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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, March 21

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On today's show: A Mississippi prosecutor's jury selection tactics are being questioned by the United States Supreme Court. Then, a lottery board member and a state senator are on the defensive, facing questions about an $80,000 fundraiser. And in today's Book Club, a photo collection from civil rights-era Neshoba County.

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Lottery Board Nominee, Senator, Questioned About Fundraiser

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A nominee for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board and a state senator face questions about the potential appearance of a conflict of interest over a fundraiser.

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Experts Looking to Improve Medical Responses in Rural Areas

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the First Responder Network are collaborating to help rural first responders save lives and protect communities through mobile broadband access.

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Miss. Senator Disagrees with Federal Court Order to Redraw District

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A Mississippi senator disagrees with a federal appeals court ruling to redraw his district. A U.S. District Court judge had ruled the design dilutes the black vote.

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Catholic Diocese of Jackson Apologizes to Sexual Abuse Victims

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Victims of sexual abuse in Mississippi are receiving an apology from the Catholic Diocese of Jackson. The diocese also released the names of clergy accused of sexual abuse yesterday.

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Elizabeth Warren Makes Stop in Mississippi Delta

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Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts made several campaign stops in Mississippi as part of her visit to the South. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how she hopes her proposed housing bill will benefit the Mississippi Delta.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, March 19

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On today's show: Mississippi kicks off presidential campaign season with its first Democratic visitor. We'll hear from Senator Elizabeth Warren. Also, learn about a new clinic to help rape and abuse victims gather the evidence they need to press charges. Plus a conversation from our Mississippi StoryCorps collection.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Jackson for Town Hall

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Healthcare, student debt and gun violence are some of the many questions Mississippians posed to Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren at at town hall meeting in Jackson. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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New Clinic Opens to Help Victims of Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Violence

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Victims of sexual assault or other forms of violence in Mississippi now have another place to receive care.

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@Issue on Think Radio: Monday, March 18

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At Issue Today: a Federal court says Mississippi must re-draw one legislative district. Plus, reaction as the abortion-related "Heartbeat Bill" moves ahead. And more discussion on teacher pay. As always, the show is full of calls from listeners like you!

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