Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
On today's show: The fight to establish a labor union at the Nissan plant in Canton is being reignited with an upcoming rally. Then, after a StoryCorp conversation from Mississippi, find out where free legal help is now available to Mississippians recovering from last month's devastating tornadoes.
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12/07/2023: One Lake Project in Jackson | Legislative Revenue Estimates | "Goon Squad" report23:48The Army Corps of Engineers has released a new report on how a flood mitigation project in Jackson could change the Pearl River.Then, state lawmakers continue to dissagree on what a budget should look like next legislative session.Plus, we speak with a New York Times reporter about their in-depth coverage of the Rankin County Sherriff's office.
12/06/2023: Revenue Losses Expected in 2024 | School attendance | Ratification of 21st Amendment22:49Declining revenue for the state could impact some leaders' legislative priorities for 2024.Then, Mississippi schools are seeing higher attendance rates than in recent years.Plus, it's been 90 years since the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending prohibition in the United States.
12/05/2023: Private schools and public funds | Early Learning Collaboratives Report | Respiratory Illness24:57Many conservative state lawmakers want to offer increased benefits for people with kids attending private school. But the state constitution requires spending go only toward public education.Then, early learning collaboratives have pushed Mississippi's education scores higher. A legislative oversightreport outlines what works and what needs to be done better.Plus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns Mississippians about the high risk of contracting a respiratory illness.
12/04/2023: Post Conviction | Ousting of US Congressman | Flood Mitigation Canvasing22:31A Mississippi man convicted of two capital murders in 1994 says evidence and witness testimony used to convict him and sentence him to death are unreliable.Then, a Mississippi Congressman oversaw the first expulsion of a House member in more than 20 years.Plus, immigrant rights advocates are going door-to-door in their communities to discuss how a flood mitigation plan could affect Jackson and the lower Pearl River.
12/01/2023: World Aids Day | Prison Reform | Candlelight Tours23:56It's World Aids Day. Doctors want Mississippians to know their status for the disease and seek treatment if positive.Then, we speak with an advocate about what criminal justice and economic reform could look like next year.Plus, legislative buildings and museums in Jackson will be open tonight for a Candlelight Tour.
11/30/2023: Jackson Water 1 year later | School Choice | USPS Holiday Shipping24:05It's been one year since control of Jackson's troubled water system was handed over to a third-party manager by a federal court.Then, school choice advocates want more opportunities for families in where their children get an education.Plus, the U S Postal Service is shipping millions of packages next month. They share how folks can ensure presents get to their destination on time.
11/29/2023: Online Sports Betting | Medical Supply Donations | Early Intervention23:45State lawmakers are trying to determine what legalization of online sports betting could look like in Mississippi.Then, Jackson community organizations are donating medical supplies to residents to try and help combat the spread of winter illnesses.Plus, identifying diseases and disorders early in a child's life can help prevent severe systems and help them lead a healthier life.
11/28/2023: Education formula | Water bills go missing | BBB on Giving Tuesday24:07A teachers' advocacy group is calling for a greater investment in the state's education funding formula next year. But the state economist has warned of a possible economic downturn in 2024.Then, when water bills get delayed or go missing, bigger problems can catch customers by surprise.Plus, the Better Business Bureau is reminding folks to research non-profits before making donations this Giving Tuesday.
11/27/2023: Food worker minimum wage | Applesauce recall | Salvation Army23:59A collaboration between national and local organizations is trying to bring higher wages to Jackson's tipped food service workers.Then, some applesauce manufacturers have recalled their products after reports of lead contamination.Plus, the Salvation Army is accepting donations to help feed families and gift presents to children in need.