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: Lawmakers react to new recommendations on how the state spends public education dollars. And Find out what a national foundation is doing to promote racial healing in Mississippi. Plus, a visit to the StoryCorps Mobile Tour.Read More
On today's show: Find out why one report says Mississippi is earning a "D" in Education. Then, the Lt. Governor and others weigh-in on the Legislative Session so far. And after StoryCorps, find out what a Coastal environmental organization is saying about some of the President-elect's top pics.Read More
On today's show: A new settlement agreement is in place in a long-running child welfare case. But what does it mean for the state's foster care system? And after StoryCorps, find out what to do with that fridge full of holiday leftovers.Read More
Wendy Shenefelt is multi-racial. Her parents, who adopted her as an infant, are white. In this visit on the StoryCorps Mobile Tour in Mississippi, Wendy and her mother, Darry Shenefelt, talk about why her parents chose to create a trans-racial family.Read More