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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, May 14

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On today's show: The trade war with China is impacting farmers and manufacturers in Mississippi. We'll hear from both sectors. We'll get some reaction to a new effort to cover Mississippians who have no health coverage and no eligibility for Medicaid. Also, a warning on health risks as residents clean up from flooding. Plus, a Mississippi StoryCorps.

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Mississippi Hospitals Pushing for a Plan to Reform Medicaid

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Members of a medical association in Mississippi are pushing for a plan that could reform Medicaid in the state.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, May 13

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On today's show: Governor Bryant declares a state of emergency after dangerous weather over the weekend. Then, state education officials are wrapping up the school year while thinking about security improvements for next year. And cable news personality Elise Jordan of Holly Springs describes her breakthroughs against depression and the critical need to talk openly about mental health issues.

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Officials Working to Protect Students From Potential School Shootings

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Officials in Mississippi are making sure that schools are prepared for the potential threat of school shootings.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, May 10

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On today's show: Saturated grounds in our state are getting another drenching today. Also, the Poor People’s Campaign comes to Mississippi. The Reverend William Barber explains why Holmes County is recovering from three storms, only one of them due to weather. Plus, a failing school district prepares for state takeover. And Special Olympics Summer Games.

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Mississippi's Public Universities Working to Make College More Affordable

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As Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of four percent next fall, institutions are working to make sure that the cost of an education is affordable for most students.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, May 9

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On today's show: We'll get an update on some strong storms moving across our state. The Mississippi University for Women offers free tuition to Guard members. It highlights the push to improve enrollment numbers at some state universities. Also, we'll have new stats on Mississippi's economic performance. And a true crime story that captured Harper Lee is in this week's Book Club.

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Humphreys County Reacts to District Takeover

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Community members in the  Humphreys County School District are feeling optimistic even though their district is being taken over by the state. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on a community-wide meeting in Belzoni last night.

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Prominent Miss. Native Joins Effort to Combat Mental Health Stigma

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Mental health advocates in Mississippi are hosting a summit to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness. A prominent Mississippi native is joining the discussion.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, May 8

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On today's show: Are you and your family prepared for hurricane season? We'll get pointers from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency as we mark Hurricane Preparedness Week. We'll also get an independent gauge of how well Mississippi is prepared for health emergencies. And state education officials prepare to take over two struggling county systems.

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