As families in parts of Mississippi that were hit by last Monday’s tornadoes are struggling to put their lives back together, lack of childcare can be a problem. Jeanne-Aimee De Marrais is the Mississippi emergency team leader for the relief agency Save the Children. She says that while schools receive emergency recovery assistance immediately to get them up and running again, childcare programs receive little to none, leaving families stranded. De Marrais spoke with MPB's Sandra Knispel.
Mississippi ranks 7th in the nation for the number of new HIV/AIDS cases. Currently more than 10,000 people in the state have been diagnosed with the disease, the majority of those are African American. In part one in our series, MPB's Lawayne Childrey takes an in-depth look at the growing epidemic and what's being done to combat it.
For more on this important subject, watch "HIV in Mississippi" - a Southern Remedy special - tonight at 8 on MPB TV.
When Byron Pitts was in high school, he and his mother prayed that he would report on the popular TV news magazine 60 Minutes - which he eventually did. He is in Mississippi talking to journalism graduates at Jackson State University. Pitts tells MPB's Ezra Wall the changing world of journalism is full of opportunities for new reporters.