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Mississippi Edition: Friday, January 18th

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On today's show: With the up to 700 jobs cut at Nissan, we talk with the auto manufacturer and a pro-union employee. Then, a Mississippi family shares how they are affected by the government shutdown. The President of the Mississippi chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccines for children. And, new results from the State of the State poll.

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Mississippi Coast Guardsman working without pay, living off savings

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It's day 27 of the partial federal government shutdown. MPB's Jasmine Ellis reports on how a family in Greenville is coping with the loss of income.

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Job Cuts at Nissan Could Affect Hundreds

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Up to 700 contract workers at the Nissan plant in Canton are being let go, according to the auto manufacturer. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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MISSISSIPPIANS SAY PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING NEEDS TO BE A HIGHER PRIORITY

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Education funding in Mississippi needs to be a higher priority according to a recent survey. MPB's Jasmine Ellis reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, January 17th

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On today's show: Hear what an advisory committee recommends legislators do to cut costs and improve the health of Mississippians. Then, a new survey shows Mississippians think education should be a bigger priority. Plus, a new assistance program for low-income students to help them obtain college scholarships. And in our Book Club, Janice S. Ellis on her book “From Liberty to Magnolia."

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Report Finds Cigarette Fee, Bariatric Surgery Could Save Medicaid Dollars

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A Medicaid advisory committee charged with cutting costs and improving the health of Mississippians is sharing it's report with legislators. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, January 17

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On today's show: Governor Phil Bryant highlights his administration's achievements in his final State of the State Address. Then, we'll hear legislators' reactions to the Governor's remarks. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, the state's volunteer commission is celebrating 25 years of service. Find out what's next for the organization.

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Education, Jobs, Highlighted Governor's Final State of State Address

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Improving Mississippi's public education system and creating jobs highlighted the governor's 8th and final State of the State Address.

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Lawmakers have mixed reactions to the Governor's State of the State Speech

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MPB's Ashley Norwood was at the Capitol and has legislators' reactions to the State of the State Address.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, January 15th

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On today's show: Hear from a House Republican wanting to expand Medicaid for the working poor. Then, another elected official is announcing a bid to run for Attorney General. And, an education policy group in Mississippi is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Plus, the latest charter school to be approved by the authorizer board is a high school. Learn more.

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