Ray Suarez talks to first-time delegate from Mississippi Elzena Johnson about growing up in a Democratic household in the South and casting her first vote for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, Republican hopeful Rick Santorum hoped to win primaries in both Alabama and Mississippi to help close some of the delegate advantage held by Mitt Romney. Also, the U.S., Japan and the EU filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over China’s curbs on exporting rare earth metals. Continue reading
As the GOP campaigns crossed the South on Monday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focused on their delegate counts while Newt Gingrich focused on rising gas prices. Judy Woodruff, political columnist Steve Flowers and Mississippi State University’s Sid Salter discuss the candidates’ strategies to win over voters on Tuesday. Continue reading
After days of controversy, a Mississippi judge moved Wednesday to block some last-minute pardons made by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour. Barbour had issued pardons to more than 200 felons, 14 of them convicted killers. Margaret Warner discusses the reaction to the pardons with Daniel Cherry of Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Continue reading
The Mississippi River crested at 47.8 feet at Memphis on Tuesday, just short of the 1937 record. The waters have engulfed riverbanks in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, and Louisiana, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open floodgates, sending millions of gallons of water into Lake Pontchartrain. Continue reading
One Mississippi community is using stimulus money to bring mass transit to rural areas around the clock. Special correspondent Miles O’Brien of has our “Blueprint America” series report. Continue reading
Poet Natasha Trethewey’s latest book, “Beyond Katrina,” is a personal account of how the people of the Gulf Coast region, including her family, have lived with the threat and consequences of natural disasters for generations.
“Destroy This Memory” is a narrative photo series by Richard Misrach comprised of 69 color prints that showcases the graffiti messages scrawled by Katrina victims and rescue workers.
As First Lady Michelle Obama implements a national plan to end the U.S.’s childhood obesity epidemic, Betty Ann Bowser looks at the battle being waged in Mississippi against the fried foods that have become traditional staples in the state. Continue reading