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Published in This Week on July 28, 2014

MPB expands Southern Remedy's radio lineup

southernremedylogo_lineMississippi Public Broadcasting announced last week an expansion for MPB Think Radio's flagship wellness program "Southern Remedy." 

On Aug. 4, the show will air from 11 a.m.-noon every weekday. Also, the number of hosts will grow from one to five.

Each day will have a different health-related topic, such as health and fitness, behavioral health, kids and teens' health, and women's health, and will be hosted by a UMMC physician from that area.

“We want to offer more local content that speaks to the needs of Mississippians,” said Ronnie Agnew, MPB executive director. “This new schedule will celebrate our state and challenge our listeners to improve their lives and the state as a whole.

"We are particularly excited to expand our partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center in producing ‘Southern Remedy.’”

 "Our partnership with MPB through ‘Southern Remedy’ has allowed us to get the message of health and healthy living to more Mississippians than ever before,” said Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs. “The expansion of this program and the inclusion of more of our talented expert physicians will allow us to reach and help even more people."

Dr. Susan Buttross, UMMC professor of pediatrics, will be included in that list of hosts. Her show, "Relatively Speaking," which currently airs on MPB Radio at 9 a.m. Mondays and has a large following, will become part of the Southern Remedy lineup and move to Tuesdays at the show's new time, 11 a.m.

UMMC's Public Affairs office coordinates the Medical Center's activities with MPB.


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