Mississippi Edition

MPB Think Radio

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In a continued effort to provide relevant, interesting and engaging programming to our statewide audience, MPB Think Radio provides Mississippi Edition, a weekday news magazine program. Mississippi Edition, hosted by Karen Brown, features the latest news of the day and interviews with the people who are making the news themselves.


The program not only provides Mississippi news but also addresses the ways that national and world news affects our state. Join Karen Brown as she shares the latest on Mississippi news, culture, and current events.



Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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1216 episodes

8/15/2022 - TANF Scandal | Walk with a Doc | Prison Inter-faith Facility

Following another wrinkle in the state's TANF fraud scandal, we take a comprehensive look at what's unfolded so far. Then, Mississippi physicians and the AARP are working together to promote exercise. Plus, breaking ground on a new inter-faith facility. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

24m
Aug 15
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.  * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

23m
Aug 12
8/11/2022 - RAMP Resistance | JPS Back to School | Till Institute

More pushback following the Governor's decision to end federally-funded housing assistance. Then, NPR's education correspondent joins us to see how the first week of school is going for students in the capital city. Plus, a response from the President of the Till Institute following the latest in the search for justice for Emmett Till. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

24m
Aug 11
8/9/2022 - School & Water Woes | Cardiovascular Medicine | Deer Creek Drive

Students in Jackson returned to school yesterday. But challenges amount as the capitol city enters its second week under a boil water advisory. Then, physicians and advocates try to get more patients access to a new cardiovascular medicine. Plus, the true story of murder that rocked the Mississippi Delta. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Aug 10
8/10/22 - Reaction to FBI Search | Global Commerce | National Guard Oral Histories

The Chair of the January 6th Select Committee responds to Department of Justice's search of Mar-A-Lago. Then, the U.S. Department of Commerce visits the capital city with the goal of connecting businesses to global markets. Plus, creating an archive of the National Guard through oral histories. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Aug 10
8/8/2022 - Kids Count Data | Don't Call it a Union | Jobs Report

The latest Kids Count report reveals how Mississippi compares to the rest of the nation. Then, dollar store workers are organizing. But they’re going a different route than the Starbucks and Amazon workers. Plus, we talk to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget about the latest jobs report. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Aug 08
8/5/2022 - New State Health Officer | GMB State Convention | Lady Makers

The new State Health Officer lays out his priorities and addresses the latest public health emergency. Then, leaders of the oldest organization of Black churches in Mississippi issue resolutions on gun violence and misused welfare money. Plus, we talk to a Mississippi-born director about his new film. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Aug 05
8/4/2022 - Reeves Ends RAMP | Mississippi Economy | Education Funds

The Governor ends a federally-funded rental assistance program. Then, the state economist provides an outlook as Mississippi begins its fiscal year. Plus, how a recently passed state education law is helping teachers prepare for the new school year. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 04
8/3/2022 - Rare Bacteria | Dr. Dobbs: Part 3 | Overground Railroad

A rare bacteria is found in Mississippi. We ask a doctor what residents should know. Then, a close look at public health in Mississippi with the former State Health Officer. Plus, we go beyond the Green Book in today’s History is Lunch. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 03
8/2/2022 - Teen Vaping | Dobbs: Part 2 | Barbers & Mental Health

As Mississippi students return to school this week, a focused campaign begins to reduce teen vaping. Then, Dr. Thomas Dobbs reflects on two policy issues that became high profile during his tenure. Plus, helping barbers help others. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 02
8/1/2022 - Profiling Dr. Dobbs | Public Health Underfunding | Storm Shelters

Dr. Thomas Dobbs reflects on his tenure as Mississippi's Health Officer. Then, a new report examines the the adequacy of public health funding. Plus, some Mississippians can get financial assistance to install a storm shelter. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 01
7/29/22 - Neshoba Stumps | Women in a Post-Dobbs World | Jail Deaths

The state's political leaders stump at the Neshoba County Fair. And the former owner of the Pink House responds to the post-Dobbs state of women's health care and outlines new efforts to help women seek reproductive choices. Plus, federal officials and prison reform advocates have been questioning conditions in prisons across the Gulf South. A Loyola Law School Professor who is an expert on deaths in custody weighs-in on what needs to change. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 29
7/28/22 - Monkeypox Confirmed | TANF Fraud | Mental Health Stigmas

The first case of monkey pox is confirmed in Mississippi. What officials have to say about the new health emergency. And the chair of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee calls for a federal investigation into TANF fraud. Plus, how one group is trying to fight the mental health stigma in the Black community. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 28
7/27/22 - LTC Outbreaks | Guaranteed Income | Cookbooks as History

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in nursing homes are rising again. What it means for the state's vulnerable population. Then, what guaranteed income projects across the Gulf South mean for three Black mothers. Plus, cookbooks tell the story in today's History is Lunch. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 27
7/26/22 - Disability Justice | Brain Drain | Southern Crop

The Americans with Disabilities Acts provides protections for millions of Americans. But local advocates what more on the state level. Then, examining brain drain and what the new income tax structure could mean for state revenues. Plus, the proprietor of Mississippi's first medical cannabis grow house. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 26
7/25/22 - Abortion Access | States for Business Ranking | Singing Rver

The legal challenge to preserve abortion access is likely to end today. We look at what's next for women seeking those services. Then, one national report ranks Mississippi as the worst for business. The president of the economic council responds. Plus, a coastal hospital system tries to find financial security. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Jul 25
7/22/22 - Economic Cost of Gun Violence | Justice40 | Monkeypox

A report from Everytown for Gun Safety examines the economic toll of gun violence in Mississippi. Then, federal agency serving the Mississippi Delta is making a commitment to address the needs of under-served communities in the region. Plus, what do we know about monkeypox? * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 22
7/21/22 - Record Heat | About BA-5 | Entergy Settlement

Some Mississippi cities are breaking records. We talk heat wave precautions with MEMA. And, what does the BA-5 subvariant tell us about life going forward with the coronavirus. Plus, a settlement leads an 80 dollar bill credit for Entergy customers. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24m
Jul 21
7/20/22 - Long COVID | Las Cruces | Sea Turtles

Health experts warn COVID isn't over as the B5 subvariant of the coronavirus leads to elevated transmission. Plus, the role a new coastal establishment plays in rehabilitating an endangered species of sea turtle. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 20
7/19/22 - Abortion Pill Billboards | Hurricane Bags | Catfish

Nearly all clinical abortions in Mississippi are banned. But, a collection of billboards in the capital city point to alternative solutions. Then, it's hurricane season for the Gulf South and many along the coast are thinking ahead about how to be prepared. Plus, the rising cost of farming catfish in the Magnolia State. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 19
7/18/22 - Roe Polling | Country Stores | 988

A new poll reveals Mississippian's attitudes on the Dobbs decision and abortion rights. Then, how one rural Mississippi store is adapting to the latest challenge in its 138 years of doing business. Plus, a new hotline for mental health and substance abuse. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 18
7/15/22 - COVID | Farmers Markets | Jaz Brisack

The state epidemiologist breaks down the latest surge of coronavirus cases. And how farmers' markets could offer relief from rising retail costs and supply chain disruptions. Plus, a link between the newly-energized workers' rights movement and the Magnolia State. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 15
7/14/22 - Pharmacists & the Pandemic | Gun Safety | Green Book

What this stage of the pandemic looks like for pharmacists. Then, we talk to a Mississippi gun safety advocate fresh off a trip to the White House. And, a new exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums explores the legacy of the iconic "Green Book." * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 14
7/13/2022 - Abortion | Citizens' Council

An unusual plan to preserve abortion access in the Gulf South comes into focus. Could it work? And, we learn about a white supremacist organization founded in Mississippi that terrorized the Civil Rights-era South. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 13
7/12/2022 - COVID-19 | Abortion

COVID numbers are, once again, creeping up. Then, Mississippi's lone abortion clinic is closed. What's next for one woman who spent years protesting outside it. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21m
Jul 12
7/11/2022 - Abortion | Medical Marijuana

The future of abortion in Mississippi. Then, we check in on the state's blossoming medical marijuana program. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22m
Jul 11
7/8/2022 - Pregnancy | Guaranteed Income

Reproductive healthcare in Mississippi is in the midst of a transformation. We hear from two women poised to be pregnancy support leaders in the state. Then, a guaranteed income program in an unexpected place. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 08
7/7/2022 - Abortion | Birth Control | Farish Street

Abortion is almost completely banned in Mississippi. What now? Then, the future of Farish Street. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 07
7/6/2022 - Abortion | Drugs | Historian Ben Wynne

We talk with one advocate hoping to end the war on drugs in Mississippi. Then, a look at the ties that bind two Mississippi music legends. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20m
Jul 06
7/5/2022 - Medical Marijuana | Oil Spill Relief | Hot Cars

The cultivation of medical marijuana is officially legal in the state of Mississippi. We check in on the budding new industry. And an investigative report by the Sun Herald and Pro Public looks at how many jobs BP relief funds are really creating. Plus, hot car safety tips. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Jul 05