Beth and Steve Orlansky have supported MPB for nearly 30 years. They both listen to MPB Radio and enjoy the programming MPB offers.
Beth, who is Advocacy Director of the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, has found that much of MPB’s reporting covers topics of interest to her and her organization. “Few media outlets cover the issues so important to us and so many Mississippians. Financial literacy is a great example. On MPB, we hear local stories concerning our very own communities in depth. That’s uncommon on the radio dial.”
In addition to providing financial support to MPB, Beth has worked as a radio reading service volunteer. “Providing this service is one of the first ways I became aware of MPB’s good work,” she says.
Steve, who practices law with Watkins & Eager, is a fan of history and finds that MPB is his go-to place. “I generally watch sports. But if I’m not, I enjoy historic MPB mini-series like ‘The Roosevelts,’” he says. He adds, “Regardless of whether we watch, it’s important that we support MPB. Their programming fills a void on television for thoughtful topics. We want to be sure that it’s available to everyone, so we’ve chosen to donate to MPB for all these years.”
MPB appreciates the support of community leaders like Beth and Steve. To join them, please visit The Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Mississippi's website.