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.
Cafe 212 co-owner Jason Hayden (3:57) drops by the show to talk with Brad and Emma Kent about the restaurant’s 10th anniversary, Main Street construction, the Mustache Bash and more. Also on today’s show, the Daily Journal’s Joe Rutherford (23:21) gives details about the Lee County Library’s 75th anniversary, and food editor Ginna Parsons (31:16) discusses this week’s food section — New Orleans food, spaghetti carbonara and asparagus gratin.