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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Sweet and Twenty

Love blossoms in an accidental meeting amidst the cherry orchard.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

Agriculture
4:40 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Nixon committed to repairing river levees

Governor Jay Nixon told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored

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PM Newscasts
4:38 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Newscast for November 24, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:36 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Under the Microscope: November 24, 2011

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An accent ‘test-drive’ of the iPhone’s new digital assistant. Plus: at what age do babies start engaging in mind-reading? One MU researcher thinks she’s got it figured out.

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Arts and Culture
4:32 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Salvation Army serves up free Thanksgiving in Columbia

Volunteers serve up Thanksgiving dinner at Lee's in Columbia.
Yiqian Zhang KBIA

At 10 a.m., Lee’s is filled with the sound of music, plates cluttering and food being unwrapped. About 10 volunteers are busy preparing a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and desserts. Major. K. Kendall Mathews is the mid-Missouri regional coordinator for the Salvation Army. He said this is the 24th year they’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal for low-income families.

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Politics
4:09 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Derrik Sweeney to be released Sunday

Derrik Sweeney
Photo courtesy of the Sweeney family

The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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Education
10:18 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Release anticipated today for Derrik Sweeney and two other students

AP: The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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Arts and Culture
8:26 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks in Joplin

Church congregations in Joplin have continued to meet for worship - and give thanks - in the six months following the city's devastating tornado.
Photo: Kathryn Landis and Amrita Jayakumar/KBIA

Six months after the devastating tornado hit Joplin, the community is slowly rebuilding itself.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Agriculture banks are outperforming their peers

That is, at least, better than their counterparts without an agriculture focus.

The Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis this fall reported that agriculture banks, like Zions Agricultural Finance in Ames, Iowa, have outperformed community banks that depend on clients who are employed outside of the farm sector.  A bank is defined as an agriculture bank if the combined agricultural production and farmland loans account for 25 percent or more of its total loans.

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PM Newscasts
4:48 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Newscast for November 23, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

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Business
4:23 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Business Beat: November 23, 2011

Prescott Frost kneels in a small herd of his cattle near his ranch south of Bassett, Neb.
Hilary Stohs-Krause NET

Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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Business
10:41 am
Wed November 23, 2011

The turkey on your table could cost less, thanks to MU professor's research

MU Professor Jeff Firman believes his new turkey feed could reduce the price of turkey, which has been on the rise for decades.
by LarimdaME /Flickr Creative Commons

A professor at the University of Missouri has found a way to lower the cost of turkeys for us all this Thanksgiving, KBIA’s SARAH REDOHL reports.

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AM Newscasts
10:15 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Newscast for November 23, 2011

 Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Health & Wealth Update
7:56 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Rural women diagnosed later

Faustine Williams

Women in rural Missouri are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a late stage than women in urban or suburban counties. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, the urban / rural disparity in breast cancer detection. 

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Drought pushes the limits of irrigation

In Kansas, irrigation accounts for more water usage than municipal and industrial uses combined:
Kansas Department of Agriculture (2009)

 

Most farmers in western Kansas can’t just look to the skies for water to nourish their crops -- they have to dig down to the Ogallala Aquifer to supplement Mother Nature. They use an impressive amount of water, with irrigation often accounting for 85 percent of the water used in the entire state.

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