Talking politics http://kbia.org en Lawmakers Set To Weigh Changes In School Transfer Law http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-set-weigh-changes-school-transfer-law <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit (via Flickr/alkruse24)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201101/chalkboarderaserFlickr400alkruse24.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As planning begins for school transfers in the St. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:26:18 +0000 Dale Singer 46362 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers Set To Weigh Changes In School Transfer Law Mo. To Return Some Of Potential Execution Drug Supply, But Questions Remain http://kbia.org/post/mo-return-some-potential-execution-drug-supply-questions-remain <em style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 10/9/2013 6:42</em><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4bdd3cf8-9f8f-0da5-04d3-506781b788e4"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced that it will be returning some of its propofol to its supplier, as the company requested almost a year ago. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:52:24 +0000 Chris McDaniel 41962 at http://kbia.org Mo. To Return Some Of Potential Execution Drug Supply, But Questions Remain Worried about concealed carry? Well, the government can share other stuff about you, too http://kbia.org/post/worried-about-concealed-carry-well-government-can-share-other-stuff-about-you-too <p></p><p>This week on the show: what information does the government have about you… and how is it using it? Plus, hundreds of MU faculty members finally get a vote.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:10:28 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 32612 at http://kbia.org Worried about concealed carry? Well, the government can share other stuff about you, too Governor Nixon continues to push business side of Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-continues-push-business-side-medicaid-expansion <p>This week on the show: the Medicaid expansion debate continues. Plus: what Mid-Missourians are concerned about as the President prepares for his State of the Union address. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:29:45 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Harum Helmy 28851 at http://kbia.org Governor Nixon continues to push business side of Medicaid expansion A look at some of the major issues this legislative session http://kbia.org/post/look-some-major-issues-legislative-session <p>This week on the show, we’ll talk about some of the major issues the state legislature plans to take on this semester. Some very familiar, others not so much. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:45:52 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 28406 at http://kbia.org A look at some of the major issues this legislative session Commentary: What politicians can learn from Stan Musial http://kbia.org/post/commentary-what-politicians-can-learn-stan-musial <p>At the first major league baseball game I ever saw, as a Cub Scout in old Sportsmans Park in north St. Louis, Stan Musial got his 2500<sup>th</sup> hit, a home run.&nbsp; I became a Cardinals fan and a Stan Musial fan that day. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Terry Smith 27663 at http://kbia.org Commentary: What politicians can learn from Stan Musial Talking Politics: Organic labels, right to work, and performance-based funding http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-organic-labels-right-work-and-performance-based-funding <p>This week on the show – New enforcement creates questions about whether organic certification is worth it for farmers. Plus, details about the likelihood of Missouri becoming a right to work state, and a report from Jefferson City about the possibility of Missouri switching to performance based funding for higher education. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:01:15 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 25766 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Organic labels, right to work, and performance-based funding Jo Ann Emerson retires, the fiscal cliff and MU http://kbia.org/post/jo-ann-emerson-retires-fiscal-cliff-and-mu <p>This week on Talking Politics: the latest on Jo Ann Emerson’s retirement and the rush to find a replacement in the US House. Plus, the so-called fiscal cliff, and what it would mean for the University of Missouri system. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:30:06 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 25435 at http://kbia.org Jo Ann Emerson retires, the fiscal cliff and MU How to explain MO GOP losses? http://kbia.org/post/how-explain-mo-gop-losses <p>This week on the show: Republicans don’t fare well in statewide races despite a strong win for Mitt Romney in the state. Plus, how many people actually voted. Are we counting them right? Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:41:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 24817 at http://kbia.org In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/increasingly-red-state-how-did-republicans-lose-missouri A week after the conservative losses at the polls, about 20 tea partiers gathered at a restaurant in North St. Louis County to listen to a few lecturers talk about a few ideas for the future: the flat tax and the fair tax. And yes, to commiserate about the recent past.<p>“If we can’t even elect a Republican president with Barack Obama as his opponent, how in God's name do we propose to eliminate the tax code?” Bill Hennessy, who helped found the St. Louis Tea Party, asked. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:20:04 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24814 at http://kbia.org In An Increasingly Red State, How Did Republicans Lose In Missouri? Next time it's Tuesday, you'll be voting http://kbia.org/post/next-time-its-tuesday-youll-be-voting <p></p><p>Hello and welcome to Talking Politics, I’m Ryan Famuliner.</p><p>Less than a week, folks. That’s all the time you have to make sure you’re prepared for election day. KBIA’s been conducting in-depth interviews with political candidates for regional and statewide office in our studios, and we’re airing portions of those in these few days left leading up the election. We’re also posting the full length-interviews here on KBIA.org: we’re calling them “candidate conversations.”</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:59:33 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 23693 at http://kbia.org Next time it's Tuesday, you'll be voting Montee: A Democrat, but "Conservative in a fiscal way" http://kbia.org/post/montee-democrat-conservative-fiscal-way <p>This week on Talking Politics, Columbia College political scientist Terry Smith makes his predictions for November 6<sup>th</sup>. Plus, our “candidate conversation,” Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Susan Montee.</p><p>We hear again from Columbia College political scientist Terry Smith, who is a regular contributor to the show. In this commentary, he has his predictions for November 6<sup>th</sup>.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:09:34 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 23290 at http://kbia.org Montee: A Democrat, but "Conservative in a fiscal way" Commentary - 2012 election predictions http://kbia.org/post/commentary-2012-election-predictions <p>I need to clarify a point I made in my last commentary.&nbsp; When I said contributions to campaigns can be limited I was referring to federal campaigns --&nbsp; President and Congress.&nbsp; There are four states in which there are no limits on contributions to state campaigns – governor, state representative, etc. – and Missouri is one of the four.&nbsp; Rex Sinquefield has given millions of dollars to candidates in both parties – because he can.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:52:44 +0000 Terry Smith 23288 at http://kbia.org Commentary - 2012 election predictions Talking Politics: Libertarians prepare for Nov. 6 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-libertarians-prepare-nov-6 <p>There are almost 30 Libertarian candidates running for various offices in Missouri this year, more than all but four other states in the country. KBIA’s Erin Dismeier spoke to some Libertarians and their candidates in Missouri to hear their thoughts on this year’s election. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:01:48 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 22923 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Libertarians prepare for Nov. 6 Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture http://kbia.org/post/commentary-clearing-foggy-campaign-finance-picture-0 <p>Why is so much money spent on campaign advertising?&nbsp; Why can’t it be restricted?&nbsp; Why can’t the U.S. have elections like Britain or Canada, where campaigns last about five weeks?</p><p>Tonight when you say to your TV: “If I see one more negative ad I’ll scream” and then you see two more before the words have left your mouth, think of the acronym:</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FOGGY Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:53:53 +0000 Terry Smith 22922 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture MU Presidential debate expert says Wednesday's showdown could have impact http://kbia.org/post/mu-presidential-debate-expert-says-wednesdays-showdown-could-have-impact <p>This week on the show: What to expect during Wednesday’s Presidential debate. Plus, we talk with Republican women in Boone County. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:44:55 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Zach Garcia 22154 at http://kbia.org MU Presidential debate expert says Wednesday's showdown could have impact Talking Politics: Akin in Senate race for good, more from Senate and Governor debates http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-akin-senate-race-good-more-senate-and-governor-debates <p>All eyes were on Columbia as the candidates for Governor and the US Senate squared off in the first debate of this election cycle on Friday. This week on the show we have more in-depth reporting on what happened at the debates. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:01:40 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Andrew Yost & Jessica Reese 21773 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Akin in Senate race for good, more from Senate and Governor debates Who would be a better President for farmers? http://kbia.org/post/who-would-be-better-president-farmers <p>This week, Harvest Public Media has a report from a surrogate debate, where each side tried to prove their candidate is best for agriculture. Plus, commentator Terry Smith talks about two political-types, one from each party, that could both have a major impact on the presidential race this year. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:45:47 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 21425 at http://kbia.org Who would be a better President for farmers? Food stamps making farm bill passage tough http://kbia.org/post/food-stamps-making-farm-bill-passage-tough <p>This week on the show, a report on what’s holding up the farm bill; and regular contributor Terry Smith weighs in on the Democratic National Convention. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:09:55 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20999 at http://kbia.org Food stamps making farm bill passage tough How college students saw the RNC http://kbia.org/post/how-college-students-saw-rnc <p>This week on the show, commentator Terry Smith’s take on the Republican National Convention, and a conversation with a man who sat on the Missouri Supreme Court for two decades. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:47:25 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20560 at http://kbia.org How college students saw the RNC Commentary: The Republican National Convention http://kbia.org/post/commentary-republican-national-convention <p>Okay.&nbsp; What’s the deal with Clint Eastwood at the Republican Convention?&nbsp; Dirty Harry said, at the end of one of those movies: “A man’s got know his limitations.”&nbsp; Eastwood should have taken Dirty Harry’s advice.&nbsp; What were the Republicans thinking? Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:24:18 +0000 Terry Smith 20555 at http://kbia.org Commentary: The Republican National Convention The strange history of Truman's Senate seat http://kbia.org/post/strange-history-trumans-senate-seat <p>This week on the show: new laws go into effect in Missouri. Plus, a fascinating look at the history of the U.S. Senate seat Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill are running for this fall. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:08:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20189 at http://kbia.org The strange history of Truman's Senate seat Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-akin-seeing-what-support-he-can-get-deadline-approaches <p>For KBIA’s Talking Politics, Ryan Famuliner sat down with Terry Smith, a regular contributor to the show, to talk about the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments regarding abortion and rape. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:42:54 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19770 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches Talking Politics for May 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-may-1-2012 <p>This week we sit down with Columbia Daily Tribune statehouse reporter Rudy Keller to discuss the big issues facing the General Assembly as the end of the legislative session approaches.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 18:11:19 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 13346 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for May 1, 2012 Talking Politics for April 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-april-24-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics we speak with Columbia state Senator Kurt Schaefer about the budget-making process.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:14:23 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 12950 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for April 24, 2012 Talking Politics for April 17, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-april-17-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics, we look into the indictment of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson--a man many long-time statehouse figures held in high esteem.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:34:12 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 12547 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for April 17, 2012 Talking Politics for April 10, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-april-10-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics, KBIA and Harvest Public Media&#39;s Jessica Naudziunas reports on ongoing strife between hog farmers and animal rights activists--a battle which could be decided by state legislators.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:11:45 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 12154 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for April 10, 2012 Talking Politics for March 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-march-20-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics: a MU political science professor explains to us Missouri&#39;s convoluted GOP caucus system.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:52:13 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10894 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for March 20, 2012 Talking Politics for March 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-march-13-2012 <p>A bust of controversial conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh--who is from Cape Girardeau--might be placed in the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state capitol building.&nbsp; This week we talk with Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, the man leading the charge to put the bust in the Hall.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:45:38 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10893 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for March 13, 2012 Talking Politics for February 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-february-28-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics we sit down Columbia Rep. Chris Kelly, a longtime politico in Jefferson City, to discuss the implementation of a health care exchange in the Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:32:23 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10890 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for February 28, 2012