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Report:Working Class Women Struggle with Health More than Educated Men

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Working class women including those in Mississippi are more like to struggle with healthcare problems than college educated men. That's according to a report released by a national non-profit.

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Mississippi Delta Deals With Opioid Crisis on Rural Level

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Mississippi is seeing a rise in drug overdoses related to the abuse of opioids. In the Mississippi Delta, MPB's Alexandra Watts reports, on how communities are responding to this growing problem.

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Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases

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A Mississippi doctor is working to raise awareness about infectious disease and what people need to do to prevent spreading illnesses.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, October 17

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On today's show: A Mississippi public service commissioner is leading the first-ever summit to increase the number of people of color hired by utility companies. Then, we'll hear from an advocate of a controversial anti-flooding plan. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, Mississippi ACT scores aren't measuring up compared to the rest of the country. Find out why.

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Groups Look to Federal Bill to Protect Pearl River

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Mississippi environmental groups hope a federal bill President Donald Trump is expected to sign will end a proposed project they say is destructive.

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Commission Summit Seeks to Advance Hiring More African Americans

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Mississippi's Public Service Commission is holding what they call the first of its kind career summit to diversify utility companies in the state. Experts in the field say it's a matter of survival.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, October 16th

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On today's show: Find out why Mississippi environmental groups hope a bill headed to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature will end a local project. Then after a conversation in Story Corps, we'll hear from healthcare officials on why you and your children should get a flu vaccination this year.

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Ex-director utility says he will fight part of audit demand

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UPDATED: Auditor Shad White says Tuesday that his office is demanding $78,613 from former state Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, who worked for Canton Municipal Utilities from 2016 until January 2018.

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Board approves 2 new Mississippi charter schools, rejects 1

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Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, October 15th

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On today's show: Mississippi families are expressing frustration over the wait for financial assistance to assist their children with special needs. We'll find out why. Then after Everyday Tech, find out how Mississippi schools are stacking up according to annual accountability scores.

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