Farmer Jeff Jones and his daughters feed grain to their foraging cattle once a day in Callaway County, Mo. They’re concerned about the health and environmental effects a potential hog farm next door might have.
Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA/Harvest Public Media
The agriculture industry is a cornerstone of the Midwest economy. In some states, it may even become a right.
In Missouri, the so-called “right to farm” is on the ballot in the form of an amendment to the state Constitution. And the controversial provision could be a model for Constitutional additions on other ag-heavy states.
Though the “right to farm” provision is focused on agriculture, it has pitted farmer against farmer with some worried that the results could change the face of farming in the Midwest.
Today Paul Pepper meets EMILY HERZOG, a board certified music therapist at MU's Women's and Children's Hospital. At [4:50] LESLIE TOUZEAU tells us about "Organic Field Day," happening this Friday at Bradford Farm! July 28, 2014
City Manager Mike Matthes is proposing that the city ask voters to approve a property tax increase and to renew the Capital Improvement Sales Tax in order to fund Columbia police and fire departments. Matthes announced this when presenting the proposed 2015 fiscal year budget at a press conference Friday morning.
When you were growing up did you play classical music? Did you have your own instrument? The classical classical duo Zofo - made up of Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi - play one piano. At the same time. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently talked with the duo by phone about the nature of playing one piano with four hands, the process of commissioning new music for their repertoire and their new CD Zoforbit.
Today Paul Pepper chats with RUSS SCOTT, director of Maplewood Barn's latest production, "Julius Caesar," about the show and working with material written by Shakespeare. At [4:52], WENBO ZHAO (Z), Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, returns with WHY we need to drink water. Think you know the answer? July 25, 2014
Death-row lawyers and other opponents say the nation's third botched execution in six months is more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Today Paul Pepper chats with REBECCA JOHNSON, from the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at MU, and retired Lt. Col. MIKE FAYETTE, a veteran from the Iraq War, about RCHAI's Veterans and Shelter Dogs project. July 24, 2014
Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.
The Missouri version of Western Governors University has agreed to provide a 5 percent tuition discount for community college graduates who take its online courses.
The Missouri Community College Association says the deal with WGU is the first such statewide agreement that the association has signed on behalf of its members. Community college graduates also will be eligible for special scholarships from the online school.
Strange theories abound following the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. What impact is that having on the people of Russia? Rupert Murdoch makes a bid for Time Warner. What does that mean for the future of corporate media? And Jill Abramson has been making the rounds, speaking with several prominent women journalists, but have they been going easy on her? Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Judd Slivka and Stacey Woelfel discuss these issues and more on this edition of Views of the News.
While Western media have for days been focusing on Russian-backed separatists as the culprits behind the missile attack on MH 17 over eastern Ukraine, the people of Russia have been hearing different stories from their government-controlled media.
The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs spoke Tuesday in St. Louis and said the beleaguered federal agency is making progress on a host of problems that led to his predecessor's forced resignation.