Despite scandals surrounding former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps, the state Department of Corrections must remain operational. As awarding of contracts goes forward at the department, some are already questioning that process, and the prison system's overall treatment of inmates. MPB's Desare Frazier talked with Constance Slaughter-Harvey, a retired attorney and member of the Governor's Task Force on prisons.
It's graduation season in the Magnolia State. Students from high schools and universities across the state are moving on toward careers and further education. Many are also facing the first big debt load of their lives in the form of student loans. MPB's Paul Boger talked to Whitney Barkely, policy counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending about the issue.
Our experts look at that workhourse of home electronics: the television. If you're in the market for a TV, what should you look for? How much TV is too much? And do you really need hi-def?
In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, a class action settlement set aside money to put behavioral health care into primary health care in areas affected by the spill. The goal was better integration of the practices for the people hurt by the spill. MPB's Sid Scott spoke with Dr. Tim Rehner, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Mississippi, about the work.