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Thursday, 6/5

Air date 06/05/14
Segment 1:
 
Mississippians are preparing for round two of what has been called the nastiest primary in the country. With less than two thousand votes separating Tea Party backed State Senator Chris McDaniel and long-time incumbent Thad Cochran, neither camp is willing to concede the race. But before either candidate can move on to the general election this November, Mississippians must once again head to the polls to vote for a republican nominee. One race that was finally decided yesterday is the 4th district congressional contest between Congressman Steven Palazzo and former Representative Gene Taylor.  Palazzo had more than 50 percent of the vote following returns on election night.  Although there were some remaining ballots in Harrison County that were counted yesterday, there weren't enough to change the outcome.  In a statement, Congressman Palazzo says he counts on his supporters and volunteers to help him fight Washington's runaway liberal agenda.
 
Segment 2:
 
Mississippians affected by the April 28th tornadoes will have until the end of June to file disaster relief claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Some disaster recovery centers are beginning to close, but residents in those areas can still register on FEMA's website - FEMA.gov.  Thomas Kempton is with FEMA.  He talks with MPB's Sandra Knispel in Tupelo, where the recovery center  is still open. 
 
Segment 3:
 
Jeff Shaara is a noted writer of historical fiction.  His award-winning book "Gods and Generals" was turned into a movie starring Robert Duvall and Jeff Daniels.  Shaara stopped by our studio to talk about his latest piece of Civil War fiction, "The Smoke at Dawn."
 
To learn more about Shaara, visit his website
 


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