Derek and Brad hit the road and recorded today’s podcast on location at the BancorpSouth Arena, site of the “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo. Nearly 3,000 Northeast Mississippi eighth-grade students attended the event over two days, where they visited interactive activities from 18 different career pathways. Joining the hosts to talk more about this year’s inaugural event were CREATE’s Mike Clayborne (2:21), the Daily Journal’s Emma Crawford (16:45) and Larry Anderson (22:40), who helped plan the expo. Also, Paige Roberts and Karen Sock (10:55), who coordinate a similar event on the Gulf Coast, gave their insight.
Archives for October 2015
The Daily Journal’s Bobby Harrison reported on Sunday that state funds going into the Medicaid program have steadily grown through the years and will top $1 billion for the first time either this year or next. However, there are signs that growth is beginning to slow. He joins Derek and Brad (7:36) to talk about Mississippi’s Medicaid program. Also on today’s show, Derek and Brad discuss a weekend of college football (1:55), Emma Crawford (12:55) talks about the expansion of a summer reading program and Brad breaks down the crime reports (17:08).
Daily Journal editorial page editor Joe Rutherford (8:05) tells Derek and Brad about the history of Tupelo’s water supply, an issue that once posed a serious threat to the city’s development. The actions of leaders during the 1980s led to today’s ample supply. Also, Derek and Brad discuss the announcement that Strange Brew Coffeehouse (1:23) is opening a location in Tupelo, M. Scott Morris (15:28) reviews the movie “Everest” and Derek (21:23) previews the weekend entertainment scene.