Testing and funding pressures are carving a new role for arts education in Mississippi schools. Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (7:25) explored those changes in a three-day series and joins the show to share more details from her reporting. Also on today’s show, Emma talks to Bobby Harrison (16:33) about modifications the Legislature might make to the formula that funds schools, and Brad (27:06) discusses the wackiest crime reports from last week. Brad (1:45) also has the details from Saturday’s Mustache Bash, at which he won the “Creeper” award.
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.”