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Health & Wealth
4:54 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

USDA Commits $14 Million to Rural Jobs

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced $14 million in new funding Wednesday to help stimulate rural job growth. Small businesses across the country will get money, including a tiny airport in southern Missouri.

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Health & Wealth
4:28 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Health Reform Targets Health Literacy

Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at US health and human services, was in Columbia for a summit on health literacy.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Nearly one million more Americans were without health insurance in 2010, compared with the year before. That’s according to new Census numbers released Tuesday, which also show the Midwest has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the nation. But even for people who have health insurance, understanding a doctor’s orders can be an obstacle to getting good care.

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Health & Wealth
4:09 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Most Missourians Still Oppose Health Care Law

Americans now know less about the main provisions of Obama’s health care reform law than they did at the end of last year. That’s according to the latest monthly poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Here in Missouri, a majority continues to oppose the law.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Sun September 11, 2011

More than a little dry

Inside the University of Missouri's drought simulator, or a massive greenhouse on wheels, where crop scientists are mimicking high temperature, low rainfall conditions to research a stronger, drought resistant plant.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

The second warmest summer on record is coming to a close, but states like Texas and Kansas are still gripped by high temperatures and extremely low rainfall. Now, the drought has spread north to southwestern Missouri where farmers in the parched Ozark foothills haven't seen real moisture since May.

Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Festival recap

The Candy Factory will be selling caramel pecan apples at The Roots 'N Blues N' BBQ Festival.
Emily Kaiser

Fall’s unofficially begun and that means festivals galore here in Columbia. This show is dedicated to two of them.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:10 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011

The Toxic Teens readjust their robot.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week, we hear from a Washington University virologist whose made it his mission to combat bio-terrorism. Plus: robots!

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Freedom vs. Safety in the Technological World

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:13 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Business Beat: September 7, 2011

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:21 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 1, 2011

This week, we take a look at the tricky link between farm policy and obesity. Plus, the State Veterinarian talks about what his office does – and why it’s important.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

The Consequences of the Libyan War

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:17 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Business Beat: August 31, 2011

The Missouri Theatre
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Young farmers peddle vegetables on the street

Columbia bar manager Jesse Garcia holds a petit pan squash after purchasing it from Quail Bone Farm cyclists Justin Robertson and Katie Thorn.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

When it comes to selling produce, farmers have a few options. There are grocery stores, then there are farmers markets. In Kansas City, mobile markets are even cropping up. Check out that story, here. Now, we bring you barebones farmers on wheels. Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Mo.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Sex Scandals in the US and Abroad

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:21 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Business Beat: August 24, 2011

This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.

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