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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
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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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Education
6:55 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites

MU Athletic Director Mike Alden addresses the media Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 regarding the suspension of football coach Gary Pinkel. On Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Karen Mitchell

University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night.

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PM Newscasts
6:24 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Newscast for November 17, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

Business
6:11 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Offer on Table to Buy Out Mobile Home Residents

The residents of the Regency Mobile Home Park are left with few options after a meeting with a potential buyer this week.

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Education
5:53 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

New Way to Find MO High School Graduation Rates

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, is changing the way it calculates high school graduation rates.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:19 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Under the Microscope: November 17, 2011

The Center for Disease Control says that Missouri is missing vital legislation to combat prescription drug abuse.
Pink Sherbert Photography Flickr

This week on the show: the University of Missouri sponsors the Suicide Prevention Week. Plus: Missouri is ill-equipped to deal with prescription drug abuse.

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Health & Wealth Blog
12:13 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

It's Rural Health Day!

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To celebrate, experts from non-profits and government agencies are holding a live webinar on some of the challenges and rewards of providing health care to rural America.

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Education
10:06 am
Thu November 17, 2011

MU Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested for DWI

MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel has issued an apology today for what he calls a “lack of judgment,” following his arrest last night by Boone County Sherriff’s deputies on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. Meanwhile, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton says the Athletics Department has his support in taking the “appropriate action.”

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Global Journalist
10:00 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Better This World

Panelists spoke about the FBI's current counter-terrorism efforts.

At the 2008 Republican Convention, two Texas boyhood friends were accused of domestic terrorism. Better This World is a documentary film that follows David McKay, 22, and Bradley Crowder, 23, who befriend a radical activist before their arrest months later. The film illuminates the ripple effects of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent.

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AM Newscasts
9:36 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Newscast for November 17, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Business Beat
5:41 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011

The blown levee near Milus Wallace's land in South Missouri in late September.
Carah Hart KBIA

This week: KBIA reports from Southeast Missouri on what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing to prepare for another possible flood disaster.  Plus Columbia residents approved a new sales tax. 

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Agriculture
12:13 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

It's in your Backyard: Scientists Urge Plan for Climate Change

Rain batters a farm near Nevada, Iowa, in August 2010.
Photo by cwwycoff1 Flickr

By Kathleen Masterson (Harvest Public Media)

Climate change is already affecting Midwestern climate and state and local governments should start doing something about it, prominent Iowa scientists urged Tuesday. Thirty-one scientists from colleges and universities across the state signed apetition that advocates for action on climate change.

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AM Newscasts
10:04 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Newscast for November 16, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Health & Wealth Update
10:03 am
Wed November 16, 2011

One Person's Travelocity is Another's Government Takeover

The left-leaning crowd in St. Louis waved signs as senators listened to over three hours of testimony.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Backers compare health insurance exchanges to Travelocity or Expedia. Websites where you can quickly compare prices and features to get the best deal. But detractors oppose them as a federal intrusion into the health care market. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, Missourians debate the merits of Obama's health reform law, as state lawmakers try to decide whether to authorize an exchange.

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Word Missouri
6:09 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Pushcart-nominated novelist Bridget Bufford on Missouri roots

Missouri native Bridget Bufford's second novel Cemetery Bird has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Bufford speaks frankly about her upbringing in Missouri, writing drug-addicted characters and why it's so hard to run away from the Midwest.

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PM Newscasts
5:58 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Newscast for November 15, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

Education
4:44 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Construction to Begin on High School Gymnasiums

Construction is set to begin on gymnasiums at both Hickman and Rockbridge High Schools. 

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Science, Health and Technology
10:11 am
Tue November 15, 2011

MO Mental Health System Still Facing Challenges

A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, said Missouri will see a slight increase in next year’s funding for mental health treatment and services. Despite this, the report said the state is still in the midst of a mental health crisis.

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AM Newscasts
9:38 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Newscast for November 15, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Education
8:04 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Curators Discuss Presidential Search

The MU Board of Curator’s Presidential Search Committee held an executive session at University Hall Monday night.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Newscast for November 14, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Business
5:45 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Delta Cuts Columbia Flights

Delta cuts flights to Columbia's regional airport
thisisbossi Flickr

The Columbia Regional Airport will be cutting their service beginning next month.

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Education
5:39 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Area High Schools May See New Gyms

Columbia Public Schools administrators will meet tonight to ask the Board of Education’s approval of an $11.8 million contract to build new gymnasiums at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools.

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Intersection
5:32 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

The Future of Local News

Panelists discussed a recent FCC report that includes recommendations to improve local news coverage.

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

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Politics
5:30 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Derrick Washington Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane sentenced former Missouri Running back Derrick Washington to 5 years in prison. Washington was found guilty in September of sexually assaulting his tutor.

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