3/9/2023 - Ballot Initiative | Bus Transit | MAEP Through the Years
Lawmakers in the House advance a resolution that could restore the ballot initiative. But it could come with a number of changes and new restrictions.
Then, a look at a better bus past in New Orleans and Birmingham’s attempt to drive its public transit into the future.
Plus, there is hesitation regarding the Senate's plan to fully-fund the MAEP. We talk to a Senator who served when the original formula was created.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
5/25/2023 - Social Media Harms | License Plate Suit Dropped | Barksdale
National health leaders say social media can have major negative effects on children.Then, a lawsuit has been dropped that challenged Mississippi's inclusion of 'In God We Trust' on license plates.Plus, an institute that has helped improve reading scores throughout Mississippi is sunsetting after 20 years.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
5/24/2023 - STD Rates | Strengthening Gulf South Homes | Woolworth's Sit-in
A new study from the CDC says Mississippi's capital has the second highest STD rate in the nation.Then, policy-makers in the gulf south are considering grants which could help improve homes and prevent roof damage during hurricanes.Plus, this week's History is Lunch commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Woolworth's Sit-in.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
5/23/2023 - Federal Hearing on 1020 | Period Poverty | Summer Learning Loss
First, a federal court is hearing arguments on if a new law violates Mississippi's constitution.Then, community leaders are sparking conversations around access to menstrual products during Period Poverty Awareness Week. Plus, rural students in Mississippi are more susceptible to learning loss and food insecurity during the summer break.