Approximately one in five undergraduate women has been the victim of attempted or completed sexual violence during college, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But fewer than 5% of rape victims attending college report their attack to law enforcement, according to the most recent report conducted by the Department of Justice.
It was numbers such as those that got Sen. Claire McCaskill’s attention.
This week at nine Springfield elementary schools, kids are making friends, learning social skills and getting ready to start their formal education. They’re attending Kindergarten Camp, hosted by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.
The camp started Monday and goes through Friday at Bingham, Bissett, Boyd, Bowerman, Robberson, Watkins, Weaver, Westport and York Elementary Schools.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education is opening up a community college scholarship program to young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children.
That means students who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will be able to trade tutoring hours for two years of tuition reimbursement through the A+ Scholarship Program.
The deferred action program is tied to an Obama administration initiative that started in 2012.
On Feb. 7, 2008, Cookie Thornton, a resident of the Meacham Park neighborhood in Kirkwood, entered a Kirkwood City Council meeting and started shooting. Six people died, including Thornton.
Filmmaker Sarah Paulsen has recently produced an animated film, Elegy to Connie, that focuses on the story of Kirkwood Councilwoman Connie Karr, one of the victims, and her efforts to give greater voice to women and minorities.
Last month the U.S Department of Health and Human Services announced that more than 150,000 Missourians have signed up for health insurance under the ACA and many will be paying $60 or less a month for their plan after tax credits.
Composer Judith Zaimont will be in Columbia this weekend for the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's world premiere of her new work 'The River.' Listen to KBIA's Thinking Out Loud to hear Trevor Harris' recent interview with Zaimont and an interview with the Cypress String Quartet.
In this episode of Thinking Out Loud, enjoy music and conversation with the Cypress String Quartet. Their new CD features a pair of Franz Schubert quintets. In the second half of the program, composer Judith Zaimont talks about how nature informs and inspires her writings. She'll be in Columbia next weekend for the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's premiere of her orchestral work "The River."
A pair of members of the virtuoso ensemble the Cypress String Quartet recently talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris. That interview and a talk with contemporary American composer Judith Zaimont are the topics on this week's Thinking Out Loud on KBIA.
Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE, Director of the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium, about an opportunity for the community to see pieces of the space shuttle up close and personal! July 8, 2014
Columbia Police officers responded to five separate incidents of shots fired over the weekend.
At 8:15 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to shots fired at the intersection of Garth Ave and Oak St. A gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries was driven to the hospital in a personal vehicle.
Boone County has spent nearly $100,000 on outside attorneys to defend it and three employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of Ryan Ferguson and are expected to budget another $100,000 for addition legal fees.
The Fourth of July holiday conjures up images of cookouts, watermelon, time at the lake and, of course, fireworks to celebrate our country’s independence from Great Britain. But the fun times can turn to tragedy if precautions aren’t taken when lighting the Roman candles, bottle rockets and other things found at local fireworks stands.
Fireworks for Life is an organization based out of Boonville that aims to give back to the community through the sale of fireworks.
Jim Edwards, founder of the organization, has been in the fireworks business for nearly his entire life. 7 years ago, his son needed a liver transplant that would cost $30,000. The local community came together and rose over $25,000 to help alleviate the burden and contributed to a successful operation. That's when Edwards came up with the idea to use his fireworks stand to help raise money for the community as a way to pay it forward.
The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings.
The gaffe came during a discussion with New York Times columnist Jim Stewart, who was on "Squawk Box" talking about his piece dealing with corporate culture and gay executives. Co-anchor Simon Hobbs commented on what he believed to be public information, and turned out to be the opposite. Missouri School of Journalism professors Amanda Hinnant, Jim Flink and Amy Simons discuss the issue.
Westminster College in Fulton can now offer its alumni and faculty advanced degree programs. The college announced a new partnership with Arizona-based online graduate school Northcentral University this week. The partnership is expected to provide a "preferred tuition rate" for Westminster students, faculty, and staff for the programs Northcentral offers.