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: Charter Schools may be increasing their numbers across the state. Find out if one could be coming to your area. In our StoryCorps segment, a conversation about transgender coming of age in Mississippi. And, Medicaid provides access to care for children across the state, but for how long?Read More
On today's show: Now that Governor Bryant has signed the education funding bill, find out how it could impact some local districts. Then, how Drones are bringing Mississippi researchers together with the Department of Homeland Security. And after StoryCorps, Mississippi's outgoing Teacher of the Year is in Washington this week. We'll hear her thoughts on reaching struggling students.Read More
Immigration is again at the forefront as a Greenwood father of five who has lived in the U.S. since he was 16 will soon be sent back to Mexico. And, a conversation about school integration in our Storycorps segment. Hear from a woman who experienced confusion and rejection while being bused to school. Plus, Law enforcement officers hope a new state seat belt law will save the lives.Read More
On today's show: Law enforcement is reminding Mississippi residents that drug trafficking continues to be a big problem. And in StoryCorps, tales from the life of a Marine who spent time in Hollywood playing cards with John Wayne. Plus, hear from Jackson State University students and alumni as they unite to honor the memory of two 1970 shooting victims.Read More
On today's show: A funding spat between the State House and Senate will likely result in a special session now that budget deadlines have passed. We'll have more on tug-of-war on Transportation Department funding. Then in StoryCorps, love of family overcomes miles and the difficulty of dementia. Plus, why a government health organization is warning African-Americans about kidney disease.Read More