Today is the day that state Senator Chris McDaniel is expected to announce whether he will appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss his lawsuit contesting the results of the June Republican Senatorial runoff. Last week, specially appointed judge Hollis McGehee threw out McDaniel's lawsuit challenging the results of the runoff against incumbent Senator Thad Cochran. The Judge said McDaniel filed his legal contest too late. The State Senator filed 41 days after the election, which McGehee claimed was in violation of a 1959 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that sets the cutoff date for election challenges at 20 days. Mississippi College School of Law Professor Matt Steffey says McDaniel has few options left if he hopes to continue his challenge.
Dr. Marty Wiseman is a longtime political observer, and former director of the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State. He talks with MPB's Paul Boger about Chris McDaniel's political future, and what could be in store for the November general election.
First we hear how a Q and A session got started between a group of students at the Infinity Science Center near Waveland, and astronauts aboard the International Space Station. "Steve" refers to the expedition commander, Steve Swanson.
John Wilson is director of the Infinity Science Center, which is located at the Stennis Space Center. Wilson says it's important to get kids interested in science.
Marco Gomez is a 6th grader at Nicholson Elementary School in Picayune. He tells our Evelina Burnett why he was so excited to talk to the astronauts.
If you could see the future, just how much would you like to find out? Well, that's the subject of the new novel, "The Future for Curious People." Author Gregory Sherl stopped by the Book Club to talk about how the concept of the book started.