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Mississippi Edition: Monday, March 18

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On today's show: We'll learn more about why suicide remains a leading concern among armed forces veterans. Plus, an update on a School Safety measure working its way through the Mississippi Legislature. Then, we'll sit down with United Methodist Bishop James Swanson. He talks with us about his church's efforts to come together following a controversial LGBT rights vote.

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Senators Debate Requirements in School Safety Bill

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Mississippi legislators in the Senate take issue with some requirements in the school safety bill passed by the House.

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Suicide Rates on the Rise Across the US Especially Among Veterans

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On average about 20 current or former service members die by suicide each day according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Opponents of Heartbeat Bill Rally Outside Capitol

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Opponents of a Mississippi bill that would create one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation rallied outside the state capitol ahead of a Senate vote on the issue.

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Weeks of Rainfall Causing Record Flooding in Parts of Mississippi

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Almost half of Mississippi's counties are being affected by rising floodwaters pushing hundreds of thousands of acres of agricultural farmland underwater.

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Report Says Bullying is a Major Problem Among Teens

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Bullying is a major problem among teens in the U.S. according to a recent report from Pew Research Center.

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Evers Home Becomes National Monument

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The Mississippi home of a slain civil rights leader became a national monument Tuesday as President Donald Trump signed a bill establishing the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, March 13

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On today's show: Could new eviction rules passed by the Legislature leave low-income Mississippians out in the cold? We'll hear from both sides. Then, Dr. Jimmy has a Southern Remedy Health Minute all about controlling your acid reflux. And hear the story of a Mississippi man finding life through dialysis for more than twenty years.

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Bill To Speed Up Evictions Headed to Gov.

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A Mississippi bill that would speed up the process of evicting tenants who don't pay their rent is headed to the governor's office.

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Experts say Kidney Disease is on the Rise in Mississippi

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Mississippi ranks first in the nation for the number of individuals dying from kidney disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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