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PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Newscast for December 22, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The Alyssa Bustamante trial has been scheduled for Jan. 30
  • Missouri's "streamflow gauges" appear to be safe as others are threatened across the country.

 

Under the Microscope
11:51 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Tracking the doctors, and the dollars

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This week in Under the Microscope, a special report: KBIA's JESSICA PUPOVAC goes looking for the doctors and the dollars – for information on local doctors who receive payments from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for promoting their products. 

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Politics
11:05 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Governor Nixon tries to tap university funds to balance budget

Governor Jay Nixon
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Reports that Governor Jay Nixon was considering trying to balance the state budget by tapping state universities for about 107 million dollars, including 63 million from the University of Missouri, haven’t been well received. KBIA’s Scarlett Robertson reports the idea appears to be dying down.

By Scarlett Robertson, Columbia MO.

State representative Chris Kelly, a Democrat, says he thinks the plan is inappropriate.

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AM Newscasts
10:50 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Newscast for December 22, 2011

Pickering, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, will replace the retiring Paul Fennewald. Fennewald served in the position since November 2005.
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Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • Governor Nixon tries to tap state universities to balance budget
  • Chris Pickering new state Homeland Security Coordinator

Science, Health and Technology
8:28 am
Thu December 22, 2011

EPA toughens air pollution standards for power plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the first-ever national standards to reduce toxic air emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. As St. Louis Public Radio's VERONIQUE LACAPRA reports, the new protections will mean big changes for Missouri.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Republicans on the farm

Whoever wins, the 2012 presidential election is sure to change the country, and the farm.

The eventual Republican nominee will have to address numerous farm-related issues. In this era of shrinking budgets, what will happen to crop insurance, agricultural subsidies and the farm bill? With a renewed national focus on the environment and foreign oil dependence, what role will ethanol play in the future? With high land prices, how will family farmers continue to pass their farms to the next generation? How will changes in immigration policy affect farmers?

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Business Beat
4:43 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Digging up controversy

Barrett Materials' quarry in New Haven, Mo (seen here) is the only one the company owns currently. The company's proposed quarry in Belle, Mo. has prompted local residents to appeal to the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission
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This week, our stories have to do with two different controversies surrounding going underground.: a new quarry, and "fracking."

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PM Newscasts
4:42 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Newscast for Dec 21, 2011

Regional news coverage including:

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Politics
4:30 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Chris Pickering named MO Homeland Security Coordinator

Gov. Jay Nixon announced the selection of Chris Pickering as the new state Homeland Security Coordinator Wednesday.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:13 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Missouri may avoid cutbacks to streamflow gauging stations

States that have experienced flooding are less likely to cut funding to streamflow gauging stations, says the National Streamflow Information Program

Hundreds of “streamflow gauges” that are used to monitor rising water levels across the nation are in danger of being shut down – but Missouri’s gauge stations may avoid that fate. 

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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Newscast for December 21, 2011

In today's newscast: A rent break for Regency Mobile Park residents, reconsidered
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • City Council considers repeal of eviction relief
  • Committee decides on plan for CPS school boundaries
Science, Health and Technology
9:29 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Army Corps gets good marks on managing record flood year, says flood panel

After a record year for Missouri River flooding, an independent panel says the Army Corps of Engineers performed well, but the manual that guides water management needs revision.
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An independent panel says the U.S Army Corps of Engineers did what it could to prevent this year’s record flooding along the Missouri River. But as St. Louis Public Radio’s VERONIQUE LACAPRA reports, changes will be needed to manage increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

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Health & Wealth Update
7:10 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Dollars, doctors, and drug companies

Missouri doctors have received close to $19 million from drug companies.
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In this week's Health & Wealth update, a story about both health and wealth: drug companies have paid doctors in Missouri close to $19 million over the past few years, according to data compiled by the investigative nonprofit, ProPublica. KBIA's Jessica Pupovac has been looking into the financial relationships between Missouri doctors and drug companies, and I sat down to talk with her about what she's found out.

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Education
5:43 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries

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The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

City Council considers repeal of eviction relief

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A provision that offers three months of free rent to evicted mobile park residents in Columbia is now facing a challenge.

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