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The Other Side: Mississippi Today’s Political Podcast

Oct 18, 2021

Mississippi Today political reporter Geoff Pender talks with Rep. Lee Yancey, who has led the House’s efforts to pass a medical marijuana program. Yancey detailed legislative negotiations about the marijuana program, as well as an impasse lawmakers have reached with Gov. Tate Reeves over several details of the proposal.


Oct 11, 2021

Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau and Geoff Pender discuss how Mississippi is behind many other states in determining how to spend billions in federal coronavirus-related stimulus funds. 


Oct 4, 2021

Mississippi’s voucher program to help single working parents has been underfunded and difficult to navigate because of red tape. 
Carol Burnett and Matt Williams of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care initiative explain how an influx of federal pandemic stimulus dollars could help. 


Sep 27, 2021

Jackson attorney Rob McDuff of the Mississippi Center for Justice discusses with Mississippi Today’s political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender the efforts of him and others to invalidate state constitutional provision crafted in 1890 to prevent African Americans from voting.


Sep 20, 2021

Mississippi Today hosted a virtual town hall last week with key state leaders including Dr. Dan Edney, chief health officer at the Mississippi Department of Health, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, chief executive of University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann. We also heard from several key...