A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college – and teach them about banking and money along the way.
The historic Civil War city of Vicksburg, Miss., is now inundated with water from Mississippi River flooding.
A new and improved public transit system –funded with stimulus dollars — helps the poor get to work in rural Mississippi.
This week on Need to Know: Record spending on political campaigns. An experimental jobs program in Mississippi. And the true cost of the federal bank bailout.
Need to Know travels to Mississippi to see whether an experimental jobs program there can deliver hope to the unemployed.
The adult obesity rate in Mississippi is the highest of any state. But one small-town mayor has made strides in improving the health of his community.