MFP Live
MFP Live Podcast

December 2, 2021:
Keith Gaskin

Keith Gaskin, Mayor of Columbus, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

November 18, 2021:
Antwayn Patrick

Holmes County Principal Antwayn Patrick, featured in “Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are?),” teaching race history, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

November 11, 2021:
Sutton, Ubemgba and Portis

Dr. Victor Sutton, Dr. Chigozie Udemgba, and Damion Portis discuss health inequality with Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

November 4, 2021:
Torsheta Jackson

Freelance journalist and teacher Torsheta Jackson talks about what she learned reporting on systemic disparities that limit educational resources and opportunity in Noxubee County, where she grew up.

October 28, 2021:
Black Women and COVID-19

Azia Wiggins of the MFP and DeAnna Tisdale Johnson of the Jackson Advocate speak with co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the “Black Women and COVID” joint project between the two publications.

September 23, 2021:
Joy Hogge and Melody Worsham

Joy Hogge and Melody Worsham talk with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the state’s mental health crisis and lawsuit outcome.

September 16, 2021:
Karla Vazquez and Abigail Peterson

Karla Vazquez and Abigail Peterson talk about immigration issues with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

September 9, 2021:
Keith Beauchamp

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd above his work on race violence cases and his upcoming feature: “Till.”

August 19, 2021:
Dr. Anita Henderson

Dr. Anita S. Henderson, Mississippi pediatrician, talks to MFP’s Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd above COVID-19 and children.

August 12, 2021:
Jarvis Dortch

Jarvis Dortch, Executive Director of the ACLU of MS, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about issues affecting Mississippi civil liberties.

August 5, 2021:
Rob Hill

Rob Hill, Mississippi State Director of the Human Rights Campaign, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

August 2, 2021:
Dr. Thomas Dobbs

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Health Officer, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

July 29, 2021:
Keri Leigh Merritt

Historian and author Keri Leigh Merritt visits with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

July 15, 2021:
Maisie Brown

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

July 1, 2021:
Arekia Bennett and Nsombi Lambright-Hayne

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

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.

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.

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.

June 10, 2021:
Kiese Laymon

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

May 6, 2021:
Dr. Karla McCullough

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

May 27, 2021:
Shameka Reed

Shameka Reed on MFP Live, May 27 at 6 p.m.
Shameka Reed, founder of Young Gifted and Empowered Awards, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 1, 2021:
W. Ralph Eubanks

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

April 15, 2021:
Dr. Anna Wan

MFP Live 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

Lumumba - MFP Live - Crirec
Donna Ladd and Nick Judin sit down with Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba to discuss Jackson's water and infrastructure problems, as well as potential solutions.

April 8, 2021:
Dr. Carmen J. Walters

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

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

MFP Live - Dr. Kimberly Smash, Dr. Nina Washington, Kimberly Griffin, Donna Ladd - Crirec
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 15, 2021:
Tracey DeVries

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

March 18, 2021:
Michelle Duster

MFP Live Michelle Duster - Crirec
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

MFP Live Scott Colom
Donna Ladd and John McGee of the Crirec 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

MFP Live 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

MFP Live Charlie Butts
Donna talks with Charlie Butts, who was one of the editors of the original Crirec, 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

MFP Live 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

MFP Live 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 Crirec and the Jackson Advocate are partnering to publish.

November 18, 2020:
Christopher Freeze

MFP Live 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

MFP Live 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.