The Salvation Army is nearing its $2.5-million fundraising goal to build a new homeless shelter in Tupelo with a larger capacity. The Daily Journal’s Riley Manning (4:44) has been covering that effort and joins Brad and guest host M. Scott Morris to discuss the push to build the new facility. Also on today’s show, Scott (8:56) profiles a Nettleton man who moves houses for a living, photographer Adam Robison (19:20) talks about his photo essay that goes behind-the-scenes at Scarlet’s Donuts, and Ginna Parsons (25:17) breaks down this week’s food section. Find out more about Greek yogurt and her buttermilk chicken recipe.
Tupelo will host its first Comic Con on March 5, attracting science fiction and fantasy fans, along with cosplayers, comic book readers and gamers of all kinds. The Daily Journal’s M. Scott Morris (6:44) joins Brad and guest host Lauren Wood to talk more about it. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (15:21) breaks down the upcoming week in the Mississippi Legislature, Lauren (24:31) discusses her photo essay on Tupelo’s Aquatic Center, and Brad (28:25) gives the highlights from last week’s crime reports.
The 2016 Mississippi Legislative session begins on Tuesday. Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (4:35) joins Brad and guest host Lauren Wood to preview the session and talk about what lawmakers may do this week and in the coming weeks. Also on today’s show, Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (11:53) talks about what’s next in the battle for school funding, and chief photographer Thomas Wells (18:09) describes his photo essay on an abandoned rural former Northeast Mississippi school. Brad (25:37) also gives highlights from last week’s crime reports.
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.
Brad and guest host Lauren Wood look ahead to Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday. Topics include ways you can volunteer (6:10) and ideas for last-minute sides and for getting the most mileage from turkey leftovers (thanks to Ginna Parsons’ food section, 28:50). Zack Orsborn (11:45) has details on Black Friday, Riley Manning (7:45) talks about the Food for Families drive, and M Scott Morris (23:04) breaks down “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.” Adam Robison (16:30) also joins the show to talk about his photo essay on the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Note, there will not be a new episode on Thanksgiving Day.
Following an amendment to its “zero tolerance” discipline policy in October, the Tupelo Public School District created a task force to evaluate the district’s discipline polices. The goal is to get community input on possible tweaks. Daily Journal education reporter Emma Crawford Kent (6:21) joins Brad and Derek for more information. Also on today’s show, Lauren Wood (12:39) speaks about her photo essay on a sous chef, M. Scott Morris (15:39) reviews “The 33,” and Derek (19:57) talks about weekend entertainment. Meanwhile, the staff prepares for the Daily Journal’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon.
The College Board on Monday announced the selection of University of Kansas Provost Jeffrey Vitter as the preferred candidate to become the next chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Oxford Citizen reporter Errol Castens (7:10) joins Brad and guest host Chris Kieffer to discuss Vitter and the Ole Miss chancellor search. Castens also provides more details about Tuesday night’s vote by the Ole Miss student government association calling for the university to remove the Mississippi flag from its campus. Also on today’s show, photographer Lauren Wood (14:53) shares her experience with this week’s In Focus photo essay, and Chickasaw Journal reporter Floyd Ingram (20:31) tells us about the Houston High School team competing in the World Solar Car Challenge in Australia. Chris and Brad give the highlights of Ginna’s food section (27:08). Be careful, it’s Back to the Future Day!