David Humpreys - Let's Talk Jackson

Let’s Talk Jackson: David Humpreys 8×02

In this special edition of Let’s Talk Jackson, Todd Stauffer talks with David Humphreys, a local attorney with the Carson Law Group who has two decades of commercial law and litigation experience. David earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting, and Bachelor’s Degrees in both Economics and Business Administration, all from Rhodes College. We talked about issues that small businesses in Jackson are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including some loans and grants that you can apply for thanks to the CARES Act that passed in late March. We also talked about employment issues, unemployment issues and some legal questions that we’ve been fielding through this trying time. Continue Reading

Let’s Talk Jackson: Alesha Judkins 8×01

Alesha Judkins is the State Director for Criminal Justice Reform at Fwd.us, a bipartisan group founded by leaders in the technology and business communities seeking meaningful reform in the areas of immigration and criminal justice. She spoke with Jackson Free Press editor-in-chief Donna Ladd about the fact that Mississippi has the third highest level of incarceration, and how that’s affecting public safety and crime rates. Alesha Judkins on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alesha-judkins-46a373101/

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Let’s Talk Jackson: Merritt Baria 7×21

Merritt Baria is a 23-year-old political strategist in Mississippi who grew up in Jackson and on the Gulf Coast, and is now living back in the capital city. The daughter of outgoing Mississippi House Minority Leader David Baria, Merritt talks with Donna Ladd about the need for more women to run for office in the state and for strategists to take a wider view of who is a “viable” candidate or not. She plans to help more women, in particular, run for and win office as she did with incoming House Rep. Shanda Yates. Merritt Baria on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/merritt-baria-73b426a3/

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Let’s Talk Jackson: Mukesh Kumar 7×20

Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an associate professor at Jackson State University who recently finished a two-year stint as the director of planning and development for the City of Jackson. He sat down with Todd Stauffer to discuss his time with the City and what the discipline of planning can (and can’t) do to improve the quality of life in a place like Jackson. Let’s Talk Jackson is sponsored by Mississippi Federal Credit Union; this episode also is brought to you by the Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art. More at http://museumcape.org/. jsdfoundation.com
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Let’s Talk Jackson: Arekia Bennett 7×19

Arekia Bennett is Executive Director of Mississippi Votes, which works to get young people involved in voting. Arekia graduated from Bailey Magnet High School and got her bachelors degree in Physics from Jackson State University. While at JSU, she got heavily involved in activism and advocacy, largely around women’s reproductive issues and issues affecting women of color. She spoke with editor-in-chief Donna Ladd about her work in getting young people and people of color engaged in the democratic process. msvotes.org/

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