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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, September 19th

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On today's show: A group of Mississippians is celebrating their new status as U.S. Citizens, while the nation seeks to reckon American immigration policy. Hear new perspective on undocumented immigrants' path to citizenship. In our StoryCorps segment, a conversation about holding out hope, mourning loss, and donating life. And, the Mississippi Supreme Court is welcoming its newest member.

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Consumer Protection Experts Warn of Growing form of Identity Theft

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Mississippi consumer protection experts are warning people about what they call a devastating form of identity theft.

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Hood, 31 other AGs Investigate Equifax

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More than 100,000,000 Americans are affected by the Equifax security breach. MPB's Ezra Wall reports, the state Attorney General wants to make sure Mississippians don't have to pay because of it.

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State Board of Ed Moves Forward With Plan to Takeover JPS

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Distraught parents and Jackson School Board Members say they'll fight a state takeover of their school district in court.

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Community Health Centers Could Cut Services, Close

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Community Health Centers across Mississippi waiting to see if they'll be funded for another year. As MPB's Ezra Wall reports, a major part of their funding is set to expire at the end of the month.

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Obesity Rate in Mississippi Not Improving

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An annual report on national obesity trends says Mississippi remains near the bottom of the list. MPB's Ezra Wall reports as part of our series on the State of Obesity.

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Commission Says State's 2nd Largest School District in State of Emergency

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Mississippi's Department of Education is one step closer to taking over the 2nd largest school district in the state. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, September 13th

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On today's show: Several hundred people say they're opposed to a state take over of the Jackson Public School District. Then, financial advisors in Mississippi are urging their clients to carefully monitor credit reports following a data breach at a major reporting agency. And, hear what an education expert says could be the crucial subject Mississippi kids are not learning in school.

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Parents, Community, Rally Against State Takeover JPS

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The state department of education is considering taking over Mississippi's second largest school district.

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Board Faces Criticism For Approving Charter School in Delta

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A decision to approve a charter school in the Delta is facing criticism from some worried about funding and obtaining qualified teachers.

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