About 150 people attended a Tuesday night workshop designed to encourage open dialogue about race and privilege. Tony Caldwell and Jandel Crutchfield with the University of Mississippi Department of Social Work led the event and said the goal was to break down barriers and talk about difficult topics. Daily Journal reporter M. Scott Morris (22:57) covered the event and joins Derek and Brad to discuss how it went and what happens next.
Also on today’s show, business editor Dennis Seid (6:46) talks about this weekend’s tax-free holiday for back-to-school shoppers. Dennis also has an update on a move by Dollar General to buy 41 former Walmart Express stores that recently were closed. That includes five locations in Northeast Mississippi.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (11:40) files a report from the Neshoba County Fair, including a recap of Wednesday’s appearances by Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democrat Attorney General Jim Hood. Some pundits believe it was an early preview of the 2019 governor’s election.
M. Scott Morris (29:57) reviews “Star Trek Beyond,” and Derek (34:27) breaks down the entertainment scene – the release of the new Harry Potter book, a concert by Breaking Grass, a spoken word poetry workshop, an Oxford fringe festival and more.