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Harvest Public Media
6:28 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

It's been a long year for farmers and foodies

photo courtesy of USDA

There have been plenty of distractions over the last year on and off the farm. The farm bill that never was stirred speculation late into November; drought reaked havoc on much of the southwest; and the price of an acre of farmland has shot up 32 percent in Iowa over the last year. On this week's Field Notes, a look back at some of the big stories in agriculture in 2011.

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Exam
5:04 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

More on the University of Missouri's big changes

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Columbia, Mo.
Allan Vestal KBIA

This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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Intersection
4:55 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Religion and the brain

Panelists explained what neuroscience is discovering about spirituality.

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

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Science, Health and Technology
4:37 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

MO solar energy companies want to extend renewable energy tax grant

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The Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association, or MOSEIA, wants Congress to extend the 1603 Treasury Program.

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PM Newscasts
4:25 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Newscast for December 19, 2011

Solar panels on Heidel Hollow Farms in Germansville, Pa. Like this farm, some in Missouri are usual solar power
Lance Cheung for USDA Flickr

Regional news coverage including:

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AM Newscasts
9:33 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Newscast for December 19, 2011

Paul Moody Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri agriculture needs 13 feet of snow to make up for summer droughts
  • A state representative wants to strengthen state campaign finance laws
  • UM researchers helping to launch realistic fake chicken product

PM Newscasts
5:53 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Newscast for December 16, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newroom, including:

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Off the Clock
5:47 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A portable library

Inside Bookmobile, Jr. Otter Bowman helps a young client.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: we visit a bookmobile that's just for kids and talk to a singer from Madagascar with a Missouri connection.

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Fill your stockings restorative justice program continues its donations

Working on stockings to donate to food banks across mid-Missouri.

The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program.

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Politics
11:17 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Boone County looks at new voting technology

KBIA file photo

Boone County is collaborating with MU and the Secretary of State to develop new voting system technologies for military and overseas voters.

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AM Newscasts
10:27 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Newscast for December 16, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Lt Gov. Peter Kinder asks the state to lower wage minimums in Joplin recovery projects
  • Missouri's solar energy industry pushes for renewable tax grantss
  • Army Corp of Engineers plan ahead for 2012 floodwaters
Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri December 16, 2011

A farmer’s food for thought in 7 minutes

I recently went to this local Columbia, Mo., event called 20/20. It’s a bimonthly gathering that highlights culture-makers in town who are often hidden from the public as they create, research and organize innovative ideas. And here’s the twist: These passionate people quickly present their ideas while a screen behind them displays 20 images over 400 seconds.

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Under the Microscope
5:10 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Lobbying for the health of Missouri's waterways

The entrance to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Environmental groups are petitioning to have a new management plan for the park.
Jimmy Wayne Flickr

This week on the show: why aren't the candidates for President talking about agricultural issues? Plus: environmental groups petition the National Park Service to take better care of Missouri rivers.

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PM Newscasts
4:37 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Newscast for December 15, 2011

Regional news coverage including:

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Business Beat
11:53 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Struggling Infrastructure in the Midwest

Ron Bartlet feeds the ducks he keeps on his small Iowa farm.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week: we look at how diversity in Missouri can lead to better business and how struggling Midwest infrastructure can affect you at the grocery store.  

By: Nick Adams 

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