Scott Pham http://kbia.org en Columbia-based Newsy acquired by E.W. Scripps for $35 million http://kbia.org/post/columbia-based-newsy-acquired-ew-scripps-35-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Media company E.W Scripps has acquired Columbia-based media startup </span><a href="http://www.newsy.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Newsy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for $35 million according to </span><a href="http://www.scripps.com/press/details?id=1327" style="line-height: 1.5;">this press release</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:38:26 +0000 Scott Pham 45001 at http://kbia.org Columbia-based Newsy acquired by E.W. Scripps for $35 million MU announces R. Bowen Loftin as new Chancellor [live blog] http://kbia.org/post/mu-announces-r-bowen-loftin-new-chancellor-live-blog <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KBIA is covering the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">announcement of MU's next chancellor live and online. Check this space regularly for updates. </span></em></p><p>University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced today the appointment of R. Bowen Loftin as MU's next chancellor. Loftin previously served as president of Texas A&amp;M from 2010 to last July.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:40:42 +0000 Scott Pham 44785 at http://kbia.org MU announces R. Bowen Loftin as new Chancellor [live blog] The crucial zoning law that determine's downtown Columbia's future [rebroadcast] http://kbia.org/post/crucial-zoning-law-determines-downtown-columbias-future-rebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week CoMo Explained shows how something called the C-2 zoning ordinance determines how Columbia is built.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:05:01 +0000 Scott Pham 44498 at http://kbia.org The crucial zoning law that determine's downtown Columbia's future [rebroadcast] What happens in CoMo when the twisters come http://kbia.org/post/what-happens-como-when-twisters-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In t</span>his week's&nbsp;CoMo Explained we breakdown tornado prediction, the siren system and explain how 'Tornado Alley' works.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They're quiet unobtrusive until they're not:</span><a href="https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/EM/Disaster_Preparedness/sirens.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">tornado sirens</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. About 80 of them dot Boone County with the majority of them in a few mile radius of downtown. This week we wondered--how do those sirens get turned on?</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Scott Pham 44180 at http://kbia.org What happens in CoMo when the twisters come Propofol explained: Why Missouri is in hot water for its execution protocols http://kbia.org/post/propofol-explained-why-missouri-hot-water-its-execution-protocols <p>This week on CoMo Explained we explain what all the fuss about Propofol is and how it's got Missouri in the national eye again.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:18:13 +0000 Scott Pham 43874 at http://kbia.org Propofol explained: Why Missouri is in hot water for its execution protocols Square founder wants to fix the tech talent shortage (starting with St. Louis) http://kbia.org/post/square-founder-wants-fix-tech-talent-shortage-starting-st-louis <p></p><p>It's a story you hear mostly from <a href="http://www.quora.com/Is-there-an-engineering-talent-shortage-in-Silicon-Valley">Silicon Valley</a>: the "tech talent shortage." But it's a problem that affects the Midwest, too. Some are saying that the talent shortage is the single biggest obstacle holding back an emerging field of Midwestern tech companies--the very companies that could provide the jobs of the near future.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:32:09 +0000 Scott Pham 43785 at http://kbia.org Square founder wants to fix the tech talent shortage (starting with St. Louis) 7 things you might have wrong about the Ryan Ferguson ruling http://kbia.org/post/7-things-you-might-have-wrong-about-ryan-ferguson-ruling <p></p><p>This week: what's next for Ryan Ferguson and what exactly is in that appeals court ruling?</p><p><em>Update: This article was written the week before Ryan Ferguson's release. The 30-day timeline we outline below is based on state prosecutors taking no action at all, allowing legal deadlines to stretch out and pass. For coverage of Ryan Ferguson's release, </em><a href="http://kbia.org/post/ryan-ferguson-free?nopop=1">read our latest story.</a></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:50:19 +0000 Scott Pham & Ryan Famuliner 43433 at http://kbia.org 7 things you might have wrong about the Ryan Ferguson ruling Where your recycling goes when it leaves the curb http://kbia.org/post/where-your-recycling-goes-when-it-leaves-curb <p>This week, it's a story you might have heard before, but with the answers you never got: Where,&nbsp;<em>exactly</em>, does your recycling go when it leaves the curb?&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/columbiamo/comments/1mxwe4/hey_umangggg_i_have_a_suggestionquestion_for_your/">plucky listener</a>&nbsp;asked us to figure out what exactly happens to our recycling here in Columbia and if we could break it down resource by resource.</span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:57:29 +0000 Scott Pham 43098 at http://kbia.org Where your recycling goes when it leaves the curb The spookiest spots in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/spookiest-spots-missouri <p></p><p>This week, CoMo Explained tells you where the most haunted places in Missouri are.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:22:22 +0000 Scott Pham 42551 at http://kbia.org The spookiest spots in Missouri Why are there so many roundabouts in Missouri?[Rebroadcast] http://kbia.org/post/why-are-there-so-many-roundabouts-missourirebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week the CoMo Explained team tries to answer why there are so many roundabouts in Columbia compared to other cities:</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:51 +0000 Scott Pham 42238 at http://kbia.org Why are there so many roundabouts in Missouri?[Rebroadcast] Why are there so many billboards in Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/why-are-there-so-many-billboards-missouri <p>This week CoMo Explained tries to answer that question all your out-of-state friends keep asking you: &quot;What&#39;s with all the billboards around here?&quot;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ryan </span>Famuliner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knows the experience well: a friend drives into town to hang out for the weekend and the first thing he says is &quot;hey, what&#39;s with the billboards advertising sex shops and strip clubs?&quot;</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:50:58 +0000 Scott Pham 41974 at http://kbia.org Why are there so many billboards in Missouri? Everything you wanted to know about roadkill http://kbia.org/post/everything-you-wanted-know-about-roadkill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week we answer all your burning questions about roadkill.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:28:50 +0000 Scott Pham 41148 at http://kbia.org Everything you wanted to know about roadkill How the employers of the future get their start in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/how-employers-future-get-their-start-columbia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Como Explained team goes to Startup Weekend, the premier event for Columbia's booming (really!) tech scene:</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:30:48 +0000 Scott Pham 40790 at http://kbia.org How the employers of the future get their start in Columbia Columbia's Startup Weekend draws entrepreneurs with stories to tell http://kbia.org/post/columbias-startup-weekend-draws-entrepreneurs-stories-tell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Startups are an important part of any community, but they’re especially important for a city that’s adding population, but shedding jobs in sectors like manufacturing. Businesses that are being built now could be the badly needed employers of the future.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:30:45 +0000 Scott Pham 40758 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Startup Weekend draws entrepreneurs with stories to tell Why can't Missouri pronounce its towns right? http://kbia.org/post/why-cant-missouri-pronounce-its-towns-right <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week CoMo Explained explores some of the more "alternative" pronunciations in Missouri place names.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:38:09 +0000 Scott Pham 40416 at http://kbia.org Why can't Missouri pronounce its towns right?