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PM Newscasts
4:48 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Newscast for November 23, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

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Business
4:23 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Business Beat: November 23, 2011

Prescott Frost kneels in a small herd of his cattle near his ranch south of Bassett, Neb.
Hilary Stohs-Krause NET

Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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Business
10:41 am
Wed November 23, 2011

The turkey on your table could cost less, thanks to MU professor's research

MU Professor Jeff Firman believes his new turkey feed could reduce the price of turkey, which has been on the rise for decades.
by LarimdaME /Flickr Creative Commons

A professor at the University of Missouri has found a way to lower the cost of turkeys for us all this Thanksgiving, KBIA’s SARAH REDOHL reports.

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AM Newscasts
10:15 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Newscast for November 23, 2011

 Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Health & Wealth Update
7:56 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Rural women diagnosed later

Faustine Williams

Women in rural Missouri are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a late stage than women in urban or suburban counties. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, the urban / rural disparity in breast cancer detection. 

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Drought pushes the limits of irrigation

In Kansas, irrigation accounts for more water usage than municipal and industrial uses combined:
Kansas Department of Agriculture (2009)

 

Most farmers in western Kansas can’t just look to the skies for water to nourish their crops -- they have to dig down to the Ogallala Aquifer to supplement Mother Nature. They use an impressive amount of water, with irrigation often accounting for 85 percent of the water used in the entire state.

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Politics
7:28 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Family waiting for information on Jefferson City student arrested in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney, from Jefferson City, was arrested in Cairo, Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs
Provided by the Sweeney family

One of the three American students arrested during protests in Egypt for allegedly throwing fire bombs at Egyptian police is from Mid Missouri.

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Politics
5:34 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy COMO Items Removed from City Hall

Spencer Vyrostek, an Occupy COMO protester, stands in front of city hall hours after police and city workers removed items belonging to the activist group.
Rehman Tungekar

Items belonging to Occupy COMO protesters were removed from city hall on Tuesday. City workers and police came at about 11 am to remove a tent, sleeping bags and other personal belongings that were stored in front of the building.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Failure of budget deficit process scuttles farm bill

 

Phillip Brasher, reporter for the Des Moines Register, reports that the failure of the congressional super committee to come up with a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit throws in doubt the future of federal crop subsidies after next year.

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AM Newscasts
10:26 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Newscast for November 22, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Politics
10:16 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Council Approves Regency Rezoning

olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development.

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Intersection
5:48 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Expressing Gratitude

Panelists discussed the merits of being thankful.

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

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Education
5:28 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

MO High School Graduation Rates Released

New data on high school graduation rates have been released.
happyfunpaul Flickr

Preliminary figures were released Monday showing how many Missouri high school students graduated this year.

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Education
5:24 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

MU's Pinkel Speaks to Press About DWI

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this Monday afternoon to apologize for his DWI arrest Wednesday night.

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Education
5:10 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Shots Fired Call Forces CPS Lockdown

Five Columbia public school buildings were on modified lockdown Monday afternoon in response to shots being fired on south outer Providence Road.

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Education
4:49 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Exam: November 21, 2011

KBIA

The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest statewide graduation rates.

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PM Newscasts
4:16 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Newscast November 21, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

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AM Newscasts
9:29 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Newscast for November 21, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Politics
9:19 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Occupy CoMo Protestors Face Deadline from City

Occupy COMO organizers continue protests in front of Columbia's city administration building
Robert Partyka KBIA

Occupy Columbia protesters have been ordered to stop their demonstration in front of the city's administration building, because officials say they are not complying with two city ordinances. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung reports on the demonstrators plans.

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Arts and Culture
9:03 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Columbia Volunteers Mobilize on MKT for Urban Restoration Project

Missouri Department of Tourism flickr

In Columbia, volunteers are working with the city’s parks and recreation department and other organizations as a part of an Urban Ecology Restoration project that aims to revitalize an area that was once home to a sewer treatment facility. Volunteers planted over 80 trees and 300 shrubs along the MKT trail on Saturday. Elizabeth Trovall went to the planting site off of Forum Boulevard to see how the project will create a lush landscape but also decrease storm water runoff in Columbia.  

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Health & Wealth Blog
8:23 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Should Medical School Be Free?

Peter Bach is a doctor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
mskcc.org

Heck yeah!! So should lunch. But two researchers say making medical school free could send more young doctors into primary care and rural practice, thus solving one of the big challenges facing health care today. And they've got a way to pay for it too.

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Off the Clock
6:04 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

All things November

Movember participant Charlie Maitz. Two more weeks to go.
Photo courtesy of Charlie Maitz

The month of November can seem a little dreary: shorter days, colder weather and it’s still a month away from the major holidays. But it has a lot more going on than you’d think. This week’s show focuses on two things that make this month a little more interesting.

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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Newscast for November 18, 2011.

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom.

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Education
5:44 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Pinkel Pleads Guilty to Class B Misdemeanor

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel has pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge for driving while intoxicated Wednesday night.

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Education
5:30 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Columbia College Has New Partnership with Boone Co. Schools

Columbia College
Columbia College

 Columbia College and some Boone Country schools signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow education students to observe and teach classes in any school district in the county.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Kinder Seeks Re-election

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)
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Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

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AM Newscasts
9:58 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Newscast for November 18, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Health & Wealth Blog
9:30 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Missouri Health Premiums Below National Average

Missouri families pay close to twenty percent of income on health insurance premiums. If that sounds like a lot, stay away from Mississippi. Families in that state pay the highest percentage of their income toward health insurance: 28 percent. This, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Business
8:49 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Osage County Residents Object to Quarry Permit, Citing Health Concerns

Nature Quarry
Athenar/dreamstime

The rural community of Belle in Osage County may soon have a new quarry—whether residents like it or not. KBIA’s Sydney Miller was at a meeting in Jefferson City regarding the quarry, and files this report.

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Agriculture
12:00 am
Fri November 18, 2011

New farm bill details emerge

The package of agriculture and food policy that's called the farm bill is reauthorized by Congress every five years. This year, however, things are a bit different for this historically lengthy and debate-rich process. The federal budget deficit that's been hanging around for months has pushed the farm bill into overdrive, and the legislation is now on the fast track straight to the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, otherwise known as the super committee.

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