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Mississippi Born Delta Raised is a podcast that focuses on the intersection of public health and social justice issues in the Mississippi Delta. Daphne Robinson, the host of the podcast, said, "I wanted to create a forum to discuss the challenges confronting the Mississippi Delta because I was born and raised there. It's my home."

Mississippi Born Delta Raised is a podcast that focuses on the intersection of public health and social justice issues in the Mississippi Delta. Daphne Robinson, the host of the podcast, said, "I wanted to create a forum to discuss the challenges confronting the Mississippi Delta because I was born and raised there. It's my home."
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Mississippi Born Delta Raised is a podcast that focuses on the intersection of public health and social justice issues in the Mississippi Delta. Daphne Robinson, the host of the podcast, said, "I wanted to create a forum to discuss the challenges confronting the Mississippi Delta because I was born and raised there. It's my home."

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Episodes

Let the Kids Work It Out

8/26/2019
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In this week’s episode of MBDR, I spoke with Anne Martin Vetrano, an award-winning writer and journalist, who spent 30 years in broadcast news with WXVT and WABG television stations in Greenville, Mississippi. Anne is the author of Delta Hot Tamales: History, Stories, and Recipes. She has written for such magazines as Life in the Delta, Eat. Drink. Mississippi, The Sip, and Delta Magazine. In our conversation, we compare our experiences as students in the public and private school systems in...

Duration:00:14:25

Sandwiched Between Two Races

6/1/2019
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My guest on this episode of MS Born Delta Raised is Meryl Woo Rice. You are going to love Mrs Rice's story of how her family came to Lexington, a small town in Holmes County, and established several grocery stores in the heart of the black community in the 1940s and 1950's. Do not be confused by Mrs Rice's beautiful southern accent. She is Chinese American and speaks Chinese fluently. Welcome our MS Delta sister, Meryl Woo Rice, to the podcast.

Duration:00:20:54

Lead. Water. The Delta.

5/1/2019
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Doctor Paula King's presentation over six years ago to my class at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health about the the "Flint Water Crisis," made me start to think about the brown water that I drank growing up in Greenville, Mississippi, and to question whether me or my peers had been harmed by the brown water that we had been drinking for years. In this episode of Mississippi Born Delta Raised, I am here with Stephanie Showalter Otts, the Executive Director of the National...

Duration:00:23:57

I've Always Wondered ...

3/29/2019
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When I first started the podcast, I promised that once a month we would explore the topic: I've always wondered. In this segment, we will discuss one of those unanswered questions about the Mississippi Delta that we've always wondered about. In this episode, I try to tackle the age old question of why the water is 'brown' in Greenville, Mississippi. The answer why may surprise you. Ain't nothing wrong with that water! Or is it?

Duration:00:07:46

Where is Lambert, Mississippi?

3/8/2019
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Lambert, Mississippi is a small town in Quitman County, located in the northwest quarter of the Mississippi Delta. According to the 2010 census, Lambert had 1,638 people. 70% of the population is African American, and it is evenly divided between male and female. Like many towns and cities in the Mississippi Delta, the population has decreased by 16% from the years 2000 to 2010. In this episode, we talk to one of the native daughters of the Mississippi Delta, Dr. Ashley White Jones, about...

Duration:00:23:58

I've Always Wondered About ... Brown's Addition

2/21/2019
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Once a month, an episode will be dedicated to the topic, "I’ve Always Wondered." In this segment, we will discuss questions about the Mississippi Delta that you have always wondered. Today, you'll learn about my neighborhood in Greenville and why it was called Brown’s Addition. I think the answer will surprise you.

Duration:00:06:11

Long Journey to the Mississippi Delta

1/31/2019
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In this episode, I wanted to share with listeners why I decided to start this podcast. I wanted to explain my family's deep roots in the Delta and why the area is so important to me. Like many of you, I have traveled and lived in various places throughout the country. But, there is something about the Mississippi Delta. When I cross the Mississippi River Bridge from Lake Village, Arkansas to Greenville, I feel an inexplicable sense of relief. It’s as if a weight lifts from my shoulders and I...

Duration:00:08:08