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: Students are speaking out about a proposed takeover of the Jackson Public School District. Then, a transportation commissioner is calling out legislators on bridge repair. In StoryCorps, a conversation between mother and daughter about choosing the right career path. And, a new mental health task force works to improve conditions in Mississippi.Read More
On today's show: Healthcare policy experts are weighing in on the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Find out how broadband access could be expanding across the state. In StoryCorps, a conversation about a life lived fulfilling other people's dreams. And, a new report offers solutions to reduce lead poisoning in children.Read More
On today's show: Tropical Storm Harvey is now back in the Gulf. Hear what Mississippians can expect. Then, today is the 12th anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina came ashore in Waveland. Also, StoryCorps features a conversation between a man and his young son about peaceful protests. And, Kindergartners in the state have a stronger base for beginning their elementary school education.Read More
On today's show: As the heated debate surrounding Confederate monuments continues around the country, one gulf coast museum is welcoming them for the preservation of history. In our Story Corps segment, a conversation about the experience of an immigrant family moving to Mississippi. And, hear from two Mississippi Congressmen with opposing views on what needs to happen next for healthcare.Read More
On today's show: The Governor's Task Force on Opioid Addiction is recommending action to combat the challenges in treating the disease. In our Story Corps segment, a conversation about adjusting to life in the state in midst of the civil rights movement. And, More Mississippi students are reaping the benefits of the free school lunch program.Read More