8/12/2022 - Amazon Facility | School Gun Policy | Hurricane Season Update
A new Amazon Fulfillment Center opens in Madison County.
Then, we talk to a school superintendent on gun policy and safety standards.
Plus, with hurricane season entering its peak period, we take a look at the updated forecast.
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12/01/2023: World Aids Day | Prison Reform | Candlelight Tours23:56It's World Aids Day. Doctors want Mississippians to know their status for the disease and seek treatment if positive.Then, we speak with an advocate about what criminal justice and economic reform could look like next year.Plus, legislative buildings and museums in Jackson will be open tonight for a Candlelight Tour.
11/30/2023: Jackson Water 1 year later | School Choice | USPS Holiday Shipping24:05It's been one year since control of Jackson's troubled water system was handed over to a third-party manager by a federal court.Then, school choice advocates want more opportunities for families in where their children get an education.Plus, the U S Postal Service is shipping millions of packages next month. They share how folks can ensure presents get to their destination on time.
11/29/2023: Online Sports Betting | Medical Supply Donations | Early Intervention23:45State lawmakers are trying to determine what legalization of online sports betting could look like in Mississippi.Then, Jackson community organizations are donating medical supplies to residents to try and help combat the spread of winter illnesses.Plus, identifying diseases and disorders early in a child's life can help prevent severe systems and help them lead a healthier life.
11/28/2023: Education formula | Water bills go missing | BBB on Giving Tuesday24:07A teachers' advocacy group is calling for a greater investment in the state's education funding formula next year. But the state economist has warned of a possible economic downturn in 2024.Then, when water bills get delayed or go missing, bigger problems can catch customers by surprise.Plus, the Better Business Bureau is reminding folks to research non-profits before making donations this Giving Tuesday.
11/27/2023: Food worker minimum wage | Applesauce recall | Salvation Army23:59A collaboration between national and local organizations is trying to bring higher wages to Jackson's tipped food service workers.Then, some applesauce manufacturers have recalled their products after reports of lead contamination.Plus, the Salvation Army is accepting donations to help feed families and gift presents to children in need.
11/21/2023: Dexter Wade Funeral | Teacher Health Plans | Winter weather preparedness24:22During a funeral service for a man killed by an off-duty Jackson police officer, civil rights leaders called for justice and a federal investigation.Then, state lawmakers are trying to determine how teacher health plans could be improved.Plus, emergency managers are reminding folks to get prepared for a cold and wet winter.
11/20/2023: Dexter Wade autopsy | Professional Jiu Jitsu | Jackson water billing changes24:42An independent autopsy into the death of Dexter Wade finds evidence contradicting the story officials have provided to his family. Then, the only professional jiu-jitsu league in the country has been growing in Decatur, Alabama.Plus, Jackson's water system manager wants to raise the city's water utility rates for some but decrease it for low-income households.
11/17/2023: Gov reacts to JLBO Budget | HRC Municipal Scores | New JSU President | Turkey Pardon 202323:37Mississippi's governor wants to cut taxes next year, but a group of lawmakers want budget proposals to reflect a possible economic downturn.Then, the Human Rights Campaign is scoring cities based on their LGBTQ+ policies. One city in Mississippi scored above the national average, and two scored zero points.Plus, a turkey has been pardoned in Mississippi as part of an annual campaign to help people facing food insecurity this holiday season.
11/16/2023: Budget Disputes | LGBTQ Brain Drain | Jails not ready for Patients24:44Lawmakers are preparing budget recommendations for next year's legislative session, but the top statewide officials disagree on how it should be divided up.Then, Some LGBTQ healthcare providers are leaving the Gulf South over discriminatory state laws.Plus, dozens of prisons and jails throughout Mississippi hold psychiatric patients in crisis until they can be transferred to medical facilities. But a new report finds that only one jail in the state meets the requirements set in state law.