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Reaching Out to Faith-Based Leaders to Prevent Suicides

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Suicide is the third leading cause of death among Mississippi adolescents ages 10 to 24 according to the state department of mental health. The agency is turning to faith-based leaders for help.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, September 24

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On today's show: There's a hefty reward out for new information in what one family calls an unsolved murder. The problem is, police have already ruled it a suicide. Then, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Jay Hughes. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, a Mississippi group working to save lives at railroad crossings.

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Law Enforcement Officers Raise Awareness About Rail Safety

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Mississippi law enforcement officers are taking part in a nationwide effort to raise awareness about railroad safety.

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Cutting-Edge Research Facility to Open in Days at UMMC

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A new state-of-the- art unit is about to come online at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Officials say it will hopefully prevent Mississippians from having to leave the state for certain medical care.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, September 23

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On today's show: Mississippi youth are joining their counterparts from around the world in an effort to protect the environment. Then, we talk with Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Delbert Hosemann. And after this week's Byte Size Tech, find out how doctors at UMMC hope a new research facility will shed light on chronic health problems in Mississippi.

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Miss. Children Join Worldwide Rally Against Climate Change

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Nearly 100 children and their families rallied at the state capitol to draw attention to climate change.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, September 20

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On today's show: Big changes in immigration enforcement for one Mississippi sheriff's department. We'll hear from a family who says they were targeted because of race. Then, a leading expert on Traumatic Brain Injury offers his approach to students and healthcare providers in Mississippi. And in a Book Club Extra, we're revisiting our last conversation with veteran journalist Cokie Roberts.

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Expert on Brain Injury Rehabilitation Speaks in Jackson

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Mississippi is third in the nation for reports of brain injuries annually. A national expert on rehabilitation is at the Jackson Medical Mall for a two-day symposium to talk about treatment and says there's hope for recovery.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, September 19

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On today's show: Public schools in the state are reacting to their annual academic ratings. We'll hear from the school at the top, and one closer to the bottom. Then, we'll talk to a leader in the new charter school just approved to open in the Mississippi Delta. And in this week's Book Club, The life and work of Mississippian and nationally renowned artist, Dusti Bonge.

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School Districts React to Newly Released Academic Ratings

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Several Mississippi school districts are reacting to the newly released state department of education academic ratings. MPB spoke with two districts who are working to see improvement in student performance.

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