@Issue: Coronavirus Crisis | A one-on-one with State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs
In this special edition of @Issue, MPB's Desare Frazier talks one-on-one with State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, and takes viewer/listener questions about the coronavirus pandemic in Mississippi.
@Issue Special: Mississippi's Debate Over Legalizing Medical Marijuana
In this @Issue Special, host Wilson Stribling moderates a debate over the two initiatives on the ballot that could allow for the legalization of medical marijuana in Mississippi. Guests include Angie Calhoun of Medical Marijuana 2020 and Jim Perry of the State Board of Health.
New DHS Director Appointed, State Prepares for Coronavirus
Season 1, Ep. 7
New DHS Director Bob Anderson has been appointed to root out corruption in the agency. State health officials discuss plans to control the threat of the coronavirus in Mississippi. Lawmakers move dozens of bills out of committee this week. Political analysts Brandon Jones and Austin Barbour look ahead to the March 10th presidential primary election.
Advocates Rally Against a Welfare Verification Bill
Season 1, Ep. 6
A bill to allow the state auditor access to tax returns of people receiving government assistance is moving through the legislature and advocates are speaking out. Senate committees pass a revised version of the voucher bill for students with special needs. Moms Demand Action are supporting a red flag bill. In November, voters get to choose if medical marijuana should be legal in Mississippi.