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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.

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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.

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By Gladesgator - Oct 21 2019
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Love the podcast. Keep it up and please be objective. Please don’t rely on SPLC. SPLC has seen its best day. It is anti God, anti Christian.

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12 Ratings
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By Gladesgator - Oct 21 2019
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Love the podcast. Keep it up and please be objective. Please don’t rely on SPLC. SPLC has seen its best day. It is anti God, anti Christian.
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Mississippi Edition

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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.

Rank #1: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

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Members of the Mississippi House sending a lottery bill to Governor Phil Bryant for his signature. We'll have the latest as the special session continues. Then, we'll hear from MEMA's chief on this 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And from Emergency preparedness to the future of the coast, we'll learn how big storms are affecting the Mississippi shoreline.

Aug 30 2018

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Rank #2: Monday, June 25th, 2018

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How could changes in state taxes contribute to rising infrastructure costs? We'll hear from officials. Then after Everyday Tech, find out how a Mississippi Delta program is revitalizing communities.

Guests include:

Kathy Waterbury - Associate Commissioner, Miss. Department of Revenue
Rep. Charles Busby - Republican, Pascagoula
Sen. Willie Simmons - Democrat, Cleveland
Everyday Tech: Wiltz Cutrer, Jeremy Thompson - Home Network Systems
Daniel Boggs - Greater Greenville Housing Association

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #3: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

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The 2019 Legislative Session is around the corner. Today we'll start a series of conversations with some key legislators, introducing you to their role in our laws, and our lives. Then, why one organization says quitting smoking should be at the top of the New Year's resolutions list. And hear from a paramedical group with some more advice for staying Emergency Free in 2019.

Jan 02 2019

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Rank #4: Friday, March 16th, 2018

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A state lawmaker announces his plans to switch races in an upcoming election. Does it help or hurt his chance to win? Then, what's next for the state Library Commission as it faces budget cuts? And, we'll hear about the connection statistics reveal between location and certain health outcomes.

Guests include:

Sen. Chris McDaniel - Ellisville, Mississippi Republican - Candidate for U.S. Senate
Gov. Phil Bryant - Republican
Nathan Shrader - Millsaps College, Jackson - Political Science
Sharman Smith - Mississippi Library Commission
Christopher Cox - Teen Health Mississippi

Mar 17 2018

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Rank #5: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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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.

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #6: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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We'll begin our election preview by hearing from two of the four candidates in a special election for U.S. Senate. Then, a Delta hospital facing bankruptcy appears to be set for local takeover. Plus, on this trick-or-treat day, some tips on keeping your kids from bingeing on the candy they collect. And more on how women can take breast health into their own hands.

Oct 31 2018

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Rank #7: Monday, November 5th, 2018

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We'll hear from the Mississippi Democratic and Republican party leaders on the hopes and challenges presented with the upcoming election. Then, a group of volunteers is encouraging voters from marginalized communities to exercise their rights on Tuesday. And, why one organization is raising awareness on behalf of American teens who need adoptive homes.

Nov 05 2018

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Rank #8: Friday, January 25th, 2019

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Two Mississippi agencies are warning legislators an extended federal shutdown could mean furloughing state employees. Then in an MPB's @Issue preview, find out how pending legislation addresses the tragic toll human trafficking can have on a family. And, during this Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, how parents, schools, and communities can work together.

Jan 26 2019

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Rank #9: Friday, March 22, 2019

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A brand new law could make Mississippi the toughest state to get an abortion. But will the courts ever let it see the light of day? Then, more on a new disaster request from Governor Phil Bryant to president Donald Trump for victims of recent storms. Plus, a closer look at the impact of nutrition on type 2 diabetes.

Mar 23 2019

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Rank #10: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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A new survey shows Mississippi businesses eager to hire qualified workers. Then, our legislative profiles continue. This time we're moving a bit off the beaten path. And in this week's Book Club, "Let the People See" takes a look at Emmett Till's murder from a new perspective.

Jan 03 2019

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Rank #11: Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

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Some Mississippi airports are getting safety upgrades for passengers and residents of Mississippi Communities. Find out more. Then, we'll hear the latest in special education law for Mississippi students. And, meet Miss Mississippi 2018 Asya Branch.

Guests include:

Macaulay Whitaker - Golden Triangle Development Link, Columbus
Mike Hainsey - Golden Triangle Regional Airport
Wes Kirkpatrick - Monroe County Airport
Pam Dollar - Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
Molly Miller - Attorney, Mother of a special needs child\
Asya Branch - Miss Mississippi 2018-19

Jul 24 2018

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Rank #12: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

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Find out why diminishing federal funds could end a program that helps Mississippians sign-up for health insurance. Then, the head of public higher education in Mississippi is launching a listening tour at campuses across the state. And, since Summer is peak moving season, find out how you can avoid fraud and protect your belongings.

Guests include:

Mike Forster - University of Southern Mississippi
Jameson Taylor - Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Alfred Rankins - Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Raymond Martinez - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Jul 17 2018

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Rank #13: Friday, July 20th, 2018

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Attorney General Jim Hood is conducting investigating a proposed road project that would extend from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves neighborhood to a shopping area. Find out what's next. Then, state officials are cracking down on scam charities that will tell you they're helping veterans. And, meet a man whose passion for music has benefited musicians and audiences in central Mississippi.

Guests include:

Jim Hood - Attorney General, Mississippi
Sen. Willie Simmons - Democrat, Senate Transportation Chair
Stacey Pickering - Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board
John Hoellwarth - American Veterans
David Schommer - Mississippi Community Symphonic Band, Mississippi Swing

Jul 20 2018

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Rank #14: Friday, December 21st, 2018

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson is in Mississippi touting his agency's "Opportunity Zones." Then, find out why transportation and safety officials are encouraging Mississippi drivers to designate a driver this holiday season. And, with holiday feasts planned, we'll hear tips for enjoying in moderation. Plus, jolly old Saint Nick shares his message in a studio visit.

Dec 21 2018

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Rank #15: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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We'll hear from the two Democratic candidates facing each other in Tuesday's run-off election for the upcoming Senate race. Then analysis from a professor of politics as voter turnout could be low for the tight races to come. And, why the state's university presidents say they are managing conservative budgets for the upcoming school year.

Guests include:

Howard Sherman - Democratic runoff candidate, U.S. Senate
Rep. David Baria - Democratic runoff candidate, U.S. Senate
Kenneth Townsend - Millsaps College
Jay White - MPB's "Season Pass"

Jun 22 2018

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Rank #16: Thursday, May 31st, 2018

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We'll hear more from Republican candidates running for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District House seat. Then, the latest in guidelines for colon cancer screenings... one of the most prevalent types of cancer in adults. And, find out how a two day conference about racial healing is taking on the tough issues. Plus in our book club, author Zachary Hilpert recounts just how many US Presidents have visited the state of Mississippi.

Jun 01 2018

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Rank #17: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

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Find out what some of Mississippi's elected officials are saying about the state and each other at one of the state's largest gatherings. Then, we'll hear from advocates concerned with the state's animal abuse laws after a dog was found with its mouth rubber banded shut. And in our Book Club, meet Mississippi author Julia Reed.

Neshoba County Fair Speakers:

Jim Hood - Attorney General - Democrat
Tate Reeves - Lieutenant Governor - Republican
Dick Hall - Transportation Commissioner - Republican
Rep. Gregg Harper - U.S. House of Representatives - Republican
Rep. Michael Ted Evans - State House member - Candidate for U.S. House - Democrat
Other Guests Include:

Doll Stanley - In Defense of Animals
Julia Reed - Author, "South Toward Home"

Aug 02 2018

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Rank #18: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

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It's time for open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. We'll take a look at the number of Mississippians enrolling. Then, reports of individuals sex trafficking minors are on the rise in Mississippi. And, hear from an organization working to spread a little Christmas cheer to poor children and families across the state.

Dec 04 2018

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Rank #19: Friday, February 1st, 2019

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Hear why one Mississippi prison is on lockdown, and why inmate behavior is not the reason. Then, a pay raise for teachers, active shooter training and more coming out of the House Education Committee this week. Also, a mother faces the risks - and open heart surgery - to have another child. And get some healthy snacking tips just in time for this weekend's Super Bowl.

Feb 01 2019

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Rank #20: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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New findings show Mississippi defendants can spend months or even years in local jails before they even go to trial. Then, the latest on a mental health task force as members from across the state work to improve services. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, find out how you can help a program that serves meals to seniors and the homebound.

Guests include:

Cliff Johnson - Director, MacArthur Justice Center, University of Mississippi Schol of Law
Rep. Ashley Henley - Southaven, Mississippi Republican - Corrections Committee member
Paula Broome - Mississippi Office of the Attorney General
Dave Van - Region 8 Community Mental Health
Dr. Rick deShazo - Southern Remedy Health Minute
Ellie Hollander - Meals on Wheels America
Nina Byrd - Meals on Wheels volunteer

Apr 27 2018

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Friday, May 10, 2019

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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.

May 10 2019

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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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.

May 09 2019

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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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.

May 09 2019

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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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.

May 08 2019

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Thursday, May 2nd

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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.

May 07 2019

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Friday, May 3, 2019

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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.

May 07 2019

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Monday, May 6, 2019

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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?

May 07 2019

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Friday, April 26, 2019

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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.

Apr 27 2019

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

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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."

Apr 26 2019

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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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.

Apr 25 2019

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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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.

Apr 24 2019

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Monday, April 22, 2019

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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.

Apr 23 2019

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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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.

Apr 16 2019

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

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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."

Apr 12 2019

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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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.

Apr 11 2019

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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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.

Apr 10 2019

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Monday, April 8, 2019

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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.

Apr 09 2019

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Friday, April 5, 2019

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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.

Apr 06 2019

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

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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.

Apr 05 2019

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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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.

Apr 04 2019

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By Gladesgator - Oct 21 2019
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Love the podcast. Keep it up and please be objective. Please don’t rely on SPLC. SPLC has seen its best day. It is anti God, anti Christian.