City leaders gathered in downtown Tupelo on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail. The $11.5 million project took 2.5 years to complete and connects the Birthplace with downtown Tupelo. Daily Journal business editor Dennis Seid (5:34) joins Brad and guest co-host Emma Kent to talk about the trail’s completion, its potential impact and the reaction of downtown business owners.
Also on today’s show, Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (14:05) discusses the case of the “demon chipmunk.” Members of the Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday on whether House Speaker Philip Gunn should be required to slow down the speed at which a computer reading application reads bills on the Mississippi House floor. Gunn has set the machine to such a high speed that its sound has been compared to that of a “demon chipmunk.”
Food editor Ginna Parsons (26:09) breaks down this week’s food section – Seafood Junction, marinated citrus olives, oven-canned tomatoes and more.