U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson joins Mississippi Today editor-in-chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss his negotiations regarding the Jackson water crisis. Thompson, who represents much of Jackson, says the city needs to prove it can manage the water system moving forward, and he says he still hasn’t seen a city plan for the long-term.

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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.