Tupelo Mustache Bash co-founder Jason Hayden (18:01) joins Derek and Brad to talk about the fifth and final edition of the bash, which will be held on Saturday night. Hayden previews this year’s event and explains why it is the finale. Also on today’s show, Bobby Harrison (9:57) discusses the Legislature’s debate on whether to increase the gas tax to fund repairs for roads and bridges, and Derek and Brad talk more about their upcoming play, “The Peacemakers.”
Precinct data from Trent Kelly’s primary election win last week could foretell a struggle for dominance in the 1st Congressional District between Lee and DeSoto counties. Daily Journal government reporter Caleb Bedillion (9:05) joins Brad and Derek to talk about the two emerging poles in the district — Tupelo and Southaven. Also on today’s show, education reporter Emma Kent (17:02) discusses how superintendents make decisions on whether to dismiss students when severe weather threatens, and photographer Adam Robison (23:30) describes his photo essay on a man who creates restoration light fixtures at J. Britt Lighting and Interiors. Food editor Ginna Parsons (27:26) breaks down this week’s food section — a pilgrimage luncheon, paninis and vegan cooking. And Brad has an idea for a new museum.
Kabir Gupta, the winner of the Daily Journal’s first “Entertain Us” filmmaker competition, joins Brad and Derek. The 9-year-old speaks (5:12) about what inspired his winning creation and his future filmmaking plans. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal capitol bureau chief Bobby Harrison (10:58) discusses the Legislature’s latest plan to cut taxes, and Brad (17:10) provides details on some of last week’s wackiest crime reports.
Corporate Flight Management has announced it will hold a March 22 press conference to give more details of its upcoming Tupelo to Nashville air service that will fly under the brand Contour Airlines. Daily Journal business editor Dennis Seid (7:32) joins Derek and Brad to talk about the new commercial air service coming to Tupelo. Also on today’s show, chief photographer Thomas Wells (11:23) discusses his photo essay on the former Okolona College, M. Scott Morris (20:41) reviews “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” and Derek (28:24) previews what is happening this weekend. Also, Brad (34:54) gives us a lesson on country music, including his favorite tunes.
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.
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.
The Mississippi House of Representatives ground to a halt last week after members of the Black Caucus felt slighted by a Supreme Court redistricting bill. Members of the Black Caucus had bills read in their entirety, significantly slowing the process, and House leaders passed a rule change to try to get things done more quickly. By late Friday, both sides had reached a truce. Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (11:13) joins Derek and Brad to talk more about the standoff and what happens now as the House faces a looming deadline to pass bills before they automatically die. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal reporter Caleb Bedillion (18:48) breaks down next week’s 1st Congressional District Republican Primary election between Trent Kelly and Paul Clever, and Brad (28:36) provides the wackiest crime reports of last week. We also discuss Sunday night’s Academy Awards (1:05).
This year, the GumTree Arts Festival will be moved from its traditional Mother’s Day weekend slot. It now will be a week later in the year to coincide with the GumTree 10K on May 14. Daily Journal reporter Ginna Parsons (9:03) joins guest hosts Chris Kieffer and Rod Guajardo to discuss the change and what it means. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal reporter William Moore (17:37) has the details on Tupelo’s new Bud & Burgers competition to be held in April, and M. Scott Morris (28:49) reviews the movie “Race.”