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Friday, 7/11

Air date 07/11/14
Segment 1:
 
A Mississippi baby that appeared to be functionally cured of HIV has once again tested positive with the virus. The baby, who is unidentified, was treated with a heavy dose of medication shortly after birth that appeared to eliminate the disease. During a press conference call, Dr. Tony Fauci with National Institute of infectious diseases says recent testing shows that the virus has made a comeback.
 
Segment 2:
 
Almost 50 years ago to the day, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Jackson Field Office was reestablished amid the chaos following of three civil rights killings outside Philadelphia. While the agency received little help or trust from residents in it's early days, it would eventually help prosecute those that murdered James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner as well as Byron De La Beckwith, the man who murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers. We'll hear two selections today from an anniversary ceremony held at the FBI's Jackson headquarters yesterday.  First, Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Medgar Evers, says the agency has helped lift a burden off of her and the rest of Mississippi.
 
Segment 3:
 
A freshly-minted group of Harvard MBA's visited Tupelo recently as part of a new program called MBA's Across America.  Small groups of recent business graduates visit community foundations and business incubators across the country to help small businesses get the support they need to thrive.  Judd Wilson is the Small Business director for the Tupelo-based Community Development Foundation.  He talks with our Ezra Wall about how MBA's Across America is working with small businesses in his community.


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