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.
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).