Josie Brown interviews her friend, Pamela Brown-Knight, about Pam's father, Jesse L. Brown.Listen Now
In February 2015, StoryCorps parked their airstream recording booth in Jackson, Mississippi. People from across the state stopped by to record their stories and have conversations with important people in their lives. These stories were recorded, and we are now airing selections from them every Tuesday during Mississippi Edition (8:30 am). These stories are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
On today's show: A high school student is found with tuberculosis. Find out if health officials think other students could be at risk. Then, political candidates react to reports linking them with controversial blackface yearbook photos. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, just what is Sixteenth Section land? And how could a lawsuit about it put more money into Mississippi schools?Read More
On today's show: The Mississippi House of Representatives says no to a state lottery. But could supporters have one more play up their sleeves? Then after a conversation in Story Corps, a group of child advocates is working to make it easier - and faster - to become a foster parent. We'll find out how.Read More
On today's show: The Capital City's troubled zoo is under new management, and the mayor says he's not interested in relocating it. Then, a conversation from StoryCorps in Mississippi. And, find out how the state's first rural charter school is faring AND what more could be in store for the Delta.Read More
On today's show: Will citizens of the capital city vote to approve a bond referendum for the Jackson Public School district? We'll hear from both sides. Then in Story Corps, a conversation on women balancing work with motherhood. Plus, we'll learn how student debt is affecting Mississippi graduates.Read More
On today's show: Find out what's at stake for an F-rated school district in northeast Mississippi if state education officials vote for a takeover? Then, we'll hear Mississippians' reactions to President Trump's controversial remarks during and after the Russia Summit. And in our book club, Mississippi author Ace Atkins is back with his brand new release, "The Sinners".Read More