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Today Paul Pepper and longtime local broadcaster (and University of Missouri professor) ROD GELATT remember 'the old days' of television: how things have changed both in front of and behind the camera. Rod started at KOMU-TV in 1963; Paul started in 1969. November 28, 2014

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP passed out Thanksgiving turkeys Thursday for those who lost jobs due to the rioting in Ferguson.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

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We’re all familiar with border disputes on land … but what about those on the water? Maritime disputes in the Arctic and in the South China Sea are increasing, as countries vie for valuable natural resources beneath the ocean’s waves. Current international law sets strict guidelines on what economic rights countries have off their coasts. But, is the system in place the best one? Is the International Law of the Sea still sufficient today?

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On this installment of KBIA's gardening segment, Farm Your Yard, Carrie Hargrove tells us what to do now that will help you be the most successful with your Spring plantings.


Happy Thanksgiving! Today Paul Pepper turns the show over to local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who tells us about "The Controversy of Thanksgiving." How good is your Turkey Day trivia??? November 27, 2014

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A lawmaker is drafting legislation to require Missouri universities create statewide tests for school children.

Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

Michael Brown's mother says it has been a "sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable" time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn't indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son.

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A Missouri judge says taxes from three people suing Gov. Jay Nixon won't go to a group creating tests for the Common Core education standards.

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A state audit has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims.

Today Paul Pepper and PAT MARTIN, Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, talk about how to enjoy tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal without busting the scale (hint: moderation!). At [4:50] KAY CLIFFORD and SANDY KNIPP invite everyone to the 75th annual St. Andrews Catholic Church Thanksgiving Festival in Tipton - carryout available! November 26, 2014

A lawmaker is drafting legislation to require Missouri universities create statewide tests for school children. 

Protesters March to Boone County Courthouse

Nov 25, 2014
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         “This isn’t a moment, this is a movement”          Those were the words spoken by several speakers Tuesday night who led protesters in a march from Secondary Missionary Baptist Church to the court house in downtown Columbia. The protest was organized by several groups, including the Columbia branch of the NAACP. 
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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made.

 

About 100 demonstrators assembled in downtown Clayton, Missouri, shortly after sunrise Tuesday and spent several hours blocking intersections, singing spirituals and chanting. They also observed a 4½-minute moment of silence to mark the 4½ hours that Brown's body remained on the Ferguson street before it was removed.

 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating after a man's body was found inside a car in Ferguson, but it isn't immediately clear if the death is related to the unrest that followed the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

Police were called at 9 a.m. to a residential area, where a man was found dead inside a parked car. The victim's name has not been released.

Authorities are calling the death "suspicious," but have not determined if there is any connection to the violence that broke out last night.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to Springfield's nondiscrimination ordinance will go before voters in April.

 

The Springfield City Council voted Monday to table one proposal that would have repealed the ordinance and another that would have placed it on the ballot. Under the city charter, tabling the proposal for 30 days automatically places it on the April municipal election ballot.
 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hospitals report having treated at least 18 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the protests that erupted after the Monday night announcement.

 

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The state has issued a permit for a large hog-breeding farm in central Missouri that had been strongly opposed by neighbors.

 

The permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will allow Callaway Farrowing to build a farm raising 10,000 hogs on 20 acres in western Callaway County near Kingdom City.

 

Neighbors held meetings in opposition of the farm and submitted a petition with 1,400 signatures asking the state to reject it.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

Today Paul Pepper introduces us to the Dean of the School of Performing Arts at Stephens College, DR. GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN. November 25, 2014

More than 50 people gathered at the Secondary Missionary Baptist Church Monday night in Columbia to learn Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the August 9th killing of Michael Brown.

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  A group of students is asking the University of Missouri to strengthen its policy to ensure that professors accommodate students who have to miss class for a religious holiday.

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The Associated Press has covered the news out of Ferguson, Missouri from a number of angles in the less than 12 hours since St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced a Grand Jury did not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. We decided to display all of the coverage here:

No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

  A Missouri lawmaker is continuing to push for a prescription medication database despite several previous failed attempts.

  After a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to press charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch followed through on his promise to release a wide variety of testimony the grand jury used to make its decision.

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest, author PETER NYE. Peter has written, "The Fast Times of Albert Champion," and he tells us what went into writing about the famous French cyclist and automotive pioneer. November 24, 2014

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  A grand jury indictment alleges that a central Missouri prosecutor was under the influence of alcohol last month when he crashed into a popular downtown Columbia restaurant.

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