Mississippi GOP leaders and Donald Trump supporters are celebrating the results of Tuesday’s presidential election. President-elect Trump handily defeated his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state by more than 200,000 votes in Mississippi. At state Republican Party headquarters yesterday, Governor Phil Bryant told the crowd Mississippi has a lot to gain from President Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump's promises to "repeal and replace Obamacare with something better" has healthcare advocates in the state concerned about the impact on Mississippians. Roy Mitchell is with the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. He tells MPB's Desare Frazier, Congress may not repeal the health insurance program, but it could make changes like ending tax credits, which reduces the costs of premiums.
Civil Rights leaders and others opposed to a Donald Trump presidency now have a chance to face that reality head-on. With Supreme Court appointments and policy decisions hanging in the balance, many advocates are taking a wait-and-see approach. We spoke with Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the NAACP. He says the presidential election was a referendum on the establishment of both of the major parties.
Few things say as much about the South as food does. And in Appalachia, it's no different. In her new book -- Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes -- Ronni Lundy dives deep into the mountains to examine the foods and fables of that rugged landscape. Along the way, she samples mountain traditions from salt-cured ham to corn liquor. We spoke with Lundy in today's Book Club. First, we just wanted to know what victuals actually means.