COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Dobbs During Live MPB Broadcast

Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air a special live @ISSUE: The Coronavirus Crisis, A one-on-one with State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 on MPB Television, MPB Think Radio and MPB Online.

For this special broadcast, @ISSUE is opening the phone lines for Mississippi residents to ask questions live. Viewers may call 1-877-MPB-RING or 1-877-672-7464 between 7- 8 p.m. Aug. 5 to ask their questions.

Starting Monday, July 27, viewers may submit their questions in advance of the broadcast online at the link here or by following MPB Online on social media.

MPB News Senior Reporter Desare Frazier will host the program and ask Dr. Dobbs the questions.

For those unable to watch the live broadcast, the program will be available for viewing on the MPB YouTube channel, as well as MPB’s Coronavirus Resource page,, after August 5.

@ISSUE is a locally produced public affairs program that covers Mississippi’s legislative session and other in-depth news.

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting provides relevant instructional and public affairs programming to Mississippians through its statewide television and radio network.  MPB enhances the work of educators, students, parents and learners of all ages by providing informative programming and educational resources.  MPB’s locally-produced programming focuses on the people, resources and attractions that reflect Mississippi’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Children’s television programs constitute a major portion of the daytime and weekend morning schedules.  MPB provides a valuable resource to Mississippians in disseminating information as part of the state’s emergency preparedness and response system.  Since 1970, MPB has won over 350 national, regional and statewide awards, including Emmy®, Edward R. Murrow and Parents’ Choice® Awards.