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The Other Side: Mississippi Today’s Political Podcast

May 16, 2022

State Auditor Shad White, whose welfare investigation has recently been called into question, is one in a long line of Mississippi state auditors with higher political ambition. Mississippi Today's political team breaks down that history and discusses how White's recent words and actions mirror the strategy of many of...


May 16, 2022

Ken Newburger, executive director and founder of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association, gives an update on Mississippi’s fledgling medical cannabis program, which was passed into law by the state Legislature in February. Newburger said it will probably be late this year or early next year before patients can...


May 9, 2022

Mississippi Today's political team discusses several high-profile vetoes of Gov. Tate Reeves that have raised questions and speculation. They also discuss how the vetoes could serve to further expand the Mississippi executive branch's power. 


May 2, 2022

Mississippi Today reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender interview – or more accurately listen – as longtime state Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory vents about massive tax cuts passed in the 2022 legislative session. Bryan says the state has too many infrastructure, education and other needs to be making such huge cuts in...


Apr 25, 2022

Mississippi Today recently published "The Backchannel" investigation, which used never-before-published text messages to explore former Gov. Phil Bryant's role in the state's welfare scandal. Before the series published, Bryant sat down with Mississippi Today for a three-hour interview. Journalists Anna Wolfe and Adam...