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Off the Clock
1:54 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Second chance, first opportunity through basketball

Douglass High School senior Chartez Westbrook, 19, dribbles up the court during the Class 2 District 7 quarterfinals against Salisbury in Sturgeon on March 1.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week we hit the basketball court for a story about how, sometimes, the game can take on a deeper meaning. And stay tuned till the end of the show, where we have a new Sonic ID, this time from Speaker’s Circle.

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Agriculture
1:49 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Fake meat from Missouri

The "soy chicken" product designed by University of Missouri food scientists, front, looks a lot like real chicken, back. (Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media)

While only 2 or 3 percent of people in the U.S. are vegetarians, more than 40 percent of Americans age 18-29 choose to eat meatless once a week, according to market research firm Innova Insights.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Missouri’s law banning flag desecration is unconstitutional.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Cost affects number of international workers hired by MU

Craig James Flickr

Columbia has long been a hub for science and innovation in mid-Missouri, and the international scholars associated with the University of Missouri have contributed a lot to that distinction. But the number of international scholars MU hires has been decreasing for the past five years. 

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Politics
4:23 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Missouri Senate race

A national tea party group has endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary. But numerous Missouri tea party groups say they are not taking sides in the race.

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Education
4:16 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri schools to adjust curricula to meet national standards

Schools in Missouri are adjusting curricula to meet new national standards. Missouri is one of 45 states around the country that has adopted a new set of standards for K through 12 school curriculums.  

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Global Journalist
4:09 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Microbloggers in China lose anonymity

When two high-speed trains collided on a bridge in southwestern China, the first report from the scene came from a victim, one minute later.  Her Twitter-style post ended with a dramatic cry for help.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:46 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri bill would ban implementation of health care reform

A Missouri House panel has endorsed legislation making it a crime for federal officials to attempt to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in the state.

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Education
3:38 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri House budget funds education, cuts blind aid

The Missouri House has passed all 13 bills that make up the state’s budget and sent them to the Senate.  The process took longer than expected, because of the large number of Democrats who took issue with cutting funding to blind pensions and for not spending enough on K-through-12 schools. 

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Politics
9:25 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Lawsuit filed over Mamtek controversy

Columbia-based Shelter Insurance has sued a bond underwriter for $390 million over municipal bonds issued by the city of Moberly for the failed Mamtek USA sweetener plant project.

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Politics
9:23 am
Thu March 22, 2012

House discusses death penalty abolition in Missouri

A new bill in the Mo. House would abolish the dealth penalty in the state.
j.stephenconn flickr

A House committee heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Missouri.  As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, the bill would also commute sentences of all current Death Row inmates to “life without parole."

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Arts and Culture
7:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

State of the arts in Columbia

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Edgar I Ailor III Courtesy of the City of Columbia

Columbia’s arts and culture crowd gathered for an arts town hall meeting Wednesday night.

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Politics
2:10 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. House endorses business lawsuit restrictions

The Missouri House granted first-round approval on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.
David Shane Flickr

 

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

House committee votes to eliminate newspaper sales tax exemption

A House committee voted 7-5 on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to back a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment. The savings would be used to help funding for the blind.
File Photo KBIA

Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.

In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.

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