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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…

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    10/5/2022 - Charter School Grant | Insurance Disputes | Natchez Colored Troops Monument

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 14:47


    The U.S. Department of Education sends nearly 20 million dollars to Mississippi for charter school expansion.Then, lawmakers hear from the insurance commissioner regarding a dispute between the state's largest hospital and a major insurance provider.Plus, we talk to the man commissioned to design the Natchez colored troops monument. **This episode is condensed due to MPB Think Radio's fall fund-raising drive. Consider contributing to local journalism by visiting MPB Foundation** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    10/4/2022 - Pearl Rover Flood Control | Toxic Waterways | 988 Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 14:05


    The Pearl River Valley District is set to get an infusion of funding for a flood control project.Then, a recent report rates the toxicity of Mississippi's waterways.Plus, a mental health advocate examines the impact of the 988 crisis line.**This episode is condensed due to MPB Think Radio's fall fund-raising drive. Consider contributing to local journalism by visiting MPB Foundation** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    10/3/2022 - Medical Marijuana Harvest | Housing Assistance | Dry Conditions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 16:13


    A sooner-than-expected medical marijuana harvest leads to a rush of employee certifications.Then, Mississippi gets housing assistance from HUD.Plus, drier conditions could mean higher risk for fires.**This episode is condensed due to MPB Think Radio's fall fund-raising drive. Consider contributing to local journalism by visiting MPB Foundation** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/30/2022 - HIV and Policy Discrimination | Climate & Housing | Ending Food Insecurity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 23:29


    Mississippi faces an HIV epidemic. We examine what activists are doing to address stigma and discrimination.Mississippi and other Gulf States rank near the bottom in climate prep. We look at how states can keep residents safe in severe weather.Plus, what the President's commitment to end food insecurity looks like for the Magnolia State. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/29/2022 - Senate Study Group | Maternal Suicide | College Excellence Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 23:51


    A special Senate study group formed after the Dobbs decision holds it first hearings.Then, we talk with a clinical psychologist about the increasing rates of maternal suicide — especially for Black mothers and pregnant people who are living in poverty.Plus, inside college prep data with a nationally-recognized education group. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/28/2022 - UM Integration 60th Anniversary | Jackson Water Lawsuits | Delta State Sit-in

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 23:57


    A Mississippi university recognizes the man who integrated it.Then, the latest on hundreds of lawsuits over lead exposure that have piled up against the city and state leadership in Mississippi.Plus, looking back on a historic sit-in at Delta State University. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/27/2022 - EPA & Jackson Water | Human Trafficking Research | Allergy Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 22:22


    The EPA Administrator visits Jackson over the city's on going water system troubles.Then, a new human trafficking research center is launched at a Mississippi university.Plus, what a prolonged pollen season means for allergy-suffering Mississippians. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/26/2022 - Hurricane Ian | Senate Study Group | METP

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 24:52


    With Ian entering the Gulf, we talk to the National Weather Service about what to expect.Then, a Senate study group begins hearings tomorrow to inform new policy maternal an infant health.Plus, recognizing the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program's tenth anniversary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/23/2022 - TANF Guilty Pleas | TANF Investigation | Race & the Wage Gap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 24:31


    The former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services enters guilty pleas in federal and state court.Then, the attorney dismissed from the TANF scandal investigation breaks down what pleas from prominent figures in the case mean going forward.Plus, how race is a factor in understanding the wage gap in Mississippi. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/22/2022 - LBO | Wage Inequities | SBA Loans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 24:33


    The Joint Legislative Budget Office looks ahead to the next fiscal year.Then, the Black Women's Round Table explains how yesterday was an important day to highlight wage inequities.Plus, the Small Business Administration is in the capital city following authorization of a new relief program. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/21/2022 - Voter Registration | Choctaw Workforce | James Meredith Graphic Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:08


    Activists across the state engage with voters ahead of the general election registration deadline.Then, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians uses federal aid to improve economic development.Plus, the story of James Meredith comes to life in a new graphic novel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/20/2022 - Jackson Restaurants | Immigrant Alliance | Return to Oldfields

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 24:26


    State and local officials continue efforts to revive traffic in Jackson's restaurants following the boil water notice.Then, a Mississippi immigrant rights advocate responds to recent relocation efforts in other states.Plus, a new art exhibit provides insight into the home life of artist Walter Anderson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    09/19/2022 - Jackson Water Lawsuits | Hope Credit Bridges Wealth Gaps | NASA & HBCU

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 24:47


    The city-wide boil water notice in Jackson may be over, but some parents say the system's water has been dangerous for years.Then, a Mississippi-based credit union gets a federal infusion to help bridge wealth gaps.Plus, talking to a NASA engineer on the eve of National HBCU week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/16/2022 - Jackson Boil Notice Lifted | Suicide Prevention Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 24:07


    The Department of Health lifts the boil water notice in Jackson. We hear from officials about what residents can expect next.Plus, September is Suicide Prevention Month. We talk to a mental health advocate on the role of family support. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/15/2022 - Jackson Water Lawsuit | Stop the Opt | Operation Bill Assist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 23:32


    Jackson has been in the headlines for weeks due to poor water quality. But a 2021 lawsuit claims the water system has been dangerous for children for years.Then, how one Mississippi county's residents opted back into the state's medical marijuana program.Plus, the public service commission announces new energy cost saving initiatives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/14/2022 - Jackson Community Meeting | Long-COVID | 1835 Slave Insurrection Scare

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 23:55


    Residents in the capital city engage with leadership as the boil water notice continues.Then, understanding the risks of long-COVID.Plus, how a historical marker in Clinton is connected with an 1835 slave insurrection scare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/13/2022 - Jackson Mayor & Water | Auditor White on TANF Investigation | Art Therapy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 21:29


    The Mayor of Jackson says the boil water notice could be lifted in a matter of days. We have the latest on the city's water crisis.Then, the State Auditor responds to questions regarding the welfare scandal.Plus, the intersection between mental health and art. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/12/2022 - Jackson Restaurants | New COVID Booster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 22:55


    Jackson restaurants try to get a boost from elected officials as the city endures its seventh straight week under a boil water notice.Plus, a new COVID booster serves as a reminder that the coronavirus hasn't gone away. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/9/2022 - Jackson Water | Juul Settlement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 23:34


    It's been seven weeks since the Department of Health first issued a boil water notice for Jackson's water system. We talk to a community activist about life without dependable tap water.Then, how a 430 million dollar lawsuit could impact teen and family awareness about vaping Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/8/2022 - EPA in Jackson | Monkeypox Vax & Decadence | HBCU Preservation Grants

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 21:41


    The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency visits Jackson as residents approach seven weeks without drinkable water.Then, lessons health officials have learned from the AIDS epidemic and how they're focusing on meeting vulnerable populations where they are.Plus, preserving buildings and historic sites at Mississippi's HBCUs. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/7/2022 - Jackson Mayor Responds | Lt. Gov. Hosemann Previews Session | Lantern Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 24:04


    Officials try to get a plagued water plant fully operational, and Mayor of Jackson responds to criticism of the city's management of the facility.Then, we look ahead to January's legislative session with the Lt. Governor.Plus, illuminating the history of the enslaved through the Lantern Project. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/6/2022 - Water Crisis Blame | Schools, Colleges, and Water | Lt. Gov: Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 22:00


    Water pressure may have returned to homes in Jackson, but it remains unsafe to drink. And the plant at the center of the crisis is the now the subject of some political finger pointing.Then, students in the capital city return to class, but last week marked another distribution to learning.Plus, a conversation with the Lt. Governor. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/5/2022 - Water Pressure Returns | Colony, AL | Disaster Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 23:00


    Federal officials visit the capital city. We bring you the latest on the Jackson water crisis.Then, how the history of one of the oldest Black communities in Cullman County has shaped its present.Plus, the Insurance Commissioner explains the disaster guide. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/2/2022 - Jackson Water Crisis | HBCU Football | Racial Reconciliation: {art 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 24:04


    With capital city residents in continued need of water, officials across levels of government launch new water distribution sites.Then, college football shifts its attention to a Mississippi HBCU.Plus, using conversation as a path toward racial reconciliation. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    9/1/2022 - Federal Emergency | Monkey Pox | Racial Reconciliation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 23:36


    The White House approves the state's emergency declaration. We take a closer look at what that means for the city of Jackson.Then, the purpose and pitfalls of targeted monkeypox vaccine campaign.Plus, how faith-based group Mission Mississippi is promoting racial reconciliation. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/31/2022 - State of Emergency | Disenfranchisement | Rita Brent: Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 24:12


    With the capital city's water system in dire straights, the Governor issues a state of emergency.Then, a federal court upheld Mississippi's disenfranchisement code. We hear from the group challenging the law.Plus, comedian Rita Brent on what it means to be a Mississippian. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/30/2022 - Water Crisis Worsens | Miner Damage | Rita Brent

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 22:47


    The threat of flooding may be receding with the Pearl River, but the capital city's water woes continue.Then, like other labor movements before them, striking coal miners in Alabama are in the middle of violent confrontations.Plus, a conversation with comedian Rita Brent on her return home. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/29/2022 - Jackson Flooding | Artemis 1 | All-women Football Crew

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 23:55


    The capital city faces its second major flood event in two years.And the latest mission to the moon has ties to Mississippi.Plus, a group of football officials make history in the Magnolia State. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/26/2022 - Pearl River Rises | Flash Flooding Evacuations | Lottery

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 22:18


    The capital city prepares for a flood event as the Pearl River rises.Then, caregivers in Rankin County reflect on unexpected evacuations caused by Wednesday's heavy rains.Plus, a look at the Mississippi lottery. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/25/2022 - MEMA Response to Flooding Rains | Hurricane Harvey: Part 2 | MAAP Scores

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 22:03


    Days of constant rain brings flooding to parts of central and south Mississippi. We assess what's known about the damage and danger with MEMA.Then, a look at two pilot projects that would bring more green solutions to a Texas county's flood control strategy.Plus, we hear from an education professional on the state's assessment results. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/24/2022 - Lawsuit Over Private School Grants | Hurricane Harvey | 1950 Census

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 22:45


    Public school advocates make their case in court against a program that sets aside federal relief funds for private schools.Then, its been five years since Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Now experts are examining green methods of flood control.Plus, the answers - and questions - that come from the 1950 census. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/23/2022 - Flood Threat | Jackson Water Woes | Oil Spill Health Research

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 22:41


    More rain is expecting for much of the state, bringing with it flood advisories. We talk to the National Weather Service.Then, leaders of the capital city respond as residents continue to face water woes.Plus, a recent study illustrates the effects of crude oil on Deep Water Horizon cleanup workers. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/22/2022 - Artemis 1 Rocket | WiFi Program | National Economic Council

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 22:41


    Rocket technology tested in Mississippi is set to launch a new series of missions to the moon. We talk Artemis 1.Then, a state agency's plan to get WiFi service to those in need.Plus, the National Economic Council responds to the latest jobs numbers. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/19/2022 - Broadband for Choctaws | Baby Formula | Book Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 24:01


    A federal initiative seeks to bring broadband access to Mississippi Choctaws.And we get reaction from a Mississippi Senator about the FBI investigation of Donald Trump and the Inflation Reduction Act.Then, baby formula is still in shorter-than-normal supply. We hear from a daycare operator and mother who's helping connect her community.Plus, on the eve of Book Fest, we talk to the event's Executive Director. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/18/2022 - Lexington Lawsuit | HUD in Jackson | Alice Walker

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 24:45


    A civil rights group says police have “terrorized” residents in a small Mississippi town. We talk to an attorney representing the citizens of Lexington in a federal lawsuit.Then, a visit from the Director of HUD highlights efforts to provide affordable housing in the capital city.Plus, a conversation with author Alice Walker. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/17/2022 - Gun Reform | TANF Scandal: Part 3 | The Last Slave Ship

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 22:44


    More calls for gun policy - this time from pediatricians and surgeons.Then, with lawsuits and investigations pending, we look at what's still to come out of the state's welfare fraud scandal. Plus, the last slave ship and the story of Africatown. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/16/2022 - IRA & Diabetic Patients | TANF Scandal: Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 23:25


    How elements of the Inflation Reduction Act will help ease some of the financial burden of Mississippians living with diabetes.Plus, we continue our comprehensive look at the state's welfare fraud scandal, and how the current Governor is connected to questionable spending. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/15/2022 - TANF Scandal | Walk with a Doc | Prison Inter-faith Facility

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 24:51


    Following another wrinkle in the state's TANF fraud scandal, we take a comprehensive look at what's unfolded so far.Then, Mississippi physicians and the AARP are working together to promote exercise.Plus, breaking ground on a new inter-faith facility. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/12/2022 - Amazon Facility | School Gun Policy | Hurricane Season Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 23:38


    A new Amazon Fulfillment Center opens in Madison County.Then, we talk to a school superintendent on gun policy and safety standards.Plus, with hurricane season entering its peak period, we take a look at the updated forecast. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/11/2022 - RAMP Resistance | JPS Back to School | Till Institute

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 24:30


    More pushback following the Governor's decision to end federally-funded housing assistance.Then, NPR's education correspondent joins us to see how the first week of school is going for students in the capital city.Plus, a response from the President of the Till Institute following the latest in the search for justice for Emmett Till. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    8/9/2022 - School & Water Woes | Cardiovascular Medicine | Deer Creek Drive

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 24:34


    Students in Jackson returned to school yesterday. But challenges amount as the capitol city enters its second week under a boil water advisory.Then, physicians and advocates try to get more patients access to a new cardiovascular medicine.Plus, the true story of murder that rocked the Mississippi Delta. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    8/10/22 - Reaction to FBI Search | Global Commerce | National Guard Oral Histories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 22:23


    The Chair of the January 6th Select Committee responds to Department of Justice's search of Mar-A-Lago.Then, the U.S. Department of Commerce visits the capital city with the goal of connecting businesses to global markets.Plus, creating an archive of the National Guard through oral histories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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