special olympics http://kbia.org en As Special Olympics kicks off, community invited to cheer http://kbia.org/post/special-olympics-kicks-community-invited-cheer <p>The <a href="http://somo.org/summergames">Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games</a> kick off today in Columbia.</p><p>The four-day event gathers more than 2500 athletes and coaches from around the state annually.</p><p>Special Olympics organizers say there are many ways for the community to get involved with the events. Trish Wallace is a parent and coach for the Special Olympics. She says even cheering from the stands can make a huge impact in a Special Olympics athlete’s experience.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 13:07:21 +0000 Shay McAlister 34576 at http://kbia.org As Special Olympics kicks off, community invited to cheer "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 Columbians plunge into icy Stephens Lake http://kbia.org/post/columbians-plunge-icy-stephens-lake <p>Water temperatures in the mid-30&rsquo;s didn&rsquo;t stop people from plunging into Stephen&rsquo;s Lake in Columbia on Saturday for the Polar Plunge. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:05:13 +0000 9129 at http://kbia.org