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OffBeat owner Phillip Rollins says January and summer are his "most hated months" because business is so slow.
Tim Lampkin, CEO of Higher Purpose Co., says his organization serves as an adviser and "capital matchmaker" for business owners.
Vinyl records are a big part of Phillip Rollins' business at Offbeat in Jackson, Mississippi. But rising costs make them a harder sell.
Once, Chiquikta Fountain wanted to escape the little town of Cleveland, Mississippi. Now she is reinvested in the Delta city.
Kai Ryssdal checked in with Austin Golding, a small business owner in Mississippi.
Victoria Darden and her family have been forced to leave their soybean and corn fields unplanted because of flooding.
What Mississippi's historically black colleges and universities teach us about centuries-old inequities
A divided city in a divided state in a still-divided country.