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Thurs, July 19: Mims on Abortion

Air date 07/19/12

Segment 1: This week inspectors from the Mississippi State Department of Health visited the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's last remaining abortion provider. Earlier a judge upheld a new law requiring the Clinic's doctors to be certified OB/GYNs with admitting privileges to local hospitals. The judge said, however, that the clinic could not be penalized while they tried to meet those requirements. The ruling comes as a relief for clinic owner Diane Derzis. Representative Sam Mims is chairman of Mississippi's House Public Health and Human Services Committee. He wrote the controversial new law, and tells MPB's Ezra Wall he, too, is happy with the outcome of the trial.

Segment 2: Hot Mississippi summers send electricity bills soaring, but help is available. The Mississippi Department of Human Services is providing help to the elderly, disabled and low-income Mississippians trying to beat the heat. Sollie Norwood of the Department of Human Services joins us for more information. Below are some money-saving tips and County Service Organizations listed alphabetically  by county.

* Turn the hot water heater down to below 120 degrees.
* Cook on the lowest burner setting; consider using the oven only in the evenings.
* Close curtains and blinds on hot days.
* Raise the thermostat to 78 degrees or more to decrease your air conditioning bill.
* Replace AC filters once a month.
* Use ceiling fans to maximize your AC’s effectiveness.
* Wash your clothes in cold water; don’t over-dry your clothes and if possible, hang dry clothes outside.

 

Adams

AJFC

(601) 442-8681

Alcorn

Northeast MS CS

(662) 286-9263

Amite

Southwest MS Opp

(601) 225-7878

Attala

Central MS Inc

(662) 289-5934

Benton

United CAA

(662) 224-8912

Bolivar

Bolivar County

(662) 846-1491

Calhoun

LIFT Inc

(662) 412-2222

Carroll

Central MS Inc

(662) 464-5667

Chickasaw

LIFT Inc

(662) 447-2089

Choctaw

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 285-6291

Claiborne

AJFC

(601) 437-5419

Clarke

Multi-County CSA

(601) 776-3461

Clay

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 494-4862

Coahoma

Coahoma Opportunities

(662) 624-4887

Copiah

AJFC

(601) 894-4745

Covington

PRVO

(601) 765-4871

Desoto

Mid-State CAA

(662) 895-4153

Forrest

PRVO

(601) 544-1394

Franklin

AJFC

(601) 384-5587

George

Gulf Coast CAA

(601) 947-7426

Greene

Gulf Coast CAA

(601) 394-2942

Grenada

Central MS Inc

(662) 226-7953

Hancock

Gulf Coast CAA

(228) 467-0158

Harrison

Gulf Coast CAA

(228) 701-2635

Hinds

Hinds County HRA

(601) 923-3950

Holmes

Central MS Inc

(662) 834-2437

Humphreys

Sunflower Humphreys

(662) 247-1961

Issaquena

WWISCAA

(662) 873-2595

Itawamba

LIFT Inc

(662) 862-4894

Jackson

Jackson County CAA

(228) 769-3292

Jasper

Multi-County CSA

(601) 784-4844

Jeff Davis

PRVO

(601) 792-5356

Jefferson

AJFC

(601) 786-3711

Jones

PRVO

(601) 428-3171

Kemper

Multi-County CSA

(601) 743-5752

Lafayette

LIFT Inc

(662) 234-4568

Lamar

PRVO

(601) 794-8387

Lauderdale

Multi-County CSA

(601) 482-9887

Lawrence

AJFC

(601) 587-4370

Leake

Prairie Opportunity

(601) 267-4510

Lee

LIFT Inc

(662) 842-9511

Leflore

Central MS Inc

(662) 455-3497

Lincoln

AJFC

(601) 833-6349

Lowndes

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 328-1669

Madison

South Central CAA

(601) 855-0511

Marion

PRVO

(601) 736-6077

Marshall

Northeast MS CS

(662) 252-2713

Monroe

LIFT Inc

(662) 369-4695

Montgomery

Central MS Inc

(662) 283-2698

Neshoba

Multi-County CSA

(601) 656-7261

Newton

Multi-County CSA

(601) 683-2733

Noxubee

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 726-4861

Oktibbeha

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 323-3397

Panola

Mid-State CAA

(662) 487-2087

Pearl River

PRVO

(601) 749-7729

Perry

PRVO

(610) 964-8231

Pike

Southwest MS Opp

(601) 684-5593

Pontotoc

LIFT Inc

(662) 489-7329

Prentiss

Northeast MS CS

(662) 728-8141

Quitman

Mid-State CAA

(662) 326-8131

Rankin

South Central CAA

(601) 824-8844

Scott

Multi-County CSA

(601) 469-3064

Sharkey

WWISCAA

(662) 873-4978

Simpson

South Central CAA

(601) 847-5552

Smith

Multi-County CSA

(601) 782-9578

Stone

Gulf Coast CAA

(601) 928-5044

Sunflower

Sunflower Humphreys

(662) 887-5593

Tallahatchie

Mid-State CAA

(662) 647-2463

Tate

Mid-State CAA

(662) 562-7733

Tippah

United CAA

(662) 837-9812

Tishomingo

Northeast MS CS

(662) 423-7013

Tunica

Mid-State CAA

(662) 363-2751

Union

LIFT Inc

(662) 534-8104

Walthall

Southwest MS Opp

(601) 876-4511

Warren

WWISCAA

(601) 638-2474

Washington

WWISCAA

(662) 378-8663

Wayne

Multi-County CSA

(601) 735-2118

Webster

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 258-8233

Wilkinson

Southwest MS Opp

(601) 888-4211

Winston

Prairie Opportunity

(662) 773-3465

Yalobusha

Central MS Inc

(662) 675-8282

Yazoo

WWISCAA

(662) 746-1517




Segment 3: This week's Book Club features Mississippi writer Ace Atkins. "The Lost Ones" is the second in Atkins's Quinn Colson series. "Lullaby" is Atkins's first contribution to the Spencer storyline, created by the late Robert B. Parker. Ace Atkins tells MPB's Ezra Wall about picking up where the famed crime writer left off.



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