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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All six of Missouri's living governors have gathered in Kansas City for a panel discussion on economic development.

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A former assistant professor is suing four Emporia State University officials, alleging he faced racial discrimination and retaliation before he was fired.

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State Republican legislative leaders have called a joint hearing that will review programs that could be used to provide assistance for refugee resettlement in Missouri.

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A new trade deal aimed at cutting thousands of taxes and opening markets with 11 Pacific Rim nations has drawn heavy lobbying from some of America’s largest agribusinesses.

The deal – known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership – was reached in early October. It is designed to ease the flow of goods between partner nations by lowering restrictive trade policies and regulations.

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Protests by University of Missouri black students that forced the administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority white schools to create African-American studies and other programs.

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The interim police chief in Ferguson is leaving about two months earlier than expected.


Christianity might have gotten its start in the Middle East, but the region’s Christian minority is finding the area more and more dangerous when it comes to practicing their beliefs.

The rise of the Islamic State has only exacerbated the problem. When ISIS captured the mainly Christian city of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq last year, the remaining civilian population was given the choice: convert to Islam; pay a special tax; or face execution. Other Christian settlements were given the same choice.

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, about one-third of that country’s 1.8 million Christians have fled. In Iraq there are perhaps 500,000 Christians remaining, down from 1.5 million in 2003.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the future of Christianity in the Middle East.

Shepard Boulevard Elementary gets Makeover

Nov 20, 2015
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On Thursday night Columbia Public Schools hosted a dedication that coincided with a series of expansions to the Columbia Public School District.

Today Paul Pepper visits with LINDSAY LOPEZ, Executive Director for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about the Partnership Against Hunger Food Drive this coming Tuesday in the parking lot of Walmart and Schnucks locations across Mid-Missouri! Consider making your first act of giving this holiday season to those less fortunate. November 20, 2015


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