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6:08 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

GM breaks ground on expansion at Wentzville Assembly plant

General Motors broke ground Monday on 500-thousand square feet of new factory space at its Wentzville, Mo. Assembly plant.

According to the company the expansion will cost $380 million.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand for the event and said the decision was a smart one for GM, given its long history in the St. Louis area.

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Politics
5:54 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Obama to speak at Joplin High School Graduation

DVIDSHUB Flickr

Joplin High School's Class of 2012 will cap a senior year marked by tragedy and perseverance Monday night with a commencement speech by President Barack Obama.

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Intersection
5:44 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Preventing teen violence

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Arts and Culture
11:17 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Mapping our town with sound

A screenshot from the interactive Sonic ID map
KBIA

Have you heard our Sonic IDs on KBIA? They are short audio portraits of life in and around mid Missouri in the form of stories, anecdotes and sounds of the community.

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Politics
9:16 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Columbia lawmakers to consider new tent regulations

The city is hosting a public input session at 5 p.m. tuesday at City Hall to discuss proposed changes to tent regulations.
File KBIA

Columbia officials are working on changes to local rules governing tents after a collapse in St. Louis last month killed one person and hurt 100 more.

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Politics
9:12 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Lawmakers approve bill allowing early morning alcohol at Lambert International Airport

The bill would allow alcohol to be served earlier at Lambert International Airport.
File KBIA

If the governor signs the bill into law, alcohol sales would begin two hours earlier - at 4 a.m. - at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

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Weather
9:06 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Joplin rebuilding continues on tornado's one-year anniversary

The Joplin tornado killed 161 people.
File KBIA

A year after the deadliest tornado in decades hit southwest Missouri, the images remain indelible.

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CoMo Weekender
6:03 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Still in CoMo ft sculptures, music and trails

Greg Orloff

No need for a mid-month slump here. Spend some time at Ragtag or Shakespeare’s. Or head to the trail. That’s what my whole summer is going to look like and so is your weekend. See below:

Gizmos n' Gadgets (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.)

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Off the Clock
3:49 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Jazz meets Gamelan

Alex Smith KCUR

This week we head to a Kansas City music laboratory where we find an atypical partnership and stay tuned till the end of the show where we bring you a Sonic ID right off Broadway in Columbia.

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Global Journalist
6:13 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Reports highlight 'silencing crime': sexual violence against journalists

Chaotic scenes can often be the settings for sexual abuse of journalists. CBS correspondent Lara Logan was assaulted at this political demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Khalil Hamra AP Images

Advocacy groups call it the silencing crime:  sexual violence against journalists. 

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Politics
5:15 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Mo. lawmakers pass extending fee for DNA samples

aspidoscelis Flickr

Missouri lawmakers have voted to continue a fee for collecting DNA samples from criminals.

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Politics
5:11 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Tilley critical of Spence gift to lawmakers

Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley is accusing fellow Republican Dave Spence of hypocrisy for his habit of doling out sports tickets to lawmakers in his bid to become governor.

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Politics
5:05 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Columbia business owner sentenced for Iraq donations

A Columbia business owner has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for sending money to Iraq for more than a decade.

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Project 573
4:20 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

One man's experience with the stigma of mental illness

Drew Graham lying in his bedroom, Tuesday, March 13. A car accident in 1983 damaged his spinal cord, less than two years after a similar accident that paralyzed his older brother. Drew Graham can walk but still uses a wheelchair because of severe hip pain
Laura Kebede Project 573

One in five Americans has some sort of disability according to a study done in 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This could include disabilities having to do with hearing, sight, mobility, learning, development or mental health. But not all disabilities are perceived the same way. Drew Graham has a unique perspective on this. He has both a physical and mental disability and has determined over the years that the stigma associated with mental disability carries more weight.

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Under the Microscope
2:16 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Mid-Missouri hospitals work to provide psychiatric care

Emer­gency room nurse Chuck John­son enters pa­tient in­form­a­tion in­to a com­puter while eat­ing lunch in a nurses sta­tion at Callaway Com­munity Hos­pit­al.
Angela Case Project 573

The mental health care system is faced with diminishing resources, making it harder for people with psychiatric illnesses to find help. From police officers to school counselors, people outside of the system are working to fill the gaps. Project 573’s Angela Case explains how community hospitals are dealing with the problem, and takes you inside two units that provide this much-needed care.

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