A month after an EF-3 tornado cut a swath across several neighborhoods in west Tupelo, the clean-up is still very much ongoing. Mayor Jason Shelton tells MPB's Sandra Knispel about the recovery efforts, and where progress is still needed.
Mississippians are just days away from voting in what the Washington Post has called the nastiest primary in the country. The contentious race between long-time, US Senator Thad Cochran and State Senator Chris McDaniel has been mired in name-calling and mud-slinging for months. And a recent scandal involving pictures of Cochran's bedridden wife may have changed the dynamics of the election. In part two of our ongoing election series, MPB's Paul Boger takes a look at the McDaniel campaign.
When Maya Angelou passed away yesterday, we were all reminded of her prolific and eclectic life. She was not only a writer of prose and poetry, but a stage performer, a director, even a trolley car operator. Dr. Deborah Barnes is Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University. She talks with our Ezra Wall about Maya Angelou's unique life.