1/14/21 - Vaccinations Reach Capacity | Impeachment and Insurrection | Book Club: The Prophets

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Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations through the health department has reached capacity following a surge in demand.

Then, we examine the latest effort to impeach and convict President Donald Trump, and how accountability for the insurrection at the Capitol could extend to lawmakers.

Plus, in our Book Club, “The Prophets,” by Robert Jones, Jr.

Segment 1:

Vaccine appointments available through the state's drive-thru vaccine locations are full. The Mississippi Department of Health says recent changes to the state's vaccine rollout have filled all 52 thousand appointments at the state's drive-thru vaccination sites. These changes also created technical difficulties and long wait times for residents hoping to schedule an appointment for themselves or a loved one. Dr. Mark Horne, President of the Mississippi State Medical Association, says the quick changes to vaccine availability caused a surge in demand that was difficult to accommodate.

Segment 2:

Following a day of debate and voting on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump became the first President to be impeached multiple times yesterday. Lawmakers voted in a bi-partisan majority on a single article of impeachment - inciting insurrection - following the violent insurrection at the Capitol last week. 10 Republicans crossed the aisle to join Democrats in placing some of the blame at the feet of the President. That group did not include Mississippi's three Republican House delegates.

Matt Steffey is a Professor at the Mississippi College School of Law. We spoke to him ahead yesterday's vote on latest effort to impeach and convict President Donald Trump, and how accountability for the insurrection at the Capitol could extend to lawmakers.

Segment 3:

A debut novel by a black, queer writer is garnering a lot of attention for its story of a loving relationship between two enslaved men on a plantation in Mississippi. The book is being praised for its prose. Author, Robert Jones Jr., is already a well-known and respected writer and tells us about his work that precedes today’s Book Club choice, “The Prophets.”



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