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 federal district court ruling saves Mississippi's last abortion provider from shutting down. And, a look at how the Republican-backed American Health Care Act will change insurance coverage and replace the Affordable Care Act. Then after StoryCorps, our follow-up on living through Spring allergy symptoms with.Read More
On today's show: Find out how Tougaloo College is making history with a new institute focused on combating modern day slavery. Then on StoryCorps we'll hear from a family who adopted children across racial lines. And later, an update from a family friend on Daniela Vargas and her family as deportation threatens their future together.Read More
On today's show: The family of Emmett Till is renewing their call for justice after Till's original accuser changes her story. And after StoryCorps, we close out American heart Month by learning why more Mississippians born with heart defects are actually living into adulthood.Read More
On today's show: The fight to establish a labor union at the Nissan plant in Canton is being reignited with an upcoming rally. Then, after a StoryCorp conversation from Mississippi, find out where free legal help is now available to Mississippians recovering from last month's devastating tornadoes.Read More
On today's show: The Senate is moving a bill forward that could make it easier to practice acupuncture in Mississippi. We'll hear from both sides. And after a Mississippi StoryCorps, find out how to take part in an upcoming conversation on the role of women in politics.Read More