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Mississippi's Dropout Crisis

Posted by @ISSUE

Join host Wilson Stribling for a special @ISSUE focusing on Mississippi's dropout crisis.

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Dept. of Education Charges First Teacher in Clarksdale Cheating Scandal

Posted by Paul Boger

State officials say it could be the first of many charges brought against teachers at the Clarksdale School District.

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Dr. Alveda King Speaks Out Against Abortion as Legal Battle Heats Up

Posted by Desare Frazier

Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic are asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court's ruling that is keeping the clinic open. The legal challenge comes as the niece of Civil Rights Icon Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is in Jackson to speak out against abortion.  

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Five Years Later: The Future of Restoration and Research

Posted by Evelina Burnett

The work to restore the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill is just beginning, and what we know about the disaster is also expected to grow.

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Can Mississippi Be a Major Player in Crop Production Nationwide

Posted by Desare Frazier

Mother Jones Magazine, known for its environmental reporting, lists Mississippi as a state with the climate to become a major player in supplying the nation with fruits and vegetables. California is in the midst of the worst drought in 1200 years, and some say its time to diversify the food supply. 

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Five Years Later: Claims Process Leaves Some Businesses Dissatisfied

Posted by Evelina Burnett

Some business owners who have filed claims say they weren’t fully compensated for what they lost or are still waiting to be paid.

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Health Disparities in Mississippi, a Community Discussion

Posted by Desare Frazier

Personal responsibility, transportation and education are some of the issues healthcare professionals tackled at a forum about medical care in Mississippi. 

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Five years Later: Mississippi Fishermen Say They're Still Struggling

Posted by Evelina Burnett

"They're not very hopeful at this point, because five years later, things are not improving. In fact, they're getting worse. ”

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Seven Deaths Maybe Linked to Surge in Spice Emergency Room Visits

Posted by Desare Frazier

Seven deaths maybe linked to the surge in emergency room hospital visits due to the synthetic marijuana "spice," according to the Mississippi Department of Health. 

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Five Years Later: Mississippi's Environment After the BP Spill

Posted by Evelina Burnett

Since the oil spill more than 1,000 marine mammals, mostly bottlenose dolphins, have stranded - dead, injured or sick - on the Gulf Coast.

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