Today Paul Pepper welcomes back our resident outer-space-enthusiast VAL GERMANN, Central Missouri Astronomical Association, who shares more planet pics and discusses why Jupiter's red spot is shrinking. June 12, 2014
The Columbia Fire Department announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to its 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER).
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded a SAFER Grant to the Columbia Fire Department on March 3, 2013. The grant began paying for salaries and benefits for five new fire fighters over the course of two years and totaled $658,120.
Did George Will go too far, writing in his Washington Post column that being a sexual assault victim has become a “coveted status” on college campuses? Also, American Express commissions Tyler Perry for its latest commercial produced in the style of a documentary film, Time Inc.’s risky split from Time Warner, and why e-Harmony says reporters make good dates. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Mike McKean and Katherine Reed: Views of the News.
By now Missourians are familiar with the debate over expanding Medicaid in the state.
The Affordable Care Act gives most people the opportunity to purchase health insurance with help from federal tax credits. But individuals earning too little to qualify for these tax credits but too much to be covered under for Missouri Medicaid are stuck in what is called “The Gap.”
In a column published in the Friday, June 6 editions of the Washington Post, George F. Will wrote about what he considers a spread of progressivism at American colleges and universities.
He drew the ire of many when he wrote of what he calls the "supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. sexual assault." He attributes the number of reported to increased political correctness on campuses, and that when "making victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."
Missouri Senator Mike Kehoe continues to show his support for the Transportation Sales Tax initiative, that goes before voters in August.
Kehoe, a Republican from Jefferson City, spoke on the effort at The Columbia Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday afternoon.
Voters will decide whether to increase the state sales tax rate by three quarters of a cent for a 10-year period to help fund MoDOT projects. The tax is expected to produce $480 million annually to the Transportation Safety and Job Creation Fund.
The University of Missouri has decided to make is Title IX coordinator a full time position. In a press release Monday MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Dr. Linda Bennett will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator, effective immediately and likely lasting through the end of the summer. Bennett says she will be in charge of developing training on Title IX related issues for students and staff at MU as well as making sure MU complies with all Title IX requirements.
Today Paul Pepper and ROB CROUSE talk about Capital City Players' performance of "Les Miserables," which will feature a first for mid-Missouri! Show opens June 12. At [4:45] JENNIFER DAMPF compares milk to "imitation beverages." June is National Dairy Month, and the St. Louis District Dairy Council wants you to know why milk is "the real deal." June 9, 2014
The sudden closure of a downtown Columbia bar has set off speculation on social media and raised questions in the community. The Blue Fugue, located on S. 9th St. in Columbia, has been a staple to the city’s music scene, hosting a variety of live bands and DJs, including its Friday night “Fire N Ice” Latin dance parties.
But the owners of the bar have yet to confirm that the venue has officially closed.
Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death in the woods to please a mythological creature they learned about online. The girls have been charged as adults. Should the media publish their names and show their faces in its coverage? Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.
The Columbia Missourian announced it is dropping its paywall revenue model, replacing it with a new survey model. Readers will be able to access content -- and share it on social media -- after taking a short Google survey. Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.
Thirteen year old concert pianist Umi Garrett joins the Missouri Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Kirk Trevor for a Hot Summer Nights' performance this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Columbia's Missouri Theatre.
What were you doing when you were thirteen? Umi Garrett is thirteen and she's possibly accomplished more than you and I put together had by that age. And then some. Garrett's been playing professionally since age eight. You can hear her perform this Saturday night when she joins the Missouri Symphony Orchestra at the Missouri Theatre for a concert the Missouri Symphony Society bills as Umi Returns.
Listen here to KBIA's Trevor Harris in a recent interview with pianist Umi Garrett. Garrett makes her second Columbia appearance this Saturday as part of the Missouri Symphony Society's 2014 Hot Summer Nights series.
Medicaid expansion has been a widely talked about subject throughout the state of Missouri. Medicaid is federally funded state healthcare program for those that do not make enough money to be their own healthcare, or their employer does not provide it for them.
The Medicaid policy in place now only covers those who make less than $4,500 a year total for a family of four. It also allows subsidies paid to those who make more than $89,000 a year. Those in between this gap are left without health insurance.
Today Paul Pepper visits with CB CHASTAIN from the College of Veterinary Medicine about the many - but often overlooked - ways to keep your pets safe this summer! At [4:08] SUTU FORTE and JEANNE SZKOLKA talk about "The Earth Show", which will feature music and dance and an original ballet composition composed by Sutu and Bill Roe. June 6, 2014
Senator Roy Blunt says the Veterans Affairs medical center in Kansas City, Missouri has been maintaining a secret waiting list of veterans, the latest of several centers around the country to maintain such an unauthorized list.
A bill winning approval from U.S. senators to resolve problems in the troubled Veterans Affairs system would create new health facilities, including one in southeast Missouri.
Under the larger bill agreed to by senior senators yesterday, the measure authorizes the VA to lease 26 new walk-in health facilities in 18 states and spend $500 million to hire more doctors and nurses.
On Saturday, May 31, President Barack Obama stood on the White House lawn flanked by Bergdahl's parents, to annnounce his release. Since then, the story has taken several twists and turns. Missouri School of Journalism faculty Amy Simons, Lynda Kraxberger and Jim Flink discuss the issue.