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Takeover of Two School Districts Underway

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Mississippi's new superintendent for under performing schools is talking with staff and the community about what may lie ahead for districts the state department of education is taking over.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, May 7

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On today's show: Mississippi's Democratic congressman takes aim at the president and the governor on Medicaid expansion, border security and more. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, a new report on child poverty finds one in four Mississippi children live in struggling households. There's been some progress, but clearly not enough.

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What Repealing The Affordable Care Act Means For The Mississippi Delta

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Some 21 million Americans could lose health insurance if the Trump administration is successful in having the Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional. And as MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports the Mississippi Delta faces the greatest risk.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, May 6

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On today's show: A recent Mississippi high school graduate is taking her school to court. She says the school took away a graduation honor because of race. Then, we get an update from one Mississippi county reacting to the recent one-two punch of flooding and tornadoes. Plus, high blood pressure is a major concern in Mississippi. But what is it? And how can it be overcome?

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Black Mississippi Student Suing After Salutatorian Title Taken Away

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A Mississippi student is suing her former high school alleging they took away her salutatorian title and gave it to a white student. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, May 3

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On today's show: New data shows it would take hundreds of millions of dollars to feed the hungry across Mississippi. Then, hear the story of a Mississippi woman whose sudden heart attack set her on a path of recovery and health. Plus, learn more about an invasive plant affecting boaters and fishermen on a popular Mississippi waterway.

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Advocates Raise Awareness About Heart Disease Among Women

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The American Heart Association is raising awareness about how heart disease affects women in Mississippi. The organization hosted the Go Red for Women Luncheon yesterday.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, May 2

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On today's show: A new crop of Mississippi Highway Patrol Troopers is about to hit the streets. We'll hear from Governor Phil Bryant, and one of the trooper school graduates. Then, a Mississippi Spay and Neuter clinic hopes doubling its capacity will help reduce Mississippi's unwanted pet population. And in this week's Book Club: a profile of renounced blues photographer, Dick Waterman.

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol Adds New Troopers

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has 44 more troopers to patrol the state's roadways. Cadet Class 63 graduated from the Trooper Training Academy yesterday.

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Members of the Jewish Community Say They Won't Live In Fear Of Anti-Semitism

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Members of the Jewish Community in Mississippi say they will remain vigilant and increase security at their synagogues. This is following an assault at a synagogue in California over the weekend where a gunman opened fire on a crowd of about 100 people.

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