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Mississippi Edition: Monday, July 16th

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On today's show: We'll learn about possible new FCC funding at the state's largest hospital. Then, it's official. This season's first case of West Nile virus is confirmed. Find out ways you can avoid the infection this year. We'll hear how the bail bond industry is faring in the state and what new rules could mean for Mississippians.

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FCC to Fund Expansion of UMMC Telehealth Services

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The Federal Communications Commission is looking to help Mississippi's largest hospital and other medical facilities in the state expand telehealth services to rural communities. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Opioid and Heroin Summit Seeks to End Stigma of Addiction

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Some 500 Mississippians are learning about the opioid epidemic, the stigma of addiction and treatment, at a two-day summit in Madison.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, July 13th

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On today's show: Why Mississippi health care professionals are saying it's time to end the stigma of opioid addiction. Then, will the reopening of the Emmett Till case bring justice? We'll hear opinion. And, find out how Mississippi students are outpacing others in the nation. The latest on progress in standardized testing.

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Emmett Till Case Examined Again

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After more than sixty years, the U.S. Justice Department is again investigating the Emmett Till Case.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, July 12th

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On today's show: Why some Mississippi organizations are demonstrating and urging U.S. Senators to vote no to the president's U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Then, an advocacy group is asking Mississippi's governor to draw his attention to issues in-state and not at the border. And in our Book Club meet best-selling author Rick Bragg.

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Advocacy groups want Gov. Bryant to back off the border

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An advocacy group in Mississippi is asking the governor to draw his attention to issues in-state and not at the border. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports.

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Trumps Supreme Court Nominee Draws Protests

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Some Mississippi organizations opposed to the president's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court are demonstrating and urging U.S. Senators to vote no. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, July 11th

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On today's show: Find out how a new branding program could put Mississippi products on the map. And, what could President Trump's Supreme Court nomination mean for Mississippi statute? A law professor weighs in. Then, what can be done to help students protect their health? An advocate weighs in on the latest statistics.

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Survey Finds Fewer Students Having Sex But Condom Use down

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Fewer high school students are having sex according to a recent survey. But condom use is down, increasing the risk of STD's.

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