Crews have installed pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Main and Green Streets, bringing the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail closer to completion. Daily Journal government reporter Caleb Bedillion (8:17) joins Derek and Brad to give the latest details on the project that will connect the Birthplace to downtown Tupelo. Caleb also provides an update on a new Tupelo neighborhood association. Also on today’s show, Adam Robison (14:55) discusses his photo essay on the vehicle upholstery business, Ellie Turner and Lauren Wood (21:11) break down the latest episode of Mud & Magnolias magazine, and Brad (31:53) gives the wackiest crime reports from last week.
Ellie Turner and Lauren Wood join Brad and Derek to talk about the newest issue of Mud & Magnolias magazine (6:29). Topics include a tintype photographer in Oxford and decorating advice from Aspen Bay in Starkville. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal chief photographer Thomas Wells (18:57) discusses his photo essay on the creation of a Tupelo Community Theatre set, M. Scott Morris (25:01) reviews “Chi-Raq,” and Derek (33:04) breaks down the weekend entertainment scene.
Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton joins Brad and Derek to discuss what 2016 holds for neighborhood revitalization projects. Shelton also talks about Friday’s Christmas parade, the Vietnam Replica Wall and citizen committees. Also on today’s show, Zack Orsborn (18:36) breaks down efforts to preserve Mill Village, Ellie Turner (21:50) tells us about Santa’s visit to the Journal next week, M. Scott Morris (26:39) reviews “The Good Dinosaur,” and Derek (31:44) discusses the weekend entertainment scene.
Making it big as a hip-hop artist isn’t easy in the rural stretch between the more music-centric cities of Memphis and Atlanta, but hip-hop is on the rise in Tupelo. The Daily Journal’s Riley Manning (2:40) attended a hip-hop showcase last weekend and joins Derek and Brad to discuss it. Also on today’s show, Lauren Wood and Ellie Turner (8:38) talk about last Sunday’s Bridal Journal Expo, and Ginna Parsons (14:11) gives insight on today’s food section. Plus, Derek and Brad seek their own hip-hop DJ names.
Today, Ellie Turner and Lauren Wood of Mud and Magnolias magazine join Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer (10:04) to discuss their latest issue. The magazine is a sister publication to the Daily Journal, and its October/November issue, released Saturday, focuses on the great outdoors. Also on today’s show, Dennis Seid (1:27) provides information about the new Vanelli’s restaurant, M. Scott Morris (21:42) reviews “The Martian,” and Derek (31:40) talks about this weekend’s entertainment scene.