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Agriculture
12:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Digest this: The messages and motives behind farm and food controversies

When it comes to food, it’s often hard to know what’s fact, fiction, or exaggeration. Join KBIA and Harvest Public Media for Digest This: a public discussion looking at the messages behind how our food is produced. Experts will examine the arguments -- and emotions -- that go into our food choices, and consider what’s at stake.

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Health & Wealth Update
9:49 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Why 10,000 steps might save your life

John Thyfault, professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Everyone knows exercise helps you lose weight, build up muscles, and fit in the swimsuit next summer. But why, exactly, does it lower your risk of diabetes? In this Health & Wealth update, MU researchers look into the relationship between inactivity and spikes in blood sugar that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Agriculture
4:11 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

A Texas-sized profit-squeezing beef crisis

Restaurant owner Jim Koetting says he has barely had to raise prices since he opened in 2003, but with beef prices increasing, he'll have to soon. (Jessica Naudziunas/Harvest Public Media)

Maybe you’ve noticed that the price of beef is going up, rather dramatically. No matter what supermarket aisle you’re in, don’t look for relief from any time soon.

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Education
3:14 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

New student housing could cause parking problems

Last night, the Columbia City Council approved a zoning request for new student housing, which will be put in on Locust Street between Hitt and Waugh Streets. But the decision has many parents and school board officials from Lee Elementary School expressing their concerns about the future increase in traffic. 

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Police Review
2:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity"

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a report highly critical of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD, saying the department's reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.

"The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past six years," said City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Politics
9:27 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction

Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly are standing behind conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
j.stephenconn Flickr

Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker's choice to honor Rush Limbaugh.

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Politics
9:20 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases

Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas.

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Regency Mobile Home Evictions
9:16 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Regency tenants face lawsuit over rent

The Columbia City Council approved a measure leading to the eviction of Regency residents.
File Photo KBIA

Regency of Columbia is suing several tenants of Regency Mobile Home Park for unpaid rent. The company has filed 22 rent and possession lawsuits and intends on evicting the tenants.

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Crime
9:09 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

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Education
5:47 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Students push for UM Curators vote

Students at the University of Missouri are ramping up their efforts to change the status of the student representative on the system's Board of Curators. Bill Raack reports that legislation to give the student curator voting rights is working its way through the Missouri General Assembly.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Neighbors stress community involvement after shooting

One Columbia man died Sunday afternoon after being shot on North Eighth Street. The shooting is one of many that have recently occurred in Columbia. Police have increased the number of patrollers downtown.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Judge mulls lawsuit over Mo. prayer measure

A central Missouri judge is considering a legal challenge over a state constitutional amendment dealing with prayer.

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Business
4:39 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Cole County wants higher American Legion veteran membership rates

Cole County has the highest American Legion veteran membership rates in the entire state. But the numbers are still lower than the legion would like to see.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Joplin High welcomes Obama commencement visit

The Joplin High School class of 2012 will graduate one day later than expected in May, but students will get a memorable commencement speaker in exchange for the delayed ceremony.

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Business
10:02 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Report shows growth in state revenue

The Missouri Office of Administration has released the General Revenue report for February and general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year.

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Crime
9:04 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Man killed in Columbia weekend shooting

Columbia police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man.

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True/False
9:26 am
Sat March 3, 2012

Some Pics from the March March

We'll be updating our Flickr soon, but for now, click the image for some cool pics from the T/F March March!

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Arts and Culture
8:22 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Audio postcard: Meter maids at the March March Parade

From left to right: Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman pose for a picture before the March March. The four friends dressed as meter maids.
Harum Helmy KBIA News

What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival's annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year's festival is "the influencing machine," and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses. Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA's Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year's parade. 

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Business
4:41 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Columbia regional airport spreads its wings to Atlanta

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces the Atlanta flight at a press conference Friday, March 2, 2012
Matt Veto KBIA

The Columbia Regional Airport will expand its reach beginning in June. 

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Off the Clock
4:35 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Q&A with Undefeated director Dan Lindsay, Pt. 2

“Undefeated” is the Oscar winning documentary from MU grad Dan Lindsay which will open and close True/False this year. The film  follows an underdog high school football team in North Memphis, Tenn. KBIA’s Nick Gass spoke with Lindsay about the biggest challenges the directors faced and the process that went into making the movie.

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Politics
3:46 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Missouri falls below expected revenue in February

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering
MoNewsHorizon Flickr

The Missouri Office of Administration released today the General Revenue report for February. 

According to the report, general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year. But so far, that’s below the projected 2.7 percent increase. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering  says the state is confident it will meet projections, due to pay raises and an increase in jobs.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:04 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

University of Missouri police offering self-defense lessons this spring

USACEpublicaffairs Flickr

The University of Missouri Police Department is offering lessons over the next three months on how to respond to an armed threat.

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Education
2:55 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees

The History Faculty Flickr

The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.

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Weather
8:48 am
Fri March 2, 2012

In rural Stoddard County, sorting through the wreckage from the storms

Governor Jay Nixon greets residents like Charlotte Harty during a tour of wreckage in Stoddard County, Missouri.

The same storm that produced tornadoes in Harrisburg, Illinois and Branson, Missouri also struck  rural Stoddard County, Missouri. The National Weather Service confirmed the level EF - 03 tornado left a 21 mile stretch of destruction from Puxico to Bell City. As KRCU’s Jacob McCleland reports, residents are now sorting through the wreckage … and beginning to put their lives back together.

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Global Journalist
7:05 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Documentary filmmakers define their role

Documentary filmmakers, like journalists, seek to capture true stories in their work.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:41 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

New study shows it may be easier to utilize death penalty in Missouri

It may be easier to be sentenced to death in Missouri than in other states, according to a study released today.

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Agriculture
5:13 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Portions of I-70 to be resurfaced in Boone County

Portions of I-70 in Boone and Callaway Counties will be resurfaced this year following the award of a construction contract by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at a meeting today.

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Business
4:57 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Columbia Mayor aims to upgrade Columbia Regional Airport

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says offering additional air service to travel hubs like Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta is a major goal of city and regional planners.

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Education
4:18 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri House endorses quicker intervention in schools

State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation backed in the House.

Districts that lose state accreditation currently are given two years to improve before the state officials can intervene. The new legislation removes the waiting period.

When the state Board of Education revokes a district's accreditation, it then would decide whether to set conditions for the local school board to remain in place or determine when an alternative governing system for those schools would take effect.

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Agriculture
4:12 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri Senate rejects farm tax increases

 Missouri lawmakers have rejected a plan that would have increased property taxes on the state's best farmland.

Property taxes for farms are based on the land's "productive value." Farms are divided into eight categories based on land quality. The State Tax Commission recommended increasing productive values for the four highest grades.

The Senate voted 19-8 on Thursday to reject the proposal. The property tax changes were for 2013 and 2014.

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