An effort to reduce the state’s high infant mortality rate is one of the casualties of budget cuts to the Mississippi Department of Health. Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison (7:13) joins Derek and Brad to discuss that program and the impact of state cuts on the departments of health and mental health.
Also on today’s show, education reporter Emma Kent (14:14) talks about a recent trip by representatives of the CREATE Foundation to learn from an education coalition in Indiana. Among their programs is an extensive initiative aimed at reducing high school dropout rates through mentoring and intervention.
M. Scott Morris (22:30) reviews “Me Before You,” and Derek (28:24) breaks down this weekend’s entertainment scene.