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Missouri's Restriction On Medication Abortions Can Continue, Judge Rules

A federal judge has declined to block a Missouri regulation governing medication abortions, although she found that the restriction “has virtually no benefit.” Ruling in a case brought by the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Kansas City and St. Louis , U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips said the plaintiffs had not shown that the regulation “is a substantial burden to a large fraction of women seeking a medication abortion.” The regulation, which was adopted by the Missouri Department of Health...

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This spring, millions of Americans worried that salad was no longer safe to eat: The U.S. was hit by the largest E. coli outbreak in a decade, with 172 people in 32 states sickened by contaminated romaine lettuce. Eighty-nine of those individuals were hospitalized, and at least five died.

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to increase interest rates again Wednesday, which means higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing.

But economists are wondering whether super-low unemployment will get policymakers nervous enough about potential inflation that the central bank will raise rates even higher in coming months than previously estimated.

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The Steve Miller Band On World Cafe

Jul 25, 2011

Some people call him space cowboy, some people call him the gangster of love, but most know him as Steve Miller, the guitarist and vocalist whose laid-back, infectiously catchy tunes have soothed the nation for decades.

Roots N’ Blues’ Economic Impact on Local Businesses

Jul 19, 2011

Columbia’s fourth annual Roots N’ Blues N’ BBQ festival hits the streets of downtown this weekend. Festival officals expect to bring in 75,000 people to listen to the blues and eat barbecue from vendors from all across the country. But how much impact does the festival have on local businesses?

Irving Asher, MD, Director, Movement Disorders Clinic. For seminar date and info...573-882-6139.

Mitchell's New Universal Atlas.... (Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1857) / Courtesy of Dickinson College

There are 1.6 million people living in rural Missouri, and many have a hard time accessing health care. In the 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s healthy county rankings, Hickory County in West Central Missouri is rated one of the worst in the state in terms of mental health. It’s so bad, residents say they experience just over a week’s worth of poor mental health days each month. They are also unhealthier and experience more poverty than the national average.

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

May 30, 2011

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

Columbia's New City Councilmembers Take Their Seats

Apr 12, 2011
Melanie Gibson / KBIA

Helen Anthony and Fred Schmidt were sworn into office at a special city council meeting Monday.

MU Launches One Mizzou Program

Apr 7, 2011

One Mizzou strives to promote diversity on campus.

Mid-Missouri Heads to the Polls

Apr 5, 2011
Kyle Stokes / KBIA

It’s Election Day in mid-Missouri. Polling stations throughout Boone County and Cole County opened at 6 this morning, and remain open until 7 tonight.

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Words Travel: Author Ibtisam Barakat talks about her latest project, a children’s story for the Arab world, and beyond.

Ibtisam Barakat is a Palestinian writer who lives in Columbia Missouri and participates in many international writing and arts programs.

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