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 Greenwood Leflore Always controversial, Greenwood Leflore lived in two worlds.
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
On today's show: Hear from advocates for Mississippi's disabled community as they fight to have their voices heard on proposed cuts to Medicaid. Find out how a new seatbelt law will affect you. Hattiesburg is getting a new mayor. Hear from Rep. Toby Barker on his new job. And, expert advice on how to make your cookout safe and bacteria free.Read More
On today's show: Mississippians can soon use domestic violence as grounds for divorce. Then, Jackson State University is undergoing major changes in an effort to fix its financial problem. Plus, find out the biggest men's health concerns here in the Magnolia state. And, a summer learning event to help Mississippi families curb loss and prevent delays.Read More
In 1862, Corinth, Mississippi, was in the crosshairs. Both the Union and the Confederacy recognized the strategic significance of the two major rail lines which intersected there. These north/south and east/west lines were vital for moving troops and supplies.Read More