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Mississippi Edition: Friday, June 15th

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On today's show: Find out why education officials are reviewing state testing requirements ahead of the upcoming school year. One of the state's Gulf Coast cities is receiving high ratings. Then, a perspective on the challenges of fatherhood and the rewards of active parenting. Plus, a history lesson and preview of Juneteenth celebrations in Mississippi cities.

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Building Bridges, Commemorating Freedom with Juneteenth

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Communities across Mississippi are gearing up for celebrations to recognize Juneteenth. The events mark when slaves received word they were free.

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Concerns about the emphasis of standardized tests continue

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Education officials in Mississippi are trying to keep standardized testing scores and students' final grades separate.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, June 14th

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On today's show: Find out what you need to know to protect your loved ones from elder abuse. Then, more Mississippi high school students are graduating, but the population is shrinking. Find out how slow growth could affect future rates. We continue our look at the In the Dark Podcast from American Public Media over the six trials of Curtis Flowers. And in our Book Club, meet author Silas House.

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Reports of Elderly Abuse on the Rise

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Mississippi's Department of Human Services says the number of calls to report elder abuse is on the rise.

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Mississippi's minority high school students are graduating at higher rates

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The education achievement gap between white students and black students is closing, according to a new study.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, June 13th

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On today's show: Hundreds of alleged criminals are now in law enforcement custody. Find out more about the major joint law enforcement effort. Then, hear from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on what she'd like to see in Washington this summer. And, officials and advocates are stressing the importance of summer travel safety. Plus, remembering the life of activist Medgar Evers.

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"Operation Triple Beams" Leads to 270 Arrests

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A law enforcement operation targeting violent offenders in Mississippi has led to the arrest of 270 people.

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Mississippi remembers Medgar Evers, 55 years after his death

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One of the founders of the Mississippi civil rights movement is being remembered, 55 years after his assassination. MPB's Ashley Norwood attended a commemoration at the state's new civil rights museum.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, June 12

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On today's show: Why Mississippi's VA hospital is on a high-risk list and what's being done to address the issues. Then after StoryCorps, hear from advocates with the Poor People's Campaign and critics who disagree with how to provide for the state's vulnerable citizens.

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