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5:39 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants

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The Columbia City Council has granted a request from restaurant and bar owners extending the hours to which alcohol can be served outside the premises -- just in time for warm weather.  The decision allows owners to serve alcohol outside until midnight and for alcohol to be consumed inside until 1 a.m.

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Business
5:28 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Chinese market could help rid rivers of invasive Asian carp

Recently processed Asian carp hang in racks at the Two Rivers Fisheries processing plant in Wickliffe, Ky. The fishing industry hopes demand from China can both create a market for, and help rid U.S. rivers of, the invasive species.
Credit Jacob McCleland / Harvest Public Media

 

Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope. They’re turning their eyes to China, where a carp-hungry populace may be the key for stemming the tide of the invasive fish.

Asian carp are taking over U.S. waterways, including the Mississippi River and tributaries like the Illinois and Missouri Rivers, where they out-compete native fish.

In China, carp is cheap and a common meal-time fixture. Now, a carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Missouri lawmakers approve local health registries

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County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disasters.

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Politics
3:49 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments.

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Politics
8:52 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Missouri Gov. Nixon signs budget legislation

Jay Nixon
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a mid-year spending bill with funding for social services, education and a financially troubled St. Louis County school district.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Farmers and Artisans Market & School of Metaphysics

  Today Paul Pepper visits with HALEY SCHWARZ ahead of this season's Farmer's and Artisan's Market, opening this Sunday! [3:14] Also, WALTER HRYJAC and STANLEY HUDSON, from the School of Metaphysics, talk about the 26th Annual National Dream Hotline and the Dream Catchers Meetup Group, happening this weekend!

  

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu April 24, 2014

House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill

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A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation revising a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay the costs when students transfer to neighboring districts.

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Education
8:25 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Bond pending in Mo. legislature would help MU renovate STEM facilities

University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo.
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On April 8, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 39, which would appropriate $71.1 million for 47 repair and maintenance projects for the University of Missouri System. That money is part of a larger proposal to borrow $600 million for capital projects at universities statewide.

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Business
8:10 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Kirksville airport changes take flight

Kirksville Regional Airport
Credit City of Kirksville

Frequent flyers out of Kirksville may notice several changes at the airport over the coming year.

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PM Newscast
5:55 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

PM Newscast for April 23, 2014

News coverage from the KBIA news room including:

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Education
5:23 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Westminster College to close Mesa campus

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Westminster College announced it will be closing its campus in Mesa, Az. at the end of the spring semester. Westminster opened the campus last fall as a partnership with the city of Mesa. It was one of four higher education institutions that partnered with the city to help boost the city’s economic development.

Rob Crouse, director of Media and Public relations at Westminster College says due to competition, Westminster could not reach the necessary growth and demand. 

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Politics
4:48 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Missouri Senate backs potential for preschool ratings

Credit Missouri Department of Tourism

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

The bill given initial approval Wednesday comes two years after a law was enacted barring the creation of a preschool rating system by the state, higher education institutions or quasi-governmental entities.

The new legislation leaves intact the prohibition on government involvement but would allow publicly funded preschools to participate in a rating system run by a private or nonprofit group.

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Politics
4:24 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Missouri House endorses June primary election date

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The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

Party primaries for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices are currently held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August. But the bill endorsed on Wednesday would move the primaries to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in June.

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Arts and Culture
4:19 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary opens to city

Mayor Bob McDavid and City Manager Mike Matthes cut the “ribbon” to open the Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary to the public on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The park dedication was scheduled for Earth Day in order to promote nature and learning in the community.
Credit Stephanie Kawula / KBIA

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary officially opened to the public Tuesday—just in time to celebrate Earth Day.

Located in the middle of the city, just five miles west of downtown, this park is designed to create a new experience for residents. Its paved paths accommodate large numbers of visitors while the prairies provide the open sanctuary feel.

Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation, said that having the nature sanctuary dedication on Earth Day was a perfect fit.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor

Governor Jay Nixon speaks at the Missouri State Fair in August, 2013. Nixon has called the impeach hearings "some sort of show."
Credit Marshall Griffin / St. Louis Public Radio

A Republican-led Missouri House committee is holding a hearing on multiple measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

The hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon's decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri. Another measure is critical of the amount of time the governor took to call special elections to fill legislative vacancies.

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Views of the News
2:57 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Could Aereo case change TV as we know it?

Professor Earnest Perry

NBC tries to get inside David Gregory’s mind, hiring a psychological consultant to ask his wife and friends what makes him tick. How might that translate into higher ratings?  Also, the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Aereo case, publishing criminal mug shots, and reporting on acts of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Earnest Perry: Views of the News. 


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Arts and Culture
11:32 am
Wed April 23, 2014

CD of the Week: Jason Vieaux 'Play'

Jason Vieaux's new release is Play and it is KBIA's CD of the Week.
Credit Credit: GMD Three, Tyler Boye, Laura Watilo Blake, Lilian Finckel, Ken Blaze

This week on KBIA we're featuring music from the new release by guitarist Jason Vieaux, Play. You can hear tracks from the Azica Recrods release Play this week on KBIA. On this his thirteenth recording, Vieaux offers up a set of seventeen shorter pieces from guitarist-composers including Antonio Lauro and Andres Segovia.

Listen here to excerpts from a recent interview KBIA's Trevor Harris did with guitarist Jason Vieaux. The new release from Vieaux is 'Play' and it is KBIA's CD of the Week.

KBIA
11:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KBIA honored with three Edward R. Murrow awards

Papoulias and Nicks close the minnow cages with the help of environmental toxicologist Don Tillitt. The biologists will check in on these minnows every other day until the end of July.

On April 22nd the Radio Television Digital News Association announced the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional awards. The RTDNA's announcement says "the awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world."

"RTDNA is proud to be able to honor the best of local broadcast and digital journalism with these prestigious awards while honoring the legacy of Edward R. Murrow." RTDNA Chairman Chris Carl  

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Politics
11:17 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Talking Politics: Remembering Rwanda

Nadege Uwase is the executive assistant to the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative at MU and grew up in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

KBIA's Hope Kirwan sits down to talk with Nadege Uwase to talk about what it was like growing up in Rwanda during the genocide and what the international community has learned from this tragedy.

And later on the program, a bill proposed in the state House to begin discussion on the Missouri state flag’s design has some historians worried. One flag expert, though, says the state’s a long way from a redesign process. ­Jack Howard reports.   

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Crime
9:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Anti-death penalty vigils held in Missouri on eve of Rousan execution

Members of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty held a vigil Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on the eve of William Rousan's execution.
Josey Herrera KBIA


The state of Missouri has carried out its fourth execution this year. Just past midnight, William Rousan was executed for the 1993 murder of a 62-year-old woman in southeast Missouri. He was also convicted of killing the woman’s husband in a plan to steal their cows.

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Politics
8:04 am
Wed April 23, 2014

House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

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The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

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Politics
8:01 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Missouri House panel endorses bonding plan

Fulton, Mo.
Credit KBIA

A Missouri House panel has endorsed a bonding proposal that calls for spending at least $200 million on a new state mental health facility in Fulton.

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Politics
7:56 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Mo. House panel to consider impeaching governor

Jay Nixon
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A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Health & Wealth Update
7:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Grandparents face legal issues, financial strain when raising grandchildren

R. Diane Hall, AARP Associate State Director of Community Outreach, discusses AARP's Benefit Quicklink Program at the Northland Grandfamilies support group meeting on Feb 12.
Credit MU Extension Center

On April 24, the family resource organization Parentlink will hold a special conference in Jefferson City for Grandparents raising grandchildren in the state of Missouri. The free event will provide Seniors with resources, practical information as well as support to help them meet the significant financial and legal challenges they face. But events like this one happen only occasionally - more sustained outreach programs for these Grandparents are harder to find.

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Politics
7:39 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Views of the News: Could Aereo case change TV as we know it?

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case of American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo.

For more than two years, broadcast and cable companies have argued Aereo's subscription-based streaming of local programming is a violation of copyright.

Aereo maintains its use of mini-antennae allows users to tune in signals already available to them using over-the-air tuners.

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Arts and Culture
6:32 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Thinking Out Loud: One woman's Missouri River odyssey

On Janet Moreland's summer 2013 kayak trip she paddled from Montana to Louisianna.
Credit: Janet Moreland

On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, we meet a woman who took a historic kayak ride from the headwaters of the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico. In this week's first segment Janet Moreland shares the story of her ambitious summer 2013 trip. Plus, in this week's second segment, we hear about the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy and that group's May 2 fundraiser.

On this episode of Thinking Out Loud, producer Darren Hellwege visits with Janet Moreland, the first women known to have done a solo kayak trip from the headwaters of the Missouri River to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Politics
5:19 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Gov. Nixon raises new concern about income tax cut

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is raising new concerns that an income tax cut passed by the Legislature could have "cataclysmic" consequences for state revenues.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday that the bill could eliminate taxes on all income over $9,000, punching a $4.8 billion hole in the state budget.

Republican legislative leaders called Nixon's assertion "ridiculous," ''absurd" and "laughable."

Nixon did not veto the bill Tuesday but has indicated he will do so.

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Business
4:59 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

City Council approves ordinance for food trucks

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  Columbia City Council passed an ordinance at Monday night's meeting that will grant food trucks specific parking locations downtown.  The spots include eight metered spaces on the south side of Cherry and Locust streets and 10 spaces on the north side of Walnut Street.

Carrie Gartner, executive director of the Downtown Community Improvement district, said the new location for these food trucks could benefit all parties.

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Crime
9:06 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Missouri continues to prepare for Rousan execution

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Efforts to spare the life of a condemned Missouri man hinge on an argument that has so far held little sway over the courts.

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Education
9:02 am
Tue April 22, 2014

CPS partners with Mo. DNR for new nature school

Dr. Peter Stiepleman
Credit Columbia Public Schools

A unique partnership between Columbia Public Schools and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has sparked plans for a new school rooted in nature and science education. One-third of the $1.2 million project will be funded by the Department of Natural Resources.      

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