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5/22/2023 - IRS Audit Disparities | Reducing Rx Costs | Emergency Response

Black Mississippians are one of the most likely groups to be audited in the nation.

Then, a recent poll finds 80 percent of Mississippi residents want legislation that could reduce costs of prescriptions.

Plus, emergency responders from across Mississippi are coordinating plans for future disasters.


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  • 07/16/2024: RNC Day 1 | Mental Health Hotline | Black Bears

    24:11
    Mississippi delegates at the Republican National Convention have cast their votes for Donald Trump to be the party's candidate in November's Presidential race.Then, today marks the 2 anniversary of 988, the emergency hotline for mental health crises.Plus, a new survey is underway to better understand Mississippi's black bear population and how they are perceived by the public.
  • 07/15/2024: RNC Kicks Off | Redistricting | Allergies in Summer

    24:09
    Republicans gather in Milwaukee Wisconsin this week for the Republican National Convention, and several representatives from Mississippi will be in attendance.Then, lawmakers are having to consider their options as federal courts have ruled the state must redraw several state senate and house district lines.Plus, a doctor shares some ideas on how to beat the summer allergy season.
  • 07/12/2024: Children's Medical Home | Gun Violence in Shreveport | Tax Free Weekend

    23:50
    A new long-term medical facility is under construction in Jackson to care for children with exceptional medical needs. Then, Gulf South prison reform advocate talks about efforts to reduce gun violence in Northern Louisiana. That's coming up from the Gulf States newsroom.Plus, today kicks off tax-free weekend in Mississippi, a time for folks to get school supplies, clothing and similar items without paying sales taxes.
  • 07/11/2024: Pearl River Flood Plans | Gender Pay Gap | Storyteller Documentary

    23:42
    The Army Corps of Engineers releases a new report about how Mississippi could curb flooding along the Pearl River in Jackson.Then, advocates for fair wages are renewing their calls this week to close the gender pay gap.Plus, a new documentary follows the life of a Vicksburg storyteller, and how storytelling has helped become a major part of Mississippi culture.
  • 07/10/2024: Mail In Voting Lawsuit | HIV | Freedom Summer

    24:00
    A federal lawsuit could change how Mail-In ballots are counted in Mississippi's general election this November.Then, Mississippi has one of the nation's highest HIV transmission rates, and one statewide organization is working to address barriers to care and prevention of the disease.Plus, a look back at Freedom Summer, and how it helped embolden the voting power of Black Mississippians.
  • 07/09/2024: Chronic Absenteeism | Active in Summer | Heatwave Names

    23:57
    A new report shows Mississippi's K-12 chronic absenteeism rate has surged. What are the reasons students aren't showing up for school? Then, high temperatures can make getting active in the summer difficult. Health experts say staying hydrated and exercising indoors may be a good alternative.Plus, Should heat waves get names? As temperatures continue to skyrocket, some scientists are pushing for the idea.
  • 07/08/2024: Redistricting Maps | Housing Violations | Voter Boot Camp

    23:27
    Federal courts have ruled that Mississippi must redraw the electoral lines for several districts that were found to dilute the power of black voters.Then, new grant funding could help some Mississippians who have wrongfully been denied or evicted from their housing.Plus, efforts are underway to increase voter participation in Mississippi.
  • 07/03/2024: Early Childhood Demand | Firework Safety | Mississippi River

    22:21
    The vast majority of Mississippians support early childhood education according to a new report.Then, fire chiefs are reminding folks to be safe around fireworks this 4th of July weekend.Plus, a dive into how the Mississippi River has become one of the most significant waterways in the nation, especially in the state.
  • 07/02/2024: Heat Health | Gun Violence | Oral History of Raising Families in Jackson

    23:18
    It's extremely hot this summer, which could cause some Mississippians to experience unique health issues.Then from the Gulf States Newsroom, Residents of a Gulf South city that has struggled with a surge in gun violence say mass incarceration has contributed to the problem.Plus, an oral history project in Jackson aims to capture how family life has changed in the state's capital city.