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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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Education
5:19 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Exam: November 14, 2011

Dreamstime

This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.

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Sports
5:05 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Mike Matheny Named Cardinals New Manager

Mike Matheny new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bill Greenblatt UPI

The St. Louis Cardinals have a new manager.

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Agriculture
12:12 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline on Back Burner Until 2012

Activists protest the Keystone XL pipeline project outside the White House in August.

By Clay Masters (Harvest Public Media)

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed until after the 2012 presidential election. Some say that’s convenient since environmental groups have used the construction of the pipeline as a test of the president’s environmental commitment.

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AM Newscasts
9:47 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Newscast for November 14, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Agriculture
9:00 am
Sun November 13, 2011

In Iowa, some farmers see changing climate

A new survey found that about 68 percent of Iowa farmers believe climate change is occurring.
kdemerly Flickr

By Kathleen Masterson (Harvest Public Media)

Running a successful farm business relies on hard work, good soil and seeds and, most of all, weather. So it makes sense that many farmers have real concerns about climate change. 

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Agriculture
9:00 am
Sat November 12, 2011

Some farmers look Beyond Organic

There's a division within the organic food movement.
Sarah Cady Flickr

By Jeremy Bernfeld (Harvest Public Media)

Some organic farmers don’t want to have their products labeled Certified Organic. For them, the Certified Organic label doesn’t go far enough. They want to go Beyond Organic.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Newscast for November 11, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Implements a new city campaign.
  • Veterans Day Across Mid-Missouri.
  • Lake of the Ozark Dispute.
Off the Clock
5:50 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

What makes a community

Wynna Faye Elbert co-leads a weekly women's group in Columbia, Mo.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: a look at a community group in Columbia and a Sonic ID from the Benton Stephens neighborhood.

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Arts and Culture
5:41 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

New City-Wide Campaign Implemented

At a joint meeting last night the groups approved a positioning line and logo to help facilitate their six-phase process. 

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Veterans Parade Across Downtown Columbia

Today many cities across Mid-Missouri are observing Veterans Day. Columbia is celebrating the service of men and women in the armed forces.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:22 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Poisoned Places, Neglected Communities

A screenshot of NPR's interactive "Poisoned Places" map. Find your community in the interactive map below.
NPR

Congress strengthened The Clean Air Act over twenty years ago, but air pollution is still a concern in cities and towns all over America.  NPR's special investigation, Poisoned Places looks at some of the factories and power plants that are polluting the air and poisoning communities.

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Arts and Culture
5:11 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

MU Rededicates Memorial in Celebration of Veterans Day

MU rededicated a restored memorial during a campus Veteran’s Day ceremony today. The stone memorial honors the 117 MU students who were killed during World War I.

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Agriculture
1:05 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

What does sustainable mean to you?

The sun sets over William Powers' farm in Ceresco, Neb.
Photo by William Powers Harvest Network

Despite this being harvest season, I’ve been pestering farmers with theoretical questions about food and agriculture labels.

Here’s something I’ve learned: If there’s one thing to guarantee a lengthy conversation with an ag-minded person, regardless of his or her crop harvesting schedule, it might be on the farm labels.

I’ve also learned that there comes a point when slapping a pithy saying on an agricultural method is a detriment to understanding just how a farmer does his job.

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AM Newscasts
11:23 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Newscast for November 11, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Agriculture
11:18 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Looking for work, some veterans become rookie farmers

Garrett Dwyer, a Marine veteran who turned to ranching in Nebraska after working with the Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots program.
Bill Kelly NET Radio

By Jeremy Bernfeld (Harvest Public Media)

 

WANTED: A dedicated worker familiar with intense physical labor. Must possess the ability to organize, anticipate pitfalls and plan ahead. Only those comfortable with individual responsibility and leadership skills need apply.

A want-ad for a farmer or a member of the military? 

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Health & Wealth Blog
10:06 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Senators Get an Earful on Health Reform

From front to back: Senators Scott Rupp, Jane Cunningham, Joseph Keaveny, and Jim Lembke.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri state senators listened to over 3 hours of impassioned testimony on health care reform yesterday. The hearing was supposed to be on the rather mundane question of whether Missouri should set up an online health care exchange starting in 2014, or let the federal government do so. But the hearing quickly became a forum for debating the merits of health reform itself. After the jump, two interviews with senators on the committee: a Democrat representing one of the state's most liberal districts, and a Republican who has been at the forefront of Missouri's pushback against "Obamacare."

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Harvest Public Media
9:00 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Report slams government crop insurance payments

This year 83 percent of farmed acres carried revenue insurance.
Rastoney Flickr

By Kathleen Masterson (Harvest Public Media)

Far too many tax dollars are going directly into the pockets of private crop insurers, according to  a new report from a noted economist who helped design the government’s initial revenue crop insurance program in the 1990s.

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PM Newscasts
6:33 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Newscast for November 10, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley announces his decision to drop out of the 2012 lieutenant governor's race.
  • MODOT says it will support legislation to turn I-70 into a toll road.
  • The Jefferson City Council places a sales tax increase measure on the February 2012 ballot.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court decides whether it should overturn a controversial ethics bill.
Politics
6:21 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Jefferson City Council Approves Tax Ballot Measure

Jefferson City residents could see a half-cent sales tax increase as early as February of next year.

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