Nick Gass http://kbia.org en Newscast for May 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri lawmakers negotiate the final version of the state budget.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>A petition to raise the minimum wage in Missouri has reached the secretary of state.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>A Missouri House committee backs legislation that would change restrictions on who may ride with permit drivers.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 22:39:57 +0000 Nick Gass 13719 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-2-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A Republican member of the Missouri House announces he is gay, opposes &quot;don&#39;t say gay&quot; legislation.</li><li>The Missouri House passes a funding plan for veterans homes.</li><li>Toughened anti-bullying legislation endorsed in the Missouri House.</li></ul> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:50:25 +0000 Nick Gass 13453 at http://kbia.org "Like any other American family" http://kbia.org/post/any-other-american-family <p>Sue Wilson says her family is &ldquo;just like any other American family,&rdquo; in her words. The family of four is almost always on the go&mdash;basketball games, ballet recitals and so on. But for her two sons, Josh and Ryan, sports have opened up a world that once seemed closed to them. KBIA&rsquo;s Nick Gass has this audio postcard. Tue, 01 May 2012 22:28:42 +0000 Nick Gass 13371 at http://kbia.org "Like any other American family" Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy http://kbia.org/post/chinese-program-taking-root-missouri-military-academy <p>This week, The special project &ldquo;The China Connection&rdquo; tells us about a program at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Plus, an audio postcard that introduces you to a family that&rsquo;s &ldquo;like any other,&rdquo; but at the same time different. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:10:13 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Nick Gass & Rachel Rice 13293 at http://kbia.org Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy Newscast for April 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-25-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><p>UMSL&nbsp;to hold an interdisciplinary conference on &quot;consilience.&quot;</p><p>The UM System president&#39;s house needs $88,000 worth of additional repairs and renovations.</p><p>Legislation moving through the state Senate that would make cellphone companies share 911 call information.</p><p>A state Senate panel considers legislation that would make CPR a requirement for Missouri high school students.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:46:20 +0000 Nick Gass 13046 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 18, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-18-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Charles Erickson recants his previous testimony in the Ryan Ferguson trial.</li><li>Legislation that would tweak Missouri&#39;s K-12 funding formula stalls in the state Senate.</li><li>Cole County&#39;s court circuit clerk resigns after today&#39;s state audit release.</li></ul> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:36:55 +0000 Nick Gass 12639 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 11, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-11-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Pretrial motions end in the Ryan Ferguson case.</li><li>The Missouri House passes a bill to change the state&#39;s workers&#39; comp system.</li><li>Some state senators balk at changing gubernatorial election rules.</li></ul> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:57:52 +0000 Nick Gass 12279 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-4-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri&#39;s House and Senate disagree over budget cuts.</li><li>Missouri members of Congress oppose military base cuts or relocation.</li><li>A proposal limiting tanning bed usage among teens divides Missouri House members.</li></ul> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:49:06 +0000 Nick Gass 11845 at http://kbia.org King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats http://kbia.org/post/king-cushing-claim-columbia-school-board-seats <p>Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:32:20 +0000 Nick Gass & Elizabeth Trovall 11792 at http://kbia.org King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats Newscast for March 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-21-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>State Sen. Jason Crowell&nbsp;objects to the state&#39;s 2013 budget.</li><li>Missouri newspaper publishers could have to pay more for supplies.</li><li>The state House gives approval to legislation that would restrict lawsuits against businesses.</li></ul> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:41:08 +0000 Nick Gass 10988 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 14, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-14-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>MU&#39;s law school rises in U.S. News and World Report&#39;s latest rankings.</li><li>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a pair of hearings on the Callaway plant&#39;s renewal.</li><li>Lawsuits could force the EPA to set limits on &quot;dead zone&quot; pollution.</li></ul> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:46:22 +0000 Nick Gass 10574 at http://kbia.org MU to dissolve Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute http://kbia.org/post/mu-dissolve-nuclear-science-and-engineering-institute <p>On Thursday, MU&rsquo;s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1.</p><p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:51:24 +0000 Nick Gass 10496 at http://kbia.org MU to dissolve Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute Newscast for March 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-7-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A Missouri Senate bill supports a change to adoptions in the state&#39;s foster care process.</li><li>Missouri&#39;s state auditor weighs a senatorial run.</li><li>The state Senate endorses legislation that would restrict public contracts with Iran.</li><li>Women earn only 74 cents to the dollar compared to men in Missouri.</li><li>Missouri lawmakers send Gov. Jay Nixon a workers&#39; compensation bill.</li></ul> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:44:41 +0000 Nick Gass 10154 at http://kbia.org Q&A with Undefeated director Dan Lindsay, Pt. 1 http://kbia.org/post/qa-undefeated-director-dan-lindsay-pt-1 <p>MU grad Dan Lindsay&rsquo;s Oscar nominated film, <a href="http://weinsteinco.com/sites/undefeated/">&ldquo;Undefeated,&rdquo;</a> chronicles the players and coaches of an underdog high school football team in North Memphis. The documentary will open and close the True/False Film Fest next weekend. Lindsay spoke with KBIA&rsquo;s Nick Gass about making the film and the chance encounter that propelled him into directing. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:55:27 +0000 Nick Gass 9462 at http://kbia.org Q&A with Undefeated director Dan Lindsay, Pt. 1 Newscast for February 23, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-23-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The UM System announces the recipients of a $600,000 research investment.</li><li>The Missouri Senate passes legislation that would ban &quot;robocalls&quot; from no-call list members.</li><li>The Missouri House passes legislation that would make English the only language for those wanting driver&#39;s licenses.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:40:56 +0000 Nick Gass 9392 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-22-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri leads the U.S. in methamphetamine lab seizures in 2011.</li><li>A bipartisan commission says it&#39;s close to a Missouri Senate District map compromise.</li><li>A state senator wants the full chamber to debate the I-70 toll road proposal.</li></ul> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:43:59 +0000 Nick Gass 9304 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 15, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-15-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Timothy Wolfe reports for his first day as UM System president.</li><li>Missouri's Senate is in the process of extending the candidate filing deadline.</li><li>Chris Koster urges action on Missouri's Second Injury Fund.</li></ul> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:46:51 +0000 Nick Gass 8895 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-8-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon explains why he waited to add money to the state's higher education budget.</li><li>Missouri state Sen. Mike Parson introduces legislation to move back candidate filing deadlines.</li><li>Alyssa Bustamante is sentenced to life without parole for second-degree murder.</li></ul><p></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:53:20 +0000 Nick Gass 8470 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-1-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Filibuster continues second week</li><li>The Heart of Missouri United Way adopts a new funding strategy</li><li>Missouri Republican Senate candidates struggle to match Claire McCaskill's fundraising total Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:56:00 +0000 Nick Gass 8069 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 1, 2012 GOP state legislators oppose curator appointment http://kbia.org/post/gop-state-legislators-oppose-curator-appointment <p>Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre faces obstacles of time and partisan politics in his bid for a permanent seat on the UM System Board of Curators.</p><p>Craig Van Matre’s time is running out as a UM curator. He’s held the position since Governor Jay Nixon appointed him last June, but Missouri’s constitution requires a vote on his confirmation by Thursday. Some aren’t keen on making Van Matre a permanent board member.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:19:13 +0000 Nick Gass 8048 at http://kbia.org GOP state legislators oppose curator appointment Curator confirmation faces deadline http://kbia.org/post/curator-confirmation-faces-deadline <p>Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre&rsquo;s spot on the University of Missouri Board of Curators must go up for a vote by the end of the week. But his confirmation faces opposition from Republicans in the Senate. Republican State Senator Kevin Engle, among others, tells KBIA he plans to filibuster Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s choice to fill the seat that was vacated in June.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:34:43 +0000 Nick Gass 8028 at http://kbia.org Curator confirmation faces deadline Newscast for January 25, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-25-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The Missouri Cattlemen's Association is backing a bill to increase weight limits for hauling livestock on state highways.</li><li>A proposed compromise on a texting-and-driving law falls flat in the Missouri Senate.</li><li>Missouri has the nation's highest black homicide rate for the second straight year.</li></ul> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:02:11 +0000 Nick Gass 7709 at http://kbia.org Missouri Fraternal Order Of Police Wants Rob Sanders Reinstated http://kbia.org/post/missouri-fraternal-order-police-wants-rob-sanders-reinstated <p>The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has issued a statement on last month&rsquo;s firing of police officer Rob Sanders for excessive force.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:45:11 +0000 Nick Gass 2585 at http://kbia.org