my life my town http://kbia.org en Off the Clock: Rodeo culture, and a Moberly skate park http://kbia.org/post/clock-rodeo-culture-and-moberly-skate-park <p>This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment Off the Clock, KBIA producer Meredith Turk hangs out in rodeo culture with this year’s Miss Teen Rodeo queen, and finds out why she’s one of the only rodeo competitors you’ll ever see wearing a helmet … and she wears it well.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:46:10 +0000 Janet Saidi 44229 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: Rodeo culture, and a Moberly skate park My Life My Town: Not all about me anymore http://kbia.org/post/my-life-my-town-not-all-about-me-anymore <p>It was winter break of her senior year at Harrisburg High School when Shirley LeBlanc, then 18, found out she was pregnant. She was shocked by the news. Her family, particularly her mother was there to comfort her. Shirley’s son Grayson was born in July 2011. LeBlanc, now 19, struggles with the loneliness and challenges of single teenage parenthood. However, her faith is the thing that keeps her together. Producer Kevin Cook brings us this story, as part of KBIA and the Columbia Missourian’s My Life, My Town project. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:32:00 +0000 Kevin Cook 26563 at http://kbia.org My Life My Town: Not all about me anymore My Life My Town: Finding challenges in Ashland http://kbia.org/post/my-life-my-town-finding-challenges-ashland <p>Jared Thomassen is a junior in Ashland always looking for new goals to achieve. He is an avid long distance runner and placed second in the Duathlon at the last Show Me State Games. If that wasn't enough, Jared takes on music as well. He's been in band since elementary school and is a part of Southern Boone County High School's competitive marching band. Producers Erin Dismeier and Naveen Mahadevan bring us this story, as part of KBIA and the Columbia Missourian’s My Life, My Town project. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:34:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26557 at http://kbia.org My Life My Town: Finding challenges in Ashland My Life My Town: We as one person http://kbia.org/post/my-life-my-town-we-one-person <p>Terry and Tony DeWeese are identical twins and have spent their entire lives together. Once they graduate from Hallsville High School, Tony and Terry will be apart for the first time in their lives. Terry will enlist in the US Marine Corps and attend basic training at Camp Pendleton in June, and Tony will attend college in Kansas. Tony has Cerebral Palsy, preventing him from enlisting with his brother. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 18:15:00 +0000 Emily Kaiser & Stuart Palley 26283 at http://kbia.org My Life My Town: We as one person My Life My Town: Go, Fight, Win http://kbia.org/post/my-life-my-town-go-fight-win <p>Alaysha Jefferson loves cheerleading at the Hallsville High School in Hallsville, Missouri. Living in a small town that has the population of 1,300 and without a car to drive around, Alaysha has a quiet life. She spends her time in classes, cheerleading practice, and doing homework at home. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:06:56 +0000 Yi-Chin Lee & Emily Kaiser 26153 at http://kbia.org My Life My Town: Go, Fight, Win My Life My Town: Because of my dad http://kbia.org/post/my-life-my-town-because-my-dad <p>With her father in the military, Alizebeth Wright is the first to acknowledge that her childhood has been anything but typical. Each time he's re-stationed she's been forced to move around the world, along with her mom, four sisters, and little brother. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:49:56 +0000 Benjamin Hoste 25797 at http://kbia.org My Life My Town: Because of my dad My Life My Town: A Different Path http://kbia.org/post/my-life-my-town-different-path <p>Monica Smith is consumed with school, work and so many extra curricular activities she can't keep count. People find it surprising that at 18, Monica keeps straight A's, works and participates in sports… when they find out what she has gone through. Monica's parents have been in and out of jail since she was 8 years old. She currently lives with her grandparents in Higginsville, Missouri.&nbsp;</p><p>Producers Greg Kendall-Ball and Alexandra Olgin&nbsp;bring us Monica’s story, as part of KBIA and the Columbia Missourian’s My Life My Town project.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:01:15 +0000 Greg Kendall-Ball & Alexandra Olgin 25439 at http://kbia.org My Life My Town: A Different Path 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 Staying or going: 'My Life, My Town' in Glasgow http://kbia.org/post/staying-or-going-my-life-my-town-glasgow <p>A high school senior, Madelyne cheerleads, serves as the Glasgow FFA President, and participates in Band and Choir. On the weekends, she works at the local bank. She cannot wait to leave the small-town life and the farm.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:55:45 +0000 Carah Hart & Lizz Cardwell 17515 at http://kbia.org Staying or going: 'My Life, My Town' in Glasgow Out in a small town: 'My Life, My Town' goes to Macon http://kbia.org/post/out-small-town-my-life-my-town-goes-macon <p>On this week&#39;s edition of &quot;Off the&nbsp;Clock,&quot;&nbsp;we hear a third portrait from the &ldquo;My Life, My Town&rdquo; series that documents the stories of teens in rural Missouri. Today&nbsp; we visit Trinity Rainey in Macon.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:33:50 +0000 Janet Saidi 17153 at http://kbia.org Out in a small town: 'My Life, My Town' goes to Macon Off the Clock: Faith and Fiestas in Mexico, MO. http://kbia.org/post/clock-faith-and-fiestas-mexico-mo <p>On this edition&nbsp;of Off the Clock,&nbsp;we visit Monica Martinez, a teen whose Latin American family is putting down roots in Mexico, Missouri.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:50:32 +0000 Janet Saidi 16803 at http://kbia.org Off the Clock: Faith and Fiestas in Mexico, MO. Croquet in Mexico, gardening in Columbia and 'My Life, My Town' http://kbia.org/post/croquet-mexico-gardening-columbia-and-my-life-my-town <p>On this week&rsquo;s show: It&rsquo;s summer. We&rsquo;ll look at stories about playing croquet in Mexico (Missouri, that is), gardening in Columbia (Missouri, also) and life as a teen in a small town.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:40:55 +0000 Janet Saidi 16383 at http://kbia.org Croquet in Mexico, gardening in Columbia and 'My Life, My Town' 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