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Thursday, 7/10

Air date 07/10/14
Segment 1:
 
The federal health care reform law is still facing big legal hurdles that could have a major impact on Mississippi. That's according to conservative legal scholar Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University.  Adler spoke in Jackson yesterday, then told MPB's Jeffrey Hess the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is just the beginning.  There are more legal challenges that could affect the healthcare reform law in Mississippi.
 
Segment 2:
 
The number of child abuse and neglect cases on the Mississippi coast has grown by 33 percent since 2009. One organization that works to help prevent child abuse and advocate for victims, is at risk of shutting its doors for good. The Child Abuse Prevention Center in Gulfport had to let go most of its staff last month, retaining only a forensic interviewer and a book-keeper. Jim Allen is president of the center’s board of directors. He talks to MPB's Evelina Burnett about his organization and its struggles.
 
Segment 3:
 
Author Karen White is a product of the south, and spent many childhood summers visiting her grandmother in the Mississippi Delta.  That's the setting for this week's Book Club selection, "A Long Time Gone."
 


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