peggy lowe http://kbia.org en My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-making-home-out-ranch <p>It&rsquo;s not every day that a trip to the drug store can change your destiny.</p><p>For 20-year-old Nan Arnold, it was a day in 1956 in Ashland, a small, dusty dot on the open range of western Kansas near the Oklahoma border.</p><p>Nan had landed her first job as a music teacher at the Ashland school just a year before. She lived with the store&rsquo;s owner because her parents thought she was too young to live alone. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:32:55 +0000 Peggy Lowe 18326 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch New app aims to help connect Columbia Transit, riders http://kbia.org/post/new-app-aims-help-connect-columbia-transit-riders-0 <p>This week: an app may help the Columbia Transit system deal with an unengaged ridership. Plus, Harvest Public Media looks at the lasting impact of the Homestead Act. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:27:23 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17403 at http://kbia.org New app aims to help connect Columbia Transit, riders The lasting heritage of the Homestead Act http://kbia.org/post/lasting-heritage-homestead-act <p>LITTLE RIVER, Kan. &ndash; Before this town was here, before the railroads were here, before a post office was here, the Hodgsons were here.</p><p>In 1871, Hannah and Henry Clay Hodgson moved into a one-room dugout on the banks of the Little Arkansas, their view an Indian camp on the other side of the river. They arrived in central Kansas in November, in the midst of a blizzard, and it took them three days from the train stop in Salina to get the 60 miles south to this outpost.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:53:16 +0000 Peggy Lowe 17399 at http://kbia.org The lasting heritage of the Homestead Act On 'corporate' farming http://kbia.org/post/corporate-farming <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll hear the fourth installment of Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s Farmer of the future series, and hear about the bacteria that live in and on our bodies.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:47:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15907 at http://kbia.org On 'corporate' farming Who are you calling a corporate farmer? http://kbia.org/post/who-are-you-calling-corporate-farmer <p>A surprising thing happens while touring Chris Boeckmann&rsquo;s turkey farm, where 50,000 birds are grown each year for Cargill Inc.<br /> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:41:18 +0000 Peggy Lowe 15897 at http://kbia.org Who are you calling a corporate farmer? Farmers Support Illegal Immigrant Work Program http://kbia.org/post/farmers-support-illegal-immigrant-work-program <p>It&rsquo;s a long way from Forget-Me-Not Farms to the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:49:36 +0000 Peggy Lowe 11981 at http://kbia.org Farmers Support Illegal Immigrant Work Program Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm http://kbia.org/post/proposed-child-labor-changes-questioned-farm <p>This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:46:59 +0000 Nick Adams 6313 at http://kbia.org Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm Under the Microscope: November 10, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-november-10-2011 <p>This week on the show: a popular conservation program may fall victim to the 2012 Farm Bill. Plus, robot tractors.</p><p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:05:32 +0000 Kyle Deas 3391 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: November 10, 2011 Business Beat: October 26, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-october-26-2011-0 <p>This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:14:44 +0000 Nick Adams 2483 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: October 26, 2011