10/5/2022 - Charter School Grant | Insurance Disputes | Natchez Colored Troops Monument
The U.S. Department of Education sends nearly 20 million dollars to Mississippi for charter school expansion.Then, lawmakers hear from the insurance commissioner regarding a dispute between the state's largest hospital and a major insurance provider.Plus, we talk to the man commissioned to design the Natchez colored troops monument. **This episode is condensed due to MPB Think Radio's fall fund-raising drive. Consider contributing to local journalism by visiting MPB Foundation**
10/4/2022 - Pearl Rover Flood Control | Toxic Waterways | 988 Update
The Pearl River Valley District is set to get an infusion of funding for a flood control project.Then, a recent report rates the toxicity of Mississippi's waterways.Plus, a mental health advocate examines the impact of the 988 crisis line.**This episode is condensed due to MPB Think Radio's fall fund-raising drive. Consider contributing to local journalism by visiting MPB Foundation**
10/3/2022 - Medical Marijuana Harvest | Housing Assistance | Dry Conditions
A sooner-than-expected medical marijuana harvest leads to a rush of employee certifications.Then, Mississippi gets housing assistance from HUD.Plus, drier conditions could mean higher risk for fires.**This episode is condensed due to MPB Think Radio's fall fund-raising drive. Consider contributing to local journalism by visiting MPB Foundation**
9/30/2022 - HIV and Policy Discrimination | Climate & Housing | Ending Food Insecurity
Mississippi faces an HIV epidemic. We examine what activists are doing to address stigma and discrimination.Mississippi and other Gulf States rank near the bottom in climate prep. We look at how states can keep residents safe in severe weather.Plus, what the President's commitment to end food insecurity looks like for the Magnolia State.
9/29/2022 - Senate Study Group | Maternal Suicide | College Excellence Awards
A special Senate study group formed after the Dobbs decision holds it first hearings.Then, we talk with a clinical psychologist about the increasing rates of maternal suicide — especially for Black mothers and pregnant people who are living in poverty.Plus, inside college prep data with a nationally-recognized education group.
9/28/2022 - UM Integration 60th Anniversary | Jackson Water Lawsuits | Delta State Sit-in
A Mississippi university recognizes the man who integrated it.Then, the latest on hundreds of lawsuits over lead exposure that have piled up against the city and state leadership in Mississippi.Plus, looking back on a historic sit-in at Delta State University.
9/27/2022 - EPA & Jackson Water | Human Trafficking Research | Allergy Season
The EPA Administrator visits Jackson over the city's on going water system troubles.Then, a new human trafficking research center is launched at a Mississippi university.Plus, what a prolonged pollen season means for allergy-suffering Mississippians.
9/26/2022 - Hurricane Ian | Senate Study Group | METP
With Ian entering the Gulf, we talk to the National Weather Service about what to expect.Then, a Senate study group begins hearings tomorrow to inform new policy maternal an infant health.Plus, recognizing the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program's tenth anniversary.
9/23/2022 - TANF Guilty Pleas | TANF Investigation | Race & the Wage Gap
The former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services enters guilty pleas in federal and state court.Then, the attorney dismissed from the TANF scandal investigation breaks down what pleas from prominent figures in the case mean going forward.Plus, how race is a factor in understanding the wage gap in Mississippi.