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Mon, Oct. 8: Record West Nile

Air date 10/08/12

1 - Mississippi has set a record for the number of confirmed West Nile Virus cases. There are more than 200 cases of the mosquito born illness in the state and at least 5 Mississippians have died from the disease. Dr. Thomas Dobbs is the State Epidemiologist. He tells MPB's Jeffrey Hess this is the West Nile's biggest year yet in Mississippi.

2 - Everyday Technology: today Kevin and Ashley hook you up with several apps aimed at a safer, less "texty" drive.

3 - House Speaker Philip Gunn is joining other Republican and Democrat state legislators on a statewide listening tour this week. "Mississippi Solutions: An Ideas Tour" is a town hall-style meeting where Mississippians can meet with legislators and voice their concerns in advance of the 20-13 legislative session. Speaker Gunn spoke with MPB's Ezra Wall, and says he is pleased with his first year as Mississippi's Speaker.

Below are the times/dates for the Mississippi Solutions ideas tour. For complete information, click here:

Monday, October 8

9:00 a.m.—Jackson, Capitol, Rm. 113

1:00 p.m.—Greenwood, Downtown, City Council Room

4:30 p.m.—Hernando, City Courtroom

Tuesday, October 9

9:00 a.m.—Tupelo, Tupelo City Hall, City Council Chambers, Second Floor

1:30 p.m.—Columbus, City Hall, Main Street

5:00 p.m.—Meridian, City Hall, Third Floor

Thursday, October 11

9:00 a.m.—Hattiesburg, Cultural Center, Main Street

1:30 p.m.—Biloxi, City Hall

Friday, October 12

10:00 a.m.—Brookhaven, State Room, State Bank and Trust

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