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3:44 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Nutrition facts: What do those labels mean?

NuVal scores on orange juice at a Hyvee grocery store in Columbia, MO.
Jessica Naudziunas KBIA

If you've been to a Hy-Vee grocery store recently, chances are you've seen some numbers right next to the price of an item of food.

It's a "NuVal" - a nutritional value placed on each and every food product. 

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Agriculture
2:20 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Putting nutrition scores to the test

Scott Pham studies the nutrition facts on a container of 100 percent juice.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

There's more to grocery shopping these days because of nutritional ratings, on-label claims and even in-store dieticians. 

On this episode of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes,  grocery shopping with a guy who doesn’t really think about nutrition, and along the way we dissect the nutritional rating system NuVal

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Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Tue January 10, 2012

McCaskill continues state-wide energy tour with Wash U visit

U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is conducting a state-wide tour focused on Missouri’s energy future. As St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, McCaskill stopped yesterday at a Washington University solar energy research lab.

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Intersection
6:31 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

New Columbia school boundaries

Panelists explained how the proposed boundary changes would affect schools in Columbia.

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

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PM Newscasts
5:25 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Newscast for January 9, 2012

Jay Nixon's touting new development plan "Missouri Works."
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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Newscast for January 9, 2012

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Missouri senate considers a measure that would try and prohibit government mandates to have health insurance
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they won't have levees repaired by spring
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Science, Health and Technology
9:31 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Research examines prostate cancer testing and treatment

Sarah Petra Wikimedia commons

There's more evidence that for most men, getting an annual PSA test doesn't help reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer. Experts say men diagnosed with prostate cancer need to weigh the risks and benefits of treatment.

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Environment
5:39 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Mo gets funds for levee repairs

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The state of Missouri is creating more than $3.3 million in grants to help north Missouri communities repair flood-damaged Missouri river levees.

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PM Newscasts
5:21 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Newscast for January 6, 2012

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Off the Clock
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Novel gets new life through opera

If you hear the word "opera" and think of a stuffy art form with horned helmets and a large singing lady,well, think again. 

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AM Newscasts
10:23 am
Fri January 6, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 6, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon drops proposal to use university funds to balance state budgets
  • Federal food safety overhaul finally gets funding, one year after being signed
  • MU police seeking help in the 7 year old murder of a professor
Agriculture
10:19 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Modernization of Food Safety

Michael Porter Flickr

With funding in hand, U.S. food safety regulations will see the biggest changes in almost 70 years in 2012. 

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Global Journalist
6:14 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The future of local journalism

According to an FCC Report released last summer, local journalism is in a state of crisis.

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Under the Microscope
4:39 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The changing fast food menu

Chain restaurants will soon be required to list calorie information on their menu.
Grant Gerlock/NET News

This week on the episode: fast food chains may soon be forced to disclose health information on their menus. Plus, a surging student population places pressure on the mental health counselors at the University of Missouri.

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PM Newscasts
4:33 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Newscast for January 5, 2012

Lambert Airport in St. Louis hopes to reopen terminal C in April.
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