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Intersection
5:39 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Painting Missouri, one county at a time

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:12 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Missouri drought taking a toll on grass

Lars Ploughman Flickr

Drought conditions abound around much of and lawns and grass are taking a beating.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:40 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

New testing at Times Beach site

Route 66 state park pond.
Lee Harkness Flickr

Nearly 30 years after Times Beach, Mo., was evacuated in one of the nation's most notorious environmental disasters, scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency are returning to the site for a new round of soil sampling.

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Politics
3:30 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Preliminary hearing set for Clay Waller

Clay Waller was arraigned in court Monday on charges of killing his wife, Jacque Waller. 

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Science, Health and Technology
8:36 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Venus viewing event planned at MU observatory

Venus - Computer Simulated Global View
NASA

Astronomy enthusiasts and members of the public are invited to MU’s campus observatory Tuesday to watch the rare planetary passage of Venus.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:17 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds

Health systems in urban regions are generally more equipped to handle charity care than rural regions, according to new findings from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
flickr

Missouri hospitals are providing more charity care, according to a new analysis from the Missouri Foundation for Health. But, community health centers have also been easing the strain.

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Education
6:09 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Columbia School District to receive less funding

Håkan Dahlström Flickr

The Columbia Public School district will receive about $400,000 less funding from the state next year compared to the previous year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, announced its preliminary allocation plan last week. The estimation is based on the state foundation formula. DESE’s spokesperson Sarah Potter says the state doesn’t have enough money to keep up with the foundation formula, which has been in effect for six years.

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Education
5:45 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Stephens College to house displaced Brookside residents

julievaughan29 Flickr

Students planning on living at the Brookside on College apartments this fall might not find themselves too far away.

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Off the Clock
5:34 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Pinball wizard

KBIA

 

This week, we uncover a three-letter mystery.

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Politics
5:30 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Report finds racial disparity in Mo. vehicle stops

Scott Davidson Flickr

An annual report released Friday by the attorney general found black drivers were 72 percent more likely than white motorists to be pulled over in 2011. Black drivers were stopped 2.5 times more often than Hispanic drivers.

The report compares racial characteristics of Missouri's driving-age population to the racial composition of drivers in the roughly 1.7 million traffic stops, 129,000 searches and 81,000 arrests.

Science, Health and Technology
5:19 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

MU School of Medicine Dean to retire amid billing fraud probe

Harold A. Williamson, Jr. of the University of Missouri Health System announces the investigation into billing fraud within the university’s Department of Radiology.
Jonathan Ingram KBIA

The dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine is retiring following an internal investigation by the university’s Health System revealing possible billing fraud by the Department of Radiology.

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CoMo Weekender
4:28 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

CoMo Weekender: June Bug ft. Art in the Park, rummage sales, a cocktail party

Photos from Art in the Park 2011
Jonathan Steffens

This weekend is all about supporting artists and charities. Explore Art in the Park. Hop rummage sales. Or take some me-time by heading to a cocktail party or concert. Start the month of right. Here’s how:

 

Art in the Park (Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.)

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Science, Health and Technology
9:20 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Corps grants contracts to firms to rebuild Birds Point levee

The repair work is worth $20 million.
File flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts to three firms for work to repair the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, a levee intentionally breached by the corps at the height of spring flooding in 2011.

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Politics
9:16 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Cell phone tracking bill currently before Gov. Nixon

The bill before Nixon would require cell phone companies to provide police with the location of any customer who's been reported missing.
File KBIA

Among the more than 110 bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year is one designed to help law enforcement officers track a missing person through the potential victim’s cell phone signal.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:35 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Robots on the farm

Brent Ware, a member of the robotics team at Kansas State, stands next to a planting robot that won a national competition.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

There’s always work to be done on the farm, but often it’s the same work day, after day, after day. Parts of the job must feel a bit like an assembly line.

While it’s impossible to automate farming like many manufacturers have automated their assembly lines, using robotic technology on the farm might not be so far off.

Farm robots in the classroom

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