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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, November 8th

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On today's show: Guns in God's House. Why some churches are ramping up security and ammunition. Then, find out how increasing education on nutrition and food labels could help health outcomes for Mississippians. And, hear what's in store as the state's two new museums prepare to showcase history and culture to visitors from near and far.

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Miss. Weapons Expert Training Church Security Teams

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A Mississippi weapons expert is helping churches train security teams to prevent a shooting rampage like the one over the weekend in Texas.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, November 7th

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On today's show: Find out what's behind Mississippi's high rate of sexually transmitted diseases. Then in StoryCorps, a conversation about how one family was surprised to see justice in the 1960's. And, hear about a new program that's getting inmates to think for a change. Plus, learn how hunting season could bring opportunities for Mississippi landowners.

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Health Experts: Education Needed to Combat State's #2 STD Ranking

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Mississippi ranks #2 in the nation for sexually transmitted diseases. Health experts say it will take more education to combat the problem.

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Miss. Inmates Prep for Post-Prison Life

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The Mississippi Department of Corrections is trying to better prepare inmates for life after prison. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on a recently implemented program called Thinking For a Change.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, November 6th

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On today's show: Find out if the state's universities are leading or lacking. Then on Everyday Tech, find out what travel tools and gadgets you can use to bring high-tech flare and convenience to any classic road trip. And, is the state making progress on social justice issues? Hear from a Mississippi native and Princeton professor on challenges and triumphs in the state.

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Couch Potato Lifestyle Promotes Diabetes in Mississippi

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Mississippi continues to lead the country in overall prevalence of diabetes. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on how health professionals are working to increase awareness of the crisis.

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More Work Needed to Improve Graduation Rates at State Universities

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The Education Achievement Council recently released performance data for all eight public universities.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, November 3rd

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On today's show: Are changes in state taxes helping or hurting the economy? Then, does your local hospital make the grade? Find out which of the state's health centers are not passing a new safety report card. And, it's a celebration of the state's bicentennial history. Two museums and events honoring Mississippi and it's residents in an MPB At Issue preview.

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State Revenues Down Despite Bright Start

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Despite a bright start to tax collections this year, Mississippi's state economist tells legislators tax revenues are down.

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