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: How Mississippi lawmakers plan to cut Medicaid costs and also help more people. In StoryCorps, a conversation on the benefit of having a teacher who later becomes a lifelong friend. And, a national highway safety report says Mississippi has some changes to make to improve safety.Read More
On today's show: Find out how a budget shortfall could affect services for Mississippi children. Then, details on what some physicians say could happen if lawmakers stamp out some hospital certification requirements. And, after a conversation from the story corps mobile tour, meet the award-winning Mississippi educator receiving national recognition.Read More
On today's show: Budget woes, inadequate facilities and low salaries could affect a state agency charged with keeping the public safe. Learn more. Then, some say "School Choice" vouchers would siphon money away from public schools. Find out why advocates are still pushing for change. And after StoryCorps, an acclaimed filmmaker is celebrating the history of historically black colleges.Read More
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