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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, November 15th

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On today's show: As the campaign trail for U.S. Senate continues, find out how healthcare is becoming a top issue for candidates and voters. Then, we'll hear how advocates hope today's Great American Smokeout will inspire Mississippians to quit using tobacco. And in our Book Club, a conversation with author and professor Andrew Wiest.

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Mississippi Communities Work to Help Greenville High School Player's Family

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Today Mississippians are coming together to honor a student athlete who passed away last week after he was injured on the football field. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports.

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Espy focuses on healthcare in final campaign days

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Mississippians are thirteen days from choosing who will represent them in the U.S. Senate. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on a candidate forum in the capital city.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, November 14th

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On today's show: A closer look at the public hanging comment made by a Senate candidate. Then, we'll learn about issues that voting absentee could pose for Mississippians. And find out what you can do to combat the Diabetes epidemic during this awareness month.

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History Behind Senator's Controversial Remarks

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A Mississippi's senators comments have drawn outrage from some quarters and continued support from others. MPB's Desare Frazier takes a look at the history of the remarks.

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Absentee ballots for U.S. Senate race are now available

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Mississippians are now voting by absentee ballot in the U.S. senate runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. But, some say the quick turnaround is difficult for those traveling during the holidays or living out-of-state. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, November 13th

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On today's show: A U.S. Senator repeatedly refuses to speak about a controversial "public hanging" joke. We've got the latest. And after a conversation in Story Corps, we'll learn how a coalition of universities and organizations across the state are stocking food banks to feed students on college campuses.

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An alliance in Mississippi is fighting hunger on college campuses

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At least thirty-six percent of university students are food insecure, meaning they don't have reliable access to nutritious food. Colleges and universities in Mississippi are partnering to feed more students they say are missing meals.

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Senator Side-steps "Public Hanging" Questions

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Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is under scrutiny after joking about attending a public hanging. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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Miss. Senator Criticized for "Public Hanging" Comment

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A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."

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