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Thursday, 4/17

Air date 04/17/14
Segment 1:
 
The two remaining candidates for mayor of Jackson are making the case that they can take Mississippi in a new direction. Crime, education and economic development,  were featured heavily in the debate between City councilman Tony Yarber and Chokewe Antar Lumumba last night. 
 
 
In other news:
Nearly 8 thousand veterans living in Mississippi are unemployed. Leaving the state with one of the highest rates of jobless veterans in the nation. That's why officials with the US Veterans Administration are offering a job and benefit fair for veteran's and their spouses from 10 am to 2 pm today at the Mississippi Trademart in Jackson. James Theres is with the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson. He says veterans have a number of set of skills many employers would find valuable.
 
For information on the Mississippi Department of Employment Security's job resources for veterans, CLICK HERE
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Segment 2:
 
Music is changing the lives of some nursing home residents in Gulfport. As MPB's Evelina Burnett reports, the program was inspired by a recent documentary and research on the ways music can comfort those living with dementia and memory loss.
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Segment 3:
 
James Carville and Mary Matalin are known as political operatives who often find themselves on the opposite side of contentious issues like taxes and welfare.  But the couple says they share more in common than not.  Their new book is called "Love and War: 20 years, 3 Presidents, 2 Daughters, and 1 Louisiana Home."  They talk with MPB's Evelina Burnet in a crouded coffee shop in Pass Christian, where they live part of the time.


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