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Wednesday, June 20: Farm Bill

Air date 06/20/12

Farmers in Mississippi are keeping a close eye on Washington as the Senate debates the latest proposal of the 2012 Farm Bill. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports how many rice and peanut farmers in the Magnolia State believe lawmakers are giving them a raw deal.

Then, July 2nd at the Annual Meeting of the National Education Association, leaders from across the country will gather to talk about how to make education better. Kevin Gilbert is President of the Mississippi Association of Educators. He says he’s looking forward to the meeting, and addressing some important issues, including Bullying.

When you say Tupelo, Mississippi, people from all over the world share the same thought: Elvis. In today's Discover Mississippi conversation, Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. talks about many interesting things in Tupelo. Of course, he starts with The King, Elvis Presley. What's your best kept Mississippi secret? Tweet us using #DiscoverMS.

Plus, The Brent sisters - Jessica, Eden and Bronwynne - are all musicians in their own right. That's a heritage they received from there mother, who was a singer and song-writer. The sisters talks about their mom's music with Larry Morrisey of the Mississippi Arts Commission.



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