Jake McGraw

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On today’s episode, Emily sits down with Jake McGraw, who is a coordinator for Rethink Mississippi and editor of rethinkms.org, a collaboration of emerging leaders in Mississippi to begin critical discussions about the state’s long-term issues. Jake has a deep-seated passion for combining the power of ideas with community organizing methods. While studying public policy and economics at the University of Mississippi, Jake co-founded the campus integration initiative One Mississippi as well as a community empowerment organization in San Mateo, Belize. Jake also has significant experience working in both state and national politics. A native of Oxford, MS, Jake researched the history of progressive education policies in the South while attending a master’s program at “the other Oxford” in England. He returned home to join the Winter Institute in spring 2013. Today, Jake I mostly discussed the “brain drain” and how to keep young Mississippians in Mississippi.

Host: Emily Hussey
Guest: Jake McGraw
Rethink Mississippi: http://www.rethinkms.org/



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