Each week in 2017, MPB is recognizing our state’s bicentennial year with “Mississippi: A Thread Through Time,” a new series of one-minute documentaries.
Each week, we’ll follow another thread in the rich tapestry of our state’s history. Some of the stories will be familiar; others will be amazing. Many will be serious, and a few will be on the lighter side.
New episodes premiere each Sunday in 2017 on MPB Television, MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.org.
Mississippi: A Thread Through Time Filmmaker Charles Burnett The New York Times has called Charles Burnett America’s “least-known great filmmaker."
On today's show: More voices from the Neshoba County Fair as state leaders weigh in on issues like a Nissan union and the gender pay gap. Then, the annual sales tax holiday starts tonight at midnight. Find out how to save, and what items ARE NOT included in the tax break. Plus, does your student play contact sports? Find out why some experts say they could be at risk for brain injury.Read More
Governor Phil Bryant speaks out to honor the lives of the servicemen who died in a military aircraft crash. New Mississippi Criminal Court Rules take effect this month. From World War I to operations in Iraq, Camp Shelby is celebrating 100 years of preparing troops for service. And, hear about a program that empowers women to construct better lives for themselves and their families.Read More
On today's show: Hear from state commissioners on the Kemper energy facility settlement process. Then, Ole Miss is trying to provide more context for its historical landmarks, monuments, and named buildings. And Miss Mississippi is on her quest for the Miss America crown. Plus, Mark Coblentz goes from MasterChef Junior to MPBs Fit to Eat.Read More