rodeo clown http://kbia.org en Boonville school superintendent cleared in Obama rodeo act http://kbia.org/post/boonville-school-superintendent-cleared-obama-rodeo-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri school official has been cleared of wrongdoing in a State Fair rodeo act that mocked President Barack Obama.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Albert Watkins, an attorney for </span>Boonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> superintendent Mark </span>Ficken<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, said Wednesday that an investigation by the school district found </span>Ficken<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was not involved in inappropriate actions or statements.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:12:57 +0000 Associated Press & Casey Morell 39578 at http://kbia.org Boonville school superintendent cleared in Obama rodeo act What the Washington Post got wrong about the Obama rodeo clown and racism http://kbia.org/post/what-washington-post-got-wrong-about-obama-rodeo-clown-and-racism <p>Thursday in the KBIA newsroom we had what I consider a valuable discussion. And it came out of a notoriously stupid act at the Missouri State Fair this week.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:58:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38958 at http://kbia.org What the Washington Post got wrong about the Obama rodeo clown and racism Mo. State Fair attendance appears unaffected by rodeo clown incident http://kbia.org/post/mo-state-fair-attendance-appears-unaffected-rodeo-clown-incident <p></p><p>Attendance figures appear to be on the rise as the 2013 Missouri State Fair heads into its final weekend.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:43:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 38978 at http://kbia.org Mo. State Fair attendance appears unaffected by rodeo clown incident Mo. State Fair Director responds to rodeo clown incident http://kbia.org/post/mo-state-fair-director-responds-rodeo-clown-incident <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:04:07 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 38783 at http://kbia.org Mo. State Fair Director responds to rodeo clown incident Obama rodeo clown fallout: "idiot" banned from fair, Boonville looking at Superintendent's role http://kbia.org/post/obama-rodeo-clown-fallout-idiot-banned-fair-boonville-looking-superintendents-role <p><em>Updated 10:28am, 12:56pm</em></p><p>Missouri State Fair director Mark Wolfe says the rodeo clown responsible for the controversial act over the weekend has been banned from the fair.&nbsp; The clown had donned a mask of President Obama and asked spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:40:22 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Associated Press & Scott Pham 38742 at http://kbia.org Obama rodeo clown fallout: "idiot" banned from fair, Boonville looking at Superintendent's role