MPB Program Overview
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.
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.Learn More >
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 >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.
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.Learn More >
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.
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Money Talks airs Tuesday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
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.Learn More >
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.
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >