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AM Newscasts
9:08 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Newscast for October 27, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Protests Occupy the World

Even more global journalism at the official website.

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Business Beat
6:14 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Business Beat: October 26, 2011

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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Science, Health and Technology
6:09 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

MACC to Build New Location with Weather "Safe Room"

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping design a new community college in Hannibal that would serve as more than just a place to take class.

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Newscast for October 26, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom:

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Health & Wealth Blog
5:34 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Report Says Health Reform Will Provide Financial Boost

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act, March 23, 2010.
whitehouse.gov whitehouse.gov

In 2019, the average Missouri family will be $1,471 richer. That’s how much the average family will save on health care each year once Obama’s reform law takes full effect, according to a new study by Families USA, a pro-reform group. 

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Education
5:10 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Thousands in MO Could Benefit From New Student Loan Plan

The Obama Administration announced today it is moving forward with a program to help students manage their loans.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:52 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

MoDOT Rail Plan Up for Public Comment

MoDOT officials are meeting with community leaders and people from several mid-Missouri communities to get public input on the state’s freight and passenger rail plan.

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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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Word Missouri
6:17 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Poet Marc McKee, on driving through Missouri like a horse in a desert

Poet Marc McKee received his MFA from the University of Houston and his PhD from the University of Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. He is the author of What Apocalypse? (2008). McKee will celebrate the release of his new full-length book of poetry, Fuse, 7 pm Saturday at the Columbia Art League with Melissa Range.

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Arts and Culture
6:14 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Mexico Moving Forward with Downtown Revitalization

Mexico’s DREAM Initiative is continuing to make a difference in the downtown community.

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Education
6:07 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Missouri Seeks Exemption from No Child Left Behind Act

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday it is pursuing a waiver that would exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Education
5:51 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

UM Curators Put MU's Future in Deaton's Hands

The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators met today in Kansas City.

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Off the Clock
4:39 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Cooking wild in Missouri

Ann Koenig collects tomatoes from her backyard garden as part of the Woods to Table project.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: we’ll go back in time  and revisit what could be considered the trial of the century. And you’ve probably heard of “Julie and Julia”—the novel-turned-movie where Julie Powell spends a year cooking her way through Julia Child’s "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Well, we’re bringing you Columbia’s version…switch out French cuisine for in season and local food, and instead of one woman its a couple.

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Politics
6:33 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Unclaimed Property Website Goes Live

Boone County currently holds unclaimed property totaling more than $50,000.  County Treasurer Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday a new website where residents can now search and find unclaimed property they are owed. The website, ShowMeBoone.com/Treasurer, makes Boone County the first one in Missouri to implement such a tool for its residents. 

By Robert Partyka

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Politics
6:13 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Libyans in Columbia react to Gadhafi’s death

Mohamed Gumati, the owner of the International Café in downtown Columbia, Mo., works on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2011, as news of Gadhafi’s death plays on Al Jazeera Arabic.
Nick Gass KBIA

The impact of longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi’s death was felt across the world, even in Columbia. KBIA’s Nick Gass sat down with a couple of longtime Columbia residents from Libya to talk about what the end of Gadhafi’s reign means for their future and that of their home country.

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