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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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Learning a lot

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

iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
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1
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4

Learning a lot

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

Subscribe!

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 May 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 13 days ago

Rank #1: 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 #2: E49 The Man Who Uses “Alternative Data” to Shape Narratives

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Mississippi Today investigative reporter Anna Wolfe joins host Adam Ganucheau to discuss her series on Mimmo Parisi, sharing insights and recordings that shed light on Parisi’s use of Mississippians’ personal information and “alternative data” to make the state look “bigger and better” than national statistics typically do.

Apr 19 2019

25mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: E13 Fact-checking Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith

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U.S. Senate candidates Mike Espy and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith delivered speeches last week at the Neshoba County Fair. Host Adam Ganucheau combs through the speeches and adds context to many of their comments.

Aug 09 2018

31mins

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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: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: E18 On the Trail with Cindy Hyde-Smith

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Mississippi Today reporter Larrison Campbell joins host Adam Ganucheau to detail how Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is running against her opponents this fall.

Sep 14 2018

18mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: E97 In Senate race, Mike Espy seeks to build ‘greatest coalition in Mississippi’s history’

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Mississippi Today political reporter break down the 2020 primaries, and Mike Espy, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, lays out his strategy for defeating Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in November.

Mar 16 2020

22mins

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Rank #16: E39 The Politics of Abortion

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Mississippi Today political reporter Larrison Campbell joins host Adam Ganucheau to break down the political implications of Republicans pushing the nation's strictest abortion ban in a statewide election year.

Feb 08 2019

19mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: E22 2019: Jim Hood vs. Tate Reeves

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Using soundbites from the candidates, host Adam Ganucheau breaks down the political strategies that Hood and Reeves are likely to use against each other in the 2019 governor’s race.

Oct 12 2018

11mins

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Rank #20: E57 The Legacy of Thad Cochran

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Mississippi Today reporters Larrison Campbell, Bobby Harrison and Adam Ganucheau discuss the life and legacy of Sen. Thad Cochran and the state’s political landscape he helped create. 

Jun 10 2019

23mins

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