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Feb. 3: Earthquake Awareness

Air date 02/03/12

Would Mississippi be prepared if an earthquake hit? Most residents probably don't know that the state lies in the region of the New Madrid fault, site of significant earthquakes in 1811 and 1812. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) wants all Mississippians to be ready. Sandra Knispel speaks to MEMA's director, Robert Latham, as today marks the end of the state's Earthquake Awareness Week.

Breast cancer awareness has been in the news recently, but women are actually ten times more likely to die of heart disease. Today is National Wear Red Day to spread awareness about heart disease in women. Dr. Cameron Guild, assistant professor of cardiology at University of Mississippi Medical Center, discusses how the disease affects genders differently and the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, among other legislators, is lobbying for consolidation of some of the state's less populous school districts. Drew, for example, has its own district separate from Sunflower County, and these districts have been singled out as examples. Annie Gilbertson travels to Drew High School to look into the potential effects of such a merger.

Also, critic Anita Modak-Truran discusses the weekend box office: "Chronicle" and "The Big Miracle."


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