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Congressman Bennie Thompson joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau in an hour-long discussion about why race is a difficult but important conversation to have in Mississippi. He also talks in detail about the U.S. Senate election between Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy.

Click here to read a complete transcript of the conversation with Thompson.


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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.