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Mississippi Edition: Friday, August 26th

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Upgrading the infrastructure in the Delta with fifteen million dollars in grants. Then, how do you access the justice system when you can't afford an attorney? And, the U.S. Justice Department is saying goodbye to private prisons. We'll take a closer look at some of the reasons.

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MS Access to Justice Celebrates 10th Year By Working to Help Poor

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A group commissioned to help people who can't afford an attorney is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by working to help more people.

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DRA Announces $15 Million for Infrastructure

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The Delta Regional Authority says $15 million in grants will help complete eight infrastructure projects in Mississippi. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, August 25th

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brings his campaign back to Mississippi. We'll have highlights and reactions from those attending. Then, Derrick Johnson -- president of the state NAACP -- live in the studio on Trump's recent outreach to African Americans. And, National Book Award winner and Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward on her latest work in our Book Club.

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Trump Draws Thousands to Mississippi Coliseum

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump draws several thousand Mississippians to the Coliseum in Jackson for a campaign rally.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, August 24th

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The state Legislature meets with department heads on making government more efficient and eliminating waste. Then, what happened to $30 million in FEMA money sent to the state to retrofit Gulf Coast homes against hurricanes? And, many high school graduates are showing up to community colleges unprepared. We'll talk to the head of the Community College Board.

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Agencies Continue Audit of $30M Coastal Retrofit Program

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State and federal officials are continuing a probe of what happened with a $30 million dollar grant program intended to protect Mississippi coastal homes against hurricanes.

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Working Groups Pepper State Agency Heads With Budget Questions

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Mississippi lawmakers are in the midst of meeting with state agency heads to review their expenditures and look for waste.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, August 23rd

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Cleaning up after floods in Southwest Mississippi. Then, will new services at the Jackson airport change the debate over who is in charge of the airport board? Later, a StoryCorps conversation from Mississippi on favorite teachers. And, the University of Mississippi has officially stopped playing "Dixie" at sporting events. What does this mean to students?

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Control of Jackson Int'l Airport in Limbo as Board Announces More Flights

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Control of the Jackson-Medgar Evers Wiley International Airport remains in limbo, as the current board works to attract more carriers and expand its list of destinations.

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