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Host Adam Ganucheau and the Mississippi Today political team bring you intimate access to the most connected players and observers in Mississippi politics. This podcast is a continuation of the mission that Mississippi Today serves: To present facts, perspectives and appropriate context on all sides of a political debate. With no focus on one side of the aisle or the other, we'll also provide you the other side of a story, giving our award-winning journalists a platform to share their insights as they cover some of the most contentious elections in the state's history

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Host Adam Ganucheau and the Mississippi Today political team bring you intimate access to the most connected players and observers in Mississippi politics. This podcast is a continuation of the mission that Mississippi Today serves: To present facts, perspectives and appropriate context on all sides of a political debate. With no focus on one side of the aisle or the other, we'll also provide you the other side of a story, giving our award-winning journalists a platform to share their insights as they cover some of the most contentious elections in the state's history

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A great listen that lays out the complicated web of Mississippi politics.

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63 Ratings
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Learning a lot

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From Massachusetts. Learning a lot. Thanks

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By jrkmsr - Aug 07 2018
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A great listen that lays out the complicated web of Mississippi politics.
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The Other Side: Mississippi Today’s Political Podcast

Latest release on Aug 10, 2020

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Host Adam Ganucheau and the Mississippi Today political team bring you intimate access to the most connected players and observers in Mississippi politics. This podcast is a continuation of the mission that Mississippi Today serves: To present facts, perspectives and appropriate context on all sides of a political debate. With no focus on one side of the aisle or the other, we'll also provide you the other side of a story, giving our award-winning journalists a platform to share their insights as they cover some of the most contentious elections in the state's history

Rank #1: E36 Legislature 101

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Mississippi Today reporter Bobby Harrison, who is covering his 23rd regular legislative session, joins host Adam Ganucheau to walk through the basics of the Mississippi Legislature.

Jan 18 2019

21mins

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Rank #2: E99 Gov. Tate Reeves discusses whether Mississippi is prepared for worst-case coronavirus scenario

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In a 45-minute interview, Gov. Tate Reeves answers questions about decisions he’s made as the coronavirus has spread in Mississippi, how prepared the state of Mississippi is for a “worst-case scenario,” how he believes politics has played into criticism he’s received, and whether this health care crisis has changed his perspective on Medicaid expansion.

Mar 30 2020

42mins

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Rank #3: E103 Former Gov. Ray Mabus discusses how Gov. Tate Reeves has handled coronavirus pandemic

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Ray Mabus, the former Mississippi governor and U.S. Secretary of the Navy, joins political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss how Gov. Tate Reeves and U.S. Navy officials have handled the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 27 2020

36mins

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Rank #4: E88 Delbert Hosemann casts party aside, says he'll serve underrepresented Mississippians

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Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the Legislature in 2020 and how he feels "a heavy weight" to represent Mississippians who have little trust in state government.

Jan 13 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: E77 Jim Hood discusses campaign strategy, Tate Reeves and working across the aisle

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Attorney General Jim Hood, the Democratic nominee for governor, joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss his campaign, running against Tate Reeves and how he'd work across party lines to implement policy changes in Mississippi.

Oct 28 2019

35mins

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Rank #6: E64 Previewing the Partisan Fight in November

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Political commentators Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones join host Adam Ganucheau to discuss both major parties' place in 2019 and how the intrigue of national partisanship will influence the 2019 statewide races in Mississippi. 

Jul 29 2019

44mins

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Rank #7: E100 Behind the scenes: Covering the coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi

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Mississippi Today health care reporter Erica Hensley answers key questions about the coronavirus pandemic in Mississippi and discusses what it’s like covering the crisis on a daily basis.

Apr 06 2020

39mins

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Rank #8: E40 Mississippi Governor Bill Waller?

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Mississippi Today political reporter Bobby Harrison joins host Adam Ganucheau to discuss Waller's chances at beating Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in the Republican primary and Attorney General Jim Hood in the general election.

Feb 15 2019

19mins

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Rank #9: E48 Steve Holland: From Republican to Democrat to Independent

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Mississippi Today politics reporters Bobby Harrison and Larrison Campbell talk to nine-term state Rep. Steve Holland about his recent decision to run as an Independent and what it says about changes in the Democratic party.

Apr 12 2019

25mins

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Rank #10: E34 Tate Reeves is (Officially) Running

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Mississippi Today political reporters Larrison Campbell and Bobby Harrison join host Adam Ganucheau to discuss the implications of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ bid for governor. 

Jan 04 2019

18mins

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Rank #11: E38 Live with Marshall Ramsey

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Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey joins host Adam Ganucheau for a live recording of The Jungle to discuss his approach the 2019 statewide elections and to recount stories of covering some of the state's most powerful politicians.

Feb 01 2019

22mins

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Rank #12: E41 Teacher Shortage Crisis

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Mississippi Today's Delta reporters Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis join host Adam Ganucheau to discuss their three-part teacher shortage series.

Feb 22 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: E92 ‘This is a sad day for Mississippi politics’: GOP lawmakers rip Speaker Gunn over paycheck decision

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Newly elected Reps. Billy Andrews and Dale Goodin join Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss Speaker Philip Gunn’s decision, which was re-enforced by the House Appropriations Committee, to force four state retirees to choose between giving up their pensions or resigning from office.

Feb 10 2020

29mins

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Rank #14: E35 Trent Lott Dishes on Shutdown

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Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott sits down with Mississippi Today political reporters Larrison Campbell and Adam Ganucheau to discuss Washington gridlock over border wall funding.

Jan 11 2019

16mins

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Rank #15: E79 How Jim Hood lost the 2019 governor’s race

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Brannon Miller, director of voter targeting for Chism Strategies who worked for Jim Hood’s campaign, discusses how Hood lost the governor’s race to Tate Reeves and what lessons Democrats in Mississippi can take from 2019.

Nov 11 2019

28mins

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Rank #16: E78 What to expect in the 2019 governor's race

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Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison discuss the biggest storylines ahead of the Nov. 5 governor's race between Democratic nominee Jim Hood and Republican nominee Tate Reeves.

Nov 04 2019

27mins

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Rank #17: E44 Ignoring the Heart of the Democratic Party?

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Political reporter Larrison Campbell and host Adam Ganucheau interview black women activists about their role in Democratic politics in Mississippi.

Mar 15 2019

30mins

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E118 Why Gov. Tate Reeves decided to reopen schools

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Gov. Tate Reeves announced last week he would allow most of the state's public schools to reopen this month, even after medical experts urging him to delay. Mississippi Today's editors discuss why Reeves made the decision and what could happen next. 

Aug 10 2020

12mins

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E117 Young Black activists seek to reframe Mississippi’s narrative

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Jarrius Adams, a 23-year-old activist, is one of several young Mississippians working to influence politics and policy in the state. Adams, who co-organized Jackson’s massive Black Lives Matter protest in June, joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss why he’s doing the work and forecast what he hopes the future could look like.

Aug 03 2020

34mins

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E116 Schools, facing pandemic, deal with lack of funding from Legislature

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Veteran Sen. Hob Bryan says governor was grandstanding in vetoing more than $2 billion in education funding. Bryan says Legislature would have fixed oversight of not providing bonuses to teachers in top performing and improving school districts without governor vetoing bill. Gov. Tate Reeves is providing funds to schools for now, based on opinion from attorney general.

Jul 27 2020

21mins

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E115 'I'm very scared': Public school teachers discuss why schools shouldn't reopen this fall

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Three public school educators join Mississippi Today to discuss their concerns about hundreds of thousands of students returning to their classrooms this fall as COVID-19 numbers across the state spike.

Jul 20 2020

26mins

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E114 Former governor happy to see flag change 19 years after his effort

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Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, the state’s last Democrat governor, talks about attempt in 2001 to change state flag and why he believes this time was different. He praises efforts of Hosemann and Gunn.

Jul 13 2020

25mins

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E113 Behind the scenes: How lawmakers worked to remove the Mississippi state flag

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State Rep. Chris Bell, D-Jackson, discusses how a bipartisan group of lawmakers worked behind closed doors to remove the state flag.

Jul 06 2020

24mins

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E112 'It's been surreal': How lawmakers changed the Mississippi state flag

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Mississippi Today's political reporters discuss the wild few hours leading up to the moment that lawmakers voted to remove the state flag, which featured the Confederate battle emblem.

Jun 29 2020

37mins

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E111 Senate Leader Hopson discusses budget, state flag

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Legislature hopes to finish work of funding state agencies in coming days. State budget cuts expected, but not as deep as once feared, Senate Appropriations chair says.

Jun 22 2020

13mins

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E110 Why changing the state flag is an uphill battle in 2020

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Mississippi Today's political reporters discuss the complicated process of changing the state flag, the last in the nation containing the Confederate battle emblem, this late in the 2020 legislative session.

Jun 15 2020

19mins

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E109 ‘It’ll take leadership’: As protests rage, Mississippi leaders hear renewed talks of criminal justice reform

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State Rep. Zakiya Summers, D-Jackson, discusses how the George Floyd killing and the protests in its wake have spurred talks of meaningful criminal justice reform in Mississippi. She also discusses how Mississippi officials must ease access to polls ahead of Election Day during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jun 08 2020

22mins

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E108 Gov. Tate Reeves scores a big win, and Democrats keep losing

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Mississippi Today reporter Bobby Harrison discusses a Capitol win that Gov. Tate Reeves scored last week, and Editor in Chief Adam Ganucheau discusses his three-part series on the dysfunction of the Mississippi Democratic Party.

Jun 01 2020

23mins

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E107 Will colleges and public schools resume class in the fall?

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Whether schools will resume in-person classes this fall is a question that affects nearly every aspect of life for Mississippians. Reporters Kelsey Davis Betz and Kayleigh Skinner discuss the latest on those decisions. 

May 25 2020

10mins

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E106 Rep. Trey Lamar discusses beef with governor and small business relief program

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Rep. Trey Lamar, a top House Republican, discusses the conflict between Gov. Tate Reeves and legislative leadership, and explains the $300 million small business relief package lawmakers passed last week.

May 18 2020

27mins

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E105 Why the governor was fighting with the Legislature over federal coronavirus funds

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The Mississippi Today political team recaps the historic fight between the executive and legislative branches over who should spend the $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus aid, and what it means for Mississippians who could qualify for the federal stimulus relief.

May 11 2020

14mins

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E104 Inside the political fight over federal coronavirus stimulus spending

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From the state Capitol, the Mississippi Today political team discusses the brewing political fight between Gov. Tate Reeves and legislative leadership over who has authority to spend $1.25 billion in federal stimulus money. 

May 01 2020

19mins

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E103 Former Gov. Ray Mabus discusses how Gov. Tate Reeves has handled coronavirus pandemic

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Ray Mabus, the former Mississippi governor and U.S. Secretary of the Navy, joins political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss how Gov. Tate Reeves and U.S. Navy officials have handled the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 27 2020

36mins

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E102 'The decision should have come earlier': Teachers react to governor's school closure announcement

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Erica Jones, president of the Mississippi Association of Educators, joins Mississippi Today reporters Kayleigh Skinner and Adam Ganucheau to discuss Gov. Tate Reeves' decision to close schools for the remainder of the year.

Apr 20 2020

14mins

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E101 Medicaid expansion talks broaden as coronavirus exposes wide health care disparities

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Rep. Jarvis Dortch discusses why black Mississippians are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus epidemic, and he offers a policy solution moving forward: expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Apr 13 2020

27mins

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E100 Behind the scenes: Covering the coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi

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Mississippi Today health care reporter Erica Hensley answers key questions about the coronavirus pandemic in Mississippi and discusses what it’s like covering the crisis on a daily basis.

Apr 06 2020

39mins

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E99 Gov. Tate Reeves discusses whether Mississippi is prepared for worst-case coronavirus scenario

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In a 45-minute interview, Gov. Tate Reeves answers questions about decisions he’s made as the coronavirus has spread in Mississippi, how prepared the state of Mississippi is for a “worst-case scenario,” how he believes politics has played into criticism he’s received, and whether this health care crisis has changed his perspective on Medicaid expansion.

Mar 30 2020

42mins

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iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
0
1
0
5

Learning a lot

By Nefoster - Jan 03 2020
Read more
From Massachusetts. Learning a lot. Thanks

Subscribe!

By jrkmsr - Aug 07 2018
Read more
A great listen that lays out the complicated web of Mississippi politics.