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 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 Exam: March 19, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/exam-march-19-2012 <p>This week&rsquo;s show is all about the University of Missouri. MUs Nuclear Science Engineering Institute ceased to exist last week. The law school has recovered a bit in the national rankings. And increased demand for archeologists in the state has prompted a new program at MU. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:01:09 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 10850 at http://kbia.org Exam: March 19, 2012 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 Newscast for March 14, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-14-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><p>MU’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. KBIA’s Nick Gass gauged the reaction among student and faculty researchers.</p></li><li><p>Three Missouri communities will share more than $62,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:44:51 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10535 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 14, 2012 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 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 Missouri's general assembly map redistricted http://kbia.org/post/missouris-general-assembly-map-redistricted <p>This week a judicial panel in Missouri released&nbsp;<a href="http://oa.mo.gov/bp/redistricting/new_state_legislative_districts.htm">a newly redistricted map </a>for the General Assembly. The new map is an attempt to represent the state&rsquo;s shifting population trends in the last decade. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:41:16 +0000 4681 at http://kbia.org Missouri's general assembly map redistricted Columbia living windows boosts ecnomy http://kbia.org/post/columbia-living-windows-boosts-ecnomy <p>The District hosts its annual Living Windows festival Friday night in Columbia. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:24:56 +0000 4678 at http://kbia.org Exam: November 21, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/exam-november-21-2011 <p>The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we&rsquo;ll have the latest statewide graduation rates. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:49:18 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 4019 at http://kbia.org Exam: November 21, 2011 Pinkel Pleads Guilty to Class B Misdemeanor http://kbia.org/post/pinkel-pleads-guilty-class-b-misdemeanor <p>Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel has pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge for driving while intoxicated Wednesday night. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:44:52 +0000 3893 at http://kbia.org Pinkel Pleads Guilty to Class B Misdemeanor New Way to Find MO High School Graduation Rates http://kbia.org/post/new-way-find-mo-high-school-graduation-rates <p>Missouri&rsquo;s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, is changing the way it calculates high school graduation rates. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:53:48 +0000 3814 at http://kbia.org Rangers Fighting Mark Twain Forest Fires http://kbia.org/post/rangers-fighting-mark-twain-forest-fires <p>Three hundred more acres of Mark Twain National Forest in Salem have burned since last night, in a fire that has burned 5,000 acres since Tuesday afternoon. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:07:41 +0000 2992 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 UM Curators Put MU's Future in Deaton's Hands http://kbia.org/post/um-curators-put-mus-future-deatons-hands <p>The University of Missouri&rsquo;s Board of Curators met today in Kansas City. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:51:59 +0000 2218 at http://kbia.org