state flag, which featured the Confederate battle emblem.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

kdbhm ,

Great, informative podcast for MS politics

I enjoy this podcast each week. It’s great for anyone who keeps up with politics and wants a deeper dive with interviews and details but also is a good way to get an overview of the hot topics and major political events in the state as well.

JessHDickinson ,

Excellent reporting

Thanks for this podcast. And thanks, Adam and Bobby, for exploring important issues without pushing an agenda. Wish you would announce subjects in advance so we could suggest questions.

AND0909 ,

Just started listening to podcasts and...can we Ask Q’s & get Answers on here ?

I am curious.Iam currently listening to our governor of Mississippi speak on the weather but now let’s talk about the actual crisis on hand

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