News http://kbia.org en Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-payday-loan-regulation-bill <p></p><p>Legislation rewriting Missouri's payday loan laws has been vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon because he says it falls short of "true reform."</p><p>Borrowers in Missouri currently can renew a payday loan up to six times and can face interest rates as high as 75 percent of the loan's original amount. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:43:10 +0000 Associated Press 55960 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill MU gets grant to save some of its moldy books http://kbia.org/post/mu-gets-grant-save-some-its-moldy-books <p></p><p>The University of Missouri has received a $400,000 grant to help restore about 600,000 books damaged by mold.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on Wednesday. Libraries staff discovered the mold problem in October at an underground storage site in Columbia. Health officials said the mold did not endanger public health. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:41:19 +0000 Associated Press 55959 at http://kbia.org MU gets grant to save some of its moldy books Akin says he was wrong to apologize for "legitimate rape" comment http://kbia.org/post/akin-says-he-was-wrong-apologize-legitimate-rape-comment <p></p><p>A former Missouri Republican congressmember whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:09:43 +0000 Associated Press 55954 at http://kbia.org Akin says he was wrong to apologize for "legitimate rape" comment New law creates "Show-Me Healthy Babies Program" http://kbia.org/post/new-law-creates-show-me-healthy-babies-program <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation expanding prenatal health coverage and allowing some newly trained doctors to go to work more quickly. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:46:43 +0000 Associated Press 55961 at http://kbia.org Blue Note, Mojo's sold to Wisconsin group http://kbia.org/post/blue-note-mojos-sold-wisconsin-group <p></p><p>After 34 years of owning and operating two of Columbia's major entertainment venues, Richard King announced Wednesday he is selling The Blue Note and Mojo's to Majestic Live LLC of &nbsp;Madison, Wisconsin. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:44:56 +0000 Lauren Langille 55931 at http://kbia.org Blue Note, Mojo's sold to Wisconsin group Columbia Water & Light crews continue to work, power being gradually restored http://kbia.org/post/columbia-water-light-crews-continue-work-power-being-gradually-restored <p>Columbia line workers are continuing to make progress with power restoration and repairs in neighborhoods damaged by Monday night's storms. The city's most recent outage map indicates that the number of customers currently without power is down from 16,000 Monday night, to a little more than a thousand customers affected this morning.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:02:43 +0000 Janet Saidi 55911 at http://kbia.org Columbia Water & Light crews continue to work, power being gradually restored Folk Musicians Cathy & Dave & Lesley (Performance) http://kbia.org/post/folk-musicians-cathy-dave-lesley-performance <p>Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians Cathy Barton, Dave Para and Lesley Oswald. Their performance of "River's Reach" [at 2:35] is from "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical," happening this weekend at Turner Hall in Boonville. July 10, 2014<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dcYCN8-TSp8?list=UUnQ5mTy8Gfd1K7YAoh0TROA" width="560"></iframe></p><div id="ynano_hooks_page" style="display: none;"><div id="callsToClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div><div id="eventsFromClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div></div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Paul Pepper 55278 at http://kbia.org EPA promotes contentious water rule to farmers http://kbia.org/post/epa-promotes-contentious-water-rule-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is touring farm country, trying to assure farmers that the agency isn’t asking for more authority over farmers and ranchers’ lands.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:10:20 +0000 Kristofor Husted 55889 at http://kbia.org EPA promotes contentious water rule to farmers A.G. Koster backs Right to Farm http://kbia.org/post/ag-koster-backs-right-farm <p>Missouri's Attorney General put his support behind a controversial amendment on the primary ballot. Chris Koster officially announced his endorsement of Amendment one, also known as the Right to Farm act.</p><p>In a short statement at the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City today, Koster cited the states reliance on agriculture, saying that failing to pass the measure could inhibit the success of Missouri farmers.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:05:07 +0000 Grant Suneson 55878 at http://kbia.org A.G. Koster backs Right to Farm Nixon signs new Missouri child care requirements http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-new-missouri-child-care-requirements <p>Parents could gain a way to compare the quality of child care providers under legislation signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The bill signed Wednesday requires the state to develop a "system of quality indicators" so people can know whether child care centers are meeting certain criteria.</p><p>The website will track whether child care providers are licensed, meet health and safety standards, use curriculum and comply with staff training requirements.</p><p>The bill also requires the state to run a hotline for parent complaints about child care providers.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:35:21 +0000 Associated Press 55875 at http://kbia.org Missouri transportation projects approved for tax http://kbia.org/post/missouri-transportation-projects-approved-tax <p>Missouri officials have approved a list of more than 800 projects that would be funded if voters approve a sales tax for transportation on the August ballot.</p><p>The list endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission totals $4.8 billion over a decade for state roads, bridges and other modes of transportation.</p><p>Local governments also would get a share of the proposed three-quarters cent sales tax for their own transportation projects.</p><p>The state list includes 330 new or improved bridges and 3,255 miles of resurfacing on roads.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:33:48 +0000 Associated Press 55874 at http://kbia.org Senator McCaskill releases national campus sexual assault survey results http://kbia.org/post/senator-mccaskill-releases-national-campus-sexual-assault-survey-results <p>Approximately one in five undergraduate women has been the victim of attempted or completed sexual violence during college, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But fewer than 5% of rape victims attending college report their attack to law enforcement, according to the most recent report conducted by the Department of Justice.</p><p>It was numbers such as those that got Sen. Claire McCaskill’s attention.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:24:33 +0000 Brandon Kiley 55873 at http://kbia.org Senator McCaskill releases national campus sexual assault survey results 'Take honest look' at Amendment 1, says former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell http://kbia.org/post/take-honest-look-amendment-1-says-former-lt-governor-joe-maxwell <p>Former Missouri Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell says the ‘Right to Farm’ question before voters in August would give more protection to foreign corporations and take away from small farmers.</p><p>Maxwell, a Democrat, told reporters in Springfield Tuesday that <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/" target="_blank">Amendment 1</a> will give more liberty to corporations to buy and operate Missouri farmland.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:18:57 +0000 Scott Harvey 55847 at http://kbia.org 'Take honest look' at Amendment 1, says former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell Springfield camps get kids ready for Kindergarten http://kbia.org/post/springfield-camps-get-kids-ready-kindergarten <p>This week at nine Springfield elementary schools, kids are making friends, learning social skills and getting ready to start their formal education.&nbsp; They’re attending Kindergarten Camp, hosted by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.&nbsp; KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.</p><p>The camp started Monday and goes through Friday at Bingham, Bissett, Boyd, Bowerman, Robberson, Watkins, Weaver, Westport and York Elementary Schools.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:13:06 +0000 Michele Skalicky 55846 at http://kbia.org Springfield camps get kids ready for Kindergarten Missouri scholarship 'A-plus' program opening up to immigrant students http://kbia.org/post/missouri-scholarship-plus-program-opening-immigrant-students <p>The Missouri Department of Higher Education is opening up a community college scholarship program to young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children.</p><p>That means students who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,&nbsp;will be able to trade tutoring hours for two years of tuition reimbursement through the A+ Scholarship Program.&nbsp;</p><p>The deferred action program is tied to an Obama administration initiative that started in 2012.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:05:39 +0000 Elle Moxley 55845 at http://kbia.org Missouri scholarship 'A-plus' program opening up to immigrant students Animated film on 2008 Kirkwood City Hall shooting asks, has the culture changed? http://kbia.org/post/animated-film-2008-kirkwood-city-hall-shooting-asks-has-culture-changed <p>On Feb. 7, 2008, Cookie Thornton, a resident of the Meacham Park neighborhood in Kirkwood, entered a Kirkwood City Council meeting and started shooting. Six people died, including Thornton.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Filmmaker Sarah Paulsen has recently produced an animated film,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Elegy to Connie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, that focuses on&nbsp;the story of Kirkwood Councilwoman Connie&nbsp;</span>Karr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one of the victims, and her efforts to give greater voice to women and minorities.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:57:07 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 55844 at http://kbia.org Animated film on 2008 Kirkwood City Hall shooting asks, has the culture changed? Why the health insurance marketplace could be called a success in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/why-health-insurance-marketplace-could-be-called-success-missouri <p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 200%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(38, 38, 38); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Last month the U.S Department of Health and Human Services <a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/Premiums/2014MktPlacePremBrf.pdf">announced</a Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55794 at http://kbia.org Why the health insurance marketplace could be called a success in Missouri Thinking Out Loud: Cypress String Quartet and Judith Zaimont http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-cypress-string-quartet-and-judith-zaimont <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A pair of members of the virtuoso ensemble the <a href="http://cypressquartet.com/">Cypress String Quartet</a> recently talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris. That interview and a talk with contemporary American composer Judith Zaimont are the topics on this week's <em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loudhttp://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loud">Thinking Out Loud</a></em> on <a href="http://www.kbia.org">KBIA</a>. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:23:36 +0000 Trevor Harris 55799 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: Cypress String Quartet and Judith Zaimont Nixon vetoes legislation that would have changed who regulates Missouri deer ranches http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-legislation-would-have-changed-who-regulates-missouri-deer-ranches <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:12:45 +0000 Associated Press 55827 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes legislation that would have changed who regulates Missouri deer ranches MU sets single-year fundraising record http://kbia.org/post/mu-sets-single-year-fundraising-record <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Today&nbsp;University of Missouri Advancement officials announced that MU has set a single-year record for fundraising. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:05:43 +0000 Jason Hoffman 55826 at http://kbia.org MU sets single-year fundraising record Melanie Knocke, CPS Planetarium, "Astronaut" http://kbia.org/post/melanie-knocke-cps-planetarium-astronaut <p>Today Paul Pepper visits with MELANIE KNOCKE, Director of the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium, about an opportunity for the community to see pieces of the space shuttle up close and personal! July 8, 2014<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZQzONCmnZFg?list=UUnQ5mTy8Gfd1K7YAoh0TROA" width="560"></iframe></p><div id="ynano_hooks_page" style="display: none;"><div id="callsToClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div><div id="eventsFromClient_page" style="display:none;">&nbsp;</div></div> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Paul Pepper 55276 at http://kbia.org High river levels cause postponement of MR340 race across the state http://kbia.org/post/high-river-levels-cause-postponement-mr340-race-across-state <p></p><p>An annual paddle boat race on the Missouri River will be postponed until August because of high water on the river. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:15:58 +0000 Associated Press 55779 at http://kbia.org High river levels cause postponement of MR340 race across the state Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm http://kbia.org/post/thousands-without-power-following-damaging-overnight-thunderstorm <p></p><p>Thousands of Mid-Missourians are without power this morning and people are assessing damage after a severe thunderstorm tore through the area late last night. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:38:42 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 55775 at http://kbia.org Thousands without power following damaging overnight thunderstorm Ameren blames EPA standards for coal plant closure, Nixon signs bill to allow less restrictions http://kbia.org/post/ameren-blames-epa-standards-coal-plant-closure-nixon-signs-bill-allow-less-restrictions <p></p><p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:24:15 +0000 Associated Press 55780 at http://kbia.org Ameren blames EPA standards for coal plant closure, Nixon signs bill to allow less restrictions Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-vetoes-bill-would-have-limited-health-insurance-navigators <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have limited who may work as a health insurance guide for a new federally run website. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:45:24 +0000 Associated Press 55760 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators MODOT makes revisions to Amendment 7 project list http://kbia.org/post/modot-makes-revisions-amendment-7-project-list <p></p><p class="p1">Missouri officials have revised the project list that would be funded by a proposed three-quarters cent sales tax on the August ballot. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:06:19 +0000 Associated Press 55759 at http://kbia.org MODOT makes revisions to Amendment 7 project list Police investigating five shots fired incidents in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/police-investigating-five-shots-fired-incidents-columbia <p>Columbia Police officers responded to five separate incidents of shots fired over the weekend.</p><p>At 8:15 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to shots fired at the intersection of Garth Ave and Oak St. A gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries was driven to the hospital in a personal vehicle.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Brandon Kiley 55754 at http://kbia.org Police investigating five shots fired incidents in Columbia Volunteers, communities respond to Mississippi flooding http://kbia.org/post/volunteers-communities-respond-mississippi-flooding <p>Flooding on the Mississippi River continues to make its way south from Iowa, putting towns from Quincy to Grafton on alert.</p><p>With historic buildings, a post office and a dozen homes all in the path of the flood, Clarksville, Mo, 75 miles north of St. Louis, has more to lose than most.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:42:59 +0000 Camille Phillips 55729 at http://kbia.org Volunteers, communities respond to Mississippi flooding Boone County budgets more money to Ferguson lawsuit defense http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-budgets-more-money-ferguson-lawsuit-defense <p>Boone County has spent nearly $100,000 on outside attorneys to defend it and three employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of Ryan Ferguson and are expected to budget another $100,000 for addition legal fees. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:26:07 +0000 Associated Press 55651 at http://kbia.org Boone County budgets more money to Ferguson lawsuit defense Have fun with fireworks, but use caution http://kbia.org/post/have-fun-fireworks-use-caution <p></p><p>The Fourth of July holiday conjures up images of cookouts, watermelon, time at the lake and, of course, fireworks to celebrate our country’s independence from Great Britain.&nbsp; But the fun times can turn to tragedy if precautions aren’t taken when lighting the Roman candles, bottle rockets and other things found at local fireworks stands.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:06:08 +0000 Michele Skalicky 55635 at http://kbia.org Have fun with fireworks, but use caution