A nonprofit director finds hope in community engagement

Sep 3, 2020
Once, Chiquikta Fountain wanted to escape the little town of Cleveland, Mississippi. Now she is reinvested in the Delta city.
Chiquikta Fountain and her son Maurice at their home in Cleveland, Mississippi, in 2016.
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Mississippi business owner celebrates rate cut

Aug 1, 2019
Kai Ryssdal checked in with Austin Golding, a small business owner in Mississippi.
Floodwaters in Vicksburg, Mississippi back in 2011.
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Mississippi farmers forced to leave thousands of acres unplanted this season

Jun 6, 2019
Victoria Darden and her family have been forced to leave their soybean and corn fields unplanted because of flooding.
Flood waters covering farmland in the Mississippi Delta means thousands of acres of crops
Victoria Darden

How temp workers became the norm in America

Nov 15, 2018
10 years after the Great Recession companies have increased their dependence on non-permanent workers.
Nissan auto factory workers (from left to right) Eric Hearn, Travis Parks and Antonio Ivy. 
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We're still figuring out how to desegregate higher education

May 25, 2018
What Mississippi's historically black colleges and universities teach us about centuries-old inequities
A view of the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Far from convention lights, life in Cleveland, Mississippi

Jul 15, 2016
A divided city in a divided state in a still-divided country.
A house sits neglected in East Cleveland, Mississippi, the predominantly African-American side of town.
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Economic hardship in Columbus, Mississippi

Nov 18, 2015
A look at how Columbus' economy is faring as part of our 'American Futures' series.

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Your money's worth more in Mississippi

Aug 20, 2014
Tax Foundation has mapped out the value of your $100 bill in each state.

Fracking is buoying up the Mississippi barge business

Jun 11, 2014
A Mississippi barge line owner says new money is flowing from an unlikely place.

A Columbus, Miss. QUIZ! How well do you know this Southern city?

May 30, 2014
We’re continuing our American Futures series with The Atlantic’s James Fallows this week. Kai and James have been traveling across the U.S. looking at how small towns are living and working in a new economy. Next stop: Mississippi to the city of Columbus…