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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.

  • Tuesday, 4/22 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/22/14
    Trooper school bill signed by Gov; Jackson mayoral race; If you're buying, they're selling
  • Monday, 4/21 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/21/14
    Scientists explore oil-damaged Gulf; Oil spill 4 years later; Everyday Tech; MS runner in Boston Marathon
  • Thursday, 4/17 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/17/14
    Mayoral candidates debate in Capital City; Music brings back memories; Carville/Matalin on new book
  • Tuesday, 4/15 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/15/14
    Tax day tips; GIVE Awards volunteer; Ken Burns on "The Address"
  • Monday, 4/14 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/14/14
    Weather; Everyday Tech; Pit Bulls - Nature vs Nurture
  • Friday, 4/4 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/04/14
    Make MAEP funding constitutional?; Sen. David Jordan, pt. 2; MS Rabbis shave for cancer
  • Thursday, 4/3 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/03/14
    Legislative wrap-up; Why faith leaders should talk HIV/Aids; Book Club, author Diane Williams; Laramie Project
  • Wednesday, 4/2 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/02/14
    "Religous Freedom" bill goes to Gov.; Sexual assault awareness; Rural hospital economics; Sen. David Jordan, pt. 1
  • Tuesday, 4/1 image
    Excerpt () | Air date 04/01/14
    Death penalty conviction reversed; No budget deal reached; Creating opportunity for kids


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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