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The Extra Mile

76 EpisodesProduced by Mississippi Department of TransportationWebsite

Tune in to The Extra Mile presented by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Co-hosts Paul Katool and Will Craft take listeners inside the world of transportation infrastructure in Mississippi.

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Legislative Session: Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce Andy Gipson

February 20th, 2024

22:28

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to discuss his recent op-ed in support of …

Legislative Session: State Representative Steve Massengill

February 13th, 2024

16:58

State Representative Steve Massengill joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to introduce himself and talk about his new role as House …

Legislative Session: State Senator Jenifer Branning

February 6th, 2024

15:27

State Senator Jenifer Branning joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to provide updates on transportation-specific legislative …

Legislative Session: Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer Earl Glenn

January 29th, 2024

19:52

MDOT Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer Earl Glenn joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to introduce himself and break down the …

Legislative Session: MS Speaker of the House Jason White

January 17th, 2024

34:20

Mississippi Speaker of the House Jason White joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about his path to public service, outline legislative priorities, namedrop some of his favorite Mississippi …

Legislative Session: MDOT Executive Director Brad White

January 8th, 2024

19:55

MDOT Executive Director Brad White joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to discuss the top priorities for the agency during the 2024 …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney

November 16th, 2023

32:44

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney joined The Extra Mile Podcast to provide an overview of his department, discuss tie-ins with MDOT, …

Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann

November 2nd, 2023

38:41

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann joined The Extra Mile podcast to discuss the 5th anniversary of the completion of I-269 and more.


Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich

October 5th, 2023

37:31

Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk Cruisin' the Coast, working with MDOT at the local level, his days playing in …

MDOT State Safety Engineer Mark Thomas

September 21st, 2023

28:36

MDOT State Safety Engineer Mark Thomas joined The Extra Mile podcast to give an overview of the Highway Safety Division, talk about the Buckle Up …

Accelerate MS Executive Director Ryan Miller

September 7th, 2023

42:47

Accelerate MS Executive Director Ryan Miller joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk about the exciting work his office is doing in the realm of …

State LPA Engineer Lee Frederick

August 24th, 2023

28:48

MDOT State LPA Engineer Lee Frederick joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk about how his division helps to facilitate countless local, public …

MEMA Chief Communications Officer Malary White

August 10th, 2023

32:37

MEMA Chief Communications Officer Malary White joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk about the importance of preparedness as we enter peak hurricane …

State Senator Jenifer Branning and State Representative Scott Bounds

July 27th, 2023

31:11

State Senator Jenifer Branning and State Representative Scott Bounds joined The Extra Mile podcast on location at the Neshoba County Fair to talk Mississippi's Giant House Party, highlight 2023 legislative …

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.

July 13th, 2023

23:40

The Extra Mile Podcast made a return trip to Vicksburg to visit with Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. to talk transportation projects in the area, the Dick …

Ardenland Owner Arden Barnett

June 29th, 2023

20:10

Our summer travel theme continued on The Extra Mile Podcast as the team visited with concert promoter Arden Barnett, owner of Ardenland!


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State Senator Lydia Chassaniol

June 15th, 2023

24:24

State Senator Lydia Chassaniol, Chair of the Senate Tourism Committee, joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk about summer travel destinations in the …

Coast Transit Authority Executive Director Kevin Coggin

May 24th, 2023

26:35

Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of the Coast Transit Authority, joined The Extra Mile Podcast to talk about his organization, the need for public …

MDOT Engineers Colby Kimmel & Jessica Dilley

May 11th, 2023

30:58

Colby Kimmel, Assistant Chief Engineer - Pre-construction, and Jessica Dilley, Assistant State Planning Engineer, joined The Extra Mile Podcast to …

Legislative Session: MDOT Executive Director Brad White

April 13th, 2023

23:19

MDOT Executive Director Brad White joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session on location at the Mississippi Capitol to recap a successful …

Legislative Session: Assistant Attorney General Roy Tipton

April 6th, 2023

19:50

Assistant Attorney General Roy Tipton joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to tell fun stories and anecdotes from his 31 years of …

Legislative Session: State Representative Manly Barton

March 30th, 2023

26:42

State Representative Manly Barton joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about how he got into public service, serving in the Vietnam War, chairing the Local and Private Legislation Committee and …

Legislative Session: State Senator Rita Potts Parks

March 23rd, 2023

15:25

State Senator Rita Potts Parks joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk transportation legislation, break down a nurse retention …

Legislative Session: MDOT Chief of Staff Jeff Ely

March 10th, 2023

17:39

MDOT Chief of Staff Jeff Ely joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to break down his role at the agency, discuss funding, talk about the …

Legislative Session: State Representative Charles Busby

March 2nd, 2023

21:53

State Representative Charles Busby joined The Extra Mile: Legislative Session to give an overview of transportation legislation during the 2023 session, discuss the future of transportation, talk about MDOT projects on …

Legislative Session: Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell

February 23rd, 2023

23:44

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to provide an overview of DPS, highlight upgrades to the Driver's License Services program, talk about …

Legislative Session: State Senator Jenifer Branning

February 16th, 2023

17:59

State Senator Jenifer Branning joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative session to talk autonomous vehicles, the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair …

Legislative Session: Governor Tate Reeves

February 9th, 2023

16:27

Governor Tate Reeves joined MDOT Executive Director Brad White for a special episode of The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about the link between a strong transportation infrastructure network and …

Legislative Session: Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson

February 2nd, 2023

22:37

Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to preview the Dixie National Rodeo, talk …

Legislative Session: State Representative Chris Bell

January 26th, 2023

15:15

State Representative Chris Bell joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about why he ran for office, the importance of having a …

Legislative Session: Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann

January 23rd, 2023

26:18

Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to discuss transportation infrastructure and other priorities …

Legislative Session: Speaker of the House Philip Gunn

January 12th, 2023

23:48

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to discuss priorities during the 2023 session, talk income tax, …

Legislative Session: Associated Press Reporter Emily Wagster Pettus

January 5th, 2023

18:26

Associated Press Reporter Emily Wagster Pettus joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to preview the 2023 Legislative Session. 


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MDOT Executive Director Brad White

December 19th, 2022

15:36

MDOT Executive Director Brad White joined The Extra Mile podcast to recap the 2022 calendar year for the agency and look ahead to 2023, including the …

Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons

December 5th, 2022

24:57

Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about his career in public service, the importance of a rural transportation network, Central District projects and much …

District 7 Engineer Albert White

November 21st, 2022

21:12

District 7 Engineer Albert White joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about his inspirational health journey, the MDOT family, projects in southwest …

Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King

November 16th, 2022

10:22

MDOT Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King joined The Extra Mile podcast to announce his retirement at the end of the current term, reflect on a 31-year career in public service and look ahead to what’s …

Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell

November 7th, 2022

22:28

Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about Veterans Day, challenges facing MDOT, the importance of getting out into the district to see projects and meet …

Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill

October 24th, 2022

26:56

Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about her career and path to becoming mayor, MDOT projects in the city, the …

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill

October 3rd, 2022

19:54

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about why she ran for mayor, MDOT projects in the city, the Double Decker Arts …

State Route 15 Safety Improvement Project in Laurel

September 26th, 2022

10:31

MDOT District 6 Engineer Kelly Castleberry joined The Extra Mile podcast to give an overview of the proposed State Route 15 Safety Improvement …

Former Governor Haley Barbour

September 19th, 2022

31:51

Former Governor Haley Barbour joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about his political career, Hurricane Katrina recovery stories, the link between …

MDOT Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer Brian Ratliff

August 29th, 2022

18:47

MDOT Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer Brian Ratliff joined The Extra Mile podcast to recap the Hwy 49 project in Rankin County, provide an update on copper wire theft prevention efforts, give info on projects …

Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development

August 15th, 2022

20:00

The Extra Mile podcast team talked to Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, about how MDOT and …

State Senator Jenifer Branning and State Representative Scott Bounds

August 1st, 2022

26:39

State Senator Jenifer Branning and State Representative Scott Bounds joined The Extra Mile podcast on location at the Neshoba County Fair. Senator Branning and Representative Bounds shared stories about the fair, …

Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove

July 18th, 2022

24:30

Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove joined the show to talk about his personal connection to MDOT, his most memorable accomplishments as governor, what …

Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration Nuria Fernandez

July 5th, 2022

12:05

Nuria Fernandez, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, joined The Extra Mile podcast to talk about a $650,000 rural transportation grant for Claiborne County, give an overview of the FTA, talk about the …

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker

June 20th, 2022

21:20

The Extra Mile team took the show on the road to talk to Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker in city hall. He discussed his path to being elected mayor, working with MDOT to accomplish transportation infrastructure goals, the …

MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney

June 6th, 2022

24:30

The Extra Mile podcast was on location at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney joined the show to discuss his background, hurricane preparedness, the various …

Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey

May 23rd, 2022

26:35

Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey joined the show to discuss his career as an editorial cartoonist, give his thoughts on covering MDOT, talk about his favorite places to grab a bite to eat while …

Former Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall

May 9th, 2022

32:04

Former Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall joined the show to recap his time in public service, give his thoughts on the 2022 legislative session for MDOT and opine on what needs to happen going …

Legislative Session: MDOT Executive Director Brad White

April 18th, 2022

21:58

MDOT Executive Director Brad White joined the show to recap the 2022 legislative session, talk about former MDOT Commissioner Dick Hall, send out …

Legislative Session: Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann

April 11th, 2022

27:17

Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann joined the show to talk his path into politics, additional money headed to MDOT from the legislature, his …

Legislative Session: Legislation Update and I-20 Closure Preview

April 4th, 2022

19:29

As the 2022 legislative session wraps up, co-host Will Craft broke down legislation affecting the agency. MDOT Chief Engineer/Deputy Executive Director Brian Ratliff also joined the show to explain the upcoming I-20 …

Legislative Session: State Senator Barbara Blackmon

March 28th, 2022

13:40

State Senator Barbara Blackmon joined the show to talk about her roles as Chair of the Housing Committee and Vice-Chair of Highways and …

Legislative Session: State Representative Richard Bennett

March 21st, 2022

14:33

State Representative Richard Bennett, Chair of the Education Committee in the House, joined the show to talk teacher pay raise legislation, MDOT’s upkeep of Hwy 90, the revitalization of the Coast post-Katrina and more. 

Legislative Session: State Senator John Horhn

March 14th, 2022

20:50

State Senator John Horhn joined the show to talk about his career in state government and politics, the link between great transportation …

Legislative Session: State Senator Hob Bryan

March 7th, 2022

25:35

State Senator Hob Bryan joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about his 39 years in the legislature, memories of the 1987 …

Legislative Session: State Representative Trey Lamar

February 28th, 2022

20:13

State Representative Trey Lamar joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk about transportation legislation, the Tax Freedom Act, an overview of the Ways and Means Committee and other topics.


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Legislative Session: U.S. Congressman Michael Guest

February 21st, 2022

32:37

U.S. Congressman Michael Guest joined the show to talk about transportation infrastructure-related topics, electric and autonomous vehicles, rural broadband expansion and more.


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Legislative Session: Secretary of State Michael Watson

February 14th, 2022

19:49

Secretary of State Michael Watson joined the show to talk about various initiatives at the SOS office, the importance of adequate transportation across the state, voting issues and more.


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Legislative Session: Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson

February 7th, 2022

22:25

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson joined the show to talk about how MDOT and the Department of Agriculture and Commerce work …

Legislative Session: State Senator Angela Turner-Ford

January 31st, 2022

9:16

State Senator Angela Turner Ford joined The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session to talk transportation-related topics, her role as Chairwoman of …

Legislative Session: State Representative Charles Busby

January 24th, 2022

20:23

State Representative Charles Busby joined the show to talk about bills passing through his Transportation Committee, the future of transportation in Mississippi, projects he’s keeping an eye on and more.


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Legislative Session: State Senator Jenifer Branning

January 17th, 2022

19:02

State Senator Jenifer Branning talked about MDOT’s participation in last week’s Senate Appropriations Committee meeting, the makeup of the Highways and Transportation Committee and more.


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Legislative Session: Speaker of the House Philip Gunn

January 10th, 2022

26:37

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn talked to Paul and Will about the importance of transportation infrastructure, the legislative process and more.


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The Extra Mile: Legislative Session Teaser

December 20th, 2021

1:05

Introducing a special edition of the podcast called The Extra Mile Podcast: Legislative Session. Throughout the session, Paul Katool and Will Craft …

Brad White Recaps First 6 Months

December 2nd, 2021

20:11

MDOT Executive Director Brad White joins the show to recap his first six months on the job and gives his priorities going forward for the agency.


The Extra Mile Episode 6: Brad White Recaps First 6 Months

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Infrastructure Bill Breakdown with Brad White

November 17th, 2021

8:29

During this special episode, MDOT Executive Director Brad White joins the show to break down what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means for Mississippi.


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Connecting the Dots with Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.

November 3rd, 2021

21:11

"The Extra Mile" podcast hit the road for Episode 5. Paul and Waverly discuss transportation infrastructure at the local level and other topics with …

MDOT's Newest PIO & a Deeper Look into Intermodal Planning

October 7th, 2021

25:47

The fourth episode of "The Extra Mile" Podcast introduces MDOT's new Northern District Public Information Officer, David Kenney. The show also features a conversation with MDOT Director of Intermodal Planning Charles …

Hurricane Ida Response & MDOT Construction Process

September 3rd, 2021

26:54

The third episode of "The Extra Mile" Podcast features a conversation with MDOT Public Information Officer Katey Hornsby on the agency's Hurricane Ida response. Later in the show, MDOT State Construction Engineer Shane …

Work Zone Safety & Highway 49, I-20 updates

August 5th, 2021

23:04

Episode 2 of "The Extra Mile" podcast features a conversation on work zone safety with MDOT Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer Brian Ratliff. MDOT Public Information Officer Michael Flood also joins the show to …

The First Mile

July 1st, 2021

27:48

The first episode of "The Extra Mile" podcast features a conversation with new MDOT Executive Director Brad White. MDOT Public Information Officer …

Pilot Episode

June 21st, 2021

1:53

Introducing The Extra Mile podcast by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Co-hosts Paul Katool and Waverly McCarthy take listeners inside …

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