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Mississippi Edition

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, airs weekday mornings at 8:30 and 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.

  • Monday, 7/21 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/21/14
    McDaniel on race baiting tactics; information on the state's rainy day savings
  • Friday, July 18 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/18/14
    Senate campaign race-baiting?; Education head on common core, funding, cheating; Fitness Fest
  • Thursday, 7/17 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/17/14
    senatorial primary updates; implementation of common core; JFPchickball and discussion on sexual aggression
  • Wednesday, 7/16 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/16/14
    McDaniel updates; common core educational standards; last segment of "Mississippi Entrepreneurs"
  • Wednesday, 7/15 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/15/14K
    McDaniel updates; Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System; minimum wage effects; higher salary for teachers
  • Monday, 7/14 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/14/14
    veteran care in Jackson; McDaniel's options after the race
  • Friday, 7/11 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/11/14
    HIV affects baby; 50th anniversary of the FBI in Jackson; Tupelo-based Community Development Foundation
  • Thursday, 7/10 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/10/14
    healthcare reform in MS; Child Abuse Prevention Center facing shutdown; Karen White book club
  • Wednesday, 7/9 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 07/09/14
    state revenue for roads and bridges; vaccinations before school; Coast Veterans on VA scandal; Hu Meena for Mississippi Entrepreneurs


Karen Brown, as you can probably tell by listening to her, is not from around these parts.  Born and raised in New Jersey, Karen made her first foray into radio news in South Dakota where she lived for 17 years following college and graduate school.  A ten-year stay in west central Illinois and a job co-hosting a morning news/talk radio program followed. Then it was on to Columbus, Mississippi for a year before settling in the Jackson area in the summer of 2007.   

Karen hosts “Mississippi Edition” and “Morning Edition” on MPB but she has worn many a hat in the past, including theatre director and manager, newspaper columnist, theatre critic, PR consultant and freelance writer.  She is the proud mother of two remarkable boys, Casey (15) and Jesse (14).  While Karen has embraced most of the attributes of southern living with great enthusiasm, she is a hold-out on one definitive serving of Southern cuisine – grits.   She’s not fixin’ to eat them anytime soon.  Bless her heart.


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