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8:33 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Ameren Missouri wants to increase user fee to cover fuel costs

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Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills.

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Faith/Religion
8:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

New Joplin Mosque open two years after arson

The Joplin Mosque was destroyed by an arson fire in 2012. (File photo)
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Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.

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Crime
8:25 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Man arrested for assualting 15-year-old umpire of son's baseball game at Show-Me State Games

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A 36-year-old Jefferson City man faces an August court date on suspicion of assaulting a 15-year-old baseball umpire at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia.

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Crime
8:23 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Shooter gets life for Tre'Veon Marshall murder

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A judge has sentenced a Columbia man to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of 17-year-old Tre'Veon Marshall last summer.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Millions spent on Missouri road, farm proposals

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Two proposals on Missouri's August ballot are attracting millions of dollars of campaign spending.

Finance reports filed Monday show supporters of a transportation tax already have spent $2.5 million and have nearly $1.7 million available for their final push.

By contrast, opponents of the three-quarters-cent sales tax have spent just a little over $22,000.

A proposal creating a constitutional right to farm has spawned a somewhat closer financial battle.

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Intersection
11:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Intersection: How to talk to your doc

Host Ryan Famuliner with guests Dr. Ingrid Taylor and Dr. Steve Pu
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  On this week's Intersection, we are talking with board members from Missouri Health Literacy about how to talk to your doctor.  

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Radio Friends
9:01 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Paul Pepper: Music Therapy & Bradford Farm's "Organic Field Day"

Today Paul Pepper meets EMILY HERZOG, a board certified music therapist at MU's Women's and Children's Hospital. At [4:50] LESLIE TOUZEAU tells us about "Organic Field Day," happening this Friday at Bradford Farm! July 28, 2014

  

Agriculture
8:24 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Corn production up, price down in SE Missouri

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Corn farmers in southeast Missouri are expecting high yields — but low profits.

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Crime
8:21 am
Mon July 28, 2014

KC officials call KCI a "primary hub" for terrorist travel

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A report compiled when Kansas City was seeking federal terrorism and emergency response grants claims Kansas City International Airport is a hub for terrorist travel.

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Politics
8:18 am
Mon July 28, 2014

White House releases details of Obama's Kansas City visit

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Kansas City, where he's expected to speak about the economy.

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Politics
6:39 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Blunt's bill would create Middle East ambassador focusing on religious freedom

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.

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PM Newscast
5:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

PM Newscast for July 25, 2014

Regional Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom including:

  • Columbia Police department will outfit officers with body cameras
  • Columbia city manager presents proposed budget for FY 2015
  • Powerful chemicals used in farming are found in Midwest waterways
  • Feds find mismanagement at St. Louis VA
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Politics
3:08 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Matthes proposes property tax to hire new police officers, firefighters

Columbia PD is urging people to take caution before leaving the city before spring break.
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City Manager Mike Matthes is proposing that the city ask voters to approve a property tax increase and to renew the Capital Improvement Sales Tax in order to fund Columbia police and fire departments. Matthes announced this when presenting the proposed 2015 fiscal year budget at a press conference Friday morning.

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Arts and Culture
11:33 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Sharing an instrument isn't as bad as it sounds

The classical duo Zofo is made up of Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi. They perform together on one piano. Listen for tracks from their new album Zoforbit: A Space Odyssey on KBIA.
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When you were growing up did you play classical music? Did you have your own instrument? The classical classical duo Zofo - made up of Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi - play one piano. At the same time. KBIA's Trevor Harris  recently talked with the duo by phone about the nature of playing one piano with four hands, the process of commissioning new music for their repertoire and their new CD Zoforbit.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Maplewood Barn, "Julius Caesar" & Eat Right Missouri, "Hydration"

Today Paul Pepper chats with RUSS SCOTT, director of Maplewood Barn's latest production, "Julius Caesar," about the show and working with material written by Shakespeare. At [4:52], WENBO ZHAO (Z), Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, returns with WHY we need to drink water. Think you know the answer? July 25, 2014

  

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Health
8:38 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Report: St. Louis VA mishandled 1/3 of disability claims

A federal investigation finds a high rate of mismanaged disability claims at the St. Louis VA.

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Crime
7:51 am
Fri July 25, 2014

All Columbia police officers to wear body cameras

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The Columbia Police Department plans to outfit all of its uniformed officers with body cameras.

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Crime
5:08 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Missouri schedules execution amid lethal injection questions

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Death-row lawyers and other opponents say the nation's third botched execution in six months is more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Lt. Col. Mike Fayette & Rebecca Johnson, Veterans and Shelter Dogs

Today Paul Pepper chats with REBECCA JOHNSON, from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at MU, and retired Lt. Col. MIKE FAYETTE, a veteran from the Iraq War, about RCHAI's Veterans and Shelter Dogs project. July 24, 2014

  

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Education
7:43 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Deal with community colleges expands online education options for Missourians

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Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

The Missouri version of Western Governors University has agreed to provide a 5 percent tuition discount for community college graduates who take its online courses.

The Missouri Community College Association says the deal with WGU is the first such statewide agreement that the association has signed on behalf of its members. Community college graduates also will be eligible for special scholarships from the online school.

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Politics
7:36 am
Thu July 24, 2014

KC city council set to consider gun ban

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A City Council committee in Kansas City has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council's Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

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Views of the News
4:31 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Views of the News: What the Russians Know About MH17

Guest panelist Stacey Woelfel

Strange theories abound following the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. What impact is that having on the people of Russia? Rupert Murdoch makes a bid for Time Warner. What does that mean for the future of corporate media? And Jill Abramson has been making the rounds, speaking with several prominent women journalists, but have they been going easy on her? Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Judd Slivka and Stacey Woelfel discuss these issues and more on this edition of Views of the News.

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Views of the News
9:50 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Views Preview: What the Russians Know About MH17

Makeshift memorial at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
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  While Western media have for days been focusing on Russian-backed separatists as the culprits behind the missile attack on MH 17 over eastern Ukraine, the people of Russia have been hearing different stories from their government-controlled media.

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Politics
8:27 am
Wed July 23, 2014

President Obama to visit Kansas City next week

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The White House has announced President Barack Obama will be in Missouri next week to deliver a speech on the economy.

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Crime
7:32 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Jefferson City Police end landfill search for Christopher Cray's body

Christopher Cray
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Jefferson City Police say they are ending the search for the body of Christopher Cray at the Allied Waste Landfill, just under a month after it began.

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Health
4:49 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

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The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs spoke Tuesday in St. Louis and said the beleaguered federal agency is making progress on a host of problems that led to his predecessor's forced resignation.

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Agriculture
4:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Missouri governor tours Iowa ethanol plant

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production.

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Intersection
1:03 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Intersection: What are CAFOs and how do they affect Missouri

Host Ryan Famuliner with guests Raymond Massey and Teng Lim
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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, are prevalent in Missouri’s agriculture industry. The large farms are very controversial, and many have concerns about the environmental impact of the farms and humane treatment of animals living there. In Callaway County, plans for a new CAFO have prompted very vocal opposition. But CAFOs are also a mainstay of the agriculture industry, and are legal if maintained correctly.On this Intersection we addressed CAFOs in-depth: about what they are, how they’re used in Missouri, about the controversy surrounding them, and about the future of the operations in the state.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

PM Newscast for July 18, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri regulators return to the issue of paying bills with payday loans
  • Demolition scheduled to begin on Monday at University Village Apartments
  • Columbia City Council will vote Monday on approving funds for snow removal expenditures from last winter
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Politics
4:36 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Columbia city council to consider paying for snow removal

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The Columbia City Council is set to take a final vote Monday to appropriate funds to cover expenditures from the planned snow removal budget, according to the Columbia Tribune.

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