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5:52 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for Dec. 30, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Politics
2:32 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Governor Nixon selects new economic development director

Hall replaces David Kerr as economic development director.
(Photo courtesy of the University of MIssouri - St. Louis)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has selected the leader of a state-funded technology agency to become his third economic development director (AP).

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Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Friends and foes

brighter than sunshine Flickr
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This week's show, the last of the year, is about friendship. Which seems appropriate--now's generally the time people reflect on their accomplishments, their regrets and the people who've been around for both.

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AM Newscasts
9:45 am
Fri December 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for December 30, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • 2011 economy hit MoDOT hard
  • Contract with Saudi Arabia puts Missouri fighter jet manufacturers to work
  • 107 year-old Kansas City church catches fire
Business
5:46 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Saudi Arabia deal good news for Boeing in St. Louis

The Obama administration has inked a deal with Saudi Arabia that will provide the Gulf state with $30 billion in F-15 jets.
Capt. Shannon Collins Air Force photo

The U.S. government has approved a $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that the head of a St. Louis area union says was “do or die” for his members.

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Under the Microscope
1:30 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

The science of small things

Nanotubes hold the potential for drug delivery and as conductors that could replace even the thinnest wires.
George Gokel Laboratory

In this edition of Under the Microscope: the future of nanotechnology ... and political maneuvers mess with Missouri's efforts for a state health insurance exchange. Featuring reporting by St. Louis Public Radio's Veronique LaCapra and KCUR's Elana Gordon.

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AM Newscasts
10:35 am
Thu December 29, 2011

KBIA Newscast for December 29, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • State Senate bill would put limits on political "robo calls"
  • Legislation aims to prevent another Mamtek fiasco
  • State audit gives MDC "good" rating, but brings disagreement on cost of elk project

 

 

 

Science, Health and Technology
8:42 am
Thu December 29, 2011

State audit gives MDC "good" rating, but brings disagreement on cost of elk project

A juvenile elk - one of the first to be held in Missouri.
Missouri Department of Conservation

A routine state audit has given a rating of “good” to the Missouri Department of Conservation. But as St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, the audit did find some problems.

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Business Beat
5:41 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Debugging the Monsanto corn issue

This picture of severe rootworm damage was taken in September in a corn field in north-central Illinois.
Photo courtesy University of Illinois Read more: http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/article.php?id=1569

This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families.

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Business
5:10 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Legislation aims to prevent another Mamtek fiasco

Governor Nixon was part of the ceremony announcing Mamtek's plans in July 2010.
Rebecca Wolfson KBIA News

A Republican state Representative from southwest Missouri has introduced legislation he says will help prevent another Mamtek from happening in the state.

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Sports
11:03 am
Wed December 28, 2011

2012 SEC football schedule announced

Karen Mitchell KBIA

The schedule for the University of Missouri's first season with the South Eastern Conference was announced Wednesday morning.  The first official SEC game begins Sept. 8 with Mizzou hosting the Georgia Bulldogs.  The last time Missouri met Georgia was in the 1960 Orange Bowl, where Georgia won 14-0.  SEC play wraps up on Nov. 24, when Missouri plays at Texas A&M.  Missouri was previously contracted to play its rivals at Kansas City that day.  But Kansas officials have indicated no interest in playing Missouri in a non conference game.

AM Newscasts
10:10 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Newscast for December 28, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • New safety rules regulate commercial truck driving
  • Missouri Senate attempts to ban driving while texting
  • UMKC gets grant to expand urban education studies

 

 

 

Health & Wealth Update
7:05 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Missouri's health slips to 40th in the nation

Missouri's health ranking dropped from 24th in 1990 to 40th in 2011.
americashealthrankings.org

Each year, the United Health Foundation ranks states' health. And almost every year, Missouri drops in the rankings. This year, the Show Me State fell from the 39th spot, to 40th. In this week's Health & Wealth update, why we're getting less healthy and what we can do about it. I speak with Thomas McAuliffe, policy analyst with the Missouri Foundation for Health.

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Business
5:49 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Commercial truck drivers face new limits

Marcin Wichary Flickr

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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Politics
8:48 am
Tue December 27, 2011

New-year legislative proposal would do away with state income tax

Chuck Purgason, a Republican state senator from Caulfield, proposes eliminating the state's sales tax. Critics say that would be hard on lower- and middle-income Missouri families.
KBIA

Among the many ideas being floated in Jefferson City for next year is a proposal to do away with the state’s income tax.  State Senator Chuck Purgason is sponsoring the legislation.

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