One person dies from an injury every three minutes in the United States. Injuries are the leading cause of death for children -- and for all Americans age one to forty-four. A new report by the Trust For America's Health -- a division of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- looks at injuries in America on a state-by-state basis. We talked to Albert Lang of the Trust For America's Health about the report -- which is called The Facts Hurt.
Common Core Education Standards have been controversial since their adoption nearly half-a-decade ago. Some states have tried re-branding Common Core by changing the name. Other have dropped the standards all together. In the South, states are taking a different approach by asking residents themselves to reevaluate the standards. As part of a Southern Education Desk series examining Common Core education standards in the South, we turn to MPB's Paul Boger for a report on how states are making Common Core more attractive.
In today's Book Club, Mississippi author Gary Gusick's new novel is a title on Random House's new ebook division -- Alibi. The novel -- Officer Elvis -- takes place in Mississippi and features the intrepid investigator Darla Cavannah. We spoke to Gusick about the novel.
Learning loss affects children across Mississippi when school is out for the long summer break. To help parents combat learning loss, MPB is hosting a Summer Learning Family Fun Day this Saturday at the Jackson Convention Complex. MPB's Sid Scott spoke with Maggie Stevenson -- MPB's Deputy Executive Director of Education -- about the exciting event.