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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, January 2nd

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On today's show: The 2019 Legislative Session is around the corner. Today we'll start a series of conversations with some key legislators, introducing you to their role in our laws, and our lives. Then, why one organization says quitting smoking should be at the top of the New Year's resolutions list. And hear from a paramedical group with some more advice for staying Emergency Free in 2019.

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National organization shares a new year guide to healthier lungs

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Mississippi with a survival rate of less than 20 percent, according to the American Lung Association. The national organization says the new year is a good time to refocus on healthy living.

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New Tax Law and How it Affects Your 2018 Tax Breaks

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In this season of giving, non-profits may see fewer donations. That's because last year's new tax law has altered some incentives for charitable giving. Financial advisers tell MPB's Ashley Norwood how to take advantage of tax breaks for 2018.

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Government shutdown and how it affects Mississippi

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Mississippians and congressional leaders are reacting to a federal government's shutdown and how it might interrupt services in the state.

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Mississippi chief justice: Time for another to lead court

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Outgoing Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. says he's stepping down Jan. 31 because it's time for someone else to take on the role.

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Mississippi Choctaws Run First Tribal Sports Book Outside Navada

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In the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, a Native American tribe earlier this year became the first to open a sports book on tribal lands outside Nevada following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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Experts share tips on how to get over the holiday financial hangover

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Financial experts say between Christmas and New Year credit card debt increases . MPB's Ashley Norwood talks with a financial advisor about recovering your pockets after Christmas and preparing for a debt free New Year.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, December 21st

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On today's show: HUD Secretary Ben Carson is in Mississippi touting his agency's "Opportunity Zones." Then, find out why transportation and safety officials are encouraging Mississippi drivers to designate a driver this holiday season. And, with holiday feasts planned, we'll hear tips for enjoying in moderation. Plus, jolly old Saint Nick shares his message in a studio visit.

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HUD Secretary Tours Opportunity Zones with Gov. Bryant

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A state with potential, that's how U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development describes Mississippi. The secretary spent the day seeing sites in need of development.

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Officials say no drinking, no drugs and no distractions while driving

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Research shows drunk driving is the number one cause of death on the nation's roadways. Officials and advocates are asking Mississippians to take precautions before getting behind the wheel this holiday season.

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