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Under the Microscope
5:40 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Remaking school lunches

Food service workers set out Individual salads at a school cafeteria in Lincoln, Neb.
Clay Masters Harvest Public Media

This week on the show: your child's school lunches aren't likely to get much healthier anytime soon. Plus: why you should still get the flu vaccine.

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Global Journalist
4:52 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?

'Global Journalist' spoke to Hisham Kassem about his experience reporting in Egypt.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

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4:51 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Mo panel wants education funding based on performance

A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:32 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Cole County sees increase in heroin use

staxnet Flickr

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson City Police are working on a heroin awareness campaign.

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AM Newscasts
10:50 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Newscast for November 8, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • A Missouri House committee recommends a joint committee to  oversee rainy day fund
  • Missouri receives 5 million dollars for tornado and flood relief
  • Brad Lager commits to run for Lt. Governor's office, opening the possibility of a primary challenge to Kinder
5:37 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Missouri House committee advises disaster funds oversight


A Missouri House committee that’s been looking into natural disaster response has released a list of recommendations for lawmakers to take up next year.  One recommendation would give lawmakers more of a say into the use of the state’s Rainy Day fund.

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PM Newscasts
5:20 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Newscast for December 7, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri women's stagnant earnings gap
  • Missouri House committee's recommendation of Rainy Day funds oversight
  • Duplicate voter registrations audited
  • Casino exclusion list rule change
  • New trail in Columbia connecting MKT and Bonnie View
Business Beat
4:14 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Still farming despite disability

Many farmers find combines like these indispensable. Bill Sandquist's combine is specially outfitted so it's easy for him to use.
The Knowles Gallery Flickr

Business Beat looks at economic and business news around mid-Missouri. Starting this week, we’re adding another voice into the mix. Business Beat will be a platform for weekly reporting from Harvest Public Media. Harvest is a network of reporters across  five states reporting on the topics of food, fuel and field.

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3:50 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Trail extension to connect MKT Trail and Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary

robertstinnett Flickr

City Council has approved construction of new trails in southwestern Columbia.

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2:28 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Horse slaughter from the farmer’s point of view

Until 2006, about 150,000 horses annually were sent to slaughter for meat.
gnuru Flickr

Outlawing the slaughter of horses may not sound like a bad thing. But for farmers and the animals, the consequences of such a ban in the U..S. have been far-reaching and complicated.

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11:52 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Missouri women still earn 25% less than men

Women pressers on strike for higher wages.
Kheel Center, Cornell University Flickr

A new study finds that Missouri women earn about 75% of what men earn. As Jacob McCleland tells us, a U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that Missouri’s earning gap has remained relatively unchanged since 1997.

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AM Newscasts
9:55 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Newscast for December 7, 2011

Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Collins (R) present their "Bipartisan Jobs Creation Act"
Claire McCaskill Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Judge allows suit against Nixon for withholding funds
  • Search for 23rd MU president continues
  • Senator McCaskill promotes legislation to raise taxes on wealthy and cut payroll taxes

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Health & Wealth Update
7:02 am
Wed December 7, 2011

World AIDS Day marks 30 years

World AIDS Day was December 1. In Columbia, residents held a candle-light vigil at the corner of College and Broadway.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

This year marks a grim birthday: it was thirty years ago that the first AIDS victims were officially diagnosed. Though the rate of new HIV infections in the US has stabilized in recent years, the percentage of those in rural areas has been on the rise. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, World AIDS Day.

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PM Newscast
6:42 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Newscast for December 6, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri legislatures question proposed statewide health care exchange
  • Columbia City Council approves gender protection ordinance
  • The season's first snowfall causes problems for mid-Missouri drivers
  • UM Board of Curators continues search for next UM System president