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Thurs, June 28: HIV Testing

Air date 06/28/12

Segment 1: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates 1 in 5 people living with HIV/AIDS don't know they're carrying the virus. Yesterday was the 17th Annual National HIV testing day. Organizations fighting the spread of the disease are urging people between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested for HIV.  Dr. Warren Jones is Executive Director of the Mississippi Institute for Geographic Minority Health.  He tells MPB's Daniel Cherry about the challenges HIV poses to the healthcare community.

Segment 2: We have the Business Break with Dr. Christina Gaylor. She speaks with Greg Bryant about scuba classes and swimming. Also, Ezra Wall talks about the cost of shrimp compared to last year's prices.

Segment 3: Learn fit to eat tips. Chef Rob Stenson gives advice on using herbs over salt.

Segment 4: Keeping kids' minds engaged over the summer months can be a challenge. But making sure they always have some good books to read can help. In this week's Book Club we hear from Ramonda Wanlass from Square Books in Oxford. She tells MPB's Ezra Wall the summer time schedule keeps some of her normal customers away from the store.

Segment 5: The traditional July 4th vacation time means lots of people will be spending time on the Gulf Coast. MPB’s Rhonda Miller reports a national study of water quality  Mississippi beaches are, basically, good to go.

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