thanksgiving http://kbia.org en A Maplewood Barn Radio Thanksgiving Special http://kbia.org/post/maplewood-barn-radio-thanksgiving-special <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>This week, we bring your two Thanksgiving plays based on short stories from the early 1900s. The first is "Beetle Rings' Thanksgiving Mascot," by Sheldon C. Stoddard. The second is "Bert's Thanksgiving," by J.T. Trowbridge.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Maplewood Barn Radio Players 44228 at http://kbia.org A Maplewood Barn Radio Thanksgiving Special Missouri lawmaker wants to ban retailers from opening on Thanksgiving http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmaker-wants-ban-retailers-opening-thanksgiving <p>Many large retailers were open on Thanksgiving Day. Now, one Missouri lawmaker wants to limit that.</p><p><br /><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2014&amp;district=113">State Representative Jeff Roorda</a> (D, Barnhart) plans to file legislation that would make it illegal for most retail stores in Missouri to be open for business on Thanksgiving. &nbsp;He&nbsp;filed the "<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB37&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">Thanksgiving Family Protection Act</a>" during the 2013 regular session, but it went nowhere, not even getting a hearing. &nbsp;Roorda says he's trying again, nevertheless.</p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:17:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 44520 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmaker wants to ban retailers from opening on Thanksgiving Columbia interfaith Thanksgiving brings together traditions of thanks http://kbia.org/post/columbia-interfaith-thanksgiving-brings-together-traditions-thanks <div id="stcpDiv" style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"><p>Children shared words of thanks from different faith traditions at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday (Nov. 24). Here’s a look at the quotes, along with what tradition they are from and who read them.</p><p><strong>Judaic:</strong> “O give thanks unto the Lord. The Lord, for he is good because his mercy endures forever.” -Akhil Elangovan</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:19:11 +0000 Nate Anton 44367 at http://kbia.org Columbia interfaith Thanksgiving brings together traditions of thanks Field Notes: Midwest pumpkins on Thanksgiving plates http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-midwest-pumpkins-thanksgiving-plates <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 44178 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Midwest pumpkins on Thanksgiving plates Midwest farmers put the pumpkin in your Thanksgiving pie http://kbia.org/post/midwest-farmers-put-pumpkin-your-thanksgiving-pie <p>This Thanksgiving, hungry families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes from a can and winds up in a pie got its start on a vine in Illinois.</p><p>Pumpkin patches are popular destinations for families seeking fall fun, and you’ll find roadside farm stands all over the country. But this is big business in Illinois, where farmers feed canning factories hungry for special kind of pumpkin that looks nothing like those you see on Halloween.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 44179 at http://kbia.org Midwest farmers put the pumpkin in your Thanksgiving pie An 'in the meantime' home for the holidays, at Boys and Girls Town, Columbia http://kbia.org/post/meantime-home-holidays-boys-and-girls-town-columbia <p></p><p>During the holiday weeks, foster children at the Boys and Girls Town Columbia wait in anticipation for the chance to spend the holidays with their relatives or foster parents. Yet as the days pass, some of the young people have to deal with the disappointment of not having a home to go to for the holiday.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:30:36 +0000 Janet Saidi 24938 at http://kbia.org An 'in the meantime' home for the holidays, at Boys and Girls Town, Columbia Why 'Black Friday' Has Dark Roots http://kbia.org/post/why-black-friday-has-dark-roots <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/23/165766048/on-this-years-black-friday-minutes-matter">Black Friday</a> may not yet be a bigger holiday than Thanksgiving, but it certainly has a bigger marketing budget. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:21:00 +0000 editor 24941 at http://kbia.org Why 'Black Friday' Has Dark Roots Cultures, beliefs converge with Interfaith Thanksgiving Service http://kbia.org/post/cultures-beliefs-converge-interfaith-thanksgiving-service <p></p><p>Happy Thanksgiving – that’s one holiday greeting you hear at this time of year that’s not part of a specific faith tradition.</p><p>The idea of giving thanks transcends religious, social and cultural boundaries. Thanks can be expressed in any language or tradition.</p><p>And that’s just what happened Sunday at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Christians, Muslims and Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists and Hindus, and people from several other faith traditions came together to share. Beliefs and languages converged as sounds of thanksgiving and peace rose through the air.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 24820 at http://kbia.org Cultures, beliefs converge with Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Feeding your neighbors and the world http://kbia.org/post/feeding-your-neighbors-and-world <p>Now that it’s Thanksgiving, the eating season has begun. Coming up we’ll take a look at how the U.S. helps feed the world, but first, let’s take a look in our own back yard. The local food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens have picked up in business. KBIA’s Ben Mahnken reports that volunteerism and donations are up this year.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:35:52 +0000 Kristofor Husted 24859 at http://kbia.org Columbia FastCAT runs fewer hours during academic breaks http://kbia.org/post/columbia-fastcat-runs-fewer-hours-during-academic-breaks <p>The FastCAT express route will run on a condensed schedule during the upcoming academic breaks for University of Missouri and Stephens college. The shorter schedule starts this Friday, Nov. 16. Regular operations will resume Monday, Nov. 26. Marketing specialist for Columbia Transit Christa Holtzclaw explains the altered route will mirror all other regular Columbia transit routes.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:41:20 +0000 Julie Fine 24378 at http://kbia.org Columbia FastCAT runs fewer hours during academic breaks Salvation Army serves up free Thanksgiving in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/salvation-army-serves-free-thanksgiving-columbia <p>At 10 a.m., Lee&rsquo;s is filled with the sound of music, plates cluttering and food being unwrapped. About 10 volunteers are busy preparing a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and desserts. Major. K. Kendall Mathews is the mid-Missouri regional coordinator for the Salvation Army. He said this is the 24th year they&rsquo;re hosting a Thanksgiving meal for low-income families. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:32:29 +0000 4225 at http://kbia.org Salvation Army serves up free Thanksgiving in Columbia Giving Thanks in Joplin http://kbia.org/post/giving-thanks-joplin <p>Six months after the devastating tornado hit Joplin, the community is slowly rebuilding itself. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:26:11 +0000 4207 at http://kbia.org Giving Thanks in Joplin The turkey on your table could cost less, thanks to MU professor's research http://kbia.org/post/turkey-your-table-could-cost-less-thanks-mu-professors-research <p>A professor at the University of Missouri has found a way to lower the cost of turkeys for us all this Thanksgiving, KBIA&rsquo;s SARAH REDOHL reports. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:41:52 +0000 Janet Saidi 4152 at http://kbia.org The turkey on your table could cost less, thanks to MU professor's research