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@Issue on Think Radio: Monday, February 18th

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The field of candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General is filling out. Who would listeners like in those races? Plus, should retired state employees and school teachers be able to run for office and collect their full pensions? Plus, we'll talk about what lived and died as another deadline passes in the state Legislature.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, February 18th

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On today's show: A Mississippi Congressman reacts to President Trump's plan to secure border wall funding through an emergency declaration. Then, a bold move - and a little secrecy - leads to art education for a black Mississippian in the 1950s. And after Everyday Tech, how a coastal health organization plans to put federal dollars to good use.

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Health Grant to Help African-Americans on Gulf Coast

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The Mississippi Public Health Institute has been awarded a $3.4 million grant to improve the health of African-American families on the Gulf Coast.

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Controversial Scholarship Program Extended by Senate

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A bill that would extend a controversial scholarship program for special needs students passed the Senate, but not without raising some concerns.

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Mississippi Ranks Highest for Infant Mortality

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Mississippi ranks 50th in infant mortality and 32nd in maternal mortality in the nation. That's according to United Health Foundation

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US judge orders remap of a Mississippi state Senate district

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A federal judge has ruled that one of Mississippi's 52 state Senate districts violates the Voting Rights Act because it does not give African-American voters an "equal opportunity" to elect a candidate of their choice.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, February 14th

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Mississippi is two steps closer to historically stringent abortion restrictions. Plus, a proposed teacher pay raise is another step over to reality. And anti-homelessness advocates are putting federal dollars to work in the fight to house all Mississippians. Then, Eudora Welty is in a familiar place: our Book Club! And we visit the Natchez Museum of African-American History.

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One of Most Restrict Abortion Bills Passes Legislature

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Mississippi lawmakers are moving towards passing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation.

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Organizations Given $5 Million to Help End Homelessness

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Organizations in Mississippi are receiving $5 million to help put an end to homelessness in the state.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Talks About Poverty in the Mississippi Delta

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Giving rural areas access to banking and other financial resources was the focus of a conference in the Mississippi Delta where Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell was the keynote speaker. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports.

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