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Science, Health and Technology
6:48 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant

The Callaway Plant is one of 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. and 429 nuclear plants in the world.
File Photo Ameren Missouri
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A former engineer at the Callaway Nuclear Plant is requesting that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, look into possible violations of the operating license at the Callaway plant, owned and operated by Ameren Missouri.

By Janet Saidi

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Politics
6:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

MO Supreme Court hears challenge to new congressional maps

The Mid-Missouri portion of the "Grand Compromise Map."

The Missouri Supreme Court heard three lawsuits Thursday that seek to erase new maps drawn during last year’s redistricting processes.

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Newscast for January 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6pm today
  • An Ameren plant in Missouri is a top-ten polluter in the US

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Science, Health and Technology
9:05 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Ameren's Labadie plant named a top greenhouse-gas emitter by EPA

A map showing the numbers and locations of Missouri greenhouse gas emitters included in the new EPA data set.
EPA
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Ameren’s coal-fired power plant in Labadie is among the top ten greenhouse gas emitters in the country. That’s according to data released today [on Wednesday] by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Véronique LaCapra reports, from St. Louis.

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Weather
8:42 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Missouri gets a round of snow, drivers cautioned

Missouri drivers advised to use caution today.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A winter-weather advisory remains in effect until 6:00 this evening for much of the region, with moderate to light snow continuing to fall throughout the day. Snow, blowing snow and sleet may cause difficult conditions  for drivers. 

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Business Beat
5:40 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Nixon outlines "Missouri Works" in face of job creation criticism

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon tours the Dana Automotive Systems Group’s parts plant in Columbia on June 15, 2010.
Quint Smith KBIA file photo

This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts.

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Politics
5:33 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Business community seeks to reform workers' comp system

Jacob Fenston KBIA

A new bill moving through the Missouri Senate aims to reform workers' compensation in the state. Backers say the move is badly needed to improve the business climate in Missouri. But there is little consensus on the specifics.

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PM Newscasts
5:32 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Joplin's Home Depot after the May tornado.
UM Health Systems Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

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Politics
5:11 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal

Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending. 

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Housing
4:42 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Fund set up to assist mobile home residents

rickonine Flickr

The almost simultaneous closings of two area mobile home parks have left residents searching for a new place to live. However, local help may make the move easier for some.

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Health & Wealth Update
11:45 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Another roadblock for Missouri health exchange

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Last session, Republicans in the Missouri Senate blocked the creation of a state-run health insurance exchange. The online insurance marketplace is required under Obama's health reform law, but has become a political football in states like Missouri, with a Republican-controlled legislature. In this week's Health & Wealth update, Republican senators move to put one more roadblock on the path to a state exchange.

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Education
11:36 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Ballot measures approved by school board

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools
KBIA

A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously approved by Columbia school board members, to go on the April ballot. The move came at last night's school board meeting.

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum
  • State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange
  • School board wants voters to eliminate trailers in public schools
PM Newscasts
5:33 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Newscast for January 10, 2012

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including

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Bustamante Case
4:14 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Family of Elizabeth Olten disappointed by plea deal

Joe Gratz Flickr

Relatives of a slain 9-year-old Missouri girl are disappointed by a plea agreement that could allow her confessed killer to be released from prison someday.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Akin, Steelman debate in St. Louis

Two of the three Republican candidates running to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in November squared off Tuesday in the first of what is sure to be several debates before the primary election.

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KCUR's Up to Date
3:44 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Nutrition facts: What do those labels mean?

NuVal scores on orange juice at a Hyvee grocery store in Columbia, MO.
Jessica Naudziunas KBIA

If you've been to a Hy-Vee grocery store recently, chances are you've seen some numbers right next to the price of an item of food.

It's a "NuVal" - a nutritional value placed on each and every food product. 

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Agriculture
2:20 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Putting nutrition scores to the test

Scott Pham studies the nutrition facts on a container of 100 percent juice.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

There's more to grocery shopping these days because of nutritional ratings, on-label claims and even in-store dieticians. 

On this episode of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes,  grocery shopping with a guy who doesn’t really think about nutrition, and along the way we dissect the nutritional rating system NuVal

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Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Tue January 10, 2012

McCaskill continues state-wide energy tour with Wash U visit

U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is conducting a state-wide tour focused on Missouri’s energy future. As St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, McCaskill stopped yesterday at a Washington University solar energy research lab.

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Intersection
6:31 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

New Columbia school boundaries

Panelists explained how the proposed boundary changes would affect schools in Columbia.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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PM Newscasts
5:25 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Newscast for January 9, 2012

Jay Nixon's touting new development plan "Missouri Works."
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Newscast for January 9, 2012

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Missouri senate considers a measure that would try and prohibit government mandates to have health insurance
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they won't have levees repaired by spring
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Science, Health and Technology
9:31 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Research examines prostate cancer testing and treatment

Sarah Petra Wikimedia commons

There's more evidence that for most men, getting an annual PSA test doesn't help reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer. Experts say men diagnosed with prostate cancer need to weigh the risks and benefits of treatment.

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Environment
5:39 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Mo gets funds for levee repairs

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The state of Missouri is creating more than $3.3 million in grants to help north Missouri communities repair flood-damaged Missouri river levees.

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PM Newscasts
5:21 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Newscast for January 6, 2012

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Off the Clock
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Novel gets new life through opera

If you hear the word "opera" and think of a stuffy art form with horned helmets and a large singing lady,well, think again. 

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AM Newscasts
10:23 am
Fri January 6, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 6, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon drops proposal to use university funds to balance state budgets
  • Federal food safety overhaul finally gets funding, one year after being signed
  • MU police seeking help in the 7 year old murder of a professor
Agriculture
10:19 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Modernization of Food Safety

Michael Porter Flickr

With funding in hand, U.S. food safety regulations will see the biggest changes in almost 70 years in 2012. 

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Global Journalist
6:14 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The future of local journalism

According to an FCC Report released last summer, local journalism is in a state of crisis.

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