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Business Beat
5:40 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Nixon outlines "Missouri Works" in face of job creation criticism

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon tours the Dana Automotive Systems Group’s parts plant in Columbia on June 15, 2010.
Quint Smith KBIA file photo

This week on the show: farmers in the Midwest still have some of their money in limbo after a huge bankruptcy late last year. Plus, Governor Nixon touts his new plan for job creation in Missouri, just as Republicans question his past efforts.

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Politics
5:33 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Business community seeks to reform workers' comp system

Jacob Fenston KBIA

A new bill moving through the Missouri Senate aims to reform workers' compensation in the state. Backers say the move is badly needed to improve the business climate in Missouri. But there is little consensus on the specifics.

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PM Newscasts
5:32 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Joplin's Home Depot after the May tornado.
UM Health Systems Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

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Politics
5:11 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal

Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending. 

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Housing
4:42 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Fund set up to assist mobile home residents

rickonine Flickr

The almost simultaneous closings of two area mobile home parks have left residents searching for a new place to live. However, local help may make the move easier for some.

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Health & Wealth Update
11:45 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Another roadblock for Missouri health exchange

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Last session, Republicans in the Missouri Senate blocked the creation of a state-run health insurance exchange. The online insurance marketplace is required under Obama's health reform law, but has become a political football in states like Missouri, with a Republican-controlled legislature. In this week's Health & Wealth update, Republican senators move to put one more roadblock on the path to a state exchange.

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Education
11:36 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Ballot measures approved by school board

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools
KBIA

A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously approved by Columbia school board members, to go on the April ballot. The move came at last night's school board meeting.

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum
  • State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange
  • School board wants voters to eliminate trailers in public schools
PM Newscasts
5:33 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Newscast for January 10, 2012

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including

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Bustamante Case
4:14 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Family of Elizabeth Olten disappointed by plea deal

Joe Gratz Flickr

Relatives of a slain 9-year-old Missouri girl are disappointed by a plea agreement that could allow her confessed killer to be released from prison someday.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Akin, Steelman debate in St. Louis

Two of the three Republican candidates running to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in November squared off Tuesday in the first of what is sure to be several debates before the primary election.

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KCUR's Up to Date
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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