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The history of St. Louis’s Central West End is steeped in literature. The area is tied to four of America’s most famous writers: T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. But until recently, the neighborhood had no official tributes to the literary greats.

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Expert commentary (in red) by Dr. Roy Fox, Professor of English Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Listen to the companion piece to this infographic: “In Republic, book challenges raise the question, ‘What should kids read?’”

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This week we head to Kansas City for a different kind of dinner party—one that is uses a grassroots approach to support the arts. But first, a local look at a national event that’s all about supporting and celebrating the rights of of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Reporter's Notebook: Running in Joplin

Oct 14, 2011

I ran a marathon in Joplin last weekend – the second annual “Mother Road Marathon,” along Route 66. It was hot, there was a head wind, and it was a long slow day. My time was exactly one hour longer than my first marathon six months ago. I didn’t have a good excuse for my slowness – I’ve just been lazy about training. But for locals in Joplin, training for this race was truly challenging. 

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Missouri is home to almost 400 vineyards that employ thousands of agricultural workers who pick, crush and nurture grapes like the Norton, the official state grape. Around $60 million worth of Missouri wine is sold each year. Today on Field Notes, we ask an expert to taste a little of that wine.

This week on the show, we hear about salamanders, energy-saving techniques, and the strange, secret world of mushroom hunters.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

We’ll see how the next couple weeks are vital for the European Union, and how this will affect Mid-Missouri. Plus, we’ll dig a little deeper into the ongoing story about Mamtek and how this affects other cities in Missouri.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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The University of Missouri is studying how to make life easier for student parents. Plus, research shows a Prison GED program has multiple benefits.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

Business Beat October: 7th, 2011

Oct 10, 2011

Our first story deals with rural hospitals in Missouri.  Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, Washington has to live within its means. As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports.

Amateur hour

Oct 7, 2011
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Does the idea of standing up in front of a bunch of strangers and trying to make them laugh seem horrifying or exhilarating? For some people it’s both. This week, we explore the world of stand-up comedy and discover what kind of person willingly puts themselves out there.

This week, we look at a bill that could take some of the uncertainty out of end-of-life decisions. Plus, will funding woes doom agricultural research?

Hosted by Kyle Deas

Lawmaker Seeks New 'Family Consent' Law

Oct 6, 2011
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End-of-life decisions can be wrenching for families. In the early 2000s, the case of Terri Schiavo riveted the nation, as her family battled over whether to remove her feeding tube or keep her on life support. Now, 44 states have so-called “family consent” laws, which help determine which family member should make health care decisions. Missouri is one of the six states with no such law, putting families and doctors in legal limbo. But a bill headed for the Missouri legislature could change that.

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This week: President Obama’s budget tax could effect Missouri Hospitals.  Another company cuts jobs from Moberly.  The Columbia Regional Airport is approved to have major renovations.

Hosted by Nick Adams

This week: students in unaccredited school districts with ambitions for college could find themselves in limbo. Plus, kids get up close and personal with alpacas.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

Rural Hospitals Face Medicare Cuts

Oct 3, 2011

Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, “Washington has to live within its means.” As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation.

The Citizen Jane episode

Sep 30, 2011

Filmmakers and filmgoers alike are flooding into Columbia for the 4th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival. We’ll check in with two of this year’s featured film-makers. And … it’s the season to be scary- and a darker sort of vampire has already landed in Columbia.

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How much you are willing to pay for your favorite sandwich? If it has peanut butter in it, you may soon be recalculating. A looming shortage of U.S. peanuts is causing the price of peanut butter to soar. Even if you're willing to pay more for peanut butter, you should know what's driving up the cost of this American staple food. Listen to this episode of Fields Notes for the answer.

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This week, we look at a video-game accessory that could prevent injuries among the elderly. Plus, Columbia College is getting a new science building.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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This week:  Direct payments for farmers could be coming to a halt.  … And a business incubator built in Sedalia could have a positive impact lined up for the city.  Hosted by Nick Adams

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