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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 15, 2011

International Journalists Remember 9/11 a Decade Later

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:08 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Business Beat: September 14, 2011

Austin Bruns, 25, watches as harvesters bring in corn crops in fields near his hometown of Beaver Crossing, Neb.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

This week: Young farmers are finding it harder to start a farm.  And, federal cuts have been proposed to cut state Amtrak Lines.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Health & Wealth
4:54 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

USDA Commits $14 Million to Rural Jobs

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced $14 million in new funding Wednesday to help stimulate rural job growth. Small businesses across the country will get money, including a tiny airport in southern Missouri.

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Health & Wealth
4:28 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Health Reform Targets Health Literacy

Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at US health and human services, was in Columbia for a summit on health literacy.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Nearly one million more Americans were without health insurance in 2010, compared with the year before. That’s according to new Census numbers released Tuesday, which also show the Midwest has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the nation. But even for people who have health insurance, understanding a doctor’s orders can be an obstacle to getting good care.

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Health & Wealth
4:09 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Most Missourians Still Oppose Health Care Law

Americans now know less about the main provisions of Obama’s health care reform law than they did at the end of last year. That’s according to the latest monthly poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Here in Missouri, a majority continues to oppose the law.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Sun September 11, 2011

More than a little dry

Inside the University of Missouri's drought simulator, or a massive greenhouse on wheels, where crop scientists are mimicking high temperature, low rainfall conditions to research a stronger, drought resistant plant.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

The second warmest summer on record is coming to a close, but states like Texas and Kansas are still gripped by high temperatures and extremely low rainfall. Now, the drought has spread north to southwestern Missouri where farmers in the parched Ozark foothills haven't seen real moisture since May.

Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Festival recap

The Candy Factory will be selling caramel pecan apples at The Roots 'N Blues N' BBQ Festival.
Emily Kaiser

Fall’s unofficially begun and that means festivals galore here in Columbia. This show is dedicated to two of them.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:10 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011

The Toxic Teens readjust their robot.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week, we hear from a Washington University virologist whose made it his mission to combat bio-terrorism. Plus: robots!

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Freedom vs. Safety in the Technological World

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:13 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Business Beat: September 7, 2011

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:21 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 1, 2011

This week, we take a look at the tricky link between farm policy and obesity. Plus, the State Veterinarian talks about what his office does – and why it’s important.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

The Consequences of the Libyan War

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:17 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Business Beat: August 31, 2011

The Missouri Theatre
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Young farmers peddle vegetables on the street

Columbia bar manager Jesse Garcia holds a petit pan squash after purchasing it from Quail Bone Farm cyclists Justin Robertson and Katie Thorn.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

When it comes to selling produce, farmers have a few options. There are grocery stores, then there are farmers markets. In Kansas City, mobile markets are even cropping up. Check out that story, here. Now, we bring you barebones farmers on wheels. Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Mo.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Sex Scandals in the US and Abroad

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:21 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Business Beat: August 24, 2011

This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri August 19, 2011

For the love of food and foodies

Genell Pridgen is a partner in the Nebraska Environmental Action Coalition’s Mobile Meat Processing Project. She led tours through an empty unit at Farm Aid, and says this is one way for to keep food grown and raised in one place, eaten in the same area.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

Farm Aid’s “Homegrown Village” is a sort of cheesy title for something that’s really simple, and from what I saw and heard, rare.

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Agriculture
12:00 am
Fri August 12, 2011

We hear it for Farm Aid

Farm Aid

Farm Aid, the music festival to benefit American family farmers, is in its 26th year. With this year’s concert scheduled for Aug. 13 in Kansas City, Kan., it’s a good time to review the event’s relevancy. What began as a response to a farm crisis has changed over time, but the goal is the same: Support farmers who are struggling.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Is Music Journalism Dead?

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 4, 2011

International Criminal Court

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Arts and Culture
4:25 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Roots N’ Blues’ Economic Impact on Local Businesses

Columbia’s fourth annual Roots N’ Blues N’ BBQ festival hits the streets of downtown this weekend. Festival officals expect to bring in 75,000 people to listen to the blues and eat barbecue from vendors from all across the country. But how much impact does the festival have on local businesses?

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Sponsored Programming
12:00 am
Tue July 12, 2011

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Science, Health and Technology
8:00 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Rural Missourians struggle with mental health treatment options

Antique map of Hickory County, Mo.
Mitchell's New Universal Atlas.... (Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1857) Courtesy of Dickinson College

There are 1.6 million people living in rural Missouri, and many have a hard time accessing health care. In the 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s healthy county rankings, Hickory County in West Central Missouri is rated one of the worst in the state in terms of mental health. It’s so bad, residents say they experience just over a week’s worth of poor mental health days each month. They are also unhealthier and experience more poverty than the national average.

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Politics
7:18 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Columbia's New City Councilmembers Take Their Seats

Councilmember Helen Anthony is sworn into office of Monday April 10th, 2011. She will represent the Fifth Ward in Columbia.
Melanie Gibson KBIA

Helen Anthony and Fred Schmidt were sworn into office at a special city council meeting Monday.

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Education
4:39 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

MU Launches One Mizzou Program

One Mizzou strives to promote diversity on campus.

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Politics
5:45 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Mid-Missouri Heads to the Polls

Polls are open this election day, until 7 this evening.
Kyle Stokes KBIA

It’s Election Day in mid-Missouri. Polling stations throughout Boone County and Cole County opened at 6 this morning, and remain open until 7 tonight.

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Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Off the Clock: January 28, 2011

Author Ibtisam Barakat

Words Travel: Author Ibtisam Barakat talks about her latest project, a children’s story for the Arab world, and beyond.

Ibtisam Barakat is a Palestinian writer who lives in Columbia Missouri and participates in many international writing and arts programs.

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Arts and Culture
4:32 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Blind Boone Statue Unveiled

Harry Weber’s sculpture of J.W. “Blind” Boone was revealed at a reception for the J.W. “Blind” Boone Heritage foundation.
Melanie Gibson KBIA

More than 50 people gathered at MU’s Reynolds Alumni Center Monday night to witness the unveiling of a sculpture of Blind Boone to go in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House in downtown Columbia.

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Boone County Drug Court Serves As Mentor Court

 

Over the past 12 years more than 650 people graduated from the Boone County Drug Court. Drug court graduates and county drug court officials talk about the process.

By Rachel Levin (Columbia, MO)

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