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3:15 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Views of the News for November 9, 2011

Agriculture
9:00 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Cleanliness key to preventing grain explosions

Mourners created a makeshift memorial to victims of the grain explosion in Atchinson, KS, near the site of the blast.
Dan Verbeck KCUR Public Radio

By Jeremy Bernfeld (Harvest Public Media)

State investigators are still investigating the cause of the explosion at a grain elevator in Atchinson, KS, which killed six people Oct. 29.

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Newscasts
6:01 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Newscast for November 8, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

A Missouri appeals court has upheld a 2009 decision by state utility regulators to approve a rate increase for Ameren Missouri.

One of eight people charged in the shooting death of a Missouri football player's cousin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Education
5:59 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

MU Sells Veterinarian Research Lab

The University of Missouri will receive $43 million in the sale of a veterinarian research lab.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Village of South Gifford in Jeopardy

The village of South Gifford may not exist for much longer. That’s if voters approve a measure on the ballot that would revoke the community’s legal status – and abolish its government.

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Politics
5:40 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Eviction Process Changes Approved by City Council

Tom Check Flickr

The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

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Agriculture
3:58 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Nope, we can't blame the farm bill for making us fat

Bigstock image

By Kathleen Masterson (Harvest Public Media)

Politicians aren't the only ones taking aim at farm subsidies these days. Some public health groups and foodies say subsidies drive overproduction of corn and soybeans.  And that, they say, enables the production of cheap fast food.   

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Word Missouri
8:51 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Between readings and signings, local authors recall how they found their voice

Space opera romance author J. C. Hay.
Courtesy of the author

Last week Word Missouri told the story of a group of bookstores in St. Louis supporting each other through events like bookstore tours and literary speed dating. These events aren’t only good for booksellers – they also benefit local authors who write in niche genres and don’t have the support of an academic setting or a big-name publisher. Fortunately, the realm of social media is good to genre writers. 

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Intersection
5:35 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

The Parenting Journey

Panelists shared advice on raising children.

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

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Agriculture
5:16 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Army Corps of Engineers to Change Approach to Managing Missouri River

Aerial photos of the Missouri river flooding in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, on June 8, 2011.
Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez USDA Flickr

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it’s changing its short-term approach to managing water levels on the Missouri River, following devastating flooding this summer in Missouri, Iowa and North Dakota. 

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PM Newscasts
4:25 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Newscast for November 7, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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AM Newscasts
10:22 am
Mon November 7, 2011

KBIA Newscast for November 7, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Mizzou to SEC
9:27 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

MU Celebrates Move to SEC

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
Karen Mitchell

The University of Missouri has announced it will join the Southeast Conference next July.

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KBIA Sports Extra
8:59 pm
Sun November 6, 2011

KBIA Sports Extra Special Coverage of MU-SEC Announcement

A Mizzou helmet and an SEC helmet were on display at the announcement. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Announcer Mike Kelly was unable to find the white helmet for the official presentation to Brady Deaton earlier in the press conference. Photo by KAREN MITCHELL
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Follow this link to KBIA Sports Extra's special online coverage of the University of Missouri's move to the Southeastern Conference.

Business
10:38 am
Sun November 6, 2011

University of Missouri Joins SEC

University of Missouri to join the Southeastern Conference beginning July 2012
SEC Sports

The Southeastern Conference has officially announced that Missouri will join the league effective July 1, 2012

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Business
5:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Boonville Organizations Seeking City Money May Have Stricter Guidelines

Boonville City Council members work toward tightening up the way organizations receive city funding.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Jefferson City Discusses Annexation Options

Arial view of Jefferson City, Mo.
Landsat

Jefferson City is one step closer to expanding its borders today.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Man Files Suit Over Holding Cell Incident

The man pushed in a Columbia jail cell has filed a civil lawsuit against the city and three police officers.

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Off the Clock
1:01 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

All that jazz

A mural in the historic 18th and Vine jazz district in Kansas City, Mo.

As the saying goes, jazz was born in New Orleans, but it grew up in Kansas City. This week we’ll revisit Robert Altman’s “Kansas City.” And a new  musical audio postcard. 

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Health & Wealth Blog
10:12 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Political Points vs. Sound Policy?

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has long been a critic of health care reform.
governor.ks.gov

Republican lawmakers in red states are in a pickle. The Affordable Care Act requires each state to set up a health care exchange designed to bring down insurance costs for consumers. Republicans want no part of anything related to Obama's health care reform law, which they see as a federal intrusion on states rights. But if state lawmakers don't set up an exchange, the federal government will. In September, Republican senators in Missouri prevented the state from accepting $21 million of federal money to lay the groundwork for an exchange. Next door, the Sunflower State is in a similar quandary, reports Bryan Thompson of Kansas Public Radio.

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Politics
6:16 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Natural Disasters Costing Missouri $15 Million

Natural disasters have cost the state of Missouri $15 million and the state budget director says that tab is still going up.

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Politics
6:13 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

GOP Legislator Plans Election-Related Bills

One of the Republican leaders in the Missouri House plans to file a package of election-related measures when next year’s regular session begins in January.

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Agriculture
6:07 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Rangers Fighting Mark Twain Forest Fires

Three hundred more acres of Mark Twain National Forest in Salem have burned since last night, in a fire that has burned 5,000 acres since Tuesday afternoon.

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Newscast for November 3, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

 

Global Journalist
5:27 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Reporting on Pandemics and Contagious Diseases

Journalists discussed their experiences covering emerging infectious diseases.

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization warned in August about “a possible major resurgence” of the bird flu because a mutant form of the virus was recently found in Vietnam and Cambodia. Other flu viruses, including strains of swine flu, are occasionally resurfacing in different parts of the world.

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Under The Microscope
12:02 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Under the Microscope: November 3, 2011

Brett O’Brien checks an ash tree branch for signs of infestation in a Columbia Parks and Recreation Department workshop.
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on the show: do you know what's living in your firewood? Plus, new cultivars could change Missouri's wine industry.

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Health & Wealth Blog
11:47 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Full Interview with Lt. Governor Kinder

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder.
TeamKinder

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder takes aim at "Obamacare," and Democratic rivals. We discuss his legal challenge to what he calls "the federal health control law," and why he thinks his lawsuit will likely end up before the Supreme Court. We also cover some political turf: Kinder compares his style of leadership with that of Governor Jay Nixon. Missourians, says Kinder, "want a fighter, not someone who will lie down and just take dictation from our federal masters."

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Health & Wealth Update
6:10 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Health Reform Moves Toward the Supreme Court

ltgov.mo.gov

Missourians have never been in love with health reform. A year ago, Missouri was the first to pass a state law prohibiting an individual insurance mandate. It was a largely symbolic rejection of the Affordable Care Act, but now, more serious obstacles are looming. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is one of dozens of officials from around the country challenging "Obamacare" in the courts.

In this weekly Health & Wealth update, the Affordable Care Act moves toward the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Business
4:50 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Columbia Nightclub Shut Down After Shooting

After a fatal weekend shooting, Peppers nightclub in Columbia was forced to close for at least one year.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Senator McCaskill to Visit Arlington National Cemetery

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Friday to assess changes made there following the revelation that thousands of graves were mislabeled or unmarked.

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