Journal of Mental Pathology

Change Coming For Public Mental Health

There’s big change on the horizon for the public mental health safety net. The Excellence in Mental Health Act is being called the "biggest federal investment in mental health and addiction services in generations." To discuss the changes, and to learn how Missouri’s mental health system has fared since federal funding was rolled back for Community Mental Health Centers, KBIA sat down with Brent McGinty, President and CEO of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare.
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About a year ago, Missouri attorney General Chris Koster sued 13 municipalities in St. Louis County who weren’t complying with the state’s law on traffic revenue.

It was one of a series of cases at the state and local level filed against cities for the way they operate their municipal courts. And the architects of the strategy say it's working.

This week’s show started with a simple question we could not get out of our heads as we followed the recent shakeups at Mizzou.

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The mother of a slain infant has pleaded guilty to two felonies for permitting her child to be around the man convicted of killing the baby in February 2014. 

Missouri’s crowded GOP contest for governor has lost a participant, as state Sen. Bob Dixon is dropping out.

The departure of Dixon, R-Springfield, isn’t entirely unexpected. He was at the bottom of the pack when it came to fundraising. His last campaign finance report showed him with less than $83,000 in the bank.

Today Paul Pepper sits down with JOHN WRIGHT, former 47th District State Representative, to talk about the polarization of politics, both on the state level and the national level. November 23, 2015

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Three people have died in central Missouri in what authorities are describing as a double homicide and a suicide. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that deputies responded early Saturday to a report of a shooting at a residence near Moberly. 

The University of Missouri Board of Curators held a meeting Friday afternoon to listen to the concerns of multiple student groups. 13 groups registered for the chance to speak to the board and other campus leaders, including newly appointed interim diversity chancellor Chuck Henson, interim UM system president Mike Middleton, and interim MU chancellor Hank Foley.

UPDATE: 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24:

Ellen De Graffenried issued this statement to KBIA, via the MU News Bureau:

"I am honored to have served at Mizzou and have enjoyed working with leadership, faculty, staff and students.  I recognize the importance of allowing new leadership to have the flexibility to build their own team and believe the changes are in the best interest of the university."


The University of Missouri issued a press release late Friday afternoon announcing a new Interim Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communication.

Local Columbia citizens spoke on a panel at the Columbia Country Club on Friday. Those sitting on the panel spoke about the state of the Democratic Party from African-Americans' perspectives.


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