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Off the Clock
9:34 am
Fri September 30, 2011

The Citizen Jane episode

Katherine Housley at the Columbia Athenaeum, from "Southern Belle," a film showing at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.
James Muspratt

Filmmakers and filmgoers alike are flooding into Columbia for the 4th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival. We’ll check in with two of this year’s featured film-makers. And … it’s the season to be scary- and a darker sort of vampire has already landed in Columbia.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

What's up with peanut butter

Peanut butter prices are up — and likely to increase again.
Edward Todd iStockphoto.com

How much you are willing to pay for your favorite sandwich? If it has peanut butter in it, you may soon be recalculating. A looming shortage of U.S. peanuts is causing the price of peanut butter to soar. Even if you're willing to pay more for peanut butter, you should know what's driving up the cost of this American staple food. Listen to this episode of Fields Notes for the answer.

Science, Health and Technology
8:29 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 29, 2011

This week, we look at a video-game accessory that could prevent injuries among the elderly. Plus, Columbia College is getting a new science building.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

The Media, NGOs and Journalists

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
5:54 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Business Beat: September 28, 2011

This week:  Direct payments for farmers could be coming to a halt.  … And a business incubator built in Sedalia could have a positive impact lined up for the city.  Hosted by Nick Adams

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Health & Wealth
4:20 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Insurance Premiums Hit Record High

Health care premiums are at a record high – up nine percent since last year. A survey released Tuesday shows the average family is now paying over 15 thousand dollars a year on health care premiums. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports the rising costs are affecting Missourians as well.

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Health & Wealth
5:21 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

ACLU Targets Camdenton Over LGBT Sites

Camdenton High School. The school district is at the center of the ACLU's lawsuit over filtering of LGBT web sites.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

At public schools across the nation, internet filters keep students from looking at pornography and other material deemed harmful. It’s required under a federal law passed more than a decade ago. But now, one rural school district in central Missouri is at the heart of a national legal battle over whether schools may use this law to block websites that promote gay rights.

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Education
5:14 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Exam: September 26, 2011

At public schools across the nation, internet filters keep students from looking at pornography and other material deemed harmful.
Alexander Raths Dreamstime

This week Exam looks at a conflict in Camdenton arising over the issue of the high school’s use of website filtering that’s blocking educational websites of gay organizations.

Off the Clock
9:41 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Pinball wizard

Adam McKinnie/Zed plays pinball in Columbia, Mo.
Jessica Naudziunas

This week, we uncover a three-letter mystery.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Tending to a rambunctious garden

Author and environmental journalist Emma Marris writes about the shifting trend in nature conservation methodology in her book "Rambunctious Garden."
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

Think of the most natural, pristine place you've ever visited. You might envision a national forest or state park. These locales provide a landscape of solace, peace and quiet. We relate to these getaways as pure, real nature that's managed to stay untouched through centuries of human intervention. Now imagine your favorite hiking path or placid lake as a construction of wildlife: an outdoors reality based on someone else's idea of an anti-urban, off-the-beaten-path wilderness. On this episode of Field Notes, we explore nature conservation with environmental journalist Emma Marris.

Health & Wealth
5:21 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

Agriculture Secretary on Rural Jobs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
USDA
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President Obama has been touring the country trying to sell voters on his American Jobs Act. According to the White House, the bill would, if passed, give the state of Missouri $700 million for transportation projects and cut the taxes of 120,000 Missouri businesses. And agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack says that rural areas in particular would benefit from the jobs bill. Vilsack spoke with KBIA’s Jacob Fenston.

Science, Health and Technology
8:46 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 22, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in 2010
Flickr

This week, we sit down with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss the American jobs act. Plus, advancements in ice-cream technology.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 22, 2011

A Look Behind the Paywall

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:01 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Business Beat: September 21, 2011

This week: Yogurt businesses are booming in Columbia, but is it because of a preconceived notion? Mamtek International, based in Moberly, was suppose to bring 600 more jobs to the city but is now having financial difficulty.  And Monday’s City Council meeting left Columbians unhappy with a new price increase.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Radio Friends
12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Phoenix Programs, Inc.

Today's guest is HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc "Phoenix Fringe".

Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Kauffman Center opens in Kansas City

Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Creativity is in the air and this weekend marks two debuts. We sit down with a local filmmaker about his newly produced concept short, which debuts Saturday. But first, we head to Kansas City for the long-awaited opening of a new performing arts center.

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Health & Wealth
12:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Health Care Exchanges Spark Clash

A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on the health care exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The legislature must either create an exchange or let the federal government do so. Republicans on the committee clashed with Governor Jay Nixon’s administration.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:02 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 15, 2011

Flickr

This week, a food pantry that’s trying to offer healthier food to low-income families. Plus, an MU researcher tells us how quitting smoking may make you a happier person.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Radio Friends
12:00 am
Thu September 15, 2011

MU United Way

Today's guest is FRANK SCHMIDT, MU United Way.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 15, 2011

International Journalists Remember 9/11 a Decade Later

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business
6:08 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Business Beat: September 14, 2011

Austin Bruns, 25, watches as harvesters bring in corn crops in fields near his hometown of Beaver Crossing, Neb.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

This week: Young farmers are finding it harder to start a farm.  And, federal cuts have been proposed to cut state Amtrak Lines.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Health & Wealth
4:54 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

USDA Commits $14 Million to Rural Jobs

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced $14 million in new funding Wednesday to help stimulate rural job growth. Small businesses across the country will get money, including a tiny airport in southern Missouri.

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Health & Wealth
4:28 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Health Reform Targets Health Literacy

Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at US health and human services, was in Columbia for a summit on health literacy.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Nearly one million more Americans were without health insurance in 2010, compared with the year before. That’s according to new Census numbers released Tuesday, which also show the Midwest has one of the lowest rates of uninsured in the nation. But even for people who have health insurance, understanding a doctor’s orders can be an obstacle to getting good care.

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Health & Wealth
4:09 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Most Missourians Still Oppose Health Care Law

Americans now know less about the main provisions of Obama’s health care reform law than they did at the end of last year. That’s according to the latest monthly poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Here in Missouri, a majority continues to oppose the law.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Sun September 11, 2011

More than a little dry

Inside the University of Missouri's drought simulator, or a massive greenhouse on wheels, where crop scientists are mimicking high temperature, low rainfall conditions to research a stronger, drought resistant plant.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

The second warmest summer on record is coming to a close, but states like Texas and Kansas are still gripped by high temperatures and extremely low rainfall. Now, the drought has spread north to southwestern Missouri where farmers in the parched Ozark foothills haven't seen real moisture since May.

Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Festival recap

The Candy Factory will be selling caramel pecan apples at The Roots 'N Blues N' BBQ Festival.
Emily Kaiser

Fall’s unofficially begun and that means festivals galore here in Columbia. This show is dedicated to two of them.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:10 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011

The Toxic Teens readjust their robot.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week, we hear from a Washington University virologist whose made it his mission to combat bio-terrorism. Plus: robots!

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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