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Friday, 5/30

Air date 05/30/14
Segment 1:
 
Hurricane season starts in two days, and though forecasters are predicting a below-average season, emergency officials are urging Mississippians to get prepared. Robert Latham is Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.  He tells our Evelina Burnett how Mississippians should be prepared when hurricane season officially starts this Sunday.
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Segment 2:
 
The eyes of the national political media are on Mississippi's Republican senate primary. The race may be one of the last best shots for a tea party candidate to defeat an incumbent Republican senator. Mississippians are just five days from voting in the contentious primary battle between six-term incumbent senator Thad Cochran and his Tea Party challenger state Senator Chris McDaniel. In the final part of our election series, I take a look at the campaign of the embattled senior senator.
 
Make sure you tune in to Election Night Live next week.  Tuesday night starting at 7:00 we'll have regular updates on election returns.  Then at 9:00, a full hour of analysis, interviews and live reports. That's Election Night Live - Tuesday night at 7:00 on MPB Think Radio. 
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Segment 3:
 
Within seconds the sanctuary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in west Tupelo right off McCullough Boulevard was torn up, gaping holes left in its ceiling, when a tornado hit the Joyner neighborhood a month ago. Part of the educational buildings were damaged, too. The childcare center had to find temporary accommodations. The adjacent gym and kitchen, however, were left unscathed. This week, MPB's Sandra Knispel returned to the ravaged area and found three church members huddled in the gym, playing music together. Jake Sanders, a retired accountant, sang, while Walter Sanders, a retired public school administrator, played guitar and Leon Cochran, who is retired from the furniture manufacturing industry, played the violin.


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