CoMo http://kbia.org en What does immigration look like in mid-Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/what-does-immigration-look-mid-missouri <p>Earlier this month, a “Gang of Eight” bipartisan senators introduced an immigration bill that would grant low-skilled immigrant workers the opportunity to stay in the United States legally without a green card, among other reforms. Called “W-visas,” these visas <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/29/how-low-skilled-guest-workers-could-become-citizens-under-gang-of-8-bill/">would allow immigrants to fill positions that don’t require bachelor’s degrees</a> for three years.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:23:16 +0000 Scott Pham & Katie Moritz 32969 at http://kbia.org What does immigration look like in mid-Missouri? Many high school dropouts in Columbia lack food, shelter http://kbia.org/post/many-high-school-dropouts-columbia-lack-food-shelter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Intersection, Douglass Principal </span>Eryca<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Neville and </span><a href="http://www.yezweb.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Youth Empowerment Zone</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Director Lorenzo Lawson spoke about why students drop out. Many times it’s a lot simpler than you’d expect: Kids are lacking basic needs most take for granted, like housing and food.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:00:43 +0000 Katie Moritz 32275 at http://kbia.org Many high school dropouts in Columbia lack food, shelter How can Columbia stop high school students from dropping out? http://kbia.org/post/how-can-columbia-stop-high-school-students-dropping-out <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the very first episode of </span>CoMo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Explained, a new podcast from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom that breaks down the big news of the day and explains how </span>Columbia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;works.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:36:59 +0000 Scott Pham 32175 at http://kbia.org How can Columbia stop high school students from dropping out?