children http://kbia.org en Field Notes: Immigrant children share dreams beyond the slaughterhouse http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-immigrant-children-share-dreams-beyond-slaughterhouse <p><em 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;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Field Notes</a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font- Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 43444 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Immigrant children share dreams beyond the slaughterhouse Reporting project shines light on immigrant workers' children http://kbia.org/post/reporting-project-shines-light-immigrant-workers-children <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While doing research for the Harvest Public Media series “</span><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/shadows-slaughter-house" style="line-height: 1.5;">In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” reporters </span>Abbie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Fentress<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Swanson and Peggy Lowe called roughly two dozen institutions to get statistics about the children of immigrant and refugee workers at American </span>meatpacking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plants.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Swanson said she called federal agencies, researchers, unions, and immigration advocacy groups. But she couldn't find anyone who kept data on how many of these children live in the U.S., not to mention their health, education or economic status.</span></p><p>“They’re not on anyone’s radar,” Swanson said. “They’re not being tracked or followed, they’re kind of an invisible population in this country.”</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:37:15 +0000 Harum Helmy 43352 at http://kbia.org Reporting project shines light on immigrant workers' children Garden City: Tending to a cultural crossroads in Kansas http://kbia.org/post/garden-city-tending-cultural-crossroads-kansas <p><em><strong>In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, part 2</strong>: Immigrant communities have sprung up around the meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., and while change hasn't been easy, city leaders have built a strong grassroots network supporting and embracing the town’s cultural evolution and its youngest citizens.</em></p><p>GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Sister Janice Thome’s office is a 2003 brown Ford Focus with a backseat piled high with paperwork and a prayer book.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:13:59 +0000 Peggy Lowe 42867 at http://kbia.org Garden City: Tending to a cultural crossroads in Kansas Noel, Mo.: Schools build safety net for immigrant children http://kbia.org/post/noel-mo-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, part 1: </strong>Attracted to stable jobs in the </span>meatpacking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;industry, communities of immigrants are springing up across rural America. Many small, rural towns, however, struggle to provide much more than instruction.</span></em></p><p>It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42822 at http://kbia.org Noel, Mo.: Schools build safety net for immigrant children Public school libraries increase use of mobile technology http://kbia.org/post/public-school-libraries-increase-use-mobile-technology <p></p><p>Columbia Public School libraries are working hard to bring twenty-first century skills to Columbia youth with an increase in iPads and other mobile technology in school media centers.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:11:36 +0000 India Everett 24955 at http://kbia.org Boone County offering free flu immunizations to children http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-offering-free-flu-immunizations-children <p>Boone County is offering free flu shots to children in elementary and middle schools this flu season.</p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:57:09 +0000 Chris Lilly 20990 at http://kbia.org Boone County offering free flu immunizations to children A look back: Vacation Bible School season comes to a close http://kbia.org/post/look-back-vacation-bible-school-season-comes-close <p>Summertime is coming to a close, and with it, Vacation Bible School season.&nbsp;</p><p>For Vacation Bible School, a tradition among Christian churches, children come to church for a few hours a day for about a week. But it&#39;s not just formal Bible lessons &ndash; they play games, sing songs, do crafts and eat snacks.&nbsp;</p><p>The producer behind KBIA&#39;s&nbsp;new Columbia Faith and Values desk visited some of the Vacation Bible Schools that happened in Columbia this summer and spoke with volunteers, leaders and of course, the children.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 14:03:38 +0000 Kellie Moore 18752 at http://kbia.org A look back: Vacation Bible School season comes to a close House members debate day care bill http://kbia.org/post/house-members-debate-day-care-bill <p>Legislation cracking down on unlicensed day care providers evoked emotional testimony in a House committee hearing. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:06:02 +0000 Danielle Carter 9788 at http://kbia.org Autistic children show signs of disease at six months old http://kbia.org/post/autistic-children-show-signs-disease-six-months-old <p>New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as six months old. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:19:23 +0000 9132 at http://kbia.org The Parenting Journey http://kbia.org/post/parenting-journey <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:35:52 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 3202 at http://kbia.org The Parenting Journey