Laura Ziegler http://kbia.org en With waiver expired, some Kansans will have to work for food stamps http://kbia.org/post/waiver-expired-some-kansans-will-have-work-food-stamps <p></p><p></p><p> This week, Kansas let a 2009 government waiver expire that provided food stamps for the unemployed. Now, able-bodied Kansans between 18 and 49 who do not have dependents, have to work or be in a job training program to have access to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.</p><p>Kansas currently has about 318,000 food stamp recipients. Advocates for low-income people say this change will create a dangerous hole in an already thin safety net.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 41851 at http://kbia.org With waiver expired, some Kansans will have to work for food stamps How Code For America's Apps Benefit Kansas City http://kbia.org/post/how-code-americas-apps-benefit-kansas-city Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now for people who enjoy using technology, it might feel like there's an app for everything. Some are mindless. I mean I'm a little embarrassed to tell you how much time I spend baking fake pizza on my mobile device. Then there are apps that are meant to actually be productive. And let's hear about one of those now.<p>In San Francisco a group software developers formed a non-profit called Code for America. They're developing apps to help cities function better for their citizens. Tue, 28 May 2013 11:58:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 34443 at http://kbia.org Limited progress on animal lab site in Kansas http://kbia.org/post/limited-progress-animal-lab-site-kansas <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">In Manhattan, </span>Kan<span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">., the site of National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is still just a huge hole in the ground nearly a year after the initial ground-breaking.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:50:05 +0000 Laura Ziegler 27450 at http://kbia.org Limited progress on animal lab site in Kansas Bucking Bulls Draw Crowds, And Dollars http://kbia.org/post/bucking-bulls-draw-crowds-and-dollars The bucking bull has long been the embodiment of the American rodeo, and it takes just four seconds for a strong young bull to reap its owner as much as $50,000 in prize money.<p>Four seconds is how long each 1- or 2-year-old bull will wear a weight strapped to its back as the massive animal is judged on how high it kicks and how much it twists.<p>In the past 10 years, bucking bulls have become a major industry. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:26:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 17598 at http://kbia.org Bucking Bulls Draw Crowds, And Dollars N-BAF Report Cuts Risk of Pathogen Exposure http://kbia.org/post/n-baf-report-cuts-risk-pathogen-exposure <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The risk of a pathogen release at the controversial National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built in Manhattan, Kan., is much less than originally calculated, according to a new, much-anticipated report from the Department of Homeland Security.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:24:52 +0000 Laura Ziegler 11974 at http://kbia.org N-BAF Report Cuts Risk of Pathogen Exposure Animal Disease Center's New Home Proves Difficult http://kbia.org/post/animal-disease-centers-new-home-proves-difficult The animal disease center that the Homeland Security department has maintained since Sept. 11 has fallen into disrepair. A proposed new location in Kansas has been riddled with neighborhood concerns, safety threats and escalating costs. Laura Ziegler of Harvest Public Media reports. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 9923 at http://kbia.org