Tupelo city leaders are calling for the demolition of the former Travelodge/ Ramada hotel at the intersection of North Gloster Street and McCullough Boulevard. Daily Journal reporter William Moore (4:02) joins Derek and Brad to talk more about the fate of the property. Also on today’s show, M.Scott Morris (11:14) discusses a feature he wrote about Biggersville’s Jay Baxter, whose adventures include starting his own radio station, appearing in a commercial for the Grand Ole Opry, being friends with Carl Perkins and meeting Paul McCartney. Meanwhile, Ginna Parsons (22:51) talks about this week’s food section.
Archives for January 2016
The 2016 Mississippi Legislative session begins on Tuesday. Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (4:35) joins Brad and guest host Lauren Wood to preview the session and talk about what lawmakers may do this week and in the coming weeks. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (11:53) talks about what’s next in the battle for school funding, and chief photographer Thomas Wells (18:09) describes his photo essay on an abandoned rural former Northeast Mississippi school. Brad (25:37) also gives highlights from last week’s crime reports.