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Thursday, October 24

Air date 10/24/13

One of the main centers to enroll uninsured Mississippians on the health insurance exchange says they have not fully enrolled anyone despite nearly 4-thousand people attempting to sign up. The navigators at the University of Mississippi Medical Center work with 200 or more uninsured patients a day. One person not surprised by the slow start-up is Dr. Jamison Taylor.  He's Vice President for Policy at the Mississippi Center for Public Policy - a conservative think tank.  Taylor spoke with MPB's Jeffrey Hess.

Today in Jackson, leaders will break ground on the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.  While the combined project will not be finished for some time, collections are underway.  We talked with both museums' directors about what visitors can expect.  Jacqueline Dace is director of the Civil Rights Museum.  First we hear from Cindy Gardner, director of the Museum of Mississippi History.

Ten so-named "Women of Vision" will be honored today by the Women's Fund of Mississippi.  We've heard from several of the women this week.  Our series concludes today with U.S. and Mississippi Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.  The Pulizer Prize-winner spoke with MPB's Ezra Wall about female themes in her work, and about the honor she's receiving.

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