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In a continued effort to provide relevant, interesting and engaging programming to our statewide audience, MPB Think Radio provides Mississippi Edition, a weekday news magazine program. Mississippi Edition, hosted by Karen Brown, features the latest news of the day and interviews with the people who are making the news themselves. The program not only provides Mississippi news but also addresses the ways that national and world news affects our state. Join Karen Brown as she shares the latest on Mississippi news, culture, and current events. Listen weekdays at 8:30 on MPB Think Radio.

In a continued effort to provide relevant, interesting and engaging programming to our statewide audience, MPB Think Radio provides Mississippi Edition, a weekday news magazine program. Mississippi Edition, hosted by Karen Brown, features the latest news of the day and interviews with the people who are making the news themselves. The program not only provides Mississippi news but also addresses the ways that national and world news affects our state. Join Karen Brown as she shares the latest on Mississippi news, culture, and current events. Listen weekdays at 8:30 on MPB Think Radio.

Location:

Jackson, MS

Description:

In a continued effort to provide relevant, interesting and engaging programming to our statewide audience, MPB Think Radio provides Mississippi Edition, a weekday news magazine program. Mississippi Edition, hosted by Karen Brown, features the latest news of the day and interviews with the people who are making the news themselves. The program not only provides Mississippi news but also addresses the ways that national and world news affects our state. Join Karen Brown as she shares the latest on Mississippi news, culture, and current events. Listen weekdays at 8:30 on MPB Think Radio.

Language:

English

Contact:

6014326364


Episodes

Friday, May 10, 2019

5/10/2019
On today's show: Saturated grounds in our state are getting another drenching today. We'll get an update from the National Weather Service. Also, the Poor People’s Campaign comes to Mississippi. The Reverend William Barber explains why Holmes County is recovering from three storms, only one of them due to weather. Plus, a failing school district prepares for state takeover. And Special Olympics organizers say they’re ready for the Summer Games on the Gulf Coast, come rain or shine.

Duration:00:24:49

Thursday, May 9, 2019

5/9/2019
On today's show: We'll get an update on some strong storms moving across our state. The Mississippi University for Women offers free tuition to Guard members. It highlights the push to improve enrollment numbers at some state universities. Also, we'll have new stats on Mississippi's economic performance. And a true crime story that captured Harper Lee is in this week's Book Club.

Duration:00:24:49

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

5/8/2019
On today's show: Are you and your family prepared for hurricane season? We'll get pointers from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency as we mark Hurricane Preparedness Week. We'll also get an independent gauge of how well Mississippi is prepared for health emergencies. And state education officials prepare to take over two struggling county systems.

Duration:00:24:49

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

5/7/2019
On today's show: Mississippi's Democratic congressman takes aim at the president and the governor on Medicaid expansion, border security and more. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, a new report on child poverty finds one in four Mississippi children live in struggling households. There's been some progress, but clearly not enough.

Duration:00:24:49

Thursday, May 2nd

5/6/2019
On today's show: A new crop of Mississippi Highway Patrol Troopers is about to hit the streets. We'll hear from Governor Phil Bryant, and one of the trooper school graduates. Then, a Mississippi Spay and Neuter clinic hopes doubling its capacity will help reduce Mississippi's unwanted pet population. And in this week's Book Club: a profile of renounced blues photographer, Dick Waterman.

Duration:00:24:49

Friday, May 3, 2019

5/6/2019
On today's show: New data shows it would take hundreds of millions of dollars to feed the hungry across Mississippi. Then, hear the story of a Mississippi woman whose sudden heart attack set her on a path of recovery and health. Plus, learn more about an invasive plant affecting boaters and fishermen on a popular Mississippi waterway.

Duration:00:24:49

Monday, May 6, 2019

5/6/2019
On today's show: A recent Mississippi high school graduate is taking her school to court. She says the school took away a graduation honor because of race. Then, we get an update from one Mississippi county reacting to the recent one-two punch of flooding and tornadoes. Plus, high blood pressure is a major concern in Mississippi. But what is it? And how can it be overcome?

Duration:00:24:49

Friday, April 26, 2019

4/26/2019
On today's show: Find out why black mothers in Mississippi are four times more likely to die in childbirth than white mothers. Then, learn about a program aimed at keeping kids safe from fire. Also, why keeping kids reading over the summer could help them retain more of what they learn in school.

Duration:00:24:49

Thursday, April 25, 2019

4/25/2019
On today's show: Learn more about how donating your body to science could help train the next generation of Mississippi doctors. Then, a new report says a downturn in funding for public health efforts could be putting Mississippians and others at risk. And in this week's Book Club, "Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi."

Duration:00:24:49

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

4/24/2019
On today's show: A new report praises Mississippi for its quality Pre-K program. But what about the majority of kids, who don't have access to it? Then, the VA Secretary talks about his agencies suicide prevention efforts. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, find out why more Mississippians could have been exposed to the measles in Hattiesburg.

Duration:00:24:49

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

4/23/2019
On today's show: Find out what a series of tuition hikes could mean for college students in Mississippi. Then, a new leader is one step closer to taking the helm at Alcon State University. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, hear from State wildlife officials still sounding the alarm over a deer-killing disease.

Duration:00:24:49

Monday, April 22, 2019

4/22/2019
On today's show: Measles in Mississippi? We'll hear from the State Health Officer about just who could be at risk. Plus, as a school district is taken over by the state, it's a reminder of the haves and the have nots in public education. And after Everyday Tech, hear about an effort to get unused prescriptions off the streets before they can become a danger.

Duration:00:24:49

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

4/16/2019
On today's show: Cleanup begins as a historic Mississippi city recovers from weekend tornadoes. Then, the challenges facing some guard members returning to Mississippi after months of service abroad. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, noted poet and activist, Nikki Giovanni, visits Mississippi.

Duration:00:24:49

Thursday, April 11, 2019

4/11/2019
On today's show: MPB's Alexandra Watts toured flooded parts of the Mississippi Delta. We'll bring you here conversation with the army corps of engineers. Then, find out what you can do to keep highway workers safe on the job. And in this week's Book Club, award-winning author, Jo Watson Hackl takes us "Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe."

Duration:00:24:49

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

4/10/2019
On today's show: After some legislative lines are redrawn to include more minority voters, the state wants a court to reconsider. Then, what happens when demand outweighs supply at a Delta food pantry? And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, find out what's on tap at this week's 20th Crossroads film festival.

Duration:00:24:49

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

4/9/2019
On today's show: Hear from state leaders working to improve high-speed internet access in rural Mississippi. Then, why springtime in the state is such a tough time for many, and what one doctor says they can do about it. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, with one more year to get on the ballot, find out what's next for Marsy's Law.

Duration:00:24:49

Monday, April 8, 2019

4/8/2019
On today's show: We'll hear from the group suing Mississippi over the states new license plate. And the State Health Officer weighs in on the increasing vaping trend among young people. And after Everyday Tech, we'll revisit a project spearheaded by a woman honored at this year's GIVE awards.

Duration:00:24:49

Friday, April 5, 2019

4/5/2019
On today's show: Criminal justice reforms are about to become law in Mississippi. We'll hear from a legislator who supported the bill and a legal advocate who has some concerns. Then, with prom season at hand, find out what advice to give your teen drivers to keep them safe on the road. Plus, a coastal tourism group is hoping to use its new branding identity to bring more visitors to Mississippi.

Duration:00:24:49

Thursday, April 4, 2019

4/4/2019
On today's show: Officials are assessing damage as flooding continues to ravage the state's farmlands. Then, just two more weekends before tax day. We'll get some last minute tips from the IRS. And sportswriter and Mississippian, Wright Thompson is in this week's Book Club.

Duration:00:24:49

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

4/3/2019
On today's show: Meridian officials avoid a lawsuit over jailing low-income residents who can't afford fines. Then, learn what advocates say it will take to close the pay gap between men and women. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, find out how to join a group of volunteers working to preserve Mississippi's battlefield parks.

Duration:00:24:49