harum helmy http://kbia.org en High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan http://kbia.org/post/high-schoolers-community-members-speak-out-against-school-start-times-board-plan <p></p><p>The Columbia School District's Board of Education is reconsidering the school start times included in its controversial three-tier transportation plan. At last night’s board meeting,district parents, students and employees spoke loud and clear: The current proposed start times simply don’t work.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:54:49 +0000 Harum Helmy 27294 at http://kbia.org High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan Learning what poverty's really like http://kbia.org/post/learning-what-povertys-really <p>According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, 14 percent of people in Missouri live below the poverty line. That’s almost 900,000 Missourians. KBIA’s Harum Helmy finds out how one nonprofit organization attempts to educate the 86 percent about what it’s like to be on the other side. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:23:27 +0000 Harum Helmy & Ryan Famuliner 24868 at http://kbia.org Learning what poverty's really like Audio postcard: Meter maids at the March March Parade http://kbia.org/post/audio-postcard-meter-maids-march-march-parade <p>What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival&#39;s annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year&#39;s festival is &quot;the influencing machine,&quot; and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses.&nbsp;Ann&nbsp;Breidenbach, Jacquelyn&nbsp;Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman&nbsp;say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA&#39;s Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year&#39;s parade.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:22:04 +0000 Harum Helmy 9899 at http://kbia.org Audio postcard: Meter maids at the March March Parade As tuition goes up, is it worth the price? http://kbia.org/post/tuition-goes-it-worth-price <p>With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:24:09 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 9155 at http://kbia.org As tuition goes up, is it worth the price? 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 Tim Wolfe takes office as UM System president http://kbia.org/post/tim-wolfe-takes-office-um-system-president <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Former IBM executive Tim Wolfe took office as the new University of Missouri System president on Wednesday. The businessman has old ties to Columbia.&nbsp;</p><p>By Harum Helmy (Columbia, Mo.)</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:41:47 +0000 8894 at http://kbia.org Tim Wolfe takes office as UM System president Missouri United Way changes funding strategy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-united-way-changes-funding-strategy <p>The Heart of Missouri United Way voted last week to adopt a new strategy that will focus future funding on programs that address poverty and other issues with at-risk children.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:08:22 +0000 8070 at http://kbia.org Exam: November 14, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/exam-november-14-2011 <p>This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage &ndash; elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:19:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 3600 at http://kbia.org Exam: November 14, 2011 Under the Microscope: September 15, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-september-15-2011 <p>This week, a food pantry that&rsquo;s trying to offer healthier food to low-income families. Plus, an MU researcher tells us how quitting smoking may make you a happier person.</p><p>Hosted by Kyle Deas. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:02:53 +0000 1739 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: September 15, 2011