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Word: Missouri
9:08 am
Tue October 18, 2011

How St. Louis’s literary past is coming to life in the Central West End

Tennessee Williams is one of two writers already represented at the corner of Euclid and McPherson avenues in the Central West End.

The history of St. Louis’s Central West End is steeped in literature. The area is tied to four of America’s most famous writers: T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. But until recently, the neighborhood had no official tributes to the literary greats.

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PM Newscast
7:12 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Newscast for October 17, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Intersection
5:37 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

New Columbia ward boundaries

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

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AM Newscast
3:09 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Newscast for October 17, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Word Missouri
9:00 am
Sat October 15, 2011

What are Missouri's future writers reading?

Expert commentary (in red) by Dr. Roy Fox, Professor of English Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Listen to the companion piece to this infographic: “In Republic, book challenges raise the question, ‘What should kids read?’”

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Off the Clock
6:02 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Funding the arts by feeding the people

Serving up split pea soup at a Bread! KC dinner in Kansas City.
Alex Smith KCUR

This week we head to Kansas City for a different kind of dinner party—one that is uses a grassroots approach to support the arts. But first, a local look at a national event that’s all about supporting and celebrating the rights of of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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Health & Wealth Blog
3:01 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Reporter's Notebook: Running in Joplin

Relaxing after a long, slow day of running. The race starts in Commerce, Ok., and finishes in Joplin.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

I ran a marathon in Joplin last weekend – the second annual “Mother Road Marathon,” along Route 66. It was hot, there was a head wind, and it was a long slow day. My time was exactly one hour longer than my first marathon six months ago. I didn’t have a good excuse for my slowness – I’ve just been lazy about training. But for locals in Joplin, training for this race was truly challenging. 

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AM Newscast
12:44 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Newscast for October 14, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri October 14, 2011

Destemmed, crushed, fermented and aged

Missouri is home to almost 400 vineyards that employ thousands of agricultural workers who pick, crush and nurture grapes like the Norton, the official state grape. Around $60 million worth of Missouri wine is sold each year. Today on Field Notes, we ask an expert to taste a little of that wine.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:25 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 13th, 2011

Ozark hellbenders are a subspecies found only in Missouri and Arkansas.
Jill Utrup U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This week on the show, we hear about salamanders, energy-saving techniques, and the strange, secret world of mushroom hunters.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Business
5:49 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Business Beat: October 12, 2011

Flags of the European Union and Greece

We’ll see how the next couple weeks are vital for the European Union, and how this will affect Mid-Missouri. Plus, we’ll dig a little deeper into the ongoing story about Mamtek and how this affects other cities in Missouri.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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AM Newscast
11:09 am
Thu October 13, 2011

KBIA Newscast: October 13, 2011

Local news from the KBIA Newsroom.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu October 13, 2011

The Future of Press Freedom in Russia

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Education
5:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Exam: October 10, 2011

The University of Missouri is studying how to make life easier for student parents. Plus, research shows a Prison GED program has multiple benefits.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

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Business
3:26 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Business Beat October: 7th, 2011

Our first story deals with rural hospitals in Missouri.  Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, Washington has to live within its means. As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports.

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Off the Clock
3:14 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Amateur hour

Jay Groharing hosts the "As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show" at Eastside Tavern every Tuesday night.
Jessica Pupovac

Does the idea of standing up in front of a bunch of strangers and trying to make them laugh seem horrifying or exhilarating? For some people it’s both. This week, we explore the world of stand-up comedy and discover what kind of person willingly puts themselves out there.

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Business
6:35 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011

Rep. Bill White (R., Joplin) is introducing the end-of-life bill.

This week, we look at a bill that could take some of the uncertainty out of end-of-life decisions. Plus, will funding woes doom agricultural research?

Hosted by Kyle Deas

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Health & Wealth
5:21 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Lawmaker Seeks New 'Family Consent' Law

State Representative Bill White wants a "family consent" law in Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

End-of-life decisions can be wrenching for families. In the early 2000s, the case of Terri Schiavo riveted the nation, as her family battled over whether to remove her feeding tube or keep her on life support. Now, 44 states have so-called “family consent” laws, which help determine which family member should make health care decisions. Missouri is one of the six states with no such law, putting families and doctors in legal limbo. But a bill headed for the Missouri legislature could change that.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu October 6, 2011

The Budding Media in Afghanistan Amidst America's Longest War

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
5:50 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Business Beat: October 5, 2011

Teenagers come together on Saturday to help clean up Columbia
Kelly Gehringer

This week: President Obama’s budget tax could effect Missouri Hospitals.  Another company cuts jobs from Moberly.  The Columbia Regional Airport is approved to have major renovations.

Hosted by Nick Adams

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Education
5:07 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Exam: October 3, 2011

From left, Khloe and Karli Landis (CQ), 19-month-old twins, investigate a male alpaca on the farm at Mid Missouri Alpacas on Sept. 24, 2011.
Ellen Thommesen Columbia Missourian

This week: students in unaccredited school districts with ambitions for college could find themselves in limbo. Plus, kids get up close and personal with alpacas.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

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Health & Wealth
3:01 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Rural Hospitals Face Medicare Cuts

Bill Sexton is CEO of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, “Washington has to live within its means.” As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation.

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Off the Clock
9:34 am
Fri September 30, 2011

The Citizen Jane episode

Katherine Housley at the Columbia Athenaeum, from "Southern Belle," a film showing at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.
James Muspratt

Filmmakers and filmgoers alike are flooding into Columbia for the 4th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival. We’ll check in with two of this year’s featured film-makers. And … it’s the season to be scary- and a darker sort of vampire has already landed in Columbia.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

What's up with peanut butter

Peanut butter prices are up — and likely to increase again.
Edward Todd iStockphoto.com

How much you are willing to pay for your favorite sandwich? If it has peanut butter in it, you may soon be recalculating. A looming shortage of U.S. peanuts is causing the price of peanut butter to soar. Even if you're willing to pay more for peanut butter, you should know what's driving up the cost of this American staple food. Listen to this episode of Fields Notes for the answer.

Science, Health and Technology
8:29 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 29, 2011

This week, we look at a video-game accessory that could prevent injuries among the elderly. Plus, Columbia College is getting a new science building.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

The Media, NGOs and Journalists

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
5:54 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Business Beat: September 28, 2011

This week:  Direct payments for farmers could be coming to a halt.  … And a business incubator built in Sedalia could have a positive impact lined up for the city.  Hosted by Nick Adams

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Health & Wealth
4:20 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Insurance Premiums Hit Record High

Health care premiums are at a record high – up nine percent since last year. A survey released Tuesday shows the average family is now paying over 15 thousand dollars a year on health care premiums. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports the rising costs are affecting Missourians as well.

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