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Fri, Nov. 9: Dropout Rates

Air date 11/09/12

1 - The graduation rate among high school students in Mississippi is just over 73-percent. That means over a quarter of Mississippi high school students leave without a diploma. Dr. Martha Liddell is superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. She has written a program called Project 2020, which her district is starting to implement. She hopes the new plan will reduce the 30-percent dropout rate in her district.

2 - As the nation prepares to honor military men and women on Veterans Day, hundreds of homeless veterans are living in the woods along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The goal of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to end veteran homelessness by 2015. But as MPB’s Rhonda Miller reports, it’s a slow process in Mississippi.

3 - Marty Stuart has been on the road most of his life playing the country music that has made the Mississippi native famous all over the nation. Now he's hitting the road in support of a new book of his MOM. Hilda Stuart joined her famous son. They spoke to Malcolm White of the Mississippi Arts Commission for an upcoming episode of the Mississippi Arts Hour.

4 - Anita talks "Skyfall" and Bond movies past.

5 - Remembering Ellen Douglas.

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