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.
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.
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.
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.
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.