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Chronic medical conditions are a huge problem for the homeless, unemployed, or uninsured. In an effort to address this problem, a group of University of Missouri medical students founded MedZou, a student staffed and managed medical clinic that provides free medical care to the uninsured. Though the clinic is a little ad-hoc – it sees patients in a donated meeting area a few nights a month – it provides the students with valuable practice and the patients with potentially life-changing care. KBIA’s Jessica Pupovac has this story.

  • Libyans in Columbia react to the death of Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Missouri farmers benefit from Free Trade Agreements.
  • University of Missouri Board of Curators approves a retirement plan for new employees.
  • The Missouri House tries to work out the differences over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.
  • Another case of Listeria tainted cantaloupe has been identified in northwest Missouri.
  • Boone County launches a new website, ShowmeBoone.com/Treasurer to help residents find out whether or not they have unclaime

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

Local news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: legislation that would require the Missouri Bank Association to give confidential document access to the State Auditor, a new Missouri Supreme Court justice, updates to the  Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department plans,  changes in Camden County's ambulance dispatching services and legislation that would give Jewish veterans from World War I a chance to be honored battle awards.

Officials said a change in dispatching procedure in Camden County will cut down emergency response times.

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department unveiled its new ten-year plan Tuesday during a public meeting at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Governor Jay Nixon has named Judge George Draper the Third to the Missouri Supreme Court.  Draper will move to the state’s High Court from the Eastern District Appeals Court.

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich will push for legislation next year he said will enable his office to oversee the state’s Division of Finance without interference from state agencies or private entities.

Business Beat: October 19, 2011

Oct 19, 2011

This week: a Missouri auctioneer tries to prove his worth in the competitive business of auctioneering and a 106 year-old community sees the end of an institution.

Today's Show

Oct 19, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

This week: a discussion on the possible academic impact of athletic conference realignment. Plus, MU signs an agreement with a University in India to work with nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

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Oct 19, 2011

Room for Rock Center?

David Carr, The New York Times: "NBC Anchor Broadens His Portfolio"

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Missouri governor Jay Nixon is going to China on Friday for a trip he says will seal the deal on billions of dollars of exports between Missouri and China over the next three years.

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is calling out Governor Jay Nixon’s administration for acting too slowly to provide in-home care services for seniors and disabled residents affected by the loss of Indiana-based Syncare.

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is calling out Governor Jay Nixon’s administration for acting too slowly to provide in-home care services for seniors and disabled residents affected by the loss of Indiana-based Syncare.

KBIA Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

One of U.S. Senator Kit Bond’s former aides is spending the afternoon in jail for accepting a trip to the World Series from lobbyists, and failing to report the trip as income on his tax return.

The Columbia City Council has chosen Trial E for the city’s new ward reapportionment plan.

Newscast for October 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

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

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.

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

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

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

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?’”

Alex Smith / KCUR

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
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

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. 

Local news from the KBIA newsroom.

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.

Jill Utrup / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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

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