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Views of the News
2:52 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Views of the News for October 26, 2011

PM Newscasts
6:16 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Newscast for October 25, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's legislative session comes to an end.
  • The Missouri Department of Agriculture awards a grant to local businesses.
  • A State representative pushes for MoDOT to complete a highway project.
Politics
5:54 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Missouri's Special Legislative Session Comes to an End

Missouri’s special legislative session is over. It came to an end after several weeks of disagreements between the House and Senate over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.

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Agriculture
5:12 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

MO Department of Agriculture Awards Grant to Local Businesses

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1 million in grants to local agricultural businesses. The funding will help businesses conduct studies to find the best way to turn by-products into more valuable end-products.

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Politics
4:12 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

State Representative Pushes for MoDOT to Complete Highway Project

A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.

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AM Newscasts
8:35 am
Tue October 25, 2011

Newscast for October 25, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Health & Wealth Report
5:59 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Missouri's Rural Doctor Shortage

Dr. David Hill on his ranch outside Southwest City, Mo.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

There’s a doctor shortage in rural America. This is not news – just the opposite – it’s been going on for ages. Even old Doc Adams, the country doctor in “Gunsmoke,” was constantly overworked. In one episode, when he finally gets a vacation, he’s kidnapped by outlaws in need of his services. Present-day Missouri ain’t Dodge City, Kansas. But many rural doctors are still overstretched. 

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Intersection
5:02 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Thomas Hart Benton and art during wartime

Panelists discussed the life and work of Thomas Hart Benton.

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

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Education
3:54 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Exam: October 24, 2011

This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide.

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Arts and Culture
11:09 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Thomas Hart Benton War Paintings and Sketches

Indifference , Year of Peril, 1944-0007
Thomas Hart Benton State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia

Thomas Hart Benton is a Missouri artist known for his depictions of American life and the working man. He was not afraid to include political topics like prohibition and slavery in his paintings. Benton usually did large scale paintings, including the murals in the Missouri state capitol building. A less widely known exhibit by Benton is on display in Fulton at the National Churchill Museum.

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AM Newscasts
10:17 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Newscast for Monday, October 24, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

PM Newscast
7:18 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Newscast for October 21, 2011

  • University of Missouri Board of Curators give MU Chancellor Brady Deaton authority to negotiate the school’s conference future.
  •  A new vehicle is added to the Ford Claycomo plant's production line.
  • Missouri education officials want to part ways with No Child Left Behind.
  • Mexico is moving forward with its downtown revitalization.
  • Missouri is first in line for new Medicaid money.
  • Missouri Senate leader wants to end the special legislative session.
  •  High-speed Internet is coming to rural mid-Missouri.
Science, Health and Technology
6:41 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Faster Internet Coming to Rural Mid-Missouri

Local residents and businesses in rural Missouri are preparing to get updated internet technology.

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Politics
6:25 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Missouri Senate Leader Wants to End Special Session

The head of the Missouri Senate has announced he’s going to pull the plug on the special legislative session next week. 

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Health & Wealth Blog
6:25 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Missouri Is First in Line for New Medicaid Money

Community mental health centers in Missouri.
Missouri Department of Mental Health

For people with chronic conditions, getting Medicaid services can be a confusing, disjointed experience, shuffling from provider to provider. Under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, states can apply for federal money to help coordinate that care. Missouri did just that, and the news came today that the state will be the first to get this kind of funding under the ACA. Missouri’s application was aimed at helping people with chronic mental health issues. 

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