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.
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.
Monday, May 22, 2023
5/22/2023 - IRS Audit Disparities | Reducing Rx Costs | Emergency Response
Black Mississippians are one of the most likely groups to be audited in the nation.Then, a recent poll finds 80 percent of Mississippi residents want legislation that could reduce costs of prescriptions.Plus, emergency responders from across Mississippi are coordinating plans for future disasters.