News

Courtesy NBC

When former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Meet the Press Sunday, he told moderator Chuck Todd that he approved of the CIA's interrogation techniques -- and said he'd use them all again "in a minute."

Some say those enhanced interrogation techniques, including water boarding and rectal rehydration amount to torture. 

The release of the Senate's CIA interrogation report left many in the media wondering what terminology to use.

File / KBIA

As of this afternoon, people under 21 years of age will not be able to purchase tobacco products or electronic cigarettes within Columbia city limits. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia City Council passed three new ordinances regulation tobacco and electronic cigarette products.
  • Kansas City has opened the first natural gas station open to the public.
  • Missouri unemployment at its lowest since 2008.
Columbia Missourian

Earlier this fall, MU junior Trey Makler was named the winner of the 2015 Sinquefeld Composition Prize, an award granted to the best work by an MU School of Music composition student. On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, we talk with Makler about his creative process, with his professor about what makes the award-winning piece work, and with the director of the MU School of Music who explains how the school is teaching more these days about the business of music. You'll also hear Makler's award-winning piece 'Elysium' on this week's Thinking Out Loud.


Today Paul Pepper welcome JOAN STACK and GREIG THOMPSON, State Historical Society of Missouri, who talk about a new exhibit that features 5th grade student artists from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia. See photos of their progress in making a ceramic mural on today's show! December 16, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A proposed bill could require annual health inspections of abortion clinics.
  • A levee project in Missouri's bootheel is being opposed by conservation groups and community leaders.
  • Those who call for help for a drug overdose could receive legal amnesty.
PMC1stPix / flickr

A proposed Missouri bill would give legal amnesty to those seeking emergency medical help for drug overdoses.

Beth Lago

Getting messy for a cause.  That's what a couple of hundred or so folks did a couple of months back when they got up early on a Saturday morning and cleaned-up a stretch of the Missouri River near Boonville.

It was one of eight major clean-ups of the Missouri River in 2014 coordinated by the Columbia-based organization Missouri River Relief. 

Steckel to become head coach at Missouri State

Dec 15, 2014
garypinkel.com

  University of Missouri Defensive Coordinator Dave Steckel was named the next football coach at Missouri State on Sunday, December 14. 

The Lyceum Theatre

  For years, actors from New York City have joined theater productions in the tiny central Missouri town of Arrow Rock.

The Lyceum Theatre draws visitors to the town of 56 people throughout the summer.

But for the first time in its 54-year history, the theater is staging a winter production of "The Christmas Carol." The show ends this Sunday.

loftin
Wikimedia Commons

On this week's Intersection, we are talking with Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin of the University of Missouri about the past year, and what his goals are for the future. 

Today Paul Pepper and DAVE MARS, Columbia Water and Light, share gift ideas for those energy-conscious people on your holiday shopping list! December 15, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • It could become harder to amend the Missouri State Constitution.
  • One lawmaker wants to limit scholarships to illegal students.
  • The World War I Memorial in Kansas City could be getting a new national status.
stevekc / Flickr

Missouri's Liberty Memorial in Kansas City is one step closer to gaining ramped up national status.

A Republican lawmaker is trying to stop the Missouri Department of Higher Education from extending eligibility for a scholarship program to qualifying high school graduates who are in the country illegally.

Spelman Glee Club

The holidays are upon us. As you make your way to office parties, family gatherings and other associated year-end merriments, know that KBIA has planned a series of holiday specials for every faith persuasion (including 'None of the above'.)

Hamoodi Family / HelpHamoodi.org

Dr. Shakir Hammodi - a Columbia business man sentenced to three years in prison for violating trade sanctions - was released from prison this week.

According to his son Owais Abdul-Kafi, Hamoodi was released to a Columbia halfway house on December 9. Abdul-Kafi says Hamoodi will be allowed to return home at some point to serve the remainder of his sentence - ending April 7 -  under house arrest. Abdul-Kafi says he's not sure when that transfer would take place.

Missouri Supreme Court
Americasroof / Wikimedia Commons

The Missouri Supreme Court decided it will not hear a case concerning the release of University of Missouri course syllabi to The National Council on Teacher Quality.

Wikimedia Commons / Loavesofbread

A federal judge has imposed some limits on what actions police can take during protests in Missouri.

computer keyboard
Remko van Dokkum / Flickr

One of Missouri's main retirement systems has temporarily blocked online access after discovering attempts to hack into its members' accounts.

Kristofor Husted / Harvest Public Media

  On this week's Under the Microscope, traffic jams caused by a large harvest. 

Jadde Turk / KBIA

This week on KBIA’s arts/culture segment, Off the Clock, Jadde Turk takes us to the Hallsville Community Center. She tells us about the growing popularity of square dancing in the small town. Every other Saturday, the Missouri Traditional Fiddle and Dance Network invites community members to eat and enjoy the traditional music and dance of Mid-Missouri. 


Today Paul Pepper chats with MELANIE KNOCKE about the latest shows, "Astronaut" and "Hubble Vision," happening tomorrow at the Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium. Plus, check out some fascinating photos of outer space! December 12, 2014

Daniel Case / Wikimedia Commons

 

The Missouri Supreme Court will not hear a public records lawsuit filed by an education advocacy group that wanted access to professors' copies of course outlines.

The National Council on Teacher Quality sued in October 2012 to compel the release of University of Missouri course plans. A Boone County court ruled that the course plans are closed records protected by federal copyright law and an appeals court upheld that ruling.

The council sought the records as part of a nationwide project to evaluate what aspiring teachers learn in college.

Veterans United makes substantial donation

Dec 12, 2014
Veterans United Home Loans

Veterans United Home Loans announced Thursday a $1 million dollar donation to the organization Welcome Home for the housing of Columbia's homeless veterans. The donation was made by the corporation on behalf of the employees. The former Deluxe Inn on Business Loop 70 East will be renovated into a campus with 25 on-site apartments known as Patriot Place.

Veterans United President of Strategic Operations Greg Steinhoff presented the check and says the donation is huge for supporting veterans.

COLUMBIA- New DNA evidence led to renewed worldwide protests including a candlelight vigil coordinated by MU’s Hispanic American Leadership Organization.

HALO began planning the candlelight vigil two weeks ago.  According to HALO’s president, Andrew Abarca, the goals were to honor the identity of the 43 missing students, raise awareness of the injustice, and to make a change.  People who came together for the vigil held candles or posters.

Attorney General's Office

This week, Eli Yokley joins us to discuss Attorney General Chris Koster's testimony in front of a special legislative committee Monday. Koster turned the tables on members of the legislature, saying they participated in some of the same conduct but later refused to answer some questions from reporters.

broadwaychristian.net

The Room at the Inn emergency winter shelter opened its doors for the first time this season on Thursday.   

Pages