Barely an hour after the polls closed for the First Congressional District race, Republican Trent Kelly -- a district attorney from Saltillo -- was declared the winner. He will now fill the seat left vacant when Congressman Alan Nunnelee died of brain cancer in February. MBP's Sandra Knispel spoke with Kelly at his victory party in Tupelo.
Tori Nunnelee -- the widow of late First District Congressman Alan Nunnelee -- was also present at the Kelly victory party. She spoke to Sandra Knispel about her support of Kelly and about her husband's memory.
Hurricane season officially begins this week, and emergency responders have been urging Mississippians to get ready. Today, MPB’s Evelina Burnett looks at how preparedness on the Mississippi Coast has changed in the decade since Hurricane Katrina.
The Mississippi organization Access Justice will be lobbying Congress not to cut funding to the state's free legal services programs. The group was commissioned by the Mississippi Supreme Court to develop ways to provide legal aid to the poor. Tiffany Graves of Access Justice spoke to MPB's Desare Frazier about the group's work.