rural http://kbia.org en Why rural Missouri is losing doctors http://kbia.org/post/why-rural-missouri-losing-doctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost 800,000 uninsured </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became eligible for coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace earlier this year. As the state continues to consider extending coverage to even more individuals through Medicaid expansion, the need for primary care doctors will increase as well.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:07:35 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55452 at http://kbia.org Why rural Missouri is losing doctors Field Notes: Hunting for mushrooms and myth at True/False http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-hunting-mushrooms-and-myth-truefalse <p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 48300 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Hunting for mushrooms and myth at True/False Hunting for mushrooms and myth in 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga' http://kbia.org/post/hunting-mushrooms-and-myth-vanquishing-witch-baba-yaga <p></p><p><i 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;</i><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;"><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</i></a><i 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;</i><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;"><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</i></a><i 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.</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than a decade, fans of documentary film have flocked to Columbia, Mo., for the annual <a href="http://truefalse.org/">True/False Film Fest</a>. The screenings start on Thursday. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of this year’s films are set in big cities -- like Cairo, Rome and New York. But several works also focus on rural life. "<a href="http://kbia.org/post/film-documenting-poverty-rural-missouri-crowdsources-finishing-funds">Rich Hill</a>" follows three teenagers growing up in a small Missouri community south of Kansas City. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jessica&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oreck’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;"<a href="http://thevanquishing.com/">The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://thevanquishing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Yaga</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;uses&nbsp;animation and stunning scenes of everyday village life in Eastern Europe to tell&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Slavic fairytale of Baba&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yaga</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The film is shot in Super 16.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 48490 at http://kbia.org Hunting for mushrooms and myth in 'The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga' Federal funds flow to rural communities http://kbia.org/post/federal-funds-flow-rural-communities <p></p><p>In the small town of Staunton, Ill., the new $9 million water plant is a welcome addition. After all, when the 80-year-old facility it replaces seized up last year, the community’s 5,000 residents were without water for five days.&nbsp;</p><p>But for Staunton’s part-time mayor Craig Neuhaus, the plant represents more than water security. He expects the water system upgrade to help bring business to this town about 40 miles north of St. Louis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:29:36 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 34203 at http://kbia.org Federal funds flow to rural communities Rural Kansas tries to entice businesses; Community rallies to stop fort's job cuts http://kbia.org/post/rural-kansas-tries-entice-businesses-community-rallies-stop-forts-job-cuts <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="" caption=" Photo 3: Members of the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood gathered Tuesday to discuss the U.S. Army proposal to remove troops from the fort. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:23:13 +0000 Kristofor Husted 33011 at http://kbia.org Kansas seeks turning point for rural communities http://kbia.org/post/kansas-seeks-turning-point-rural-communities <p></p><p>When the Homestead Act of 1862 made land in the Great Plains virtually free, people rushed in to settle rural Kansas. But 150 years later, the dust has truly settled. Between 2000 and 2010, more than half of Kansas counties declined in population — many by 10 percent or more.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 21:46:55 +0000 Justine Greve 33004 at http://kbia.org Kansas seeks turning point for rural communities Future prospects for young rural residents http://kbia.org/post/future-prospects-young-rural-residents <p></p><p><strong 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;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:31:02 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25386 at http://kbia.org Future prospects for young rural residents Mud and Moonscape: Missouri towns struggle with flood recovery http://kbia.org/post/mud-and-moonscape-missouri-towns-struggle-flood-recovery <p>Back in April, Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock headed to Tekamah, Neb., to see how <u><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1153/historic-flood-leaves-mark-farmland/5">planting was going for farmers on the Missouri River floodplain</a></u>. The river's surging waters put thousands of farm acres in Nebraska under water last summer, causing more than $100 million in crop losses in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:37:25 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 21921 at http://kbia.org Mud and Moonscape: Missouri towns struggle with flood recovery Life as a rural teenager http://kbia.org/post/life-rural-teenager <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 13712 at http://kbia.org Life as a rural teenager Rural doctor shortages and prenatal care http://kbia.org/post/rural-doctor-shortages-and-prenatal-care <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll debunk some myths about forensic science and learn how a rural doctor shortage affects some patients.</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:53:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 13116 at http://kbia.org Rural doctor shortages and prenatal care Women in rural Missouri face obstacles to prenatal care http://kbia.org/post/women-rural-missouri-face-obstacles-prenatal-care <p>There is a shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas and more than half of Missouri counties have no OB-GYN specialists, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. KBIA&rsquo;s Marie French takes us to Macon, where many pregnant women often drive 30 minutes or more to get care.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:41:17 +0000 Marie French & Charles Minshew 13114 at http://kbia.org Women in rural Missouri face obstacles to prenatal care Trying to keep rural towns alive http://kbia.org/post/trying-keep-rural-towns-alive-0 <p>This week on the show, people in rural areas are trying to figure out how to keep youth &ndash; and jobs &ndash; in their areas. Plus, college graduates could have a better opportunity getting a job than graduates have in the past. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:00:49 +0000 Nick Adams 12667 at http://kbia.org Trying to keep rural towns alive Trying to keep rural towns alive http://kbia.org/post/trying-keep-rural-towns-alive <p>This week on the show, people in rural areas are trying to figure out how to keep youth &ndash; and jobs &ndash; in their areas. Plus, college graduates could have a better opportunity getting a job than graduates have in the past. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:56:19 +0000 Nick Adams 12665 at http://kbia.org Trying to keep rural towns alive Post office workers face uncertain future http://kbia.org/post/post-office-workers-face-uncertain-future <p>Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is proposing cost cuts and a new business model to save post offices across the state. 167 rural Missouri post offices are on the chopping block as the U.S. Post Office moves toward more digital post services. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:22:04 +0000 8342 at http://kbia.org Post office workers face uncertain future