Three Tupelo tourism officials will travel to England next month to sell Elvis’s Birthplace to fans of The King of Rock and Roll. Daily Journal reporter William Moore (5:21) joins Brad and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss their trip and the attempt to bring more tourists to the All-America City. Also on today’s show, Emma Crawford (9:45) details the latest Tupelo School construction project to proceed from April’s bond vote, Dennis Seid (14:55) speaks of a resurgence in the furniture industry and Ginna Parsons (23:00) highlights this week’s Food section, including Friday’s Chili Fest event.
Dickie Scruggs, the former trial lawyer who served a prison sentence on federal bribery charges, is now championing education for the state’s half-a-million adults without a high school diploma. Daily Journal reporter Riley Manning joins hosts Brad and Derek to discuss Scruggs’ new venture aimed at helping adults complete GED programs. Also on today’s show, Emma Crawford (6:48) previews next week’s middle school career expo, Dennis Seid talks about both Oktoberfest (10:48) and new credit card chips (13:43) and Ginna Parsons (20:18) details this week’s food section. Happy National Podcasting Day!
Pope Francis is making his first U.S. visit this week, and a group of Northeast Mississippi residents are among those traveling to see him. Daily Journal religion reporter Riley Manning joins Brad and guest host Lauren Wood to tell more about the visit. Also, Zack Orsborn discusses the rise of vinyl record stores in Northeast Mississippi (6:50), Michaela Morris (12:42) tells us about the latest report placing Mississippi as the third most obese state in the nation, and Ginna Parsons (19:19) talks about this week’s food section.
We’re talking both Ole Miss and Mississippi State football today. Daily Journal Ole Miss beat reporter Parrish Alford joins the show to discuss Saturday’s Ole Miss football win at then-No. 2 Alabama, as well as the season outlook for the Rebels, and sports editor John L. Pitts discusses MSU (11:12) and the college football picture. Meanwhile, Ginna Parsons (19:50) joins Derek and Brad to reveal the latest plans for a proposed West Jackson Street restaurant, and the hosts (23:37) break down last week’s crime reports.
Daily Journal reporter Zack Orsborn spoke Tuesday to Delta State University students and a former faculty member with Northeast Mississippi ties about Monday’s incident in which a DSU professor was shot and killed on campus. Zack joins hosts Brad and Derek to discuss what he learned. Also on today’s show, the Daily Journal’s Emma Crawford (6:10) speaks about Monday’s ceremony at Mississippi State University honoring former Congressman Alan Nunnelee, and food editor Ginna Parsons (10:35) discusses this week’s food section.
Brad is back, and he and Derek discuss Tupelo’s efforts to attract more minority-owned businesses, a television adaptation of a crime that rocked Northeast Mississippi and the Tupelo School District’s latest effort to engage more parents. Joining them are Daily Journal reporters Zack Orsborn and Emma Crawford. Also, food editor Ginna Parsons stops by to discuss this week’s food section and the art of cooking from scratch.
Discussion topics include the fate of the Mississippi state flag at Tupelo’s City Hall, the Tupelo Reads book program and the upcoming Tupelo Fair. Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer interview the Daily Journal’s William Moore, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn. Food editor Ginna Parsons’s weekly food segment features Margarita-flavored ice cream.
Today’s topics include the CREATE/ Toyota career expo, Haley Barbour and Tuesday’s election results. Hosts Derek and Brad speak with the Daily Journal’s Emma Crawford, Joe Rutherford and Bobby Harrison, and food editor Ginna Parsons has her weekly food segment.