fracking http://kbia.org en Pastor gives refuge to oil workers in 'The Overnighters' http://kbia.org/post/pastor-gives-refuge-oil-workers-overnighters <p></p><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 story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" 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;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><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;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" 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;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><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;">&nbsp;on iTunes</em></p><p>The fracking boom in much of the U.S. has opened up a new path for people searching for work, of course, but also for redemption and reinvention.&nbsp; In the film “<a href="http://www.overnightersmovie.com/">The Overnighters</a>,” filmmaker Jesse Moss travels to Williston, N.D., to tell the story of Lutheran Pastor Jay Reinke and the workers he houses in his church and home. Reinke invites newcomers to sleep in extra rooms at the church and to sleep in their cars in the parking lot while they look for jobs and more permanent housing. Some of the men even live in the pastor’s home with his family.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:02:03 +0000 Kristofor Husted 48900 at http://kbia.org Pastor gives refuge to oil workers in 'The Overnighters' Farmers worry about sharing 'Big Data'; Fracking debate ignites in rural Illinois county http://kbia.org/post/farmers-worry-about-sharing-big-data-fracking-debate-ignites-rural-illinois-county <p></p><p>Many people struggle to protect their data online, whether it’s what to share on Facebook or how to react to targeted google ads. Farmers are worried about some of the same issues.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to water to fertilizer. That farm data could help drive new levels of productivity. But as Harvest Public Media’s Grant </span>Gerlock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, farmers also have to decide just how much they want to share.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:56:06 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48474 at http://kbia.org Farmers worry about sharing 'Big Data'; Fracking debate ignites in rural Illinois county Mo. plays role in fracking boom with silica sand http://kbia.org/post/mo-plays-role-fracking-boom-silica-sand <p>Missouri doesn't have enough natural gas deposits for the state to get much benefit from the hydraulic fracturing movement that has produced a glut of natural gas nationwide.</p><p>But it does have something that's very important to energy producers who engage in fracking — sand.<br>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri has vast quantities of nearly pure silica sand. The sand is in high demand among drillers who use the tiny granules to prop open cracks in shale rock and allow oil and natural gas to escape.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:51:53 +0000 Associated Press 23977 at http://kbia.org Mo. plays role in fracking boom with silica sand Digging up controversy http://kbia.org/post/digging-controversy <p>This week, our stories have to do with two different&nbsp;controversies surrounding going underground.:&nbsp;a new quarry, and &quot;fracking.&quot; Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:43:29 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 5734 at http://kbia.org Digging up controversy