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8:23 am
Wed January 4, 2012

A look ahead to the legislative session

Missouri legislators return to work today, facing what the governor estimates to be a $500 million budget shortfall.

Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City today for the start of this year’s legislative session.  The year 2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s handling of the state budget.  Marshall Griffin takes a look at how the 2012 session may play out.

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PM Newscasts
5:26 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Newscast for January 3, 2012

Jimmy Emerson Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

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Education
2:57 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Mo institutions involved in international educational outcomes

Truman is one of the colleges participating in the initiative
threedollars Flickr

A handful of Missouri colleges and universities are playing a key role in a global effort to assess educational outcomes of students across international boundaries.

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Education
5:29 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Is enrollment growth good for MU?

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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AM Newscasts
8:44 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Newscast for January 2, 2012

Confederate national flag variant.
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Education
7:30 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Higher education cuts may continue in Missouri

Francis Quadrangle on the MU campus
KBIA

Higher education leaders in Missouri are expecting a dismal year when it comes to state funding.

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PM Newscasts
5:52 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for Dec. 30, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Politics
2:32 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Governor Nixon selects new economic development director

Hall replaces David Kerr as economic development director.
(Photo courtesy of the University of MIssouri - St. Louis)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has selected the leader of a state-funded technology agency to become his third economic development director (AP).

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Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Friends and foes

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This week's show, the last of the year, is about friendship. Which seems appropriate--now's generally the time people reflect on their accomplishments, their regrets and the people who've been around for both.

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AM Newscasts
9:45 am
Fri December 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for December 30, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • 2011 economy hit MoDOT hard
  • Contract with Saudi Arabia puts Missouri fighter jet manufacturers to work
  • 107 year-old Kansas City church catches fire
Business
5:46 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Saudi Arabia deal good news for Boeing in St. Louis

The Obama administration has inked a deal with Saudi Arabia that will provide the Gulf state with $30 billion in F-15 jets.
Capt. Shannon Collins Air Force photo

The U.S. government has approved a $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the head of a St. Louis area union says was “do or die” for his members.

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Under the Microscope
1:30 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

The science of small things

Nanotubes hold the potential for drug delivery and as conductors that could replace even the thinnest wires.
George Gokel Laboratory

In this edition of Under the Microscope: the future of nanotechnology ... and political maneuvers mess with Missouri's efforts for a state health insurance exchange. Featuring reporting by St. Louis Public Radio's Veronique LaCapra and KCUR's Elana Gordon.

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AM Newscasts
10:35 am
Thu December 29, 2011

KBIA Newscast for December 29, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • State Senate bill would put limits on political "robo calls"
  • Legislation aims to prevent another Mamtek fiasco
  • State audit gives MDC "good" rating, but brings disagreement on cost of elk project

 

 

 

Science, Health and Technology
8:42 am
Thu December 29, 2011

State audit gives MDC "good" rating, but brings disagreement on cost of elk project

A juvenile elk - one of the first to be held in Missouri.
Missouri Department of Conservation

A routine state audit has given a rating of “good” to the Missouri Department of Conservation. But as St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, the audit did find some problems.

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