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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, January 10th

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On today's show: The governor's state of the state address has put the ball in the legislators' court. We'll hear from both sides on what's next. Then after a Health Minute, find out if state health officials are ready to take on a health emergency or if Mississippians are at risk.

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Bryant State of the State Touts Economic Successes

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Two Mississippis. That's how Governor Phil Bryant describes the state in his annual address to legislators. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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Infrastructure Left Out of State of the State Address

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Lawmakers react to Governor Bryant's speech.

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ACLU wants statewide policy on body cameras for officers

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A civil rights organization in Mississippi is asking for a statewide policy to regulate the use of police body-worn cameras. The ACLU says police and sheriffs departments across the state have different policies

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Lottery Gaining Momentum Among Legislators

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Mississippians may not have to travel to neighboring states to play the lottery much longer. Support for a lottery in the Magnolia State is gaining momentum in the legislature.

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Poultry industry on the rise in Mississippi

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The poultry industry in Mississippi is seeing a significant increase in growth, according to figures from an annual agriculture report.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, January 5th

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On today's show: Could it ever work? A measure tying road and bridge improvements to economic growth in the state is in question. Then, who's at risk? Mississippi's critically low blood supply has advocates calling for support. And, today is the final day on-the-air for the long-time host of "All Things Considered." We'll hear from NPR's Robert Siegel.

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Mississippian to Reunite With Fellow N. Korea POW's

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In January 1968, North Korean gunboats surrounded a lightly-armed Navy spy ship, the U.S.S. Pueblo, in the Sea of Japan. Mississippian Dunnie Tuck recalls the experience to WGNO's Suzy Roesgen.

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Blood supply in Mississippi is critically low

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Shelves at Mississippi Blood Services are empty. The organization typically has a shortage during the holiday season, but are calling this year's shortage a crisis.

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House Passes Infrastructure Bill Without Funding For Now

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Mississippi lawmakers are putting their votes behind a bill to fund roads and bridges. But there is no money available yet.

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