September 2014 Archive

  • From the Trail of Tears to Today: The Choctaw Journey in Mississippi
    Published by Sandra Knispel on 14 Feb 2011 01:40pm

    Since pre-historic times, Choctaws and other Native Americans have lived in what is now Mississippi. Once on the brink of extinction, Choctaw Indians are now once again thriving in the Magnolia state. What it took to get there is the focus of a four-part series that starts today. MPB’s Sandra Knispel takes us on the journey of the Mississippi Choctaws.

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  • Egyptians In Mississippi Celebrate and Ponder the Future of the Middle East
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 11 Feb 2011 01:50pm | Listen Now

    Egyptians living in Mississippi are still celebrating the resignation of Hosni Mubarak...and wondering if the revolution will spread to the rest of the region. MPB's Jeffrey Hess talks with Mississippi Muslims about revolution and the future of the Middle East.

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  • Town of Ackerman Mourns Victims of Tuesday’s Deadly Bus Crash
    Published by Sandra Knispel on 10 Feb 2011 01:57pm | Listen Now

    The town of Ackerman in north Mississippi is still coming to grips with Tuesday’s deadly school bus accident that claimed three lives. MPB’s Sandra Knispel files this report from a town in mourning.

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  • Jackson Sales Tax Passes Senate
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 10 Feb 2011 01:54pm | Listen Now

    The Mississippi Senate has approved a bill extending a one-cent local sales tax for the city of Jackson until 2032, if city voters approve it. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the money is intended to fix the capitol city's crumbling infrastructure.

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  • Road Construction Companies Worry About MDOT Budget Cuts
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 09 Feb 2011 02:07pm | Listen Now

    Workers in the business of constructing roads and bridges across Mississippi warn that state budget cuts could mean fewer jobs in their industry. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that initial budget recommendations call for a 100-million dollar cut in transportation spending.

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  • A Freedom Rider Recounts His Harrowing Tale
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 09 Feb 2011 02:01pm | Listen Now

    50 years ago, a group of civil rights activists were harassed, attacked, and throw into the jail for trying to desegregate the public bus system. Today, one of those freedom riders is sharing his harrowing story. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports.

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  • Gov. Barbour Calls For Civil Rights Museum
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 08 Feb 2011 02:20pm | Listen Now

    Governor Haley Barbour's final State of the State address meets with praise from both political parties. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the speech also included a call for the construction of a Civil Rights Museum.

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  • NAACP Highlights Top Issues
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 08 Feb 2011 02:14pm | Listen Now

    Mississippi's NAACP is focusing on several key legislative issues for this session. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that activists representing many Mississippi Counties rallied at the capitol.

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  • 3 Killed in North Miss Bus / Truck Accident
    Published by Lawayne Childrey on 08 Feb 2011 02:09pm | Listen Now

    Nearly a dozen Ackerman High School students are recovering today after yesterdays deadly crash between a school bus and an 18 wheeler in Calhoun County . MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports on the fatal wreck that claimed the lives of 3 people.

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  • Anti-Smoking Advocates Renew Call For Comprehensive Smoking Ban
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 07 Feb 2011 02:16pm | Listen Now

    Anti-smoking advocates have returned to the Capital to call on legislator to pass a comprehensive ban.

    MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that advocates are disappointed with a smoking ban recently approved by a Senate committee.

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  • Mississippi Business Leaders Cautiously Optimistic
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 04 Feb 2011 02:26pm | Listen Now

    The new national unemployment numbers show the nation continuing a slow economic recovery. But business leaders in Mississippi are still wary about the recovery. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that some who run businesses are waiting to see how 2011 plays out.

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  • Wintry Mississippi Weather
    Published by Teresa Collier on 04 Feb 2011 09:43am

    MDOT would like to ask all motorists when traveling over bridges and overpasses to please drive with extreme caution.

    Much of Mississippi was under a winter storm warning through Friday with forecasters expecting up to an inch of snow in northern counties overnight and freezing rain and sleet to the south.

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  • Official Mississippi Census Numbers Released
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 03 Feb 2011 02:37pm | Listen Now

    Mississippi has received its official population numbers from the 20-10 U-S Census. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that these new statistics are vital to the state's redistricting process.

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  • ‘Building Blocks’ Pre-K Program Improves Child Care
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 02 Feb 2011 02:41pm | Listen Now

    First-year results of an early childhood education program show gains in the quality of care for infants and toddlers at some day care centers in Mississippi. As MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports the ultimate goal of the study is to implement a statewide pre-K program.

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  • ‘Free File’ Returns to Mississippi
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 01 Feb 2011 02:44pm | Listen Now

    Thousands of Mississippians are now able to file their taxes for free online. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports on how Free File program works.

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