The Daily Journal’s Rod Guajardo and Bobby Harrison (7:28) are joined by James Hull and Ed Holliday of the Journal’s Point-Counterpoint column to break down the results of Tuesday night’s Mississippi Presidential Primary election. Also on today’s show, reporter Caleb Bedillion (25:01) joins hosts Derek and Brad to talk about efforts to improve ambulance service to rural areas of Lee County, and reporter Emma Kent (41:31) has information about the new Tupelo band director and about a program that will send two local teachers to explore the atmosphere near outer space. Plus, food editor Ginna Parsons (33:37) discusses this week’s food section — turkey burgers, cake icing, upside down pizza and the Neon Pig’s chefs expo.
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Ashley Prince (6:15) joins Brad and Derek to talk about the Local Mobile food truck, its behind-the-scenes operations and her efforts to promote Tupelo. Also on today’s show, Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (19:50) discusses the mixed fate of school choice legislation this year, reporter Michaela Morris (28:07) highlights positive changes to Mississippi newborn screenings that resulted from a Belden family and Brad (36:41) provides the wackiest crime reports from last week.
A developer from Huntsville has purchased a building in downtown Tupelo and brings ideas that can help develop the area. Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn (10:12) joins Derek and Brad to talk more about Wesley Crunkleton’s plans and similarities between Tupelo and Huntsville. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal lifestyles editor Leslie Criss (19:43) talks about her upcoming lead role in Tupelo Community Theatre’s “A Higher Place in Heaven” and Derek (18:51) highlights what is happening in Northeast Mississippi this weekend. Derek and Brad also discuss the upcoming “Ghostbusters” movie (5:06).
Today, Derek and Brad are joined by Tupelo businessman and former mayor Jack Reed Jr. Reed (6:11) talks about ongoing projects in the city, what he sees as some of its most important issues and the new Convention & Visitor’s Bureau exhibit honoring Frank Dowsing. Reed also shares stories about his dad, Jack Reed Sr., the iconic Tupelo civic leader who died in January. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (28:25) discusses a couple of issues debated by the legislature on Tuesday — charter schools and marijuana. And food editor Ginna Parsons (38:42) has the highlights of this week’s food section: BBQ Duel, amalgamation cake, redneck crackers and garlic roasted vegetables.