Severe weather is in the forecast today for much of the state, and it looks like we're going to have a wet -- and potentially stormy -- Christmas. With us now is Daniel Lamb from the National Weather Service in Jackson to talk about it. Welcome, Daniel.
Nearly one in three Americans is expected to hit the road this holiday weekend. In fact, travel experts believe this could be one of the busiest travel holidays ever. Roughly one hundred million Americans are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year holidays this year. That's more than double the number of people who made trips during Thanksgiving weekend, and at least ninety percent of those traveling will do so by car. Don Redman is with Triple-A. He spoke with MPB's Paul Boger.
Next year looks to be a quiet one for gaming in Mississippi, with no major projects currently on the horizon. But the industry is watching closely what’s happening in other states. State Gaming Commission director Allen Godfrey says there are no major 2016 projects on his desk, but he thinks it'll still be a good year. Godfrey spoke with MPB's Evelina Burnett.
As Mississippians prepare for the big holiday meals coming up, unwanted pounds are lurking in the food they love. Nutrition experts say healthier eating habits could put the holiday spread on hold. MPB's Maura Moed spoke with dietician Rebecca Turner on how to eat smart during the holidays.