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 D'Iberville and de Soto In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, European explorers ventured into Mississippi.
On today's show: Four more days until the tax filing deadline. The IRS and Better Business Bureau have some last minute advice for you. Plus, hear Mississippi's Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson weigh in on the airstrikes ordered by President Trump. Then, Gulfport Mayor, Billy Hewes, praises efforts to bring rail service back to the gulf coast.Read More
On today's show: Supporters of reforms in Mississippi's criminal justice system are optimistic the governor will approve a new bill. Then, a new advisory board will give citizens a voice on police issues in a city still healing after a deadly officer-involved shooting. Plus, Hear how you can spot Jupiter in the night sky.Read More
In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law to stop the excessive removal of Native American children from their families and culture. Soon the new law was put to the test in Mississippi, and the result was a milestone for Native American rights.Read More