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Agriculture
10:19 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Modernization of Food Safety

Michael Porter Flickr

With funding in hand, U.S. food safety regulations will see the biggest changes in almost 70 years in 2012. 

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Global Journalist
6:14 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The future of local journalism

According to an FCC Report released last summer, local journalism is in a state of crisis.

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Under the Microscope
4:39 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The changing fast food menu

Chain restaurants will soon be required to list calorie information on their menu.
Grant Gerlock/NET News

This week on the episode: fast food chains may soon be forced to disclose health information on their menus. Plus, a surging student population places pressure on the mental health counselors at the University of Missouri.

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PM Newscasts
4:33 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Newscast for January 5, 2012

Lambert Airport in St. Louis hopes to reopen terminal C in April.
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

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Politics
3:42 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Nixon's idea to borrow from state universities has been dropped

A proposal has been scrapped by the Nixon administration to borrow money from Missouri’s state universities to help balance the state’s budget.

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AM Newscasts
10:01 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Newscast for January 5, 2011

Some Schafly taps
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Schools front and center for state legislature
  • Missouri's higher education commissioner wants to tie state funding to performance
  • Tom Schlafly sells off most of his beer company
Politics
9:15 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature

Teacher Roger Brallier, in class at Mexico Middle School: Public schools had the spotlight in yesterday's start to the state's legislative session.
Rebecca Thiele KBIA

The 2012 Missouri legislative session is underway – and as St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, much of the first-day talk revolved around the challenges facing the state’s public schools.

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Education
8:58 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Commissioner predicts downplay in higher ed cuts from legislature

The head of Missouri’s Higher Education Department has a good-news prediction for the state’s colleges and universities: a downplay in funding cuts from legislators. By Kirk Wayman in Maryville.

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PM Newscasts
6:36 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 4, 2012

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Regional news form the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Politics
5:41 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

City conducts review of police department

7mary3 FLICKR

The city of Columbia is spending $45,000 to conduct an outside review of its police department. This comes after a year in which the department has seen a host of issues, including the firing of officer Rob Sanders, as well as dueling local groups focusing on Chief Ken Burton.

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Business Beat
4:46 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Proposed child labor changes questioned on the farm

MacKenzie Lewis, 15, pulls weed-control plastic up from a watermelon field on Julie and Scott Wilber's farm near Boone, Iowa.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

This week: Missouri could gain over two hundred thousand jobs by the 2025, and the Department of Labor proposed new regulations on kids working on the farm who are under 16.

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Views of the News
3:33 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Views of the News for January 4, 2012

Health & Wealth Update
11:47 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Smoking in the LGBT community

Willem van de Poll flikr

Missouri has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation -- at 21 percent, it's double the rate in states like Utah and California. But some segments of the population smoke even more. In this week's Health & Wealth update, I talk with MU researchers who have found that the smoking rate among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians is much higher than in the population at large.

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Agriculture
9:30 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Ethanol on its own after tax break expires

Corn being unloaded from a truck will begin the process of converting to ethanol at the Lincoln Energy Plant in Iowa.
Todd Post Bread for the World

The U.S. fuel industry rang in the new year with a little less help from the government after the previously entrenched Volumetric Ethanol Excise Credit expired on Dec. 31, 2011.

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