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Senate Bill to Reauthorize Medicaid One of Most Significant Measures Up For Review

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One of the most significant bills Mississippi lawmakers will take up this legislative session is reauthorizing the state's Medicaid program.

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E-Cigarette Use Increase Among Teens in Mississippi

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Health advocates and physicians are worried about the long-term health impact of using e-cigarettes. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, the trend is on the rise among teens in Mississippi.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, February 2nd

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On today's show: We'll learn more about a controversial bill on education funding. Will taxpayer dollars to private schools? Then, find out the two risky habits putting Mississippians at risk for Cancer. And as you prepare for the big game, food safety experts are waving on the flag before any dish spoils. Plus, the story of an unsung civil rights hero in Hattiesburg.

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Controversial Ed Scholarship Bill Headed to Full Senate

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A controversial bill is making it's way through the Mississippi legislature that would use taxpayer dollars to pay for private school tuition.

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Mississippians Mark Clyde Kennard's History and Legacy at USM

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Advocates and academics in Hattiesburg are working together to preserve the history of a lesser known civil rights hero.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, February 1st

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On today's show: Find out why some lawmakers say it could be another year before Mississippi has a state lottery. Then, we'll hear from a group of students at an inner-city high school changing stereotypes with a mind game. And in our book club, it's award-winning author Colson Whitehead on his novel, The Underground Railroad.

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High Hopes for State Lottery Dashed

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It could be another year or more before Mississippi has a lottery. Despite high hopes some lawmakers say getting the bills to the floor for a vote is a challenge.

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Black Males Are Chasing Chess At An Inner City High School

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A group of students at an inner-city Mississippi high school say they are learning to move in life while making moves on the chess board.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work Fails to Garner Enough Support

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Attempts to make equal pay for equal work a state law in Mississippi continues to fall short of the support needed in the legislature.

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Physicians Want Less Restrictions On Their Access to Provide Special Services

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A group of community doctors is hoping legislators will scratch a certification requirement. They feel it's hindering them from providing services in rural areas.

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