Jacob Fenston http://kbia.org en New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales http://kbia.org/post/new-maryland-firearms-law-rides-wave-gun-sales One of the strictest gun laws in the nation went into effect in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law bans assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and it makes Maryland one of only six states that require handgun purchasers to get fingerprinted and take gun safety courses.<p>Gun owners in the state aren't happy, and in recent weeks, they've been flocking to snap up firearms. On Monday, outside Fred's Sporting Goods in Waldorf, there was a huge crowd and a countdown sign advertising: "1 day left."<p>The law is just a lot of "bureaucratic nonsense," says gun owner Leslie Cates. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 41413 at http://kbia.org New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales Maryland To Vote On Its Own Dream Act http://kbia.org/post/maryland-vote-its-own-dream-act Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We've heard some discussion of immigration in this year's presidential campaign. We have not seen much immigration legislation move on Capitol Hill. But one state is holding a referendum on a local version of an immigration bill that's been debated in Washington. The so-called Maryland Dream Act would offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented college students residing in Maryland. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:53:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 23255 at http://kbia.org Reenacting Antietam: Fighting As Family Once Did http://kbia.org/post/reenacting-antietam-fighting-family-once-did Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest days of any war. In honor of the sesquicentennial, the battle site is hosting a slew of events commemorating the fight. Reporter Jacob Fenston went to Sharpsburg, Maryland, the site of the battle, and brings us this report.<p>JACOB FENSTON, BYLINE: It started just before dawn.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF BUGLE PLAYING)<p>FENSTON: As the bugle sounds in the still-dark morning, men rustle out of their canvas tents, pulling on dusty and worn wool jackets. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:35:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 21236 at http://kbia.org The end of a lead-laced era: polluting smelter to close after 120 years http://kbia.org/post/end-lead-laced-era-polluting-smelter-close-after-120-years <p>Herculaneum, Mo., a small town on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, was always a company town. &nbsp;The company, Doe Run, is the largest lead producer in North America, trucking in lead from Missouri&#39;s rich mines to a 120-year-old smelter on the river. &nbsp;For 25 years, the smelter didn&#39;t meet federal air standards for lead, and now, after decades of battling government regulators and angry parents, Doe Run is leaving town at the end of next year.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:49:20 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18998 at http://kbia.org The end of a lead-laced era: polluting smelter to close after 120 years New autism guide helps parents and providers sift through mountains of research http://kbia.org/post/new-autism-guide-helps-parents-and-providers-sift-through-mountains-research <p>As more and more children are diagnosed with autism, there&#39;s also a lot more research on the disorder. &nbsp;Now, a new guidebook can help Missouri parents and people who work with kids on the autism spectrum sort through it all.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:25:33 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18980 at http://kbia.org New autism guide helps parents and providers sift through mountains of research Newscast for August 02, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-02-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Rep. Akin discusses Senate campaign ahead of primary</li><li>Livestock farmers seek safety net, while Washington politics delay aid</li></ul> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:35:38 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18645 at http://kbia.org Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters http://kbia.org/post/payday-loans-minimum-wage-and-cigarette-tax-one-step-closer-voters <p>Initiatives that would cap payday loan interest rates, raise the Missouri minimum wage, and raise the state&#39;s tobacco tax are a step closer to the November ballot, after a Missouri Supreme Court ruling yesterday. The three initiatives were tied up for months in court &ndash; one judge struck down the payday petition, ruling the ballot summary was &quot;likely to deceive petition signers.&quot; But yesterday, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld all three ballot summaries.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="RadioAx"> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:51:12 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18568 at http://kbia.org Payday loans, minimum wage and cigarette tax one step closer to voters Newscast for Friday, July 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-july-27-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Intense demand prompts Nixon to announce more water funding for farmers</li><li>MU Faculty call to postpone press shutdown</li><li>Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning</li></ul> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:22:11 +0000 Jacob Fenston 18294 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, July 27, 2012 After Colorado shooting, Missouri lawmaker wants to restart conversation on gun laws http://kbia.org/post/after-colorado-shooting-missouri-lawmaker-wants-restart-conversation-gun-laws <p>After the shooting in Aurora, Colorado early this morning that left at least 12 people dead, one lawmaker in Missouri is calling for stricter gun laws.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:58:23 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17948 at http://kbia.org After Colorado shooting, Missouri lawmaker wants to restart conversation on gun laws Newscast for Friday, July 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-july-20-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Engineers check on reconstruction following floods last year</li><li>McCaskill targets Republican opponents in TV ads</li><li>Sister company of Missouri lead producer criticized for pollution in Peru Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:59:49 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17913 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, July 20, 2012 New autism center director talks research, treatment, and access http://kbia.org/post/new-autism-center-director-talks-research-treatment-and-access <p>The MU Thompson Center for Autism is one of the nation&#39;s leading autism centers, combining treatment, training and research. Starting in September, the center will have a new director. I spoke with Stephen Kanne&nbsp;about the challenges and opportunities ahead for autism research, treatment and accessibility of treatment.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:50:16 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17728 at http://kbia.org New autism center director talks research, treatment, and access Newscast for Monday, July 16, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-monday-july-16-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon&#39;s re-election war chest grows</li><li>Teachers visit New Madrid to learn about famous quakes</li><li>Fire damages Worley Street Head Start</li><li>MU announces &quot;re-imagined&quot; University of Missouri Press Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:27:31 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17659 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Monday, July 16, 2012 Newscast for July 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-13-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Farmers talk drought at MU field day</li><li>State House candidates face off in Columbia</li><li>Nixon vetoes controversial contraception bill Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:57:47 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17519 at http://kbia.org Newscast for July 13, 2012 Nixon vetoes controversial contraception bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-controversial-contraception-bill-0 <p>Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have exempted religious organizations from covering contraception under their health insurance plans, if that coverage would go against the organizations&#39; beliefs. Nixon said in his remarks that existing law adequately&nbsp;protects religious liberties.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:50:14 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17434 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes controversial contraception bill Congress votes to repeal 'Obamacare,' again http://kbia.org/post/congress-votes-repeal-obamacare-again <p>The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted today to repeal the federal health care law. The House has voted more than 30 times to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act. Every Republican in Congress voted for the repeal, including mid-Missouri&#39;s two representatives.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:22:51 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17395 at http://kbia.org Congress votes to repeal 'Obamacare,' again Half a million Missourians to gain insurance under health care law http://kbia.org/post/half-million-missourians-gain-insurance-under-health-care-law <p>In Missouri, an estimated 835,000 people don&#39;t have health insurance &ndash; that&#39;s about 14 percent of the state&#39;s population. But in the next couple of years, that figure is going to change. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld most of the federal health care law, about half a million Missourians will join the rolls of the insured &ndash; either through Medicaid, the private insurance market, or with the help of subsidies provided by the federal government. The percentage of uninsured will drop to five percent of the population.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="Radiotrax"> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:33:27 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17370 at http://kbia.org Half a million Missourians to gain insurance under health care law Move over for MoDOT workers -- it's the law http://kbia.org/post/move-over-modot-workers-its-law <p>Governor Jay Nixon has been on a signing spree this week, signing into law close to 30 bills in the past two days. Among them, a law requiring highway drivers to move over when passing parked MoDOT vehicles.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:48:39 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17337 at http://kbia.org Move over for MoDOT workers -- it's the law Missouri Medicaid expansion up in the air http://kbia.org/post/missouri-medicaid-expansion-air <p>After last week&#39;s Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama declared victory.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p>But there was one major gray cloud -- or silver lining, depending on your point of view -- leaving open the question of Missouri&#39;s participation in the expansion of Medicaid envisioned by the federal health care law.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:05:11 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16927 at http://kbia.org Missouri Medicaid expansion up in the air Newscast for June 29, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-29-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>After Supreme Court decision on health care, Missourians split on next step</li><li>Court's Medicaid ruling could leave thousands uninsured</li><li>Missouri will get No Child Left Behind waiver</li></ul> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:19:35 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16758 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 29, 2012 After Supreme Court decision on health care, Missourians split on next step http://kbia.org/post/after-supreme-court-decision-health-care-missourians-split-next-step <p>The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the federal health care law in a ruling this morning. Among Missouri officials, and on the streets of downtown Columbia this afternoon, reaction was mixed.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:26:58 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16716 at http://kbia.org After Supreme Court decision on health care, Missourians split on next step New dental school targets Missouri's dentist shortage http://kbia.org/post/new-dental-school-targets-missouris-dentist-shortage <p>About 20 percent of Missourians live in areas where there aren&#39;t enough dentists, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In Kirksville, the A.T. Still University is tackling the problem by building a new school of dentistry, which, in a few years, will be graduating dozens of new dentists each year.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:08:48 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16617 at http://kbia.org New dental school targets Missouri's dentist shortage Rural provisions of health care law could be affected by court ruling http://kbia.org/post/rural-provisions-health-care-law-could-be-affected-court-ruling <p>The U.S. Supreme Court will likely rule on the fate of the federal health care reform law this Thursday. That ruling could affect provisions of the law aimed at improving health in rural America.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:31:55 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16489 at http://kbia.org Rural provisions of health care law could be affected by court ruling Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-june-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon to address 2013 budget</li><li>Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers</li><li>Yahweh&#39;s Restoration Ministry to broadcast on national television</li></ul> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:11:32 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16346 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012 U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board http://kbia.org/post/us-senate-passes-farm-bill-missouri-senators-both-board <p>The U.S. Senate passed a new half-trillion dollar farm bill today, funding programs from farm subsidies to food stamps for the next five years. Both of Missouri&#39;s senators voted yes on the bipartisan bill.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:02:07 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16306 at http://kbia.org U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board Community health centers get new federal dollars http://kbia.org/post/community-health-centers-get-new-federal-dollars <p>Three community health centers in Missouri are getting new funding from the federal government. The grants announced today aim to help expand care for the medically underserved.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:40:41 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16231 at http://kbia.org Community health centers get new federal dollars Newscast for Friday, June 15, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-june-15-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Baby foxes born at Endangered Wolf Center</li><li>New House committee to examine state contracts</li><li>For Father&#39;s Day weekend, a Christian film on fatherhood</li></ul> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:25:38 +0000 Jacob Fenston 15941 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, June 15, 2012 Pumkpins, melons and corn http://kbia.org/post/pumkpins-melons-and-corn <p>Columbia has lots of community gardens, and several school gardens. But school-community gardens? On Tuesday at Ridgewood Elementary, the school and community worked together to start planting the city&#39;s first community garden at a public school.</p><p class="Radiotrax"> Wed, 30 May 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14955 at http://kbia.org Pumkpins, melons and corn Community garden breaks ground at Ridgeway Elementary http://kbia.org/post/community-garden-breaks-ground-ridgeway-elementary <p>Today gardeners broke ground on Columbia&#39;s newest community garden. The plot of land at Ridgeway Elementary is the city&#39;s first community garden located at a public school.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 23:58:19 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14957 at http://kbia.org Community garden breaks ground at Ridgeway Elementary Newscast for May 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-28-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Construction to resume on burned apartments</li><li>Parade draws patriotic crowds</li><li>Missouri veterans&#39; cemeteries observe Memorial Day</li></ul> Mon, 28 May 2012 23:09:12 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14889 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 28, 2012 Newscast for May 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-25-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Police discuss heroin increase</li><li>New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia</li><li>University of Missouri Press to be eliminated</li></ul> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:27:44 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14773 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 25, 2012