Drive down Rock Quarry road in South Columbia and you might catch a glimpse of a camel or even a zebra. The animals belong to Lisa Barnes, widow of the late John Patrick Barnes who worked in Columbia real estate and sat on the city council. We wondered if the Barnes' exotic animals were having a tough time in the bad weather, but this little guy seems to be doing fine.
This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival. Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.
In 1997, a computer beat a human at chess for the first time. Gary Kasparov was reputedly the best chess player of his time but an IBM program named Deep Blue wore him down. It was a landmark moment for technology and is one of the seminal moments of the digital age. Director Andrew Bujalski, most famous for inaugurating the “Mumblecore” genre in the 1990s—wanted to find the root of that moment, and it took him to the obscure nerd culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Listen to this week's Health & Wealth Update, with a shorter version of KSMU's Jennifer Davidson's story.
This week -- we’re hearing about the Medicaid expansion debate down in West Plains -- the seat of rural Howell County. A study by the Missouri Budget Project shows that Medicaid expansion would have its most dramatic impact in the state’s rural areas.