Mississippi author Kiese Laymon joined Mississippi Today Managing Editor Kayleigh Skinner to discuss race and politics in Mississippi, including the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy.

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Kayleigh Skinner joined the Mississippi Today team in January 2017 as an education and legislative reporter and advanced to a senior staff member in her four years with the company. Before joining Mississippi Today, Kayleigh worked at The Hechinger Report, Chalkbeat Tennessee, and The Commercial Appeal. She has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and BBC Newsday Radio to discuss her reporting.