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Feb. 6: Rodeo Comes to Town

Air date 02/06/12

The Mississippi economy is lagging, but agriculture remains the top industry. Karen Brown speaks with Cindy Hyde-Smith, the state's agriculture commissioner, about the status of agriculture and commerce amid challenges like last year's historic flooding and daught. She also plugs the annual Dixie National Rodeo, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce's largest event.

Some estimate that Facebook will have over 1 billion users by the end of 2012. Social media has become an important part of people's personal and work lives, and Everyday Technology examines its future. With the help of EBizMBA.com, Kevin Farrell and Thomas Broadus look at other successful media sites like LinkedIn and myspace.

How do experts in educational television reach kids in the digital age? Sesame Workshop's Randell Bynum discusses the challenges and how the new Electric Company succeeds in educating through media.

Also in the vein of childhood education and media, Rhea Williams-Bishop from The Center for Education Innovation lobbies congress to spend more money on early education, and Attorney General Jim Hood speaks about the effects of social media on bullying.



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