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4:56 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Apartment complex for homeless youth breaks ground for spring completion

A new apartment complex for homeless youth will be built in Columbia.

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Education
4:21 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Columbia Public Schools introduces snow day child supervision

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When Columbia parents need to go to work during a snow storm, their child care options are slim. Columbia Public Schools has created a snow-day child care program which will operate on snow days when the city’s main roads are snow-free.

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Business Beat
4:18 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Growing organic is the way to go

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KBIA's Ryan Famuliner talks with Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller about the latest in the Mamtek hearing.  Plus, talk about a cash crop.  A recent study suggests organic crops could bring in more money per acre.

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Politics
3:26 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Senator Blunt votes in favor of horse meat inspections

Senator Roy Blunt.
KBIA

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said he voted to lift a ban on funding horse meat inspections.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Senator McCaskill seeks permanent ban on pork barrel projects

Senator Claire McCaskill
KBIA

Missouri’s Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill introduced legislation Wednesday to put a permanent ban on earmarks, the legislative practice of funding specific projects.

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AM Newscasts
9:41 am
Wed November 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for November 29, 2011

The City of Moberly

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Moberly tries to prove its due diligence in Mamtek scandal
  • 3 million dollar grant opens up possibilities for nuclear research at MU

Health & Wealth Update
9:35 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Rural post offices hoping for a break

Old-timey post office boxes in Arrow Rock hearken back to a time before Facebook, when snail-mail was king.
Austin Fax KBIA

The US Postal Service is hemorrhaging money – over the past year, it lost more than $5 billion. To staunch the negative cash flow, the postmaster general is looking at closing nearly 3,700 post offices – the vast majority in rural America. In this week's Health & Wealth update, KBIA's Austin Fax checks in to some very small towns where post offices may be on the chopping block.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

'Natural' food labels lack regulation, naturally

The "All Natural" label can mean different things for different products.
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Flickr

What does it take for a food product to be labeled "Natural"?

Not much, it seems.

While that big "Natural" label on a package of meat has nothing to do with how an animal was raised, it at least has a definition: "minimally processed with no artificial ingredients.”  When "Natural" shows up on other food products -- everything from granola bars to dressings, and even soda --   the meaning is less certain.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Healthy score cards create (more) confusion

Really?
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

 

The constant barrage of nutrition messages is so confusing it makes me want to go on a BBQ-potato-chip bender.

So when Harvest reporter Jessica Naudziunas pitched a story on those nutritional scores in grocery stores, I listened.    

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PM Newscasts
6:54 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Newscast for November 29, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Blunt announces agricultural research to stay funded
  • MU receives $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation
  • Moberly is explaining how it got on the hook for $39 million in bonds for a failed proposal for an artificial-sweetener factory
    Politics
    6:06 pm
    Tue November 29, 2011

    Moberly and Mamtek hearings begin

    The City of Moberly is explaining how it got on the hook for $39 million in bonds for a failed proposal for an artificial-sweetener factory.

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    Education
    5:50 pm
    Tue November 29, 2011

    Blunt announces agricultural research to stay funded

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says Missouri agricultural research will not see a reduction in funding next year.

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    Education
    5:17 pm
    Tue November 29, 2011

    MU to recieve research grant

    An example of neutron scattering technology. This instrument is called DANCE (Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments) and is housed at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Robb Kramer Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Graduate students at the University of Missouri will have the chance to learn more about neutron scattering, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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    AM Newscasts
    9:45 am
    Tue November 29, 2011

    Newscast for November 29, 2011

    Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

    • MODOT says snow removal this Winter will be steady, despite layoffs
    • Columbia hires new tourism  director
    • Kansas City woman swindles 14 in adoption scam

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