MPB Program Overview

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Between the Lions

Between the Lions is an award-winning PBS television series that premiered in April 2000. Since 2005 it has been produced at Mississippi Public Broadcasting. It is designed to foster the literacy skills of its viewers, while playfully demonstrating the joys of reading. Our "mane" characters, lion cubs Lionel (age 7) and Leona (age 4) serve as role models for younger viewers. Cleo and Theo are playful, understanding, and literary parents, who eagerly demonstrate the power and pleasure of literacy.

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Can I Kick It?

Can I Kick It - watch these videos to learn more about fighting the dropout rate in Mississippi

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Conversations

Authors, athletes, entertainers.They are people we admire. Politicians, civic leaders, inventors. They are people who influence our daily lives and our futures. Join MPB as we engage these fascinating people for in-depth conversation about their lives, their efforts, and their visions. Whether they call Mississippi home or are just passing through, these icons offer insight into our world. From businessmen to benefactors, you’ll get to know them all on Conversations.

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Creature Comforts

Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Learn More >

Divided We Stand

18 Students, 3 Countries, 1 Incredible Journey

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Downton Abbey

Six months later...

Although it is the 1920s, Britain still observes mourning rituals that are almost Victorian in their solemnity. Nonetheless, the Crawleys are beginning to snap out of it: Robert, Lord Grantham, must manage the estate without his canny son-in-law; Cora suddenly faces a staffing crisis; Violet, who has seen enough tragedy, knows how to recoup quickly; Isobel, Matthew’s mother, may never recover; Edith, who was jilted at the altar, tempts scandal with a new beau; and Mary now finds herself the most desirable widow in Yorkshire.

The servants also pick up, buck up, and get on with it—with new arrivals, departures, rivalries, and betrayals among the downstairs staff. Life goes on at Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey: Season 4 on MASTERPIECE airs Sundays at 8:00 PM, only on MPB TV.

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Dutch Wings Over Jackson

From early to mid 1940’s, approximately 500 Dutch fliers and other personnel trained at Hawkins field. Dutch Wings Over Jackson tells their story, the story of the girls whose hearts they won, and the story of the relationship between the two countries. This original MPB production, created in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, premieresNovember 21 at 7 p.m. on MPB TV.

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Ed Said

Ed Said, a Web-based series aimed at encouraging elementary school children to eat healthy foods and exercise, features a puppet who teaches children healthy eating habits through raps and rhymes.

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Everyday Tech

With the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of technology, it’s practically impossible to tackle it all alone, so Everyday Tech is here to help you navigate it all! 

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Farmweek

Farmweek airs Saturdays at 6:30pm and Monday mornings at 6am

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Fit to Eat

Fit to Eat premieres April 5 on MPB TV.

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Remembering the Freedom Rides

Join MPB as we look back on the historic trip of the freedom rides. MPB has produced a series of 40 informational short-form documentaries to share the experiences of the Freedom Riders.

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Friday Night Under the Lights

Tune in to MPB Think Radio every Friday starting at 10pm for Friday Night Under the Lights.

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The Gestalt Gardener

Listen to The Gestalt Gardener Friday mornings at 9 and Saturday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio. Each week, horticulturalist Felder Rushing shares stories, answers questions and just talks gardening. Of course, you’ll hear a bit of “cheesy music” in every program and you might hear a bad joke or two as well. The Gestalt Gardener is a long-time favorite on MPB Think Radio, due in no small part to Felder’s laid-back, your-neighbors-might-talk-but-so-what approach to gardening. 

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Grassroots

Grassroots is a two-hour presentation of bluegrass, acoustic and folk music.

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The Gulf Islands: Mississippi’s Wilderness Shore

In 2009, MPB released The Gulf Islands: Mississippi's Wilderness Shore, exploring the islands' rich cultural, natural, and recreational assets.  The documentary highlights the essence of the islands, which have been home to unique wildlife and inspired the work of artists.    

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Highway 61 Radio

Highway 61 is an award winning, one hour blues program hosted by Scott Baretta at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at Ole Miss. Baretta is a writer and researcher for the Mississippi Blues Trail, former editor of Living Blues magazine and author of Mississippi: State of the Blues. Each week, Highway 61 delivers the best in blues music and culture: past, present and future. Highway 61 airs Saturday night at 11pm and again on Sunday at 6pm on MPB Think Radio.  Click here for more information on the program.

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Home Front to Battlefront

The lives of Mississippians changed dramatically because of World War II, whether they went to fight in faraway places or stayed in Mississippi to support the war from home. Learn about the contributions that Mississippians made to World War II, both on the home front and the battlefront. 

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Integrating Ole Miss

Integrating Ole Miss presents the University of Mississippi as a microcosm for the Civil Rights Movement in the state and across the nation. 

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In Legal Terms

Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health?  If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you.  Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life.  In Legal Termsis hosted by some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms. Get the answers you’ve been searching for Tuesday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio.

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@ISSUE

In a continued effort to provide relevant, interesting and engaging programming to our statewide audience, MPB TV provides @Issue, a weekly news magazine program.  @Issue, hosted by Wilson Stribling, airs Thursday nights at 7:00 and features the latest news in Mississippi legislative news and interviews with key plalyers in State politics and policy.

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Job Hunter

Job Hunter is a series of six half-hour shows created in partnership with the Mississippi Manufacturers Association that goes inside Mississippi advanced manufacturing industry to show the variety of jobs available in the field. The first season features automotive, aerospace, heavy manufacturing, unique manufacturing and plastics.

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Award-Winning Smithville Reports

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series with reporter Sandra Knispel’s stories on the tornado-torn town of Smithville, Miss. The four-part series tells the story of Smithville’s destruction, recovery and rebuilding from an EF5 tornado that hit on April 27, 2011.

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Medgar Evers Remembered

50 years ago, Medgar Evers was murdered in his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi. As a civil rights activist, he fought for change in the Jim Crow south as the NAACP Field Secretary for Mississippi. To commemorate his life and death, each day starting May 28th, Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air a new interstitial segment that tells the story of Medgar Evers and his everlasting impact on Mississippi and the civil rights landscape in the south.

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Member Guide Survey

Fine Tuning, MPB's monthly programming guide, is one way we keep you informed about our quality programming. Please give us your feedback by answering ten questions. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion!

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Mississippi Arts Hour

Each week, members of MAC's staff host The Mississippi Arts Hour, a radio program broadcast on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's FM and digital radio networks. The show features interviews with Mississippi artists, musicians, craftspeople, and others involved in arts and culture from around the state.

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Mississippi Edition

Mississippi Edition is MPB Think Radio's weekday news magazine program.  Each weekday morning from 8:30 to 9:00, host Karen Brown presents news and public affairs stories from a Mississippi perspective.  Join Karen for interviews with artists, authors, and government leaders.  

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Mississippi Outdoors

Mississippi Outdoors—discovering the wonder of our state's natural resources and experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventure. From hunting and fishing to just about anything outdoors, we explore it all.

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Mississippi ReMixed

Mississippi ReMixed tells the personal story of Myra Williams Ottewell who returns to her birthplace of Jackson, Mississippi, tired of stereotypical media portrayals about her state, and determined to celebrate the great racial transformations taking place since the 1960s – but in doing so finds she must confront her own family’s past. This is a point of view (P.O.V.) documentary. It is not a definitive look at all aspects of race relations, but rather the recollections and experiences of Myra Williams Ottewell as she talked with old friends, researched Mississippi’s history, participated in commemorative events, and interviewed various Mississippians over a period of six years.

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Mississippi Roads

Mississippi Roads provides viewers an insider’s guide to the towns, events, attractions, history, art, music, food, natural beauty and intriguing individuals that make Mississippi so unique. From hidden waterfalls to opulent mansions to quirky eateries to talented artists, you never know what we will uncover around the bend on Mississippi Roads.

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Mississippi Edition Archive

An archive of older episodes of Mississippi Edition.

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Money Talks

Money Talks focuses on personal finance as it applies to Mississippians. In any given week, we’ll talk about anything from preparing your taxes to saving for college or investing in the stock market. Chris Burford, financial education specialist for Consumer Credit Counseling and Nancy Lottridge-Anderson, Assistant Professor of Finance at Mississippi College, President of New Perspectives, Inc. and author of Tough Talk for Tough Times, join Kevin Farrell in the studio to answer your personal finance questions about family budgeting, retirement savings, Social Security, investments, debt management and more. Email the show at anytime at money@mpbonline.org. Money Talks airs Tuesday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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MPB’s Season Pass

Join MPB's sports expert Jay White each Thursday as he shares the latest in Mississippi Sports.

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MPB All Access

MPB All Access is your backstage pass to some of the southeast's most popular music festivals. Tag along with the crew as they bring you interviews and performances of musicians from a wide range of genres. From the latest in today's music scene, to established artists with long histories, MPB All Access is here to get you behind the scenes.

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MPB Celebrates Excellence

Mississippi Public Broadcasting highlights special events across the state.

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Next Stop, Mississippi

Next Stop, Mississippi is your source for information about upcoming events and attractions across the state.  Get to know the real Mississippi!

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Now You’re Talking with Marshall Ramsey

Author, public speaker, cartoonist, cancer survivor, and occasional comedian. These are just some of the titles associated with Marshall Ramsey. Now he adds to that list “Host on MPB Think Radio.” 

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PLS Fit 4 Change

The Paul Lacoste Sports Fit 4 Change Challenge is a program put on each year by Paul Lacoste Sports, challenging legislators, state employees and every day Mississippians to lose weight and get healthy.

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Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking is a safe place to discuss interpersonal issues, whether they be in the family, in a romantic relationship or regarding our role in the community. Hosted by Dr. Susan Buttross, Chief of the Division of Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and MPB’s Kevin Farrell, Relatively Speaking gives listeners a chance to call in to ask for advice, to share personal stories and to respond to each other. 

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Rise for Relief

Thank you to everyone that called, texted and went online to help those in need during the Rise for Relief telethon.  Rise for Relief is a telethon benefiting the victims of the 2011 floods and tornadoes. 

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Stock Market Game 2012

The Stock Market Game gives students in Mississippi the chance to invest and manage $100,000 in an online portfolio. While learning hands-on experience with economical and financial concepts, the students compete for the top spot.

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Snapshot Mississippi

Snapshot Mississippi takes a glimpse at our history filled state. We are proud to present these segments to showcase some of the bountiful history that has taken place throughout our state.

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Sounds Jewish

Sounds Jewish is a weekly program hosted by Andy Muchin for MPB Music Radio. Andy’s encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish music of all different genres creates a unique sound for Sunday afternoons. In one program, you might hear a traditional klezmer piece, a stand-up comic routine from the 60s, Israeli hip-hop and the gentle tones of a singer/songwriter. There is nothing like this show anywhere else! Listen to Sounds Jewish, Sunday afternoons at 3 on MPB Music Radio.

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Southern Expressions

In Southern Expressions MPB’s Ron Brown presents some of Mississippi’s best visual artists. Brown visits with artists from across the state and explores their handiwork.

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Southern Remedy

Southern Remedy is a special radio show that also features periodic TV specials. Every Wednesday, Dr. Rick DeShazo answers your medical questions on MPB Think Radio from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Television specials, entitled Mississippi's Big Problem and Premature Parenthood, address Mississippi’s obesity epidemic and teen pregnancy.

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Southern Remedy Healthy Living

Southern Remedy is Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s flagship wellness show dedicated to keeping Mississippians healthy.

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Stock Market Game 2013

The Stock Market Game gives students in Mississippi the chance to invest and manage $100,000 in an online portfolio. While learning hands-on experience with economical and financial concepts, the students compete for the top spot.

View last year's results online >>

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Stock Market Game 2014

The Stock Market Game gives students in Mississippi the chance to invest and manage $100,000 in an online portfolio. While learning hands-on experience with economical and financial concepts, the students compete for the top spot.

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Sucarnochee Revue

Sucarnochee Revue features artists from the Country, Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, Rock ‘n Roll, Blues, and Black Gospel genres.

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Taking Charge

Taking Charge highlights six local governments in Mississippi that took advantage of a grant program designed to help lower energy expenses. 

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Teacher Wall

5 teachers talk about their inpsirations, engagement with parents, challenges and more. This project is a part of Teacher Wall, a virtual teacher town square where American educators share their stories, knowledge, and ideas, and the American Graduate initiative which seeks to help students stay on course to graduate from high school.

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Thacker Mountain Radio

Thacker Mountain Radio is a live, unrehearsed broadcast out of Oxford, Mississippi, that features author readings and a wide array of musical performances. For more than ten years, Thacker Mountain Radio has broadcast literary readings and an eclectic mix of musical performances to “cheering, foot-stomping, applauding spectators” at Off Square Books, an annex of Square Books, one of America’s most prestigious independent bookstores.  The free show is taped every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. during the fall and spring before an audience of 200, who are seated in wooden chairs inside Off Square Books.  The program is rebroadcast each Saturday at 7:00 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.   

In the fall of 2011, MPB will air a television special of Thacker Mountain Radio filmed from a live show in Canton, Miss.  Stay tuned for the release of the official air date.    

Click here to learn more about Thacker Mountain Radio. 

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Writers

Writers is an hour-long interview/discussion program with host Gene Edwards featuring authors from around the nation. The award-winning program produced at MPB is carried by public broadcasting stations across the country.

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