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Arts and Culture
4:57 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Audio documentary at True/False: A Q&A with Third Coast Artistic Director, Julie Shapiro

A T/F robot walks the March March parade at 2011's True/False Film Festival
vagabond by nature Flickr

One of the stranger events at T/F this year isn’t even a film. The Third Coast International Audio Festival is bringing seven audio documentaries to Columbia and “screening” them in a darkened theater. It’s called the Third Coast Breakfast Club and it’s playing Saturday at 10am in little Ragtag.

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Arts and Culture
4:55 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Q&A with Undefeated director Dan Lindsay, Pt. 1

Picture courtesy The Weinstein Company

MU grad Dan Lindsay’s Oscar nominated film, “Undefeated,” chronicles the players and coaches of an underdog high school football team in North Memphis. The documentary will open and close the True/False Film Fest next weekend. Lindsay spoke with KBIA’s Nick Gass about making the film and the chance encounter that propelled him into directing.

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Education
4:51 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Columbia's Battle honored in documentary

MU Cooperative Media Group

MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

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Education
4:43 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Fulton superintendent touts minimal budget cuts for 2012-2013

Jacque Cowherd (middle)
KOMUnews Flickr

The Fulton Public Schools Superintendent says there won’t be extensive cuts to the district’s budget for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

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Agriculture
4:23 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Missouri still dealing with last year's drought

Kecko Flickr

In 2011, Missouri experienced its worst drought season since the 1950s, causing a shortage of grains and lowering the quality of feed for livestock.

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Business
4:18 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Protests for a tiger town in downtown Columbia

KOMUnews Flickr

The Columbia Improvement district plans to introduce a Tiger Town tailgate zone in downtown Columbia.

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Off the Clock
4:00 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

True/False Preview

Renee May Flickr

As Columbia gears up for the True/False Film Fest, this week we're giving you a preview of a few of the best things happening at this year's fest.

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Education
8:53 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Stephens College reorganizes academic departments

Sergio Goncalves flikr

Stephens College is reorganizing, in a move that won’t cost more money, but will shuffle departments and faculty.

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Business
8:29 am
Fri February 24, 2012

No more Cool Stuff downtown

Need an African drum or hanging lampshade? It might be on sale, as Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia prepares to close.
Dale Muckerman flikr

The kitschy and iconic downtown Columbia store Cool Stuff is closing its doors after 23 years in business. Owner Arnie Fagan, an MU alum, opened the store in 1988 as a tie-dye shop.

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Global Journalist
5:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Exploring the rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigeria appears to be on the verge of a civil war. The instigator of escalating sectarian conflict seems to be a militant Islamic sect known as the Boko Haram. 

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Under the Microscope
4:42 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Discovering a comet

KBIA's Lee Jian Chung spoke with Fred Bruenjes, about his experience discovering a comet.
Kevin Dooley Flickr

If you go stargazing tonight, you just might see a faint little speck with a Missouri connection.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:58 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

UM System announces research recipients

Luis Jimenez, CEO of EternoGen, is one of the winners of the UM System's Enterprise Investment Program. Jimenez and Mark Lee, president CEO of CLB Horizons, were selected today, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

Today the University of Missouri System announced the recipients of a $600,000 investment in two university research teams. The money will be use to further commercialize and expand lab research, which could translate into economic growth in Missouri.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees

Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement

Those who want to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
File KBIA

Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. state senate backs new robocall limits

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would forbid automated phone calls known as "robocalls" from going to numbers on the state's no-call list.

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