Mississippi http://kunc.org en Battle Of The Bottom Feeder: U.S., Vietnam In Catfish Fight http://kunc.org/post/battle-bottom-feeder-us-vietnam-catfish-fight Bill Battle peers through the window of a pickup truck at his catfish farm, Pride of the Pond, near Tunica, Miss. The land is pancake-flat, broken up by massive ponds, some holding up to 100,000 pounds of catfish.<p>Cormorants fly low over the ponds, keeping an eye out for whiskered, smooth-skinned fish. Battle keeps a shotgun in the front seat; business is hard enough without the birds cutting into his profit.<p>Battle has been catfish farming for more than three decades. Catfish has always been popular in the South, but its popularity took off throughout the country in the 1980s. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:49:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 52830 at http://kunc.org Battle Of The Bottom Feeder: U.S., Vietnam In Catfish Fight Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel http://kunc.org/post/sacred-strings-guide-gospel-through-thunder-and-steel <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4uAM9OQ4ts</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:01:00 +0000 50781 at http://kunc.org Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel Texas, Mississippi National Guard Won't Process Same-Sex Claims http://kunc.org/post/texas-mississippi-national-guard-wont-process-same-sex-claims The Texas and Mississippi National Guards are refusing to process benefits claims for same-sex couples, despite a Department of Defense directive to the contrary.<p><a href="http://www.txmf.us/About.php">Maj. Gen. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49178 at http://kunc.org Texas, Mississippi National Guard Won't Process Same-Sex Claims Two Alligators Topping 720 Pounds Each Caught In Mississippi http://kunc.org/post/two-alligators-topping-720-pounds-each-caught-mississippi Two alligators, each weighing more than 720 pounds, were caught in Mississippi this past weekend, setting a new state record for heaviest male alligator. Both animals measured more than 13 feet in length; it took hours to get the trophies into the hunters' boats.<p>The huge reptiles were brought down on the same day, setting a state record that stood for less than two hours before it was broken again.<p>"In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49138 at http://kunc.org Two Alligators Topping 720 Pounds Each Caught In Mississippi Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way http://kunc.org/post/medgar-evers-son-honors-civil-rights-icon-his-own-way James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, Medgar, was assassinated in the driveway of the family's home in Jackson, Miss., in June 1963.<p>A sniper shot Medgar Evers in the back as he returned from a meeting late at night. Tensions had been running high because Evers, the first field secretary for the NAACP, was making headway in pushing the state's black citizens to register to vote. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:26:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 48264 at http://kunc.org Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way