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Tuesday, 1/21

Air date 01/21/14
Segment 1:
Mississippi Association of Educators president Joyce Helmick leads a group of hundreds in a chant supporting an across the board pay raise for Mississippi teachers.
The crowd, which included teachers, parents and lawmakers, are calling on the legislature to increase teacher's base pay for the first time in seven years. 
Forrest County 6th grade teacher Beth Allen says pay is so low that new teachers have to take part time jobs and government assistance in order to make ends meet.  She spoke with MPB's Jeffrey Hess.
A Mississippi Freedom Trail marker honoring the legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer C.C. Bryant now stands in front of his house in McComb.  Dr. Leslie McLemore is the Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Trail Task Force. During yesterdays ceremony, he said Bryant is perhaps best known for his work  with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.  The groups major contribution was organizing voter registration drives.  In 2005, the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation also honored Bryant by naming the Institute Award for Community Organizing after him.  Bryant's Freedom Trail Marker is the 15th such marker in the state.  He died in 2007.
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Mississippi has received a grade of C- for its support of Emergency Medical Care.  The new state by state report card evaluates 136 measures in five categories including access to emergency care.  Dr. Jon Mark Hirshon is with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the organization behind the report card.  He says  emergency involves more than just what happens at the E-R.
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Jewish Cinema Mississippi is a film festival in its 12th year.  It features films that celebrate Jewish arts and culture in Mississippi, the United States and across the world.  Joining us to talk about this years slate of films is festival co-director, James Bowley.

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