Mississippi health officials say they're ready to respond if a case of Ebola were to occur in the state. Governor Phil Bryant met with officials from several agencies yesterday, to ascertain whether the state could handle a case of the deadly disease. The Governor says it's unlikely the virus will make it to Mississippi.
Dr. Mary Currier is the State Health Officer. She talks about what the State Department of Health has been doing to prepare, but reiterating that the spread of Ebola in Mississippi is not likely.
Three term Texas Governor Rick Perry is calling on Mississippi to expand extraction of oil and gas energy resources. Perry spoke in Jackson at the third annual energy conference organized by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
Perry told the crowd the energy is the best way to improve the economy and national security.
David Holt is President of the Consumer Energy Alliance. He tells MPB's Jeffrey Hess how he thinks Mississippi could benefit from investing heavily in energy production, including both oil and natural gas.
Cruisin’ the Coast is driving into its 18th year this week, and organizers say registration for the classic car event is on a record-breaking pace. Event director Woody Bailey says 6-thousand cars pre-registered for the event. Bailey talks about Cruisin' with MPB's Evelina Burnett.
For more about Cruisin' the Coast, you can find them on Facebook, or visit their website: it's Cruisin The Coast Dot net. Or of course, you could just start driving down highway 90.