hidden river!

Mississippi Edition: Friday, February 12th

Last Updated by Sid Scott on

The death penalty in Mississippi. Which cocktail is the state using on Death Row now? Then, showcasing one of Mississippi's greatest resources -- artistic talent. And, the return of a film festival to Faulkner Country.

Read More

Mississippi artists honored at Governor's Arts Awards

Posted by Maura Moed on

Several Mississippians are being honored for their contributions in the artistic community. Live music and performances filled Duling Hall as the work of five notable artists was recognized at the 28th Annual Governor's Arts Awards.

Read More

Mississippi Edition: Thursday, February 11th

Last Updated by Sid Scott on

A new way of choosing state school superintendents is proposed. Then, nutritional supplements. What are the pros and cons? We'll find out from Doctor Rick Deshazo. Later, a profile of Governor's Arts Awards winner Scott Barretta. And, political adviser David Axelrod in our Book Club.

Read More

Blues researcher, MPB host to receive Gov's Arts Award

Last Updated by Sandra Knispel on

Scott Barretta isn't just a radio host, researcher, music writer and university instructor. He’s been called Mississippi’s ambassadors for the Blues. MPB’s Sandra Knispel has more on the man whose work garnered him a prestigious Governor’s Arts Award.

Read More

Appeals Court Lifts Ban On Executions in Mississippi

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

But the fight over the drugs used in lethal injections is likely to continue.

Read More

Competition highlights obesity in Mississippi

Posted by Maura Moed on

College students from across Mississippi are competing in a social business challenge with ideas to address the state's obesity crisis. The winning idea could potentially become an actual business. Sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield, students presented business plans showcasing how each team would help combat obesity and health issues prevalent in Mississippi.

Read More

Senate Aims To Eliminate Elected Superintendents

Last Updated by Paul Boger on

A bill requiring all local school districts in Mississippi to begin appointing superintendents is heading to the full Senate. Some lawmakers believe the measure will give districts a greater opportunity to find the best candidates for the job.

Read More

Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, February 10th

Last Updated by Sid Scott on

Education leaders ask for more money from the Legislature. Then, opposition to changing how the state's largest airport is run. Later, a conversation with comedian and Mississippi native Tig Notaro, who is getting a Governor's Arts Award tomorrow. And, the meaning of the season of Lent.

Read More

Education Officials Asking Lawmakers for $350 Million In Additional Funding

Last Updated by Paul Boger on

Mississippi’s education leaders are asking lawmakers to increase state support of public schools, community colleges and universities by more than $350 million next year.

Read More

Comedian Tig Notaro To Be Honored At Governor's Arts Awards

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Notaro, who calls Pass Christian home, will be one of the artists honored at this year's awards on Thursday evening.

Read More

Legal