Despite clashes over a temporary government spending plan, members of Mississippi's Congressional delegation have voted to avoid a government shutdown. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.
Mississippi faith leaders are joining together to promote the need for racial healing today -- and for the next generation. This is the focus of Mission Mississippi -- the nonprofit group devoted to using the Christian message to bring races together. Neddie Winters is the president of Mission Mississippi and John Hugh Tate is the pastor of Bellwether Church in Jackson. They speak with MPB's Karen Brown about the need for racial healing in a time where police killings of black men across the country has helped deepen a divide -- and about Mission Mississippi's Racial Reconciliation Celebration starting this morning at nine at the Jackson Convention Complex.
Mississippians who visit community health centers for primary care often save Medicaid dollars down the line. That's according to a study to be published in November by the American Journal of Public Health. The authors analyzed Medicaid data in 13 states -- including Mississippi -- and found Medicaid patients who used community health centers make Mediaid claims less often than those who don't. Janice Sherman is CEO of the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association. She tells MPB's Karen Brown investments in community health centers lead to savings down the line.
For generations, African Americans in the Jim Crow South grew up with lynching as a constant threat. Since the practice was eradicated, succeeding generations have wrestled with the memory. In his new book -- Beyond The Rope: The Impact Of Lynching On Black Culture And Memory -- Karlos K. Hill tackles the ways lynching is remembered by African Americans. Hill tells MPB's Karen Brown the shared memory of lynching is powerful.