Join Marshall Ramsey for a tour around the state as he visits with Mississippi’s newsmakers

October 26, 2020 Mississippi Today Editor at Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Hurricane Hunter Lt. Ryan Smithies of 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and talks about his love of weather, the challenges of flying into hurricanes (particularly this season with so many storms, constant evacuations and a pandemic.) Lt. Smithies talks about the science behind his and the rest of the Hurricane Hunter’s missions and how it helps hone the forecasts for some of nature’s most fierce storms.

September 2, 2020 Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Kurt Allen, President and CEO of The Mississippi Aquarium, a $100 million aquarium in Gulfport, Mississippi.

July 28, 2020 Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann who discusses his battle with COVID-19 and about the 2020 legislative session.

July 17, 2020 Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large sits down with Hattiesburg’s 35th Mayor Toby Barker. Mayor Barker talks about how COVID-19 has affected the city, how the city is doing economically and upcoming projects and events.

June 25, 2020 Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large visits with John Damon, Phd., CEO of Canopy Children’s Solutions. Damon talks about ways for parents to help their children cope with the pandemic and all the changes it has brought. He gives strategies for both older and younger children and talks about the need to remove stigma from mental health.

June 19, 2020 Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with new Mississippi Today Editor-In-Chief Adam Ganucheau. Ganucheau talks about Mississippi Today’s mission, the challenge of the changing media environment and covering everything from state politics to COVID-19.

June 10, 2020 Marshall Ramsey sits down with Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes. Hewes, a second term mayor after a 20-year career in the Legislature, talks about challenges facing tourism on the Gulf Coast and some of the victories Gulfport has recently achieved.

June 2, 2020: Today, we’re doing to do something a little different. I sat down and visited with Mac McAnally to talk about his long successful career and his upcoming album, Once in a Lifetime. McAnally’s distinguished career includes being named the Country Music Association musician of the year a record 10 times. He’s currently a member of the Coral Reefer Band, a musician, singer and record producer. He has also penned numerous hit songs. Originally from Belmont, Mac is a Mississippi treasure.

May 27, 2020: Marshall sits down and Zooms with Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill. She discusses how COVID-19 has affected the city (from furloughs, sick employees and budget cuts) and discusses using social media to interact with citizens.

May 21, 2020: Marshall’s Mississippi Zoom Tour heads to Meridian to talk to Meridian Mayor Percy Bland. Mayor Bland and Marshall discuss Meridian resident Todd Tilghman’s big win on The Voice, how COVID-19 is affecting both the citizens of Meridian and the city’s finances plus other news from Meridian.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.