Rank #1: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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
Rank #2: Monday, June 25th, 2018
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.
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
Rank #3: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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
Rank #4: Friday, March 16th, 2018
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.
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
Rank #5: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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
Rank #6: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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
Rank #7: Monday, November 5th, 2018
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
Rank #8: Friday, January 25th, 2019
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
Rank #9: Friday, March 22, 2019
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
Rank #10: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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
Rank #11: Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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.
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
Rank #12: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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.
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
Rank #13: Friday, July 20th, 2018
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.
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
Rank #14: Friday, December 21st, 2018
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
Rank #15: Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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.
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
Rank #16: Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Jun 01 2018
Rank #17: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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
Rank #18: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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
Rank #19: Friday, February 1st, 2019
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
Rank #20: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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.
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