veronique lacapra http://kbia.org en Suits Challenge Missouri Over Secrecy About Execution Procedures http://kbia.org/post/suits-challenge-missouri-over-secrecy-about-execution-procedures Two suits were filed Thursday in Jefferson City challenging Missouri officials for failing to disclose information about the drugs the state uses in lethal injections.<p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/224354542/AP-Guardian-Lawsuit" target="_blank">In the first</a>, The Associated Press and four other news organizations argue that the state's actions prohibit public oversight of the death penalty. <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/224354491/McDaniel-Lawsuit" target="_blank">The second suit, under the state sunshine law</a>, was filed by Chris McDaniel, a reporter for St. Fri, 16 May 2014 14:07:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 53041 at http://kbia.org Suits Challenge Missouri Over Secrecy About Execution Procedures Odors expected to worsen during Bridgeton Landfill construction http://kbia.org/post/odors-expected-worsen-during-bridgeton-landfill-construction <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201305/Bridgeton%20Landfill%20DSC_0037.jpg" alt="" /><p><em>Updated Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m.: </em>The Department of Health &#38; Senior Services is also posting its evaluations of the air monitoring data <a href="http://www.health.mo.gov/living/environment/bridgeton/">here</a>. Mon, 20 May 2013 13:13:33 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34034 at http://kbia.org Earthquake drill shakes things up http://kbia.org/post/earthquake-drill-shakes-things This morning, residents of Missouri, Illinois, and seven other Central U.S. states participated in an earthquake preparedness drill.<p>The annual event is known as the <a href="http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/">Great Central U.S. ShakeOut</a>. This year, close to three million people registered to participate.<p>Steve Besemer is the Earthquake Program Manager at the <a href="http://sema.dps.mo.gov/earthquake_preparedness/earthquake_preparedness.asp">Missouri State Emergency Management Agency</a>. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:20:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 28567 at http://kbia.org Earthquake drill shakes things up Route 66 State Park passes dioxin tests http://kbia.org/post/route-66-state-park-passes-dioxin-tests <div style="margin:0;"><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The EPA says a new round of dioxin sampling at Route 66 State Park confirms it poses no risk to park workers and visitors. </span></font></span></font></span></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:42:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 24788 at http://kbia.org Route 66 State Park passes dioxin tests US Army Corps of Engineers considering change to reservoir water use along Missouri River http://kbia.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-considering-change-reservoir-water-use-along-missouri-river <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering changing how reservoir water is used along the Missouri River.</p><p>The Corps is holding a series of public meetings to get input on whether to permanently allocate some of that water for municipal and industrial uses.</p><p>What does an oil and gas boom in North Dakota have to do with Missouri River reservoirs?</p><p>Hydrofracturing – the process that gets new wells up and running – takes lots of water.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:41:49 +0000 Veronique La Capra 19763 at http://kbia.org US Army Corps of Engineers considering change to reservoir water use along Missouri River On human test subjects http://kbia.org/post/human-test-subjects <p>This week, we'll hear about human test subjects, and talk about gender differences in math performance.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:22:43 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19965 at http://kbia.org On human test subjects Harvesting guano to help Peruvian penguins: Saint Louis Zoo digs in http://kbia.org/post/harvesting-guano-help-peruvian-penguins-saint-louis-zoo-digs <p>Unlike their cold-weather relatives, Humboldt penguins live only in South America, along the rocky Pacific coast of Chile and Peru. The Saint Louis Zoo&rsquo;s Michael Macek has been monitoring the penguins there, tracking their health and numbers.<br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:35:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 18641 at http://kbia.org Harvesting guano to help Peruvian penguins: Saint Louis Zoo digs in New research takes step toward catching Alzheimer's early http://kbia.org/post/new-research-takes-step-toward-catching-alzheimers-early A new study led by Washington University confirms that the brains of people with <a href="http://www.dian-info.org/default.htm">a very rare, early-onset form of Alzheimer&#39;s disease</a> begin to change long before they first show signs of dementia.<p>The research brings us a step closer to early diagnosis of the more common type Alzheimer&#39;s that produces symptoms after age 60.<p>Washington University neurologist Dr. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:39:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17398 at http://kbia.org New research takes step toward catching Alzheimer's early On mid-sized farms http://kbia.org/post/mid-sized-farms <p>This week, we&rsquo;ll hear the final installment of Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s Farmer of the Future series.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:23:52 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16321 at http://kbia.org On mid-sized farms 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 We’re not alone: healthy humans have more microbes than cells http://kbia.org/post/we-re-not-alone-healthy-humans-have-more-microbes-cells <div class="cp-si-caption">The bacterium Enterococcus faecalis, which lives in the human gut, is just one type of microbe that was studied as part of the Human Microbiome Project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</div><p>Researchers have completed the first comprehensive census of the human &ldquo;microbiome&rdquo; &mdash; the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that live in and on our bodies.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:32:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 15904 at http://kbia.org We’re not alone: healthy humans have more microbes than cells Phone line could play role in cancer prevention http://kbia.org/post/phone-line-could-play-role-cancer-prevention <a href="http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_care_for_the_poor_and_underserved/v023/23.2.purnell.html#back">A new study out of Washington University</a> has found that <a href="http://www.211helps.org/">the 2-1-1 phone information system</a> could be an effective tool to fight cancer in low-income and minority communities.<p><a href="http://www.fcc.gov/guides/dial-211-essential-community-services">Across the U.S., people can call 2-1-1</a> to get help with housing, food, and other social service needs.<p>Lead researcher and public health expert Jason Purnell says in Missouri, about Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:30:48 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Véronique LaCapra 15563 at http://kbia.org Phone line could play role in cancer prevention On the future of sustainable farming http://kbia.org/post/future-sustainable-farming <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll hear the third installment of Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s Farmer of the future series, and revisit a conversation with author Michael Pollan.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:15:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15520 at http://kbia.org On the future of sustainable farming Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks http://kbia.org/post/regulators-ok-new-boundaries-lake-ozarks <em>CORRECTION: We incorrectly referred to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler&#39;s press secretary as "Steve Schwartz" in an earlier version of this post. His name is Steve Walsh. We apologize for the error.</em><p><em>Updated at 3:12 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:58:03 +0000 editor 15410 at http://kbia.org Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks Washington University study compares short- and long-term birth control methods http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-study-compares-short-and-long-term-birth-control-methods <p>A new study out of Washington University suggests that women who use short-term birth-control methods like the pill are 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who use longer-term options like intrauterine devices or implants. Thu, 24 May 2012 14:09:02 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 14711 at http://kbia.org Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years http://kbia.org/post/report-frequency-severe-storms-midwest-doubled-over-past-50-years A new report from <a href="http://rockymountainclimate.org/index.htm">the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization</a> and <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/">the Natural Resources Defense Council</a> shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years.<p><a href="http://rockymountainclimate.org/reports_3.htm">The report</a> analyzed precipitation data from more than 200 weather stations in eight Midwestern states.<p>It found that for the period from 1961 to 2011, the frequency of days with more than 3 inches of rain increased by upwards of 80 percent in both Wed, 16 May 2012 21:52:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Véronique LaCapra 14271 at http://kbia.org Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years Report suggests new way to handle Missouri River flooding http://kbia.org/post/report-suggests-new-way-handle-missouri-river-flooding <p>A new report by the advocacy group American Rivers says when it comes to managing flooding along the Missouri River, the US Army Corps of Engineers should rely on floodplains and wetlands, not levees and dams. But the Corps doesn&#39;t see flood management as an &quot;either/or&quot; proposition. Tue, 15 May 2012 14:20:04 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 14158 at http://kbia.org Pioneering scientist reflects on distinguished career http://kbia.org/post/pioneering-scientist-reflects-distinguished-career <p>Biologist Edward O. Wilson is an emeritus University Research Professor at Harvard. Through his life-long research on the behavior of ants, he has transformed the disciplines of ecology and evolution, developing new theories and pioneering the field of sociobiology.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 22:26:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 13524 at http://kbia.org Pioneering scientist reflects on distinguished career Taking a closer look at the bacon trend http://kbia.org/post/taking-closer-look-bacon-trend <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll hear from a pioneer in the field of sociobiology, and take a closer look at an emerging food trend.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 22:04:02 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Sarah Tucker 13521 at http://kbia.org Taking a closer look at the bacon trend UMSL to host interdisciplinary conference http://kbia.org/post/umsl-host-interdisciplinary-conference <p>Starting on Thursday, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a conference on &ldquo;consilience.&rdquo; Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:16:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 13030 at http://kbia.org Ameren shareholders reject proposals dealing with environmental concerns http://kbia.org/post/ameren-shareholders-reject-proposals-dealing-environmental-concerns <p>Ameren shareholders have voted against three proposals that sought to push the company to do more to address environmental risks from its coal-fired power plants. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:20:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 13004 at http://kbia.org Ameren shareholders reject proposals dealing with environmental concerns Preventing cancer: a conversation with Siteman Cancer Center's Graham Colditz http://kbia.org/post/preventing-cancer-conversation-siteman-cancer-centers-graham-colditz <p>More than half of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:39:16 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11914 at http://kbia.org Preventing cancer: a conversation with Siteman Cancer Center's Graham Colditz The risks of alcohol abuse http://kbia.org/post/risks-alcohol-abuse <p>This week, we&rsquo;ll hear from one MU researcher about the risk factors for alcohol dependence, and hear about cancer prevention.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:24:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11911 at http://kbia.org The risks of alcohol abuse Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution http://kbia.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-epa-limit-nutrient-pollution <p>A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:00:53 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10575 at http://kbia.org Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution Getting stuck in a food desert http://kbia.org/post/getting-stuck-food-desert-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">On this week&#39;s show, we&#39;ll explore how some towns are dealing with poor access to affordable food. Plus, an interview with President Obama&#39;s principal environmental advisor.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; 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(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; "> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 23:33:13 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 9822 at http://kbia.org Getting stuck in a food desert On food and phones http://kbia.org/post/food-and-phones <p>&nbsp;</p><p>On the show this week, we&rsquo;ll revisit a report that tests the iPhone 4s&rsquo;s ability to recognize accents, and hear from author Michael Pollan.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:32:55 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 8095 at http://kbia.org On food and phones Interview with author Michael Pollan http://kbia.org/post/interview-author-michael-pollan <p>Michael Pollan&nbsp;considers himself a writer, a professor and eater. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:20:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 8094 at http://kbia.org Interview with author Michael Pollan Ameren vows to increase energy efficiency http://kbia.org/post/ameren-vows-increase-energy-efficiency <p>Ameren Missouri is pledging to increase its energy efficiency programs starting in 2013. &nbsp;If the plan is approved, it would allow Ameren to provide 145 million dollars in energy efficiency rebates over three years &ndash; a cost that would be passed on to consumers. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:06:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 7504 at http://kbia.org Ameren vows to increase energy efficiency Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gets-f-tobacco-control-policies-new-report-american-lung-association <p>A new report by the American Lung Association gives Missouri failing grades on <u>all</u> its state tobacco control policies. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra reports, the only bright spots were an expansion of state Medicaid coverage for smokers&nbsp;wanting to quit, and a surge in local community initiatives. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:27:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 7295 at http://kbia.org Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association Ameren's Labadie plant named a top greenhouse-gas emitter by EPA http://kbia.org/post/amerens-labadie-plant-named-top-greenhouse-gas-emitter-epa <p>Ameren&rsquo;s coal-fired power plant in Labadie is among the top ten greenhouse gas emitters in the country. That&rsquo;s according to data released today [on Wednesday] by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Véronique LaCapra reports, from St. Louis. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:05:16 +0000 Janet Saidi 6907 at http://kbia.org Ameren's Labadie plant named a top greenhouse-gas emitter by EPA