The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi recently received a $500,000 donation from the founder of GoDaddy.com. Daily Journal reporter William Moore (2:36) joins Derek and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss the grant and how it will be used to make improvements on the organization’s clubhouses. Also on today’s show, Michaela Gibson Morris (8:32) discusses Bruce Ridgway’s behind-the-scenes work at North Mississippi Medical Center, M.Scott Morris (18:36) reviews “Pan,” and Derek (25:20) previews what is happening this weekend.
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.
Daily Journal editorial page editor Joe Rutherford (8:05) tells Derek and Brad about the history of Tupelo’s water supply, an issue that once posed a serious threat to the city’s development. The actions of leaders during the 1980s led to today’s ample supply. Also, Derek and Brad discuss the announcement that Strange Brew Coffeehouse (1:23) is opening a location in Tupelo, M. Scott Morris (15:28) reviews the movie “Everest” and Derek (21:23) previews the weekend entertainment scene.
Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton’s Outreach Task Force was recently created both to promote race relations and neighborhood pride. The group holds its first three community events this weekend, and the Daily Journal’s Zack Orsborn joins Derek and Brad to talk more about it. Also on today’s show, Emma Crawford (5:11) tells about a new Tupelo School District app that provides information on school meals, M. Scott Morris (8:23) reviews “Black Mass,” and Derek (14:25) gives an update on the weekend entertainment scene.
Flea market owners in Tupelo and Ripley took issue with a U.S. Humane Society report that linked them to puppy mills. Daily Journal business editor Dennis Seid spoke with them and studied the report and joins hosts Derek and Brad to provide insight on the issue. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal Capitol reporter Bobby Harrison (6:52) breaks down the latest turns on the Initiative 42 school funding campaign, M. Scott Morris (13:28) reviews “The Visit,” and Derek and Brad discuss the weekend’s entertainment scene (18:35), including Saturday’s Ole Miss and Alabama football game.
Phony invoices, fake bids and even a phantom business were used to bilk Alcorn County out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Daily Journal law enforcement reporter William Moore joins hosts Brad and Derek to discuss this week’s court proceedings in the Alcorn County corruption saga. Meanwhile, general assignment reporter Zack Orsborn (9:06) talks about the region’s share of National Merit semifinalists, M. Scott Morris reviews “The Transporter Refueled” (13:31) and Derek previews this weekend’s entertainment scene (18:26).
Guest host Lauren Wood joins Derek to discuss new Star Wars merchandise, the impact of Mississippi’s new texting and driving ban and West Nile virus. Joining them are the Daily Journal’s Dennis Seid, Zack Orsborn and Michaela Morris. M. Scott Morris reviews “No Escape,” and Derek provides his weekly update of the entertainment scene.
Today’s show features a discussion of Thursday’s scare at Mississippi State University in which a student threatened to harm himself and others but was quickly apprehended. Other topics include Tupelo’s proposed 2016 budget, the Orchard Church’s new Thrive ministry and the pronunciation of the Berenstain Bears. Guests include the Daily Journal’s Zack Orsborn and Riley Manning. M.Scott Morris reviews “American Ultra” and Derek gives his update of the entertainment scene.