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The Other Side: Mississippi Today’s Political Podcast

Sep 19, 2022

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, who has been closely involved in discussions about a long-term fix for the Jackson water crisis, discussed several options and what may work or not. He also discussed the importance of leadership over the next three months, before the 2023 legislative...


Sep 12, 2022

State Rep. Chris Bell, part of Jackson’s legislative delegation, discusses the Jackson water crisis and possible solutions both short and long term. Bell said that to find solutions, leaders at all levels need to “check their egos at the door” and work together.


Sep 5, 2022

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins Mississippi Today editor-in-chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss his negotiations regarding the Jackson water crisis. Thompson, who represents much of Jackson, says the city needs to prove it can manage the water system moving forward, and he says he still hasn't seen a city plan for the...


Aug 29, 2022

Melvin Robinson, the executive director of the Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association, joins Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau and Geoff Pender to discuss updates on the state's rollout of its medical marijuana program.


Aug 22, 2022

Brandon Presley, a Democratic public service commissioner and cousin of Elvis Presley, is mulling a run for governor in 2023. Mississippi Today's political team discusses what he is up to and what's going on with Republicans.