• Mississippi Man On A Mission to Restore Voting Rights | NowThis
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    Mississippi Man On A Mission to Restore Voting Rights | NowThis

    – That’s me and that’s my brother. When I first got out, me and my brother was trying to good for the community. We go up there and register to vote and they said, ‘Hey, you can’t register to vote. As a matter of fact, you can get a felony charge for what you’re about to do.’ It was like, what? I’m a citizen. I should have a political voice in the United States of America. I have a huge family. I adopted some children. I’m a licensed foster parent out of Union County. I’ve got nine kids. I got two already in college, thank God. This is my beautiful…

  • Lawmakers pass welfare verification bill along party lines | @ISSUE | MPB
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    Lawmakers pass welfare verification bill along party lines | @ISSUE | MPB

    [MUSIC] HELLO, I’M WILSON STRIBLING. WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF @ ISSUE WERE WE DISCUSS AND DEBATE THE ISSUES FACING THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AND HOW THESE ISSUES IMPACT YOU. THAT ISSUE TONIGHT, A BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE THAT WOULD ALLOW THE STATE AUDITOR TO EXAMINE THE TAX RETURNS OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE FEDERAL BENEFITS LIKE MEDICAID FIRST FOOD STAMPS. WERE PUBLICANS IN THE JOSH HARKINS AUTHORED THE BILL AND IS CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. THE BILL WAS DEBATED FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR ON THE SENATE FLOOR. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>SO THIS WILL GIVE US A WAY TO DETERMINE TRUE ELIGIBILITY WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE.>>CORRECT. IT…

  • Fit to Eat: Mississippi Coffee Company | MPB
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    Fit to Eat: Mississippi Coffee Company | MPB

    – So I first started buying from roasters from all over the U.S. and, then after that I started roasting at home, just as a hobby. Some years later end up venturing into, like, just trying it out as a business. There’s a variety of ways you can do it. You can do it in a stove, or, like, the first time I did, it was basically in a pan on my stove top. You just get some green beans and you heat it basically same way that you would pop popcorn. And, I remember the first time I did that, it set the fire alarm off at the house.…

  • Louisiana researchers tackle a changing Mississippi Delta
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    Louisiana researchers tackle a changing Mississippi Delta

    >>Sreenivasan: AS WE’VE BEEN REPORTING IN OUR SERIES, EXPERTS AND RESEARCHERS ARE EXPLORING A NUMBER OF WAYS TO ADDRESS RISING WATERS IN THE STATES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. L.S.U. PROFESSOR CLINT WILLSON, IS TACKLING LOUISIANA’S ISSUES ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI ON A MORE MANAGEABLE SCALE. WE HAVE MORE FROM NEXUS MEDIA’S JOSH LANDIS WHO HAD A TOUR OF A UNIQUE REPLICA.>>Reporter: ON THIS 10,000 SQUARE FOOT REPLICA OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, HE SHOWS ME THE VANISHING BARRIER ISLANDS WHICH USED TO HELP PROTECT SOUTHERN LOUISIANA FROM STORMS. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE’S COASTAL PROTECTION AND RESTORATION AUTHORITY, THE FACULTY HERE CREATED THIS MODEL AS WELL AS THE CENTER FOR RIVER…

  • Vicksburg National Military Park bans selling Confederate flags
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    Vicksburg National Military Park bans selling Confederate flags

    THE SALE OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS HURT TOURISM IN VICKSBURG? 16 WAPT’S ROSS ADAMS JOINS US LIVE IN VICKSBURG WITH WHAT THE CITY IS SAYING. YEAH THIS PARK IS A HUGE TOURSIST ATTRACTION BRINGING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY EACH YEAR. VICKSBURG’S MAYOR SAYS THE A BAN ON THE SALE OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS COULD PUT A DENT IN THEIR BANK ACCOUNT. “WHAT ABOUT THIS IMAGE THAT IS THE BATTLE FLAG WHICH IS SO CONTROVERSIAL.” IF YOU TRY TO BUY A CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM THE VICKSBURG MILITARY PARK BOOKSTORE, YOU COULD BE OUT OF LUCK. “I WOULD PROBABLY THINK THAT WE’LL SEE THAT DISAPPEAR THEY WILL KEEP SELLING…

  • Miss Mississippi supports change of Confederate flag.
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    Miss Mississippi supports change of Confederate flag.

    HOUSE GROUNDS. AND HERE IN MISSISSIPPI, THE NEW MISS MISSISSIPPI IS DRAWING SOME CRITICISM ABOUT HER STANCE. 16 WAPT’S ROSS ADAMS IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN JACKSON. ROSS, YOU SPOKE WITH HER? HANNAH ROBERTS ONLY WON HER CROWN TWO WEEKS AGO. BUT SHE’S ALREADY FACING QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS STATE FLAG FIGHT. NATS… CROWNED MISS MISSISSIPPI JUST TWO WEEKS AGO… VERY BUSY — TODAY IS MY FIRST OFFICIAL APPEARANCE, WE’RE HAVING A GREAT TIME/. BUT WITH THE FLAG FIGHT BREWING — HANNAH ROBERTS IS ALREADY FACING TOUGH QUESTIONS OVER THE STARS AND BARS IN THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG. HANNAH: WE’RE FROM THE HOSPITALITY STATE WE LIKE TO BRAG THAT WE’RE THE MOST…

  • Confederate war on human rights campaign launched
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    Confederate war on human rights campaign launched

    GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE. RYAN: A GROUP OF PROTESTORS RALLIED AT THE STATE CAPITOL AGAINST THE CONFEDERACY. THE COALITION FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE TALKED ABOUT WHAT THEY CALL THE “2016 CONFEDERATE WAR ON HUMAN RIGHTS,” BLACK POLITICAL POWER, AND HOW THAT’S HURTING THE CITY OF JACKSON. THE AIRPORT TAKEOVER BILL, THE RELIGIOUS OBJECTION BILL, AND LAWMAKERS REFUSAL TO CHANGE THE STATE FLAG WERE MENTIONED. SUPPORTERS SAY THOSE ARE MODERN DAY EXAMPLES OF DESCENDENTS OF THE CONFEDERACY REVERSING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF SLAVE DESCENDENTS.>>WE WILL NOT JUST TAKE IT ON THE CHEEK AND MOVE FORWARD. WE WILL HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD. WE WILL USE WHATEVER MEASURES ARE NECESSARY TO SHOW OUR DISPLEASURE.…

  • Confederate flag sales up
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    Confederate flag sales up

    THE CONGRESSMAN’S PROPOSAL AND THE PARK SERVICE REQUEST HAS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING OF THE SHELVES. AT ONE FLAG STORE IN JACKSON – RANDY CAVANAUGH IS BUYING TWO MISSISSIPPI FLAGS… HE SAYS HE’S AFRAID THEY WONT BE AVAILABLE MUCH LONGER. SCOTT SIMMONS: DO YOU THINK THE STATE SHOULD GET RID OF THE EMBLEM? RANDY CAVANAUGH/BUYIN G FLAGS: NO. IT’S A PART OF OUR HERITAGE. AFTER THE ADMITTED SHOOTER IN A CHURCH MASSACRE, POSTED PHOTOS WITH THE CONFEDERATE FLAG – THERE HAVE BEEN CALLS NATIONWIDE TO REMOVE THE STARS AND BARS FROM THE STATE FLAG HERE. BUT JUST THE DISCUSSION IS CAUSING A RUSH ON BOTH CONFEDERATE AND MISSISSIPPI FLAGS AT…