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  Research conducted at the University of Missouri indicates that more people are talking in advance about end-of-life wishes with their aged loved ones.

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Ethiopia's parliamentary elections are set to be held May 24th, but there is little doubt the ruling party will win an overwhelming majority amidst a crackdown on independent media and political dissidents. This week on Global Journalist, we look at why and how the restrictions on the media in Africa's second-most populous country began, and speak with a journalist who spent more than a year in prison for reporting.

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  Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week in a dorm.

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  Bill Kempker always has his helmet on when riding a motorcycle. It is required by Missouri law that all the motorcyclists on the state highway wear a helmet. But once he leaves Missouri and travels through states like Arkansas, where wearing helmet is an option instead of requirement, he would take the helmet off. But Kempker and other motorcyclists might be able to do that in Missouri soon. The Missouri House on Monday approved the bill HB 523 by a vote of 97-57. The bill would allow riders who are at least 21 years old to go without helmets.

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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map

    

Mexico High School Teacher Accepts Teaching Award

Apr 17, 2015
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The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education has awarded Mexico High School speech and theatre teacher Sara Given the creativity and Innovation in Teaching award. Given was recognized at the state capitol for creating the first ever Jellybean Speech Olympics competition. Given’s students who she affectionately calls her “Jellybeans” also performed at the capitol.


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On Sunday Hillary Clinton sent a tweet and posted a YouTube video announcing her candidacy for president. What is Clinton's campaign doing differently this time around? Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discuss the issue on the weekly media criticism program, "Views of the News." 

For more, follow Views of the News on  Facebook ,  Twitter, and  YouTube.    

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When Samantha Schumer went out on a farm visiting family members, she was always terrified of cows. So when she knew she had to take science class in her freshman year, she was not thrilled at all. But, now, walking into the agriculture building becomes the best part of her day.

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The public is getting a second chance to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri's educational standards. 

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A proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session despite warnings from transportation officials about the future of the state's infrastructure. 

MU Alert

As law enforcement searched for an armed suspect near the MU campus Wednesday night, the university failed to follow established protocols and procedures for alerting the MU community.

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A measure allowing Missouri lawmakers to hire defense attorneys for lawsuits is moving forward.

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The most contentious part of a building a new school is shifting attendance boundary lines. Some families get to stay, others switch schools, leave friends, and if they’re lucky, get a shorter commute.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE ARMER, Professor at the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing, about "Living Well After Breast Cancer," an event/support group that focuses on 'getting through the difficult times.' If you're newly diagnosed or a survivor, please RSVP for this event today! April 16, 2015

Gov. Nixon re-launches 100 Missouri Miles Challenge

Apr 16, 2015
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The Missouri Governor renewed his challenge to  Missourians to get outside and stay healthy.

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The Missouri Senate is sending back to the House a measure that supporters say will address problems with the state's flawed student transfer law. 

Updated 11:42 a.m.:

Christian Basi, the associate director of MU’s News Bureau, says that he is aware of concerns regarding the timing of MU’s Alert system Wednesday night following the shooting at Hitt Street Garage and is working to provide answers. While multiple witnesses said via social media they heard shots fired at Hitt Street Garage just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, the first MU Alert was not sent until 11:28 p.m. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin tweeted Thursday morning saying that MU is investigating the process of issuing alerts and will report the results. Basi declined further comment. 

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When President Obama announced late last year that he would work toward ending the embargo on trade with Cuba, it wasn't just tourists perking up their ears. Midwest farmers and ranchers see communist Cuba as an untapped market for goods from the American Heartland. Harvest Public Media's Kristofor Husted reports on how agriculture interests are looking to cash in.


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One of the state’s most aggressive groups when it comes to recording Missouri Senate hearings has had enough with some senators saying no.

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MU Police are still investigating two cases of anti-Semitic graffiti in Mark Twain residence hall.

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City revenues from traffic violations that exceeded Missouri limits have not been properly distributed by the state to schools in counties where the money originated.

Farm Your Yard: Connecting Through Gardens

Apr 15, 2015
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On this installment of Farm Your Yard, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's Farm Manager Carrie Hargrove discusses the ways in which a garden can build community and reconnect us to the environment.


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When President Obama announced in late 2014 that he would work toward ending the embargo on trade with Cuba, it wasn’t just tourists perking up their ears. Midwest farmers and ranchers see communist Cuba as an untapped market for goods from the American Heartland.

One of those farmers is Paul Combs, a rice farmer from southeast Missouri. Cuba can be an important market for farmers like Combs, who already depend on exporting their products.

“We’re excited about normalized relations with Cuba,” Combs said. “Until 1963, Cuba was the biggest market for U.S. rice.”


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Think about the information your doctor’s office or health insurance provider collects about you: your address, birthday and social security number. But they also have your medical history, current conditions and information about your insurance policy connected to your file.

 

All of this information is incredibly personal and to a hacker, it's incredibly valuable.

 


Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. SUZANNE BURGOYNE, director of "The Beaux' Stratagem," a 'restoration comedy' by George Farquhar (and adapted by Thornton Wilder) on the stage at the Rhynsburger Theatre starting tomorrow night! At [4:49] VALERIE CHAFFIN tells us about "Bark and Brew and Meow Too," a five-course beer tasting birthday fundraiser for Second Chance at Bleu Restaurant this Saturday night. Tickets are going fast! April 15, 2015

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Missouri lawmakers are proposing a 2-cent gas tax increase as a step toward easing a projected funding shortfall that officials warn could result in the deterioration of many roads and bridges.

Similar proposals considered Tuesday by the full Senate and by a House committee would raise the state's 17-cent fuel tax to 19 cents a gallon in January 2016.

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