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
Speaker Philip Gunn calls it quits
Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau and Geoff Pender analyze Speaker of the House Philip Gunn's decision to step down and not seek reelection to the House. Among topics they discuss: What will this decision mean for the 2023 legislative session, what is Gunn's legacy, who may replace him, and what will he do next?
Sen. Hob Bryan discusses Mississippi hospital crisis
State Sen. Hob Bryan, chairman of the Senate Public Health Committee, joins Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss the state's growing hospital crisis. Bryan's committee is hosting a hearing to discuss potential long-term solutions.
Charles Taylor of NAACP Mississippi discusses midterms, 2023 elections
Charles Taylor, recently named permanent executive director of Mississippi chapter NAACP joins Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau to discuss his new role, the 2022 midterms, and the 2023 statewide election cycle. Taylor also shared his thoughts on the state of the state after several scandals earned Mississippi some negative national attention.
Lawmaker: Aluminum mill project is great, but other issues must be addressed
Rep. Kabir Karriem, D-Columbus, talks with Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender about the positive impact on the Golden Triangle and the state of the new Steel Dynamics aluminum mill coming to Lowndes County after a special session where legislators approved $246 million in incentives for the project. But Karriem added the Legislature needs to address other issues now, such as fixing Jackson water woes, improving health care in the state and restoring voting rights to people convicted of felonies.
NAACP President discusses Jackson water crisis
National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson discusses Jackson’s water crisis and the NAACP’s Title VI discrimination complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency calling for an investigation into whether the state of Mississippi has over years diverted federal funds that should have gone to help the city’s infrastructure.
Inside the Democrats' first welfare scandal hearing
Senate and House Democratic leaders Sen. Derrick Simmons and Rep. Robert Johnson provide a recap of their joint caucus hearing on the scandal-plagued Mississippi Department of Human Services and its administration of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. In the poorest state in the country, millions of federal welfare dollars have been squandered and systemic problems remain that prevent the help getting to the poorest of the poor in Mississippi.
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