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Red Sand Project raises awareness of human trafficking in Mississippi

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Tougaloo College is drawing a line in the sand against human trafficking.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, November 15th

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On today's show: What's covered by that insurance plan? How navigating Medicare plans is troubling Mississippi's seniors. Then, find out if anyone is breathing easy in the Tobacco Nation. And, hear from educators how human trafficking and slavery are not issues of the past. What can be done to combat the modern-day problem?

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, November 14th

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On today's show: How revenue from tax-forfeited property is helping counties fill deficits. Then, the head of the Public Service Commission plans to seek legislative relief from telemarketers. And after Story Corps, hear what a new report uncovered about disparities in opportunities for Mississippi's young workers.

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Secretary of State's tax-forfeited program nets thousands of dollars for Mississippi

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Counties, cities and schools across Mississippi are benefiting from the sale of properties seized because of failure to pay taxes. Auctions of the properties can put hundreds of thousands of dollars back into public coffers.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, November 13th

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On today's show: Find out why some education advocates say funding and school choice should be at the top of the priority list. Then, does violence in church change the conversation on where guns belong? And, a Mississippi Senator is asking for answers to the low-performance rating for the state's two veterans hospitals.

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Ed Funding and School Choice Among legislative Issues to Watch

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Funding Mississippi public schools and school choice are some of the issues education advocates are debating ahead of the 2018 legislative session.

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Wicker: Mississippi Veterans Deserve Better from VA Hospitals

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The latest ratings compare VA hospitals across the country.

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Squadron Remembers Soldier Who Gave His Life For Them

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A Mississippi man who gave his life to save his squadron is being remembered, as the nation honors our military men and women on this Veteran's Day.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, November 9th

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On today's show: We'll find out the latest on the commission evaluating Jackson's troubled school district. Then, how a new lung cancer screening could save Mississippi lives. And, learn the signs that could keep you from buying a flood-damaged vehicle. Plus, a New York Times bestselling author talks about the importance of reading to young children - even infants.

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New Commission Hears Challenges Facing JPS

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A commission created to reform Mississippi's 2nd largest school district hears some of the challenges it faces.

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