Andrew Gibson http://kbia.org en The many Tweets of Chancellor Loftin http://kbia.org/post/many-tweets-chancellor-loftin <p>Last week Chancellor Loftin <a href="http://kbia.org/post/chancellor-r-bowen-loftin-three-months">joined us</a> on <a href="http://kbia.org/programs/intersection-kbia-hd">Intersection</a> for a big-think conversation on his vision for MU, a fiscal path forwards, and steps the University is taking to keep students safe. His professional qualifications were readily known when he arrived on campus, but what much of MU was not expecting was a quirky and engaging Twitter aficionado. As the semester winds to a close, KBIA's Andrew Gibson compiled some of the Chancellor's finest Twitter moments.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:49:35 +0000 Andrew Gibson & Austin Federa 52675 at http://kbia.org The many Tweets of Chancellor Loftin As Missouri considers 72-hour abortion wait time, a look at other states' laws [INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/missouri-considers-72-hour-abortion-wait-time-look-other-states-laws-interactive-graphic <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In March, the Missouri House </span><a href="http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-bill-tripling-abortion-waiting-period" style="line-height: 1.5;">approved a bill</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would extend the state's abortion waiting time to 72 hours from 24 hours. If the measure, </span>HB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 1307, becomes law, it would put Missouri in company with South Dakota and Utah as the only states with a 72-hour waiting period.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proponents of the bill, argue 72 hours is not too much to wait to receive such a procedure.</span></p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I don’t think 72 hours, 3 days is too much time to bring another life into this world or not," said Tim Jones, Missouri &nbsp;Republican Speaker of the House.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elizabeth Nash, State Issues Manager at the Guttmacher&nbsp;Institute, said it is too much to ask. &nbsp;</span><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;">Missouri has just one abortion service provider in St. Louis after Planned Parenthood of Mid-Missouri lost their doctor, who could perform abortions, in 2011. Having just one location where women may receive abortion care, Nash</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;argues the 72-hour wait time would exacerbate the logistical burden on women who need to travel for abortion services, such as travel, day care, housing and taking off work.</span></p></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It is probably not going to sway a woman or affect her decision-making, but it can impact her ability to access abortion care entirely," said Nash.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Andrew Gibson & Meredith Turk 52074 at http://kbia.org As Missouri considers 72-hour abortion wait time, a look at other states' laws [INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC] A look at the winners and losers of Tuesday's election [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/look-winners-and-losers-tuesdays-election-infographic <p>Below are unofficial results of tonight's election. These results are as reported by the County Clerk, but are not yet considered certified results.</p><p><object data="http://andrewtgibsongraphics.com/kbia/elections_2014/elections_2014.html" height="5500" width="580"><embed height="5500" src="http://andrewtgibsongraphics.com/kbia/elections_2014/elections_2014.html" width="580"></embed></object></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:26:10 +0000 Andrew Gibson 51005 at http://kbia.org As Missouri enters tornado season, a look at past US twisters [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/missouri-enters-tornado-season-look-past-us-twisters-infographic <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mid-Missouri got a taste of tornado season Thursday as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southern Boone County. To get some historical perspective on how twisters have ravaged the U.S., we've built a map showing all of the nation's tornadoes from 1950-2012. It uses data from </span><a href="http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">TornadoHistoryProject.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which in turn pulls its numbers from the weather service's </span><a href="http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Storm Prediction Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:44:42 +0000 Andrew Gibson 50504 at http://kbia.org As Missouri enters tornado season, a look at past US twisters [INFOGRAPHIC] What the heck is net neutrality? A primer for Monday's Intersection http://kbia.org/post/what-heck-net-neutrality-primer-mondays-intersection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Intersection on Monday will focus on the issue of Internet (or "net") neutrality&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">—</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a tussle at the crossroads of law and technology that could end up affecting Americans' wallets.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To prepare you for the show, we've pulled together a short explanation of the topic, including a timeline of key dates.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Andrew Gibson 49746 at http://kbia.org What the heck is net neutrality? A primer for Monday's Intersection True/False ticket sales over the years [GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/truefalse-ticket-sales-over-years-graphic <p></p><p>COLUMBIA -- About 42,500 tickets were sold for the 2014 True/False Film Festival, representing a slight decrease from the record set in 2013, according to organizer Paul Sturtz.</p><p>Still, the 2014 tally is the second-highest ever. The graphic below shows the estimated number of tickets sold at each festival since its 2004 inception.</p><p><iframe height="400" src="http://andrewtgibsongraphics.com/kbia/true_false_tickets/true_false_tickets.html" width="580"></iframe></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:41:52 +0000 Andrew Gibson 49111 at http://kbia.org True/False ticket sales over the years [GRAPHIC] Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls http://kbia.org/post/be-careful-out-there-snow-last-week-coincided-spike-vehicle-accidents-stalls <p>Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:26:32 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47930 at http://kbia.org Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/show-me-gold-here-are-olympic-medalists-born-missouri-graphic <p>At least three U.S. Olympic athletes with Missouri ties are competing in Sochi this month. But they represent only a small part of the Show-Me State’s Olympic heritage. Nearly 100 medalists since the 1900s were born in Missouri, as shown by the interactive map below. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:42:36 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47692 at http://kbia.org Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] Cold January in Columbia, but temperature record not broken [GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/cold-january-columbia-temperature-record-not-broken-graphic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">January in Columbia had no shortage of brutally cold days. But despite an abnormally icy stretch early in the month that closed schools as far south as Atlanta (some blamed it on the “</span><a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/polar-vortex-facts-and-myths-20140107" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">polar vortex</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">”), Columbia did not break its January record for low temperature.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:09:01 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47351 at http://kbia.org Cold January in Columbia, but temperature record not broken [GRAPHIC]