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Tuesday, 6/03

Air date 06/03/14

Segment 1:

 

Mississippians are heading to the polls today to vote in party primaries. All four of the state's congressional districts and one of its Senate seats are at stake. One of the most contentious races is in the Republican Senate primary, where long-time incumbent Thad Cochran faces a challenge from tea-party backed candidate Chris McDaniel. In the House, incumbent Republican Steven Palazzo faces former Democratic Congressman Gene Taylor in the fourth district Republican primary. Today will also mark the first time Mississippians will have to show photo ID before they can vote. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann talks with MPB's Ezra Wall about the new requirement.


For more information visit the Mississippi voter ID website.


Segment 2:

 

Federal Judge Sharion Aycock added another first to her long list of achievements when she became the first female federal chief judge in Mississippi. MPB’s Sandra Knispel was at at the federal courthouse in Aberdeen yesterday and had the opportunity to sit down with the judge right before the traditional “passing the gavel” ceremony.

 

Segment 3:

 

Civil-rights activists in Mississippi are preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer this month. MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports on the impact Freedom Summer had on the civil rights movement.



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