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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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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 Jan 13, 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: E19 Politics in the Grove

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In man-on-the-Street format, host Adam Ganucheau talks to several supporters of U.S. Senate candidates at the Grove, the infamous tailgate on the campus of Ole Miss.

Sep 21 2018

13mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: E80 Jim Hood's campaign manager gives behind-the-scenes look at 2019 strategy

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Political strategist Michael Rejebian, who ran Jim Hood's campaign for governor, joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to review the reasons behind certain political decisions the campaign made and discuss the difficulty of winning a statewide election as a Mississippi Democrat in 2019 and beyond.

Nov 18 2019

47mins

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Rank #6: E2 The Groundwork

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Adam talks to Stuart Stevens, nationally recognized political strategist, about the 2018 midterms in Mississippi.

May 30 2018

24mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: E12 Chris McDaniel Factcheck

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U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel gave a 17-minute speech this week at the Neshoba County Fair. Host Adam Ganucheau combs through the speech and adds context to many of McDaniel’s comments.

Aug 03 2018

28mins

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Rank #9: E6 Setting the Field

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Who has the best shot at winning the GOP third congressional and Democratic Senate runoffs on June 26? Who’s backing the candidates? What candidates have the most cash to blow? Host Adam Ganucheau and Mississippi Today reporter Bobby Harrison break it all down.

Jun 22 2018

22mins

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Rank #10: E62 The Candidates: Bill Waller Jr.

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Republican candidate for governor Bill Waller Jr. joins host Adam Ganucheau and political reporters Larrison Campbell and Bobby Harrison to discuss his ideas for Mississippi, his thought on GOP frontrunner Tate Reeves, and whether Mississippi is on the right track.

Jul 15 2019

31mins

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Rank #11: E69 The 2019 General Election Field is Set

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Gerald Harris, political reporter at WJTV, joins Mississippi Today reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to break down the 2019 statewide general elections. 

Sep 02 2019

32mins

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Rank #12: E17 A Path for Espy and Baria?

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Political strategist Brannon Miller of Chism Strategies joins host Adam Ganucheau to lay out the numbers behind the effort to boost Democrats Mike Espy and David Baria against Republican incumbents in the November midterms.

Sep 07 2018

23mins

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Rank #13: E81 Rick Cleveland discusses what the Egg Bowl means to Mississippi

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Rick Cleveland, who has written about Mississippi sports for 54 years, joins Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss the Egg Bowl rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Nov 25 2019

25mins

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Rank #14: E14 Engaging Young Voters

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Arekia Bennett, executive director of Mississippi Votes, joins host Adam Ganucheau to discuss the group's efforts to register millennials to vote in Mississippi and keep them engaged civically ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Aug 17 2018

18mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: E71 Frontage Road Investigation: Did Tate Reeves Violate Ethics Clause of State Constitution?

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Days after Jim Hood released the findings of his 14-month investigation into whether Lt. Gov. Tate Reeve exerted political pressure to MDOT to construct a $2 million frontage road near his neighborhood, former Supreme Court Justice Ed Pittman, who reviewed the investigation, joins Mississippi Today reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss whether Reeves might have violated the state Constitution's ethics clause.

Sep 16 2019

27mins

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Rank #17: E50 Jim Hood's Path to the Governor's Mansion

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Political data strategist Brannon Miller of Chism Strategies joins host Adam Ganucheau to lay out the data that could lead Jim Hood to the Governor's Mansion in 2019.

Apr 26 2019

24mins

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Rank #18: E43 The Candidates: Robert Foster

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Robert Foster, one of three GOP candidates for governor, talks about his brand of conservatism, his Republican opponents, and his perceived chances of winning the primary in August.

Mar 08 2019

24mins

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Rank #19: Special Ep: What's It's Like Covering Mississippi as a Woman

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Mississippi Today reporters Larrison Campbell, Kayleigh Skinner, Anna Wolfe, Erica Hensley and Kelsey Davis discuss the difficulties of dealing with sexism in journalism, politics and society, and they offer solutions for how to alleviate the problem.

Jul 11 2019

26mins

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Rank #20: E7 MS GOP: Big Picture

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Adam talks to GOP Chairman Lucien Smith about their 2018 strategy and how it relates to the Democratic challengers.

Jun 29 2018

21mins

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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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E87 Keeping the House in order

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Andrew Ketchings, clerk for the Mississippi House of Representatives, joins political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss his many duties and how Mississippi politics has changed over the past 25 years.

Jan 06 2020

15mins

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E86 Rep. Alyce Clarke discusses the lottery and her legacy

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State Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss her years of work to pass the state lottery and other accomplishments during her 35 years in office.

Dec 30 2019

22mins

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E85 Sens. Wicker, Hyde-Smith map out strategy as the Trump impeachment heads to Senate

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Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison discuss how Mississippi’s senators will handle the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Dec 23 2019

20mins

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E84 An election challenge could dominate early days of 2020 legislative session

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Mississippi Today politics reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison discuss how a House election challenge — a Republican House incumbent who lost re-election by 14 votes wants the results overturned — could dominate the early news cycles of the 2020 legislative session.

Dec 16 2019

18mins

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E83 What to expect from the new regime under the Capitol dome

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Longtime state Sen. Dean Kirby joins Mississippi Today politics reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss how leadership changes at the Capitol could create a different approach to policymaking beginning in the 2020 legislative session.

Dec 09 2019

26mins

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E82 2020 Hyde-Smith vs. Espy rematch could bring contention, national appeal to Mississippi

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Mississippi Today reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison discuss the 2020 U.S. Senate election that will likely provide a rematch of the contentious 2018 race between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy.

Dec 02 2019

28mins

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E81 Rick Cleveland discusses what the Egg Bowl means to Mississippi

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Rick Cleveland, who has written about Mississippi sports for 54 years, joins Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss the Egg Bowl rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Nov 25 2019

25mins

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E80 Jim Hood's campaign manager gives behind-the-scenes look at 2019 strategy

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Political strategist Michael Rejebian, who ran Jim Hood's campaign for governor, joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to review the reasons behind certain political decisions the campaign made and discuss the difficulty of winning a statewide election as a Mississippi Democrat in 2019 and beyond.

Nov 18 2019

47mins

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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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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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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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E76 What to watch for with 15 days to the governor’s race

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Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison break down the biggest factors that could affect the Nov. 5 governor’s race between Jim Hood and Tate Reeves.

Oct 21 2019

24mins

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E75 What can Ole Miss learn from the University of South Carolina president search?

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Andy Shain, Columbia bureau chief for the Post and Courier newspaper, joins Mississippi Today reporter Adam Ganucheau to discuss similarities between the president searches at the University of South Carolina and the University of Mississippi.

Oct 14 2019

20mins

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E74 What does the Trump endorsement of Tate Reeves mean for November?

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Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison discuss a newsy week in the governor's race, including Trump's endorsement of Reeves, the upcoming debate between Reeves and Hood, and a federal case that could change everything in November.

Oct 07 2019

21mins

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E73 How is Jim Hood Doing With Black Voters?

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Democratic state Rep. Robert Johnson joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss whether Jim Hood's moderate views on some issues will affect the decisions of the Democratic Party's base: African American voters.

Sep 30 2019

30mins

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E72 The Debate About The Debates

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Nathan Shrader, chair of the Department of Government and Politics at Millsaps College, joins political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss why candidates are often coy about debating each other during close elections.

Sep 23 2019

28mins

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E71 Frontage Road Investigation: Did Tate Reeves Violate Ethics Clause of State Constitution?

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Days after Jim Hood released the findings of his 14-month investigation into whether Lt. Gov. Tate Reeve exerted political pressure to MDOT to construct a $2 million frontage road near his neighborhood, former Supreme Court Justice Ed Pittman, who reviewed the investigation, joins Mississippi Today reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss whether Reeves might have violated the state Constitution's ethics clause.

Sep 16 2019

27mins

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E70 What Bill Waller’s Non-Endorsement of Tate Reeves Means for November

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Mississippi Today politics reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison discuss Bill Waller’s refusal to endorse GOP nominee Tate Reeves. 

Sep 09 2019

19mins

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E69 The 2019 General Election Field is Set

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Gerald Harris, political reporter at WJTV, joins Mississippi Today reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to break down the 2019 statewide general elections. 

Sep 02 2019

32mins

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iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
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1
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2

Learning a lot

By Nefoster - Jan 03 2020
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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.