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Mississippi Edition: Friday, February 24th

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On today's show: Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney explains how a new waiver could save millions in Healthcare premiums for some Mississippians. Then we'll talk to the director of the Gulf Coast VA about efforts to improve health outcomes for coastal veterans. And a visit with the reigning Miss Mississippi.

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Gulf Coast VA Director Says Community Partnerships Could Increase Access

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The director of the Gulf Coast VA says he's looking at a variety of ways to increase access through partnerships with the community.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, February 23rd

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On today's show: Governor Phil Bryant joins us to talk about the latest round of budget cuts. Plus, a former Governor shares his thoughts on a possible new education funding plan. And in this week's Book Club: we're re-defining food in the south.

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Mississippi governor wants renewed push for lottery

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he wants legislators to make a late-session push to enact a lottery that might generate tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue.

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Ole Miss self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

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The University of Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.

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Natural gas could cost less than coal for Kemper plant

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Mississippi Power Co. says the power plant it's building in Kemper County will be cheaper to run on natural gas than on its planned fuel of lignite coal unless gas prices are high.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, February 22nd

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On today's show: We'll hear lawmakers react as Governor Phil Bryant makes another round of budget cuts. Plus, what one Mississippi researcher says about keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. And we talk to the head of MDOT on the state's overwhelming infrastructure needs.

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State Agencies Absorb Another Round of Budget Cuts

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State agencies in Mississippi are trying to figure out how to absorb another round of budget cuts. Legislators anticipated a shortfall.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, February 21st

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On today's show: The legislative session is at the midway point. We'll hear from MPB's At Issue team on how they think it's going so far. And after Everyday Tech, an interview with former Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Governor, Ray Mabus.

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Lawmakers could limit testing, bar 17-year-old dropouts

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Mississippi lawmakers in coming weeks could change the rules governing schools in significant ways. Among proposals still alive in the 2017 Legislature are measures to limit the number of statewide and districtwide testing days, require 17-year-olds to stay in school, and require a district taken over by the state to achieve a "C" rating for five years in a row.

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