Two decisions late yesterday have cleared the way officially for same sex marriage in Mississippi. MPB's Sid Scott spoke with Reverend Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the Campaign for Southern Equality this morning about the decisions.
Tomorrow starts the Fourth of July weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year. Don Redman of Triple A Mississippi told MPB's Paul Boger that Independence Day twenty-fifteen is expected to be the busiest in quite a while.
The spotlight is currently on Mississippi's state flag and serves as a reminder of how race has influenced politics in the South and in Mississippi. Jason Morgan Ward is an associate professor of history at Mississippi State University. He has written about race and politics in the South, including a recent article in the L.A. Times about the massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He told us the pictures of accused killer Dylan Roof that came out after the shooting told him a lot when he saw them.
In today's Book Club, former First Lady Elise Winter has a new memoir about her life in the public eye. The book offers a rare look into the world of politics and governance in Mississippi. She told us keeping a journal and turning it into a book wasn't necessarily her idea.