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Mississippi Edition: Monday, June 17

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The news from the latest Kids Count report is out, and it’s a disappointing mix of findings for Mississippi children. We’ll break down the report and get some pointers for improvement. And a new grant for reading programs could help many kids this summer. Those stories and Byte Size Tech on Monday's Mississippi Edition.

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Some Schools Receive Summer Reading Grants

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Some children in Mississippi struggling with their reading will have additional resources to help them over the summer.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, June 14

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There’s a big push to install pumps to relieve flooding near the Mississippi River. But is it the smart approach? We hear from both sides of a fierce debate. Also, a young man finds his stride at Camp Sickle Stars. And, will the Bulldogs find their stride at the College World Series? Jim Ellis weighs in, on Friday's Mississippi Edition.

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Advocates Working to Help Incarcerated Women and Girls

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Advocates in Mississippi are working to help women and girls who have been incarcerated. Supporters are hosting a clemency campaign this Saturday in Jackson.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, June 13

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A rocket maker takes a Mississippi route toward a new frontier. Also, sickle cell disease can have a devastating impact on its youngest carriers - a summer camp designed for them aims to make their childhoods a little easier. And we’ll hear from the March of Dimes on infant mortality in Mississippi. We have those stories and author SJ Rozan on the Book Club on Thursday's Mississippi Edition.

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Advocates Hosting a Camp for Children with Sickle Cell Disease

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Mississippians living with sickle cell disease say the illness could lead to many complications such as sudden excruciating pain, organ damage, and stroke. Advocates and survivors are hosting a camp for children living with the condition in the state.

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Mississippi foster care system fails many measures

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Mississippi's foster care system still isn't meeting standards set in a court decree, although the state and those suing disagree what that means.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, June 12

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The Legislative Black Caucus holds a meeting on Medicaid. Members want to consider expansion, but Republicans are warning about the costs. Also, we'll look at the heavy economic costs of recent river flooding. And 12 rural airports get a financial boost from the FAA. Those stories and your Southern Remedy Health Minute on Wednesday's Mississippi Edition.

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Mississippi Delta Flooding Impacting Local Businesses

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The quarter of a million acres of farmland underwater in the Delta is not only affecting farmers, but small businesses in the region. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how businesses are struggling in the wake of the flooding.

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Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Medicaid Hearing

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Mississippians impacted by Medicaid are having some of their concerned addressed. A hearing was hosted by the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus yesterday.

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