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email: legalterms@mpbonline.org In Legal Terms, hosted by Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law with some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts as guests, airs Tuesday mornings at 10 am central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.org Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In ...
 
(Apple's Best of 2018) In-depth conversations with people at the top of their game. Jordan Harbinger unpacks guests' wisdom into practical nuggets you can use to impact your work, life, and relationships. Learn from leaders (Ray Dalio, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban), entertainers (Moby, Tip "T.I." Harris, Dennis Quaid), scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye), athletes (Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Tony Hawk) and an eclectic array of fascinating minds, from art forgers and arms traffickers to sp ...
 
The Full Story is a lively, thought-provoking news program that delivers intelligent conversation on what’s happening right now in our community. In a weekly show, WSHU’s long-time Morning Edition host Tom Kuser explores the news that is important in our region during these extraordinary times, including the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the reopening of the economy following the shutdown.Catch The Full Story every Friday at 7 p.m. on all WSHU frequencies. Missed an ...
 
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Follow the Data” podcast highlights how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation. Here’s how the podcast works: our founder is a strong believer that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” and data-driven strategies are at the core of our work. Each episode will begin with a key data point that gives insight into a problem we’re addressing through our uniqu ...
 
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The City of Detroit estimates that 215,000 residents have criminal records — and that about 75% of those residents are eligible for criminal record expungement – a proceeding that removes a person’s criminal record or conviction. ​ Last year, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan advocated for new state legislation that was signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer …
 
More than 750,000 marijuana convictions are now being expunged in New York and New Jersey, wiped out as if the arrests never happened. Also wiped out? Barriers that those arrests presented to jobs, education, even custody of children, particularly for Black people who faced disproportionate police enforcement during marijuana prohibition. “No one s…
 
New York City has a new program underway to crack down on reckless drivers. In early November the Department of Transportation sent out 160 letters to drivers who've racked up five tickets for running red lights or fifteen tickets for speeding in school zones since October 2020. Those drivers are now required to take a 90-minute course or risk losi…
 
Brooklyn's own, They Might Be Giants are back with a new album - a multimedia experience called BOOK. And after four decades of albums and tours, Grammy awards, and seemingly countless TV themes and movie songs, the new project reveals the duo losing none of their ambition. Collaborating with photographer Brian Karlsson and graphic designer Paul Sa…
 
Rutgers University officials were deep into preparations for a year-long celebration of the institution's 250th anniversary in 2016, when students recognized a major part of the story behind its founding was missing. "It did not include an acknowledgement of the history of slavery," said Marisa Fuentes, an associate professor in the Department of H…
 
New York health officials have identified five cases of the new omicron variant in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced in a joint press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday evening. A 67-year-old vaccinated Suffolk County resident tested positive for the variant on Tuesday after traveling back to New York from Sou…
 
Omicron is here. Thursday evening, New York officials announced that they had detected five cases of the omicron variant in New York State. One is a 67-year-old woman in Suffolk County with some vaccination history, but it's unclear if she was fully inoculated or boosted. Two were found in people in Queens, one in a person in Brooklyn and the other…
 
When your significant other confessed his bisexual tendencies, you began to wonder: can you ever really give him everything he needs to be satisfied in a relationship? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) ban…
 
Whenever a fresh coronavirus variant emerges, the public often hungers for answers. What could it mean for my family? My job? My health? Since the omicron variant was first reported, the common response from health experts — cited across CNN to The New York Times to NPR — is that it could take “two weeks” to know whether immunity and vaccine protec…
 
Like many New Yorkers, I was eager to get a booster when the city opened up eligibility to everyone on November 15th. But to my shock and frustration, Bellevue Hospital denied me a shot the same day for a peculiar reason. I was vaccinated in December 2020 as part of a clinical trial for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. More than two billion doses ha…
 
Joshua Fields Millburn (@JFM) is best known as one half of The Minimalists, where he and Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff. Their latest book is Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works. What We Discuss with Joshua Fields Millburn: How Joshua found that having more stuff -- including more money -- …
 
Attorneys are alleging abusive and racist treatment of detainees at an immigration detention center at the Orange County Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley, where some undocumented immigrants from New York City were moved in recent months after detention facilities closed New Jersey. The Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University’s Scho…
 
Early on in the pandemic, the New York state legislature granted former Governor Andrew Cuomo extraordinarily broad emergency powers that allowed him to dictate the statewide response to COVID-19. Lawmakers later rescinded those powers amid the scandals that led to Cuomo's resignation last summer, but coronavirus cases are once more surging in part…
 
The MTA is spending over $30 million dollars to upgrade its payroll system as part of an effort to crackdown on overtime abuse. But a report finds some employees still use the old paper-based “honor system.” The MTA has been trying to get its workers to use a biometric time clock—a device they clock in and out with, using their fingerprints. This c…
 
New York City narrowed the inequality gap between 2014 to 2019, defying a national trend, as the bottom half of earners steadily increased their share of income faster relative to wealthier ones, an analysis of annual state tax data by the Independent Budget Office shows. For more, go to Gothamist.com.…
 
Mississippi Family Law could be changing. There’s a task force considering reforms. We’ll learn what needs to be reformed and what some possible options are with our guest Judge Troy Odom. https://www.rankincounty.org/department/index.php?structureid=39 Judge Odom who was a guest on our show 08112020 to talk about the Chancery Court. http://inlegal…
 
Steven Pinker (@sapinker) is a psychology professor at Harvard, one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind, and an author of several bestsellers. His latest is Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. What We Discuss with Steven Pinker: Why, by most metrics, older generations are mistaken when they proclaim…
 
A Newark police officer charged with vehicular homicide after he allegedly hit a pedestrian and took the dead victim's body home was also found to be under the influence. A spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor said in her initial press release that she inadvertently omitted the fact that Officer Albert Guzman was also charged with DUI. The r…
 
Thinking back on how you've navigated your life, you're concerned that certain human interactions reveal a tendency toward behavior that our former guest, behavioral expert Thomas Erikson, might categorize as psychopathic. Weighing the evidence for and against, you really want an answer to this question: "Am I a psychopath?" We'll try to get to the…
 
Jordan digs into what it takes to push past the mental boundaries that keep you from realizing your full potential — with Chase Jarvis (@chasejarvis) of The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show. What Jordan and Chase Discuss: Handling debt after graduation. Zooming out on the timeline of your career and understanding why patience is key in the long term. Why not…
 
New Jersey residents who missed rent payments due to the pandemic are running out of time to apply for state assistance as the eviction moratorium comes to an end. Tenants have until December 15th to apply to the state’s rental aid program and will be entered into a lottery to fairly distribute the remaining federal dollars. But individual counties…
 
New Jersey’s troubled Department of Corrections is without a Senate-confirmed commissioner. The newly empowered prison ombudsperson’s office doesn’t have an actual ombudsperson. And the state’s only women’s prison — the focus of multiple probes due to systemic violence — continues to make headlines for sexual assault involving officers. As Governor…
 
COVID-19 has a knack for rebounding just as life starts to reopen a bit more in New York City. This fall, many businesses began hybrid operations — with a mix of office time and work-from-home schedules. International travelers are flooding back into the boroughs — a potential boon for the hard-hit hospitality industry. And holiday travel has almos…
 
Governor Kathy Hochul says she hopes construction of the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway could get under way next year. A concrete shell of what will be the new subway tunnel already exists below Second Avenue in East Harlem. It's a remnant of an earlier attempt at the long-in-the-making project from the 1970s. The MTA hopes to use the shell…
 
A new term of the US Supreme Court started last month. What have they discussed, what will they discuss, and who’s on the bench doing the discussing? Our guest for the show today is attorney Max Meyers from the Mississippi Center for Justice. https://mscenterforjustice.org/ https://www.supremecourt.gov/ https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/10-fascin…
 
Andy Norman (@drandyno) directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, is the founder of CIRCE, and is the award-winning author of Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think. What We Discuss with Andy Norman: Like our bodies, our minds and cultures have immune systems, and they can br…
 
Steven Banks, the city's social services commissioner who led the de Blasio Administration's effort to reduce homelessness, will step down at the end of the year, ending a mixed eight-year tenure that drew criticism from both homeless advocates and those opposed to the city's shelter expansion plan. A former Legal Aid lawyer, Banks plans to join th…
 
City officials say they're on pace to close Rikers Island by 2027. Testifying at a city council hearing on Monday, officials said the demolition contracts will be awarded by the end of this year for the locations of the new borough-based jails that will replace Rikers. They described a smaller jail system with nearly 2,000 fewer detainees than Rike…
 
The New York State Assembly's Judiciary Committee has released a report into former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s conduct in office. It finds Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, in line with findings from Attorney General Letitia James' report into Cuomo. But this investigation goes beyond that and looks at Cuomo's handling of nursing home data and t…
 
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be mostly back to normal this year. Everyone is welcome along the 2.5 mile parade route — as long as you're wearing a mask. And if you want to attend the Wednesday afternoon balloon inflation, you'll need to show proof of vaccination. Gothamist photographer Scott Lynch has been covering the event for years, a…
 
In theory, being the general manager of a Major League Baseball team in the biggest market in the U.S. should be one of the most prized gigs in the world of sports. But that's apparently not the case for the New York Mets. Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated reported that 12 candidates approached by the team for the gig turned them down. New Yor…
 
COVID-19 spread quickly in prisons around the country, including in New Jersey which had one of the highest death rates in the U.S. In response, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law last October that reduced the prison population by 40%. People within a year of their scheduled release could get out up to eight months early. One former prisoner said he's w…
 
Memorials, monuments, and art installations can challenge viewers to confront the history of the places where we live and work. They also offer a place to honor those lost, to reckon with racial and social justice movements, and to engage with communities in new and inclusive ways. This is the first episode in a series about the new ways that artis…
 
You dared to set a boundary with your parents: you would only communicate with them if they were respectful to you and your family. This means zero tolerance for name-calling, swearing, threatening, or yelling at you or your husband whenever there's a disagreement. Now they've leveled false accusations against your husband for being abusive, going …
 
The New York City public schools that rely solely on open windows and portable air purifiers have seen 23% more COVID-19 cases per students and a 29% increase in staff case rates when compared to buildings with stronger ventilation, such as HVAC systems, according to a new WNYC/Gothamist investigation. The findings raise new concerns about the adeq…
 
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