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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, May 5th

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Former U.S. Senator Trent Lott on the presidential election season. Then, the state Department of Child Protection Services is rolling out a new branding campaign to generate public support. Later, some of the Gulf Coast's beaches are closed for swimming after a bacteria bloom from heavy rains. And, the Southern culinary art of cooking the whole pig in our Book Club.

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Heavy Rains Lead To High Number of Beach Water Contact Advisories

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But the state is using BP recovery money to try to fix some of the coast's water quality issues

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Former U.S. Senator Trent Lott Talks Politics and Donald Trump

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As Prominent Mississippi Republicans muster their support for presidential candidate Donald Trump, a former U.S. Senator from the state says it's a bizarre campaign year.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, May 4th

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Federal grant money to fight homelessness in the state. Then, how well is Mississippi prepared for a public health emergency? Later, getting the state's students ready for careers in the technology of tomorrow. And, the first in our series profiling the state's community colleges.

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Website Lists Locations Mississippians Exposed to Measles

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State Health officials are urging Mississippians who traveled to Memphis recently, to check a website list to see if they were exposed to measles.

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State Aims to Improve Tech Education

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The state department of education wants school kids in Mississippi to be prepared for a future dominated by computers - and the quickly expanding computer job market. As MPB’s Mark Rigsby tells us, a pilot program will debut in more than 150 schools next year.

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Reps and Dems agree: Session was "Difficult"

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Democratic State Senator David Blount is commenting on the tension and lack of cooperation during this year's legislative session. Republican Rep. Andy Gipson agrees it was "difficult," but says important work was done.

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State Health Officials Quarantine Children Exposed to Measles

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Measles, a potentially deadly virus, is knocking at Mississippi's back door according to a state health official. Children quarantined.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, May 3rd

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What does a measles outbreak in Tennessee mean for you and your family? We'll take a look. Then, a state senator looks at the recent legislative session. And, a StoryCorps conversation from Mississippi on a special needs summer camp.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, May 2nd

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Budget cuts make for hard decisions at the state Department of Health. Then, are Mississippi's poorest schools getting the federal dollars they need? Later, encouragement for young entrepreneurs at the state's historically black colleges. And, a new program to fight farm theft.

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