MFP Live

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August 5, 2021 @ 6 p.m.

Rob Hill - MFP Live
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July 29, 2021 @ 6 p.m.

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Keri Leigh Merritt

Previous Episodes

MFP Live - July 15, 2021:
Maisie Brown

Student education and anti-racism activist Maisie Brown visits with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

MFP Live - July 1, 2021:
Arekia Bennett and Nsombi Lambright-Haynes

The executive directors of MS Votes and One Voice visit with  MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

MFP Live - June 24, 2021:
Albert Sykes

Albert Sykes is executive director of IDEA (Institute for Democratic Education in America) talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

MFP Live - June 17, 2021:
Cliff Johnson

Cliff Johnson, director of the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi, sits down with Kimberly and Donna to talk about the criminal justice system.

June 10, 2021:
Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon, author of “Long Division” sits down with Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd of the Mississippi Free Press.

May 27, 2021:
Shameka Reed

Shameka Reed, founder of Young Gifted and Empowered Awards, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

May 20, 2021:
Dr. Karen L. Cox

Dr. Karen L. Cox talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about book “No Common Ground” and her work as an historian.

May 6, 2021:
Dr. Karla McCullough

Dr. Karla McCullough talks to MFP co-founder Kimberly Griffin about her role at the Juanita Sims Doty Foundation.

April 15, 2021:
Dr. Anna Wan

Dr. Anna Wan, Associate Professor of Mathematics and founder of the Eagle Make Hub at USM talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 22, 2021:
Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba sits down with MFP’s Donna Ladd and Nick Judin for a conversation focusing on Jackson’s water and infrastructure challenges and solutions.

April 1, 2021:
W. Ralph Eubanks

W. Ralph Eubanks, author of “A Place like Mississippi,” talks to MFP co-founder Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 8, 2021:
Dr. Carmen J. Walters

Dr. Carmen J. Walkers, president of Tougaloo College, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 15, 2021:
Tracey DeVries

Tracy DeVries, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, talks to MFP co-founder Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 11, 2021: Dr. Nina Washington & Dr. Kimberly Smash

Dr. Nina Washington and Dr. Kimberly Smash sit down with MFP’s Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd to discuss how COVID is affecting the Black community and some of the solutions to take on those challenges.

March 18, 2021:
Michelle Duster

Michelle Duster, great-grandaughter of Ida B. Wells, visits with MFP’s Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd about her great-grandmother’s legacy.

February 25, 2021:
Scott Colom

Donna Ladd and John McGee of the Mississippi Free Press speak with Scott Colom, district attorney for Lowndes County. They conversation covers innocent people on death row, issues with drug arrests and many other topics.

January 28, 2021:
Rep. Kabir Karriem

Donna Talks with Kabir Karriem, a Mississippi representative from Columbus, Miss. Rep. Karriem has a passion for criminal justice reform, medical reform and a host of issues to address poverty and opportunity in the state.

January 14, 2021:
Charlie Butts

Donna talks with Charlie Butts, who was one of the editors of the original Mississippi Free Press, a Civil Rights-era newspaper with multiracial staff and management that become one of the largest weekly papers in the state of Mississippi.

December 17, 2020:
Heather McTeer Toney

Donna talks with Heather McTeer Toney, the senior director of Mom’s Clean Air Force, an environmental nonprofit. Toney has previously served with the EPA under the Obama Administration. She was the first Black mayor (and first woman mayor) of Greenville, Miss.

December 3, 2020:
Black Women and Covid-19 Project Members

Donna talks with Azia Wiggins, Kimberly Griffin and DeAnna Tisdale Johnson about the Black Women and COVID-19 project that the Mississippi Free Press and the Jackson Advocate are partnering to publish.

November 18, 2020:
Christopher Freeze

Donna talks with Christopher Freeze about trauma-informed policing and leadership. Freeze is the former FBI Agent in Charge for Mississippi and former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, now a leadership coach and speaker.

November 4, 2020:
Teresa Jones

Donna talks about the election with Teresa Jones, a young Mississippi political operative who was the political director for Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign in Mississippi.