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Science, Health and Technology
2:59 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

High school athletes at risk for concussions

 

Eight hundred and seventy one high school students suffered concussions during last fall, according to a new survey conducted by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Unsurprisingly, 75 percent of those concussions happened to football players.  State lawmakers made this survey mandatory last year, so there isn’t any previous data with which to compare it.

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Field Notes
12:16 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Translating science into news

Shari Freyermuth teaches science to non-science majors at the University of Missouri. She attended the workshop designed to help her communicate her research clearly.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

Scientists researching complex topics often come up empty-handed when it comes time to explain their findings. It’s hard to distill years of intricate, complex research into tiny bytes a layman can understand.

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Politics
11:28 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Legislators debate bill punishing unruly behavior near worship centers

Legislation inside of the general assembly would punish unruly behavior near religious centers.
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Sparked by past events around the nation, one Missouri senator is trying to make disrupting a house of worship punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a three hundred dollar fine for first time offenders.

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Politics
11:20 am
Tue February 21, 2012

House approves English-only driver's tests

Legislation would make English the sole language on driver's license tests.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given only in English.

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Education
11:14 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Curators approve tuition increase

Tuition at the University of Missouri, where Brady Deaton serves as Chancellor, will rise as much as 7.5 percent.
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University of Missouri curators have voted to increase tuition by 3 percent for Missouri residents starting this summer. Out of state students will see a tuition increase of 7.5 percent.

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Intersection
7:07 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Talent clusters and the economy of the future

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

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Exam
5:24 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

As tuition goes up, is it worth the price?

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
cindyt7070 Flickr

With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all.

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Business
5:04 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Missouri foreclosures spike in January

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The number of foreclosures in Missouri jumped nearly 14 percent in January compared to the month before. Meanwhile, foreclosures were up only 3 percent nationwide.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Springfield group pushes discrimination ban

The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.

The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights sent three proposed ordinances to the city council that are designed to work together to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Education
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM Board of Curators approves tuition increase

KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri's in-state undergraduates received a good news today.  The UM Board of Curators voted to hold tuition increases to three percent starting this fall.  In past weeks there was discussion of raising tuition by two or three times that much.  However, the proposed tuition increase will leave MU with a forty-seven million dollar budget gap.

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Arts and Culture
9:22 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Gorillas break out of Kansas City Zoo habitats

A gorilla at the Wild Animal Park in Escondido
Kjunstorm Flickr

Visitors were quarantined briefly after two of the Kansas City Zoo's five gorillas got out of their habitat and roamed into a non-public feeding area.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:19 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Autistic children show signs of disease at six months old

New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as six months old.

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Education
9:14 am
Mon February 20, 2012

UM students petition for voting power on Board of Curators

Students at the University of Missouri want their representative to be able to vote at curator meetings.
Clyde Bentley Flickr

The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) has started a letter writing campaign to give voting power to the single student representative on the UM Board of Curators.

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Corps awards firm with Missouri river levee repair job

A breach levee in northwest Missouri led to extensive flooding during the 2011 summer.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $888,000 contract to repair a northwestern Missouri levee damaged during last year's flooding.

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Arts and Culture
9:05 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Columbians plunge into icy Stephens Lake

Water temperatures in the mid-30’s didn’t stop people from plunging into Stephen’s Lake in Columbia on Saturday for the Polar Plunge.

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