Ryan Famuliner http://kbia.org en Jefferson City Police end landfill search for Christopher Cray's body http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-police-end-landfill-search-christopher-crays-body <p></p><p>Jefferson City Police say they are ending the search for the body of Christopher Cray at the Allied Waste Landfill, just under a month after it began. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:32:15 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 56584 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City Police end landfill search for Christopher Cray's body Intersection: What are CAFOs and how do they affect Missouri http://kbia.org/post/intersection-what-are-cafos-and-how-do-they-affect-missouri <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or </span>CAFOs<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">, are prevalent in Missouri’s agriculture industry. The large farms are very controversial, and many have concerns about the environmental impact of the farms and humane treatment of animals living there. In Callaway County, plans for a new </span>CAFO<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> have prompted very vocal opposition. But </span>CAFOs<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> are also a mainstay of the agriculture industry, and are legal if maintained correctly.On this Intersection we addressed </span>CAFOs<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> in-depth: about what they are, how they’re used in Missouri, about the controversy surrounding them, and about the future of the operations in the state.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:03:16 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 56458 at http://kbia.org Intersection: What are CAFOs and how do they affect Missouri Intersection Live: How to talk to your Doc http://kbia.org/post/intersection-live-how-talk-your-doc <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><strong>Have you ever left a doctor’s office with more questions than answers? Don’t let that happen again.&nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:13:40 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Katie Hiler & Austin Federa 56136 at http://kbia.org Intersection Live: How to talk to your Doc How the challenges women face in the tech industry can change http://kbia.org/post/how-challenges-women-face-tech-industry-can-change <p></p><p>Women make up around 29% of the technology workforce nationally. Only 18 % of technology degrees were earned by women in 2012, which is down from 35% in 1985.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:06:31 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 56008 at http://kbia.org How the challenges women face in the tech industry can change All power restored but storm cleanup continues http://kbia.org/post/all-power-restored-storm-cleanup-continues <p></p><p>Columbia Water and Light crews have restored power to all customers who lost power in a severe thunderstorm late Monday night. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:59:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Jason Hoffman 55981 at http://kbia.org All power restored but storm cleanup continues Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm http://kbia.org/post/thousands-without-power-following-damaging-overnight-thunderstorm <p></p><p>Thousands of Mid-Missourians are without power this morning and people are assessing damage after a severe thunderstorm tore through the area late last night. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:38:42 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 55775 at http://kbia.org Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm Contributing to the Mayibuye Archives in South Africa http://kbia.org/post/contributing-mayibuye-archives-south-africa <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">It’s been 20 years since the fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994. For the last year now, students and faculty here at the University of Missouri have been assisting the University of Western Cape in preserving an archive of thousands of photographs, films, artifacts, oral histories and other historical documents related to the struggle for freedom during apartheid.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:49:59 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 55390 at http://kbia.org Contributing to the Mayibuye Archives in South Africa What the VA hospital controversy means for the future and for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-va-hospital-controversy-means-future-and-missouri <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:05:36 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 55025 at http://kbia.org What the VA hospital controversy means for the future and for Missouri Transportation infrastructure and Amendment 7 http://kbia.org/post/transportation-infrastructure-and-amendment-7 <p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:55:52 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 54628 at http://kbia.org Transportation infrastructure and Amendment 7 Classical music and education in the summertime http://kbia.org/post/classical-music-and-education-summertime <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;">Some believe that learning and listening to music, particularly classical music, at a young age is tied to</span> <span style="color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;">success in the future.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:46:20 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 54299 at http://kbia.org Classical music and education in the summertime MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down http://kbia.org/post/mu-college-engineering-dean-james-thompson-stepping-down <p></p><p>The man who has overseen the University of Missouri College of Engineering for the last two decades will step down in the fall. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:37:02 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Ashley Reese 54275 at http://kbia.org MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down MU makes Title IX coordinator full time position http://kbia.org/post/mu-makes-title-ix-coordinator-full-time-position <p></p><p>The University of Missouri has decided to make is Title IX coordinator a full time position. In a press release Monday MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Dr. Linda Bennett will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator, effective immediately and likely lasting through the end of the summer.&nbsp; Bennett says she will be in charge of developing training on Title IX related issues for students and staff at MU as well as making sure MU complies with all Title IX requirements.&nbsp; Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:21:08 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Collin Ruane 54274 at http://kbia.org MU makes Title IX coordinator full time position Newscast for May 30, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-30-2014 <p></p><p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri's Attorney General suggests changes to the drug supplier for executions in the state.</li><li>Senator Roy Blunt discusses the VA Hospital fallout while at the Truman Va in Columbia.</li><li>Authorities are searching for a missing 17-year-old last seen in Perche Creek.</li><li>Gov. Jay Nixon continues his vocal criticism of tax cuts passed by the legislature.</li></ul> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:07:22 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 53783 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 27, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-27-2014 <p></p><p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Gov. Nixon is considering a bill that would change monitoring of unlicensed child care centers</li><li>St. Louis area leaders are trying to shut down local competition for business</li><li>Columbia uses eminent domain for airport project</li></ul> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:41:03 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 53624 at http://kbia.org Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player http://kbia.org/post/michael-sam-drafted-rams-becomes-first-openly-gay-active-nfl-player <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam Saturday, making him the first openly gay active player in the National Football League.</p><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:20:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 52750 at http://kbia.org Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus http://kbia.org/post/man-who-set-late-night-search-found-dead-mu-campus <p>UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:</p><p>Columbia Police have&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am&nbsp;Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia.&nbsp;</span></p><p>ORIGINAL STORY:</p><p>Columbia Police say a man found dead on the University of Missouri campus is the same person that set off a late night manhunt in Columbia Friday.</p><p></p><p>According to a press release, around noon Saturday the University of Missouri Police Department contacted the Columbia Police Department in regard to the person found dead near the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU Campus. MU Police say the man is the same person Columbia Police were pursuing as a suspect in a sexually-related crime earlier this month, who may also be a suspect in a series of such crimes over the last year. The man’s identity is not being released until family can be notified. A message sent though the&nbsp;Mizzou Alert system said "t<span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">he death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> involving a “peeping tom.” Police contacted the suspect who fled into a wooded area NE or Rock Quarry Road, setting off a four hour search that did not result in an arrest.</span></p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 52748 at http://kbia.org Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, three months in http://kbia.org/post/chancellor-r-bowen-loftin-three-months <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">R Bowen </span>Loftin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took over as the Chancellor of the University of Missouri three months ago now, taking the reins from Brady Deaton, who had served as Chancellor for a decade. Now that Dr. </span>Loftin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has had time to settle in Columbia, today on Intersection we’ll talk about what he’s learned about MU since he’s been here, and what his plans are for the University’s future.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 21:25:22 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Austin Federa 52544 at http://kbia.org Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, three months in The future of downtown development, and Repeal 6214 http://kbia.org/post/future-downtown-development-and-repeal-6214 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:19:44 +0000 Austin Federa & Ryan Famuliner 52124 at http://kbia.org The future of downtown development, and Repeal 6214 A look inside Mid-Missouri's international communities http://kbia.org/post/look-inside-mid-missouris-international-communities <p></p><p></p><p>In Columbia, more than 8 percent of the population is foreign-born, compared with just under 4 percent on average in the rest of Missouri. In Columbia Public Schools, there are 61 different languages spoken amongst the students in the English Language Learning programs. Today on Intersection we’re talking about mid-Missouri’s international communities. Why is Columbia more culturally diverse than other parts of the Midwest? What is life like in Columbia for people from around the world, and how does their presence affect the town as a whole? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:15:03 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 53393 at http://kbia.org A look inside Mid-Missouri's international communities The Civil War and its lasting effects on contemporary politics http://kbia.org/post/civil-war-and-its-lasting-effects-contemporary-politics <p></p><p>It’s been nearly 150 years since the close of the US Civil War, but the effects, and some of the arguments, continue to be felt today. Two years ago, a petition allowing Texas to secede from the US received over 100,000 online signatures, and prompted a response from the White House. Here in Missouri, lawmakers last year pushed a bill to nullify all federal gun control laws in the state. It ultimately failed, but that hasn’t stopped legislators from introducing similar legislation in this session. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:45:51 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 53387 at http://kbia.org The Civil War and its lasting effects on contemporary politics Newscast for March 28, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-28-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:29:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50421 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt hopes "Excellence in Mental Health Act" gets ride on 'doc fix' bill http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-hopes-excellence-mental-health-act-gets-ride-doc-fix-bill <p></p><p>US Senator Roy Blunt hopes Missouri could be one of 8 states to try to make significant changes to how mental health issues are treated in clinical settings as part of a 2-year pilot program. But that program still needs to be approved by Congress, and it’s been lumped into a bill seeking to address looming cuts to Medicare payments to doctors. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50367 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt hopes "Excellence in Mental Health Act" gets ride on 'doc fix' bill Newscast for March 27, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-27-2014 <p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:28:32 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50420 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 26, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-26-2014 <p></p><p>News coverage from the KBIA newsroom. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:25:53 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50419 at http://kbia.org Net Neutrality: where the debate is going and how it might affect you http://kbia.org/post/net-neutrality-where-debate-going-and-how-it-might-affect-you <p></p><p><font color="#2a2a2a"><span style="">The internet age has brought to us the ability to get large amounts of information, from across the globe, delivered to our fingertips within seconds. This access provides us with a powerful amount of interconnectedness, and information (not to mention entertainment!). But how should this access and interconnectedness be distributed? Should it be available to everyone equally, or should big companies - like Netflix and Amazon - be restricted because of the amount of data they are streaming? What does all of this mean for the economy, democracy and those of us just trying to stream movies at home? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50161 at http://kbia.org Net Neutrality: where the debate is going and how it might affect you Executions in Missouri - the social, ethical and political factors http://kbia.org/post/executions-missouri-social-ethical-and-political-factors <p></p><p>In Missouri and across the nation, the process of executing criminals is becoming complicated. It’s one of our society’s most somber, and impactful, tasks. But how much do you know about the process? If you don’t know much about it, there may be a reason for that. Two of our colleagues at in public radio have investigated and found that the process is shrouded in secrecy. Meantime, four people have been executed in Missouri in as many months, after years of less frequent executions. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50159 at http://kbia.org Executions in Missouri - the social, ethical and political factors Dr. Peter Stiepleman will be next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools http://kbia.org/post/dr-peter-stiepleman-will-be-next-superintendent-columbia-public-schools <p>The Columbia Board of Education announced Friday that Dr. Peter Stiepleman will become superintendent of Columbia Public Schools effective July 1, 2014. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:51:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Hope Kirwan 49618 at http://kbia.org Dr. Peter Stiepleman will be next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools CPS announces names of two candidates for superintendent http://kbia.org/post/cps-announces-names-two-candidates-superintendent <p></p><p>Columbia Board of Education President Christine King announced in a letter to district staff Tuesday the board has narrowed its search for candidates for superintendent to two people.</p><p>One is an internal candidate: Dr. Peter Stiepleman. Stiepleman is currently the assistant superintendent for elementary education for Columbia Public Schools. The other candidate is Dr. Dred Scott, deputy superintendent for the Independence School District. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:29:19 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 49114 at http://kbia.org CPS announces names of two candidates for superintendent Killing Time: A 'bare film' documenting the day of a Texas execution http://kbia.org/post/killing-time-bare-film-documenting-day-texas-execution <p></p><p></p><p><em>This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations"><em>here</em></a><em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em>&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:09:15 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 48898 at http://kbia.org Killing Time: A 'bare film' documenting the day of a Texas execution 'Bronx Obama' puts the American dream under a microscope http://kbia.org/post/bronx-obama-puts-american-dream-under-microscope <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p>The film Bronx Obama has the danger of becoming a novelty act – much like the subject of the film. Louis Ortiz was unemployed when someone at a bar in 2008 told them he looked a lot like that Senator, Barack Obama. When that Senator became President, Ortiz’s life changed.</p><p>Ortiz decides to try to turn his look into cash, and then into a career, at least while it lasts. The film Bronx Obama goes beyond the “gee whiz” aspect of Ortiz’s story. Director Ryan Murdock shows how Ortiz’s re-invention of himself affects his life, his family and his psyche. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:51:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 48739 at http://kbia.org 'Bronx Obama' puts the American dream under a microscope