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Intersection
12:16 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

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

Harum Helmy KBIA

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

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Auxvasse wants funds for water and sewage system improvements

The City of Auxvasse is asking residents to approve a 5-million dollar bond issue to help fund projects related to the city’s water and sewer systems.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:03 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Surgeon suing University of Missouri

The lawsuit against the University of Missouri amounts to $15 million.
File KBIA

An orthopedic surgeon who was hired by the University of Missouri to take over a position at a partner hospital is suing.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Forsee wanted MU to stay in Big 12, e-mails say

E-mails show former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee wanted MU to stay with the Big 12.
File KBIA

The group of Kansas City business leaders who tried unsuccessfully to keep Missouri from leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC included former University of Missouri president Gary Forsee.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:55 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Report: Fourth of high schoolers smoke cigarettes

A report says one in four US high schoolers smoke first cigarettes before turning 18.
Sudipto_Sarkar flickr

One in four high school seniors smoke cigarettes.  That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office.

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Politics
8:47 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Committee adds to state budget

Lawmakers removed Gov. Jay Nixon's power to designate unspecified sums of state money.
File KBIA

Missouri's proposed budget looks $1 billion bigger, thanks to hundreds of additions by the House Budget Committee.

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Politics
2:16 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Arguments mar GOP caucuses

Missouri Republicans lined up to vote in local caucus elections as presidential hopefuls campaigned across the state.  But no delegates were handed out to specific candidates.

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Politics
1:06 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

KBIA archive: Dead voters haunt Missouri's voter registration rolls (2006)

In 2006, August Skamenca won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigation into the state of Missouri's voter registration rolls. You can listen to his story above. He worked with the Columbia Missourian's Matt Wynn, who wrote the story below.

Original article from the Columbia Missourian, November 2, 2006:

Columbia native William Phillippe was drawn to the West Coast through military service and a steady job after he graduated from Hickman High School in 1938. He moved back to his hometown in 1988 and in 1992 married Rea Phillippe.

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CoMo Weekender
6:32 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

CoMo Weekender - St. Patrick's Day Edition ft. Roller Derby, Trains and More

Robert Swain

CoMo Weekender - St. Patrick's Day Edition ft. Roller Derby, Trains and More

The spring equinox is next week, but celebrate warm weather early. Start spending part of St. Patrick’s Day outside The District. Don’t worry, McNally’s will have those half-yard green beers upon your return. Then, round out the weekend back in town with something hot (Tango Workshop) and something heavy (BENT).

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Politics
5:17 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Nixon vetoes two bills during legislative spring break

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill 1219 today. 

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Off the Clock
4:53 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Women playwrights highlighted at the short Women's Play Festival

Nathan Bryant, Brooke Underwood and Matt Ingram perform in Claudia Barnett's "Lillie Meant Murder" at the short Women's Play Festival on Saturday, March 10, 2011.
Harum Helmy KBIA

This week, Janet Saidi sits in for Scarlett Robertson as host of Off the Clock. A week after True/False weekend, Columbia was home to another cultural spree: Independent Actors Theatre’s fourth annual short Women’s Play Festival. KBIA’s Harum Helmy brings us some highlights from the event, which featured six short plays, four different playwrights and three local directors.

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Business
4:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Wal-Mart to pay for environmental damages

Mo News Horizon Flickr

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to spend $1.25 million to settle claims over a southwest Missouri contractor's disposal of unsold products such as charcoal, potting soil, herbicides and pesticides.

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Arts and Culture
4:45 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Columbia parks and rec looking to add new activities

Andres Rueda Flickr

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation committee wants suggestions from residents about new outdoor and indoor activities in the city.

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Under the Microscope
4:28 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

The science of food

Shirley Corriher
Vanderbilt University Flickr

Food Sense: The 8th Annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium takes place this week at MU. 

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Politics
4:20 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Lawsuit filed against voter identification legislation

 A lawsuit seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Jefferson City.

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