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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, January 8th

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On today's show: What's ahead as the 2019 Legislative Session opens today? Then, find out how some federal workers are pushing through the partial government shutdown. We'll hear from Republican Senator Sally Doty in our final legislative profile. And, learn how you can help Mississippians in dire need of blood donations.

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Mississippi Legislature convenes, Burton leaves leadership

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Mississippi lawmakers opened their election-year session Tuesday and a top senator resigned his leadership post amid questions about a second-offense drunken driving charge he faces.

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2019 Legislative Session Begins, No Hot Topics Expected on Agenda

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Mississippi lawmakers are making their way to Jackson for the start of the 2019 legislative session. It's an election year and as MPB's Desare Frazier reports, the House Republican leadership says the agenda includes issues everyone can support.

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Government employees feel the pinch of partial shutdown

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Federal government employees are bracing for no pay during the partial government shutdown that's now going into its third week.

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Analysis: Guns and abortion could be election-year issues

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Mississippi lawmakers have released few significant policy proposals as they prepare for their three-month session that begins Tuesday. Some of those trying to return to the Capitol are likely to remain relatively quiet in hopes of not attracting an opponent. Some lawmakers, though, could offer bills designed to grab headlines and generate buzz on social media.

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Future Caucus Aims to Pass Bills That Keep Millennials in State

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Mississippi lawmakers under age 40 are returning for the 2019 Legislative Session with the goal of pushing an agenda that keeps Millennials in the state. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Report offers Lawmakers Ways to Improve Education Scholarships

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Ahead of the start of the Mississippi 2019 legislative session, a state oversight agency offers legislators ways to improve a special needs education scholarship program. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, January 3rd

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On today's show: A new survey shows Mississippi businesses eager to hire qualified workers. Then, our legislative profiles continue. This time we're moving a bit off the beaten path. And in this week's Book Club, "Let the People See" takes a look at Emmett Till's murder from a new perspective.

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Survey: Gap Between Businesses and Educators, Shift in Hiring

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Companies in Mississippi are finding the low unemployment rate has them scrambling to find qualified applicants according to a newly released survey. As MPB's Desare Frazier reports, there's a disconnect between businesses and educators.

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Vicksburg National Military Park Stays Open Despite Shutdown

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The federal government has been in partial shutdown for 13 days, but The Vicksburg National Military Park is still open. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports how and why the park has not closed its doors.

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