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5:17 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Transit committee will hold statewide meetings on trains

Brian Pepoon KBIA

A series of statewide meetings designed to take the pulse of transit needs in Missouri kicks off in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield next Monday. 

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Politics
5:10 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Missouri association of the deaf win suit against state

BillLongStaff flickr

A federal judge has approved settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 1,000 deaf Missourians over mental health services for the deaf.

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Education
4:59 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

CPS students will pay more for their food

Ben+Sam flickr

Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools will rise next year.

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CoMo Weekender
4:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Happy May ft. Bike, Walk, Wheel Week and Waffles

The college students might be heading out but that doesn’t mean this town shuts down. Time to celebrate with the real locals. Join the community for Bike, Walk & Wheel Week. Support a local band or troupe of young thespians. Relive True/False. Do it all with a tummy full of chicken ’n waffles. See below.

 

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Arts and Culture
12:30 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay reflects on motherhood

Photo courtesy of StoryCorps

Still thinking of what to do this Sunday for Mother’s Day? How about interviewing your mom? That’s a suggestion from veteran public radio producer and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. Since 2003, the organization has collected over 40,000 interviews, some of which you may have heard on NPR’s Morning Edition. Some of those interviews have also been compiled into the book Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps. Now in paperback, it consists of interviews with and about–you guessed it–moms. KBIA’s Rehman Tungekar spoke with Dave Isay, and he started out by talking about what the book teaches us about mothers.

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Inside the EEZ
6:30 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Inside the EEZ Part 3: A closer look at the program

One of the neighborhoods included in the original Columbia EEZ proposal
Sarah Redohl KBIA

In February, Regional Economic Development, Inc. proposed an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia. Facing a public backlash, city council has thrown out the original proposal, and will possibly start the process over, this time with more community input.  In part three of her three part series, KBIA’s Sarah Redohl tells us some of the EEZ statute is tough to explain.

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Politics
5:28 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Missouri’s state budget for next year is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri’s state budget for next year is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.

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Business
5:23 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Workers express surprise at Management Director's dismissal

Workers in the Office of Emergency Management for Boone County are expressing surprise about the elimination of its Management Director position.

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Global Journalist
5:17 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Press freedom in Turkey

Hundreds of Turkish journalists march to demand reforms to Turkey's media laws.
Burhan Ozbilici AP Images

Turkey stands at the world’s crossroads, both geographically and culturally. The country straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and is a contentious candidate for European Union membership.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:03 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

A jeweler with cutting edge technology

Robinson shows off his auto-CAD machine. This is a 3D plan for a custom ring he built.
Scott Pham KBIA

Personal technology is getting cheaper, better, smaller.  But have you ever tried to get fixed a broken cell phone or mp3 player?  When I broke my portable USB flash drive, I brought it to a computer repair technician, unsure if he’d simply turn me away or not.  Those little “thumb” drives are just so small.  No moving parts really, they’re all circuitry.  Turns out that getting it fixed wasn’t an impossibility.  I just had to go to some unusual places.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:58 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

MU professor discusses his "happiness model"

Dr. Kennon Sheldon, MU professor of psychology
Matt Veto KBIA

An MU psychology professor has put a tactical spin on happiness. 

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missouri, budget
3:04 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Missouri lawmakers reach a compromise on the state budget

With a Friday deadline looming, Missouri lawmakers finally reached a compromise on putting the final touches on the state budget. The agreement addresses veterans' homes, university funding and other sticking points.

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Sports
2:54 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

MU coach Haith getting key to city in St. Louis

University of  Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith is getting a key to the city of St. Louis.

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Politics
2:53 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Mo. House passes bill on asthma meds in schools

Legislation that would let Missouri school nurses keep asthma medication on hand and treat students for attacks is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Politics
2:43 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Veterans home funding bill sent to Mo. governor

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor a measure providing a dedicated funding source to veterans' nursing homes.

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