With election night 2015 in the books, Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (15:43) joins hosts Derek and Brad to discuss who might be the contenders for the Mississippi governor’s race in four years. Also on today’s show, Thomas Wells (3:20) talks about his photo essay on Tupelo’s neon signs, Zack Orsborn (11:24) discusses Buddy Palmer’s stint as acting mayor, and Brad (23:04) gives the latest on last week’s crime reports. Plus, learn more about Brad’s former jobs.
New Albany is in the running for a grant that would allow it to host a series of music festivals. Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn (4:55) joins hosts Derek and Brad to give more details. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (8:48) discusses the new makeup of Mississippi’s House of Representatives after Tuesday’s elections and the Republicans’ attempt to gain a super majority. M. Scott Morris (16:40) reviews “Our Brand is Crisis,” and Derek (22:04) previews this weekend’s entertainment scene. And don’t forget the surprise at the end of the show.
It is the day after Mississippi’s general election, and Daily Journal editor Rod Guajardo (8:39) joins Derek and Brad to summarize Tuesday night’s results. Also on today’s show, William Moore (16:35) talks about new roads in a neighborhood recently annexed by Tupelo, and Ginna Parsons (20:43) discusses this week’s food section.
As election day looms, the Daily Journal staff breaks down Tuesday’s races (10:05) to give voters insight and perspective before they head to the polls. Joining Derek and Brad are Bobby Harrison, William Moore and Michaela Morris to discuss an extensive list of races, including governor, attorney general, Initiative 42, Lee County coroner, Lee County supervisor, district attorney and more. As he does each Monday, Brad (34:05) also highlights last week’s crime reports. For more about this year’s elections, visit DJournal.com/2015election.
Mississippi’s fourth-grade students led the nation in gains made on the 2015 Nation’s Report Card, which was released on Wednesday. Despite those improvements, Mississippi still has a long way to go to reach the national average. Daily Journal education reporter Emma Crawford (2:59) joins Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss the latest results and what they mean. Also on today’s show, Adam Robison (11:30) talks about his photo essay on the Buffalo Park pumpkin patch, M. Scott Morris (15:03) reviews “Steve Jobs,” and Derek (24:40) tells us what is happening in town this Halloween weekend.
The Houston Solar Car high school team recently celebrated a victory at the World Solar Car Challenge in Australia. Chickasaw Journal reporter Floyd Ingram (3:04) joins Derek and Brad to talk about the team’s remarkable accomplishment. Also on today’s show, William Moore (10:01) discusses the impact of the recent rain storms, Zack Orsborn (13:52) shares news of a Lee County Library grant to spur creative programs, and Ginna Parsons (16:00) tells us about this week’s food section.
University of Mississippi officials removed the controversial state flag from the school’s campus on Monday morning. Oxford Citizen reporter Errol Castens (10:07) joins Derek and Brad to provide context on that decision. Also on today’s show, Bobby Harrison and Emma Crawford (16:07) discuss the issues surrounding Initiative 42 (which concerns school funding), Riley Manning (25:21) talks about the efforts of a Southaven church to revitalize an Assembly of God church in East Tupelo, and Brad (28:38) breaks down this week’s crime reports.
The Keep Tupelo Beautiful organization is involved with projects to restore three neighborhoods hit hard by the April 2014 tornado. Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn (2:10) joins Brad and guest host Lauren Wood to give more details about those efforts. Also on today’s show, William Moore (7:55) describes a cost-saving technology being tested by the city of Tupelo, M. Scott Morris (13:12) reviews “Bridge of Spies,” and the hosts discuss what’s happening this weekend (23:27).
The College Board on Monday announced the selection of University of Kansas Provost Jeffrey Vitter as the preferred candidate to become the next chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Oxford Citizen reporter Errol Castens (7:10) joins Brad and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss Vitter and the Ole Miss chancellor search. Castens also provides more details about Tuesday night’s vote by the Ole Miss student government association calling for the university to remove the Mississippi flag from its campus. Also on today’s show, photographer Lauren Wood (14:53) shares her experience with this week’s In Focus photo essay, and Chickasaw Journal reporter Floyd Ingram (20:31) tells us about the Houston High School team competing in the World Solar Car Challenge in Australia. Chris and Brad give the highlights of Ginna’s food section (27:08). Be careful, it’s Back to the Future Day!
Before Elvis could become the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, he had to learn to play the guitar. A new Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau exhibit honors the Rev. Frank Smith, the Tupelo man who taught him how. Daily Journal business reporter Dennis Seid (4:15) joins Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer to tell more about the exhibit. Other topics include memories of the late Elaine Hancock (2:20), the 10th-anniversary of Sanctuary Hospice House (9:06), legislative elections (21:24), crime reports (28:04) and the announcement of a preferred candidate for Ole Miss chancellor – Jeffrey Vitter (16:46). Guests include Daily Journal reporters Michaela Morris, Emma Crawford and Bobby Harrison.