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The Other Side: Mississippi Today’s Political Podcast

Feb 27, 2023

Mississippi Today's political team breaks down an eventful 2023 legislative session that has produced controversial legislation, high drama and deep tension between lawmakers — a session far from the sleepy one many observers predicted a few weeks ago. 

Feb 20, 2023

Mississippi Today's Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender talk with Rep. Zakiya Summers, D-Jackson, about how legislative leaders are trying to address issues dealing with crime and water in Jackson without getting input from lawmakers who represent the capital city. She laments how legislation is taking power from...

Feb 13, 2023

Why are lawmakers trying to ban gender-affirming care for trans kids? Mississippi Today's Molly Minta talks with Jensen Luke Matar, the director of the nonprofit TRANS Program, about gender-affirming care, what it is and what it is not, and why powerful lawmakers are trying to ban it for the small number of trans kids...

Feb 6, 2023

State Rep. Sam Creekmore speaks to Mississippi Today about legislation to address Mississippi’s long-running mental health issues, including those with mental illness being held in jails instead of receiving treatment. Creekmore has crafted a collaborative approach, with more law enforcement training, more court...